James W. Tobin III, CAE

President and Chief Executive Officer

NAHB Senior Officers

Jim Tobin, CAE, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), has more than 20 years of association experience and a diverse housing policy background.

Tobin’s tenure at NAHB began in 1998 as a Congressional representative for the western United States, and he quickly broadened his policy expertise to the environmental and tax policy arenas. Most recently, Tobin served at the association’s executive vice president and chief lobbyist, responsible for directing the federal, state and local lobbying, as well as political activities for NAHB. He was promoted to president and CEO in June 2023.

Prior to joining NAHB, Tobin served as senior legislative assistant to former U.S. Representative Frank Riggs (Calif.) and former U.S. Representative Gary Franks (Conn.).

Tobin holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Connecticut. He lives in Falls Church, Va., with his wife and their two children.