Friday, January 23, 2015

NAHB Members Elect 2015 Leadership Team

Tom Woods
Members of NAHB elected four Senior Officers to top leadership positions within the federation during the association’s International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

With more than 800 affiliated state and local home builders associations and more than 140,000 members across the country, NAHB represents the interests of the nation’s housing professionals through advocacy, education and research.

Taking the helm as NAHB’s Chairman of the Board this year is Tom Woods, a Missouri builder with more than 40 years of experience in the housing industry. Woods is president of Woods Custom Homes. He has developed scores of communities and more than 1,000 homes in the Greater Kansas City area.

“To keep housing and the economy on an upward trajectory, this year NAHB will urge the White House and the Republican-controlled Congress to work together in a bipartisan spirit to advance comprehensive housing finance reform and immigration reform, along with other policies that promote homeownership, rental housing opportunities and job growth,” said Woods.

Also moving up on the association’s leadership ladder during NAHB’s Las Vegas board meeting was Ed Brady, a Bloomington, Ill.-based home builder. He was elected as the 2015 First Vice Chairman of the Board. Brady is president of Brady Homes, a company founded in 1962 by his father, William Brady Sr. One of the largest home building firms in central Illinois, Brady Homes has developed 20 residential communities throughout the state, building more than 1,800 single-family homes, 2,000 apartment units and more than 100,000 square feet of light commercial property.

Granger MacDonald, a Kerrville, Texas-based builder and developer with 40 years of experience in the home building industry, was elected as Second Vice Chairman of the Board. MacDonald is president of the MacDonald Companies, a diverse development, construction, and management enterprise with more than 35 neighborhoods completed throughout Texas.

Randy Noel joined the NAHB leadership ladder with his election as Third Vice Chairman of the Board. A Louisiana-based custom home builder with more than 30 years of experience in the home building industry, Noel is president of Reve Inc., a custom home building firm that has developed more than 1,000 custom homes in the greater New Orleans area.

2014 NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly, from Wilmington, Del., remains on the leadership ladder as Immediate Past Chairman. Kelly is president of Leon N. Weiner & Associates, Inc. and is a successful builder and developer with several decades of experience in land development, multifamily and single-family home building, and property management.

Rounding out the association’s leadership is NAHB Chief Executive Officer Jerry Howard, from Washington, D.C. Howard heads up a professional staff of more than 230 working out of the National Housing Center in Washington. He has served as the association’s CEO/EVP since February of 2001. Previously, Howard was NAHB’s chief tax counsel.

Susan Peace-Vernon Elected President

2015 Board of Directors Announced
Susan Peace-Vernon

Susan Peace-Vernon, Approved Professional Builder, has been elected President of the Home Builders Association of Greenville in 2015. Vernon is Vice President of Dillard-Jones Builders, a custom home building and development company based in Greenville.

Vernon is a professionally-trained interior designer who hails from a family of home builders. She manages Dillard-Jones relationship with its finish vendor partners and the company’s relationship with its customers.

Elected to serve on the 2015 Board of Directors of the Home Builders Association are:
  • President, Susan Peace-Vernon, Approved Professional Builder, Dillard-Jones Builders 
  • President Elect, Joe Hoover, Approved Professional Builder, Hoover Custom Construction 
  • Associate Vice President, Jon Statom, Palmetto Exterminators 
  • Secretary, Scott Warren, Approved Professional Builder, Dunn Custom Builders 
  • Treasurer, Chuck Childress, BB&T
  • Immediate Past President, Mike Freeman, GMB, Approved Professional Builder, ACA/Freewood Contracting
  • Director, Wayne Moore, Approved Professional Builder, Harold Moore Builder
  • Director, Gus Rubio, Approved Professional Builder, Gabriel Builders
  • Director, Scott Presley, Greer State Bank
  • Director, James Speer, Approved Professional Builder, Carson-Speer Builders
  • Director, Bob Barreto, GBS Building Supply
Established in 1960, the membership of the Home Builders Association of Greenville includes local and national builders, remodelers, commercial contractors, land developers, specialty contractors, manufacturers, financial and insurance professionals, realtors, and many others who offer products and services for homeowners and homebuyers. The voice of home building, the Home Builders Association offers education and training, marketing and recognition programs and special events for members and consumers including the Southern Home & Garden Show and Parade of Homes. In addition, the Home Builders Association of Greenville educates consumers about professional home builders and remodelers through the Approved Professional Builder and Remodeler program. The Home Builders Association gives back by encouraging and supporting community service efforts by its members and serving as an advocate for the home building industry.