GEORGE MASON MORTGAGE, a subsidiary of Cardinal Bank (NASDAQ: CFNL), is pleased to announce that Lender Matt Fox has been named “Associate of the Year” by the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA). The prestigious award was announced at the annual President’s Ball, an event which celebrates the accomplishments of the past year and acknowledges the “best of the best” within the trade association's membership. The NVBIA, founded in 1936, has presented this award since 1983 to recognize a non-Builder member for significant contributions and participation in the Association’s programs, activities and leadership, and the homebuilding industry. “Matt serves as an active member of the Real Estate Finance Committee, Parade of Homes Committee, and the Sales and Marketing Committee,” said Ed Messick, Membership & Sales Senior Manager of the NVBIA. “Through his work on the NVBIA’s two largest events, The Parade of Homes and our awards program the Great American Living Awards, he has proven to be an invaluable asset in the growth of the Northern Virginia Home Building Association.” Mr. Fox has been involved in homebuilding and new construction lending for over 20 years in the Washington, DC market, and he has served in senior management positions with Pulte, Ryland and Centex, as well as Wells Fargo. He joined George Mason Mortgage, a subsidiary of Cardinal Bank, in 2012 as Senior Vice President of the Builder Division, which focuses on leveraging the expertise of George Mason Mortgage and Cardinal Bank to support homebuilding clients throughout the Washington/Baltimore Region. “ We are thrilled that the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association has selected Matt as Associate of the Year,” said Bill Landon, Executive Vice President of Sales (VA). “ Those of us who work with him know full well how deserving he is of this award, and we are proud to have him receive such well-deserved public recognition.” In addition to his work with the NVBIA, Matt Fox is an active member of the local homebuilder associations, event committees and homebuilder charities.