NAHB Directors Elect Leadership for 2008
At its Feb. 15 meeting in Orlando, the NAHB Board of Directors elected its senior leadership for 2008.
Taking the helm as NAHB president is Sandy Dunn, a second-generation West Virginia home builder who has provided affordable housing to Mountain State residents for more than three decades. Dunn is president of Point Pleasant, W. Va.-based B.J. Builders, Inc., a company founded by her father in 1953 that specializes in single-family, entry-level homes.
Moving up on the association's leadership ladder is, Okla.-based home builder Joe Robson, who was elected by unanimous consent to the position of NAHB first vice president. 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.
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based home builder Bob Jones was elected to the post of 2008 NAHB vice president and treasurer. 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. During his 35-year career, Jones has earned a reputation for excellence and established a continuing commitment to the home building industry at the local, state and national levels.
Reno, Nev.-based builder Bob Nielsen joined this year’s NAHB Senior Officers with his election to the post of vice president and secretary. Nielsen has more than 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.
2007 NAHB President Brian Catalde, from El Segundo, Calif., remains on the leadership ladder as immediate past president. A driving force in the Southern California home building industry for more than 30 years, Catalde is president and chief operating officer of Paragon Communities, which develops and builds single-family and multifamily communities as well as commercial properties.
Rounding out the association's leadership is NAHB Executive Vice President and CEO Jerry Howard, from Washington, D.C. Howard heads up a professional staff of more than 300 working out of the National Housing Center in Washington. After previously serving as the association's chief tax counsel, Howard was promoted to EVP/CEO in February of 2001.