Members of NAHB elected four senior officers to top leadership positions within the Federation at the conclusion of this week's NAHB Leadership Meetings at the 2022 International Builders' Show.
Taking the helm as NAHB's Chairman of the Board this year is Jerry Konter, a Georgia-based home builder and developer with more than 40 years of experience in the home building industry. Konter founded Konter Quality Homes in 1977. His company is one of the largest home building firms in Savannah and has created 20 communities and built more than 2,200 homes and 700 apartments throughout the local metro area.
"Our top priority for 2022 will be to work with policymakers to resolve ongoing supply chain disruptions and labor shortages that are delaying completion times and putting upward pressure on lumber and other building material prices as well as home prices," said Konter. "We will also work with Congress and the Biden administration to tackle America’s housing affordability crisis by removing regulatory barriers, adopting practical workforce development and immigration policy that will help our industry fill open jobs, and enacting comprehensive housing finance reform to ensure that single-family and multifamily credit remains readily available and affordable."
Also moving up on the association's leadership ladder was Alicia Huey, a Birmingham, Ala.-based custom home builder with more than 30 years of experience in the home building industry. She was elected as First Vice Chairman of the Board. Huey founded AGH Homes, Inc. in 2000. In addition to building high-end custom homes for buyers on individual lots, AGH Homes has also built in several golf course communities in Hoover and Vestavia, Ala.
Carl Harris, a Wichita, Kan.-based small volume spec and custom home builder with more than 40 years of experience in the home building, remodeling and light commercial construction industry, was elected as Second Vice Chairman of the Board. As co-founder and president of the Carl Harris Co., Inc. and managing partner of Harris Homes, Harris has built homes in many communities around the state of Kansas.
Buddy Hughes joined the NAHB leadership ladder with his election as Third Vice Chairman of the Board. A Lexington, N.C.-based home builder and developer with more than 45 years of experience in the home building industry, Hughes in 1984 opened his own general contracting business, Hughes Construction, specializing in home building and light commercial construction.
2021 NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke remains on the leadership ladder as the 2022 Immediate Past Chairman. A Tampa, Fla.-based custom home builder with 40 years of experience in the home building industry, Fowke is founder and president of Homes by John C. Fowke, Inc. His company has built hundreds of luxury homes throughout the Tampa Bay area.
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 240 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.