Known collectively as the Senior Officers of the Board, they are elected annually by the Board of Directors at the National Association of Home Builders meeting of the members.
Tom Woods Chairman of the Board
Tom Woods, a builder in Blue Springs, Mo., is NAHB's 2015 Chairman of the Board. He formed his first building company in 1969, and is currently president of Woods Custom Homes. His firm has developed scores of communities and more than 1,000 homes in the Greater Kansas City area.
Ed Brady, NAHB’s 2015 First Vice Chairman of the Board, is a home builder and developer from Bloomington, Ill. A second generation home builder, he is president of Brady Homes Illinois, one of the largest home building firms in central Illinois, which has developed 20 residential communities throughout the state, built more than 1,800 single-family homes and developed more than 2,000 single-family lots.
Randy Noel, MIRM, CGB, CMP, NAHB’s Third Vice Chairman of the Board, is a Louisiana-based custom home builder with more than 30 years of experience in the residential construction industry. Noel founded Reve Inc., a custom home building firm in Laplace, La., in 1985.
Kevin Kelly, a builder and developer from Wilmington, Del. is NAHB's 2015 Immediate Past Chairman of the Board. He is President of Leon N. Weiner & Associates, Inc. and has more than 30 years of experience in the building industry which includes land development, multifamily and single-family home building, and property management.
With more than 25 years of lobbying and association experience in Washington, D.C., Jerry Howard is NAHB's Chief Executive Officer. Previously, he was the Senior Staff Vice President of NAHB's Government Affairs Division.