NAHB’s national leadership team includes the Senior Officers of the Board, who are elected annually by the Leadership Council, and NAHB’s chief executive officer.
Chairman of the Board
Jerry Konter, a Savannah, Ga.-based builder with over 40 years of experience in residential construction, is NAHB’s 2022 Chairman of the Board. He is founder and president of Konter Quality Homes, which builds a range of designs in production home communities and is also a custom builder. The company has built more than 2,200 single-family and 700 multifamily homes.
First Vice Chairman of the Board
Alicia Huey, a Birmingham, Ala.-based custom home builder with more than 30 years of experience in the home building industry, is NAHB’s 2022 First Vice Chairman of the Board. In 2000, Huey founded AGH Homes, Inc., which builds high-end custom homes for buyers on individual lots, and has also built in Hoover, Ala., and in several golf course communities in Vestavia, Ala.
Second Vice Chairman of the Board
Carl Harris, a Wichita, Kan.-based small volume spec and custom home builder with over 40 years of experience in the home building, remodeling and light commercial construction industry is NAHB’s 2022 Second Vice Chairman. As co-founder and president of the Carl Harris Co., Inc. and Managing Partner of Harris Homes, he has built homes in many communities in the state of Kansas.
Third Vice Chairman of the Board
Buddy Hughes, a Lexington, N.C.-based home builder and developer with more than 45 years of experience in the home building industry, is NAHB’s 2022 Third Vice Chairman of the Board. Hughes in 1984 opened his own general contracting business, Hughes Construction, specializing in home building and light commercial construction.
Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
John “Chuck” Fowke
John “Chuck” Fowke, a Tampa, Fla.-based custom home builder with 40 years of experience in the home building industry, is NAHB’s 2022 Immediate Past Chairman of the Board. As founder and president of Homes by John C. Fowke Inc., he has built hundreds of luxury homes throughout the Tampa Bay area. Fowke was inducted into the Florida HBA’s Florida Housing Hall of Fame in 2019.
Chief Executive Officer
Gerald M. Howard
With more than 25 years of lobbying and association experience in Washington, D.C., Jerry Howard is NAHB’s CEO. Previously, he served as NAHB’s tax counsel and chief lobbyist. He also served as chief lobbyist for the National Council of State Housing Agencies where he played a key role in the development of the low-income housing tax credit in the Tax Reform Act of 1986.