Led by a steep 31.7 percent decline in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts fell 14.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 956,000 units in August, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Single-family housing starts dropped 2.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 643,000 units. More.
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.
Kevin Kelly Chairman of the Board
Kevin Kelly, a builder and developer from Wilmington, Del. is NAHB's 2014 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.
Tom Woods, a builder in Blue Springs, Mo., is NAHB's 2014 First Vice 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 2014 Second 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.
Rick Judson, CGP Immediate past Chairman of the Board
Rick Judson, a builder and developer from Charlotte, N.C. is NAHB’s 2014 Immediate Past Chairman of the Board. He is owner of Evergreen Development. He has founded and successfully operated several businesses including entities that have developed land and built numerous single-family, multifamily, and commercial projects.
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.