Members of the National Association of Home Builders elected four Senior Officers to top leadership positions within the federation during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. With more than 800 affiliated state and local home builders associations, including the Greater Atlanta HBA, and more than 200,000 members across the country, NAHB is the “voice of the housing industry,” representing the interests of the nation’s housing market professionals through advocacy, education and research.

Taking the helm as NAHB’s Chairman of the Board this year is Joe Robson, a Tulsa, Okla.-based home builder. A leader in the Tulsa area home building and development industries for more than 25 years, he is the founder and president of The Robson Companies, Inc., developers of residential communities and commercial properties.

Also moving up on the association’s leadership ladder is Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based home builder Bob Jones, who was elected to be NAHB’s First Vice Chairman of the Board. As president of Robert R. Jones Homes, he specializes in land development and the design and construction of single-family luxury homes throughout metropolitan Detroit.

Reno, Nev.-based builder Bob Nielsen was elected to the post of 2009 Second Vice Chairman. Nielsen has over 25 years of experience in the industry and has overseen the development of more than 45 new home communities housing more than 4,500 families. He is president of Shelter Properties, a building and development company headquartered in northern Nevada that has constructed communities across the state and in California.

Barry Rutenberg, a Gainesville, Fla.-based home builder, joined the NAHB leadership ladder with his election to the post of Third Vice Chairman. Rutenberg is president of Barry Rutenberg and Associates, Inc. in Gainesville. He has more than 30 years of experience in the housing industry and has overseen the development of more than a dozen communities and 1,000 homes in the Gainesville area.

2008 NAHB Chairman of the Board Sandy Dunn, from Point Pleasant, W.Va., remains on the leadership ladder as Immediate Past Chairman, and Jerry Howard from Washington, D.C. remains the NAHB Executive Vice President and CEO. We are sure to see great things from this exceptional new board.

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