Meet the GoVA team

Conferences and Events 2024

Join us at these networking and professional events for the military community or the financial and fintech industries.

National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference

March 4-7 in Portland, Oregon

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) just went through the biggest policy change since the 1990’s. Because GoVA provides access to financial resources to the military community– an under-served population– we will be there to connect with banks and financial institutions who want to invest in initiatives serving military members.

National Community Reinvestment Coalition Just Economy Conference

April 2-4 in Washington, D.C.

NCRC wants opportunities for all Americans to build wealth and live well. Here, we will meet national visionaries and changemakers and represent the needs of military families.


April 25-27 in Denver, Colorado

At this gathering of military-affiliated financial professionals, GoVA wants to connect with verified and trusted financial resources that support military families. We are a sponsor and will have a table in the PowerHouse area!

Military Spouse of the Year (MSOY) Town Hall

May 6-10 in Washington, D.C.

Our Director of Marketing was formerly named the Military Spouse of the Year for her base. She will represent GoVA at the annual MSOY Town Hall event, to share financial resources withe those who are being recognized for the volunteering and leadership efforts in the military community.

Military Influencer Conference (MIC)

Sept. 29- Oct. 3 in Atlanta, Georgia

GoVA will have a booth in the Marketplace at this major annual event for companies with a military audience. From Veteran and milspouse-owned companies to major corporations marketing to the military audience, this is a who’s who event for our community and we wouldn’t miss it!

AUSA Annual Meeting and Expo

Oct. 14-16 in Washington, D.C.

The GoVA team will attend this massive event at the Convention Center to network with organizations improving the quality of life for military families.


Oct. 23- 26 in Atlanta, Georgia

This is the annual convention for all content creators and brands in the personal finance space, so GoVA will be there to network with military members and brand ambassadors serving a military audience. 

The GoVA teammates you'll meet at conferences:

Phil jawny

Phil Jawny

Founder and CEO of GoVA

John Nagle

Vice President of Operations

Veteran, USAF

Lizann Lightfoot

Director of Marketing and Content

USMC Spouse

Ted Esparza

Director of CRA Alliance Partnerships

Veteran, USA

About Our Partnership with TowneBank Mortgage

At GoVA, we’re proud to partner with a lender that delivers peace of mind to those who have served and continue to serve our county. Together, GoVA and TowneBank Mortgage are committed to helping our military service members achieve their dreams of homeownership, as well as providing them with valuable resources along the way. As experienced lenders, TowneBank Mortgage understands the need for a quick and easy mortgage process, especially during life’s transitional moments. Headquartered in Norfolk, just miles from the world’s largest naval base, TowneBank Mortgage has had the honor of helping thousands of military families through their VA loan offerings. Their team is knowledgeable about VA products and the local market, and in-house operations allow them to respond to questions and concerns in a timely manner. Together, we can get you to closing in 30 days or less. Trust TowneBank Mortgage and GoVA loans to get you home.

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