2015 Committees & NCHBA Staff Liaison
Chair: Jerry Cowan
Vice Chair: Charlene Allen
Committee Description: Provides supplementary representation of the total membership in a cooperative effort for the benefit of the association.
Chair: Marshall Knight
Vice Chair: Danny Kelly
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: Thomas McClain
Vice Chair: Karla Knotts
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: Meredith Oliver
Vice Chair: Robin Newhouse
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: Judy Dinelle
Vice Chair: Dennis Pless
Committee Description: Evaluates existing program and prepares appropriate recommendations for vocational education training.
Chair: Deans Hackney
Vice Chair: Rob Weintraub
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.
Chair: Chad Collins
Vice Chair: Phil Warrick
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: Alma Jacobs
Vice Chair: Jerry Cowan
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.
Regulatory & Workforce Housing
Chair: Bill Daleure
Committee Description: 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. The affordable housing side develops initiatives and incentives for the production of affordable housing plus maintains liaison with HUD, FmHA, VA and the NC Housing Finance Agency. Reviews affordable housing programs and gives pertinent information to the membership.