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New CEO to Take the Helm at the National Association of Home Builders

James W. Tobin III, NAHB CEO effective June 1, 2023

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing the housing industry, has named James W. Tobin III as the association’s new president and chief executive officer. Tobin, executive vice president and chief lobbyist at NAHB, will succeed CEO Jerry Howard, who is leaving NAHB after more than 30 years. Tobin will assume the new post effective June 1, 2023.

Following an extensive search process, the NAHB Board of Directors on May 3 ratified the selection of the CEO Executive Search Committee to appoint Tobin to lead the 140,000-member association.

“Today is a big day for the future of our association. After a comprehensive search process and transition plan, we feel very confident that we have selected the best person to represent NAHB and serve as a key voice of the housing industry,” said NAHB Chairman Alicia Huey, a custom home builder and developer from Birmingham, Ala. “Jim brings more than 20 years of experience in the housing industry to the post. His proven track record of success in leading NAHB’s federal legislative advocacy makes him uniquely qualified to lead our association in the years ahead.”  READ MORE

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