The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced today that Lake Coulson has been named as its new senior vice president for government affairs and chief lobbyist, taking over for Jim Tobin who was recently appointed CEO of the association. A dedicated government affairs professional with more than 20 years of policy and management experience, Coulson will serve as the association’s lead lobbyist and oversee its federal, state and local lobbying, as well as guiding the activities of NAHB’s political action committee, BUILD-PAC, and its grassroots network.
“Having worked closely with Lake for more than the past decade, I know he is the right person to lead NAHB’s government affairs team forward as our industry faces a number of challenging issues,” said NAHB CEO Jim Tobin. “I am certain he will do an outstanding job in promoting and advancing NAHB’s political, legislative and strategic objectives.”
For the past 11 years, Coulson has represented NAHB on Capitol Hill in a senior management position as vice president of government affairs. Before joining NAHB in 2012, he was the executive director of government affairs for the National Electrical Contractors Association.
“Lake’s extensive housing policy background, which includes tax, energy, environmental and appropriations issues, along with his proven leadership and management skills working previously as NAHB’s vice president of government affairs, makes him the perfect candidate to lead one of the premier lobbying shops in Washington,” said NAHB Chairman Alicia Huey, a custom home builder and developer from Birmingham, Ala.