February 13, 2015

Nationally, Associates Are Ready for 2015

Michael LeCorgne, 2015 Associate Members Committee Chairman

My Chairman's Message and Vision for 2015 

Wow, what a great time we had during IBS and a great finish to end NAHB's official close out of 2014. Many thanks to Kim Hefner- Hines for her leadership of the Associate Members Committee this past year, and to Kathy Craven Snodgrass for her past 2 years of leadership as our National Associate Chairman.

 Without losing any excitement we now start 2015! 

I would also like to introduce as well as recognize Diane Beaton who will be serving as the National Associate Chairman for the next 2 years, and Michael Kurpiel who will be serving the next 2 years as NAHB’s BUILD-PAC Associate Vice-Chair (an officer position). Michael has the official honor of being the first associate to serve in all three national associate leadership positions.

Dianne Beaton, National Associate Chairman

Michael Kurpiel, BUILD-PAC Associate Vice Chairman

Both Dianne and Michael will represent the associate members very well, as they each bring many talents and knowledge to the table with them. 
To learn more about our three national associate leadership positions, click here.

I am proud to be serving with Diana Lucero as our Associate first vice-chair and Strategic Planner and Sonny Antonio as our second vice-chair. The rest of the associate leadership team, heading the following committees are: Kenny Elliott, Chair, Associate Outreach Network; Tony Bosco, Chair, Advocacy; Linda Mosier-Vaudt, Chair, Leadership and Recognition; Larry Hott, Chair, Education and Designations. Please feel free to reach out to any of the people listed above if you need any information or would just like to have a conversation regarding NAHB associate information or concerns. All can be reached by contacting NAHB Staff member, Sonora Munks smunks@nahb.org

We look forward to continuing the efforts of those that have gone before us and bringing even more information to the associate and general NAHB membership to help each of us become more successful in our businesses.

Just a quick outline of what the Associate Members Committee hopes to accomplish this year:
• Help to increase local membership by delivering value to prospective members by growing the awareness of the many programs available to each any every member though NAHB’s Affinity Program and  the Member Advantage – new programs just announced at IBS – 2-10 HBW service program, Geico partnership, and cell phone discount program.
• Ensure that we understand what is important to the locals and assist them. Make sure we not only share ideas from National meetings but also reach out to hear success stories on local levels and share those as well.
• Get even more associate members involved and participating in BUILD-PAC at any level. Great strides have been made, and many associates have stepped up to participate at the high donor level, which is fantastic and encouraged. What we need is for more associates to participate at any level that will work for them. EVERYONE can participate at some level!!
• Make sure that our associates and builder members are recognized for their participation at every level and encourage even more applications for the Associate of the Year, Bill Polley BUILD-PAC Award, BEAM Award. There are so many involved and hard-working members that deserve to be recognized!
• Increase the landscape of our membership by going past the traditional membership base of builders, associates, affiliates, and student chapters. Home-building does so much for the economy of a community, we need to reach out to the other members of the community for their support as well.

These are some of the things that I hope to see accomplished in 2015. If you have something you would like to see addressed, or, are of a concern to you, please feel free to reach out to me and I will look forward to your call or email. With your help and the commitment of all those involved at the many different levels, local, state, national, I believe we can do the above and more!

Here is to a great 2015!

Best Regards, 

Michael LeCorgne, CGA, CGP, CSP, CAPS
Associate Members Committee Chair, 2015
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