Kevin Kelly is one of those who I salute and I would ask all of you to salute him as well. Kevin has been a friend and mentor to quite a few members as well as a champion of our industry. The legendary Leon Weiner, Kevin's late employer and stalwart of our industry, would have been most proud of Kevin and his tenure.
I asked Kevin to give me, us, a recap of his "time served' and I am very pleased to bring you his thoughts and I would like to say to him, from a personal perspective... BRAVO!
To be entrusted by your peers to lead NAHB as Chairman (2014) was the honor of my professional life. I can tell you emphatically that the senior officers that I served with, supported by our superb NAHB staff, were relentless in advocating for and defending the housing industry. Additionally, we constantly worked to improve the services provided to members.