Dwight C. Schar is the founder and Chairman of the Board of NVR, the fifth-largest homebuilder in the United States. The company is comprised of the building operations of Ryan Homes, NVHomes, and NVR Financial, which is comprised of NVR Mortgages and NVR Settlement Services. Previously Schar served as a trustee of the Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Engineering Foundation, was a member of the Virginia Business and Higher Education Council and was appointed to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts for the Kennedy Center. Schar has also served as National Finance Chair of the Republican National Committee.
A co-owner of the Washington Redskins, Schar was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Pirates, First American Banks, the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, Bell Atlantic Company of Virginia, and the United Way of the Capital Area. Schar is Co-Managing Director of RedZone Capital, which owns RedZebra Broadcasting, operating 8 radio stations in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C.; Johnny Rockets restaurants; and Dick Clark Productions. Schar served as a board member at Six Flags, Inc., the Mercatus Center at George Mason University Foundation, Ashland University and Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges. He has also been a council member of the Northern Virginia Roundtable, and the Governor’s Regional Economic Development Council.
Schar received the George Mason Medal for Outstanding Public Service. He also received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Ashland University.