During the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas this week, members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) elected four Senior Officers to top leadership positions within the organization. As representatives of NAHB, these officers will continue the association’s goal to advocate for the interests of housing professionals across the country, including more than 800 affiliated state and local home builders associations and more than 140,000 members nationwide.
This year’s NAHB Chairman of the Board position was awarded to Tom Woods, a Missouri builder and president of Woods Custom Homes. With more than forty years of experience in the housing industry, Woods has developed more than 1,000 homes and multiple communities in the Greater Kansas City area. The newly elected chairman expressed his goal for the NAHB to urge the White House and Congress to work together to advance comprehensive housing finance, which would promote homeownership, rental opportunities and job growth.
The First Vice Chairman of the Board this year is Ed Brady, a home builder based in Bloomington, Illinois. He is president of Brady Homes, which was founded in 1962 by his father, William Brady, Sr., and has since become one of the largest homebuilding companies in central Illinois. Throughout the company’s existence, Brady Homes has developed 20 residential communities statewide, including 1,800 single-family homes, 2,000 apartment units and more than 100,000 square feet of commercial property.
With more than 40 years in the homebuilding industry, Granger MacDonald was elected as Second Vice Chairman of the Board. MacDonald is based in Kerrville, Texas, where he is president of the MacDonald companies, specializing in multiple fields including construction, development and management enterprise with more than 35 neighborhoods across Texas. The Third Vice Chairman of the Board is now held by Randy Noel, a Louisiana home builder with more than 30 years experience. Noel is president of Reve Inc., a firm specializing in customized homebuilding with more than 1,000 custom homes in the greater New Orleans area.
NAHB is lead by CEO Jerry Howard, who directs more than 230 professional staff at the National Housing Center in Washington, D.C. Based out of Washington, NAHB is the nationwide representative of members involved in homebuilding, construction, subcontracting, design, manufacturing and multiple other residential and commercial interests. Builder members of the NAHB will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year. For more information about the NAHB, visit www.NAHB.org.