2016 Committees & NCHBA Staff Liaison
Chair: Charlene Allen
Vice Chair: Jerry Cowan
Committee Description: Provides supplementary representation of the total membership in a cooperative effort for the benefit of the association.
Chair: Danny Kelly
Vice Chair: Blake Massengill
Committee Description: Reviews and formulates proposed changes to the N.C. Building Codes; aggressively pursues the adoption of codes that protect the affordability of housing while providing necessary protection to human health and safety; informs members of pertinent building code issues.
Chair: Karla Knotts
Vice Chair: Kevin Hutchins
Committee Description: The political fundraiser arm of the North Carolina Home Builders Association. The political action committee financially supports political candidates at the state and local levels who support our industry. Only NC BUILD-PAC trustees appointed by each local association are eligible to vote on items before this committee.
Chair: Robin Newhouse
Vice Chair: Chris Moody
Committee Description: Plans and initiates campaigns to promote the association, industry issues and annual monthly themes; recognizes local HBA’s PR, as well as projects in the North Carolina Builder magazine and other communication efforts.
Chair: Dennis Pless
Vice Chair: Susan Witherspoon
Committee Description: Evaluates existing program and prepares appropriate recommendations for vocational education training.
Land Development, Regulatory & Workforce Housing
Co-Chair: Rob Weintraub
Vice Chair: Tom Anhut
Committee Description: Assesses the needs of the land development community, reviews issues relevant to land development and particularly issues which may impact cost of land and affordability of housing constructed on land; makes recommendations as necessary to the Legislative and Regulatory Committees; and builds support within the development community for the activities and initiatives of the Association. Reviews all regulatory changes affecting the home building industry and takes appropriate action, keeps the membership advised of pertinent regulatory issues and provides assistance to locals on regulatory issues.
Chair: Phil Warrick
Vice Chair: Wes Carroll
Committee Description: Monitors the activities of the N.C. General Assembly affecting the home building industry and recommends desirable changes and opposes undesirable changes in the law.
Chair: Jerry Cowan
Vice Chair: Gray Busch
Committee Description: Works on recruitment and retention of members; plans and executes the Membership Drive; evaluates member services; assists locals with membership contests, orientation, retention methods, etc.