Nation's Homebuilders Elect Leadership for 2012
- Feb 14, 2012
Washington, D.C.- Members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) elected four Senior Officers to top leadership positions within the federation during the association’s International Builders’ Show in Orlando.
Taking the helm as NAHB’s Chairman of the Board this year is Barry Rutenberg, a Gainesville, Fla.-based homebuilder with more than 35 years of experience in the building industry. Rutenberg is president of Barry Rutenberg and Associates, Inc., and his firm has developed more than a dozen communities and 1,000 homes in the Gainesville area.
Also moving up on the association’s leadership ladder during NAHB’s Orlando board meeting was Charlotte, N.C.-based homebuilder and developer Rick Judson, who was elected to be NAHB’s First Vice Chairman of the Board. As owner of Evergreen Development Group, Judson has several decades of experience in land development and construction of single-family, multifamily and commercial projects.
Kevin Kelly, a Delaware builder and developer with more than 30 years of experience in the building industry, was elected as the 2012 Second Vice Chairman of the Board. Kelly has been a builder and developer since he joined Leon N. Weiner & Associates in 1979 and became actively involved at the Home Builders Association of Delaware. His building experience includes land development, multifamily and single-family home building, construction financing and property management.
Tom Woods, a Blue Springs, Mo.-based homebuilder, joined the NAHB leadership ladder with his election to the post of Third Vice Chairman of the Board. Woods is president of T.E. Woods Homes, a company he founded in 1974. His firm has developed scores of communities and more than 1,000 homes in the Greater Kansas City area.
2011 NAHB Chairman Bob Nielsen, from Reno, Nev., remains on the leadership ladder as Immediate Past Chairman. Nielsen is president of Shelter Properties, a development and management company headquartered in northern Nevada.
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 250 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.