"Association Maximization, the blog and e-newsletter" was created to help members of The National Association of Home Builders with professional growth, gain a better understanding of their HBA investment and maximize the return. This blog is for established members, new members and for non-members to demonstrate the reasons why investment in membership could help with professional growth. Some topics will also focus on other areas within the builders industry in general.
September 10, 2015
Associates at the National Level (part 1)
September's Associate Appreciation Month continues with a message from our federation's highest ranking associate, Dianne Beaton, CGA, CAPS. Dianne currently serves as our National Associate Chairman which was formerly known as National Associate Vice President.
Dianne is from Manchester, New Hampshire and is the owner 2DiFore Marketing Solutions, LLC. She is known in the industry as "The Visionary Diva." Her local Home Builders Association affiliation in New Hampshire is Greater Manchester Nashua Home Builders &
Message from Dianne Beaton, National Associate Chairman
Dianne D. Beaton, CGA, CAPS
"Learning the Ropes….."
by Dianne D. Beaton, CGA, CAPS
NAHB National Associate Chairman 2015/2016
Greetings to all fellow Associates and members, what a busy
summer it has been! As your National Associate Chairman I’ve attended two
Senior Officer meeting’s that took place prior to the Executive Board meetings,
taking time to understand my role as your representative….it is a balancing act
for sure! The “NACs” have met virtually every month discussing issues and
policies that shape the Federation.
Over the last several months one working group has been
reviewing the Committee/Councils structure, clarifying roles and the
possibility of opening more committee seats for Associates to serve on. The
goal of the NAC’s is to provide every opportunity for Associate members to be
as involved as possible in all aspects of the Federation. The working group
also explored a way to recognize long serving members on key committees, not
wanting to lose the “brain trust” that is extremely valuable all while making
room for younger more eager members to serve.
Virtual meetings can be a handful for sure, in fact as I
write this blog post we have four Regional meetings scheduled over the next
several days! Some of the topics to be discussed will be two proposed
committees, The Young Professionals and The Green Building and Sustainability
which can open opportunities for more members to be involved and I sure there
will be discussion at the upcoming Fall Board of Directors meeting in Dallas.
The items of discussion will be the health insurance affinity program, the
WOTUS impact and the 2016 Budget. I promise to prepare a complete report once
all the meetings have been concluded and we have closed out the Fall Board of
Directors meeting, however if you have questions please do not hesitate to give
me a call or shoot me an email.
Finally, I want to personally thank each and every one of
you for being active participants in your local, state and National Association
without you we could not get our message out that “Housing Matters”! I am proud
and honored to serve as your National Associate Chairman and look forward to
connecting to each of you.