Leadership & Staff

Leadership & Staff

Ed Brady
Ed Brady
President and CEO

Ed Brady is President and CEO of Home Builders Institute (HBI), a national nonprofit that trains underserved populations, including veterans, transitioning military, high school students and justice-involved youth and adults for careers in the building industry.

A second-generation home builder from Bloomington, Illinois, Brady learned carpentry from a union master carpenter in college and started building houses in 1988. During Brady’s 30+ years in the industry, he has advocated for and defended the building industry through leadership positions at the local, state and national levels. He has served 12 years as independent director of the Chicago Federal Home Loan Bank, working with leading experts to advance the nation’s housing policy. He served as 2016 Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).  After the housing crisis, Brady spent three years on the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission. He has also served on boards for Illinois Habitat for Humanity, as well on other economic development and housing-related boards.

Brady holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Business from Illinois Wesleyan University. He was a licensed realtor in the mid-80s and currently hold his Tennessee contractor’s license.

Outreach for Ed Brady can be directed to Vice President of Administration Lauren Sullivan at lsullivan@hbi.org.

Jeremy Albritton
Jeremy Albritton
Chief Financial Officer

Jeremy joined HBI as Chief Financial Officer in February 2021.  In this role, he is responsible for ensuring that the organization has the financial capacity to execute on its strategy and is well positioned for long term financial health.  Jeremy leads the Financial Services team in their critical role as an enabler of mission delivery, with a customer-focused approach to operations and process innovation.

Prior to HBI, Jeremy served as the Chief Operating & Financial Officer of The Mission Continues.  In that role, he was responsible for optimizing finance, technology and HR operations to mobilize veterans in service to under-resourced communities. Jeremy also spent 12 years at the United Service Organizations Inc. (USO), one of the nation’s oldest and most venerable military service organizations.  During his tenure at the USO, Jeremy held Vice President-level roles in Finance, Development, as well as Operations & Programs. Jeremy served four years as Finance Committee Chairman of the George C. Marshall International Center in Leesburg, VA., and continues to serve as a committee member of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation.

Jeremy is from Charlottesville, VA, and did not stray far in getting his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.  Jeremy also has an MBA degree from the University of Maryland’s R.H. Smith School of Business.

Jeremy Hurley
Jeremy Hurley
Vice President, Workforce Training & Employment

Hurley joined HBI as the Associate Vice President of HBI’s Military Services in 2014 after over a decade of owning and operating an HVAC business in Georgia. Originally working as an HVAC instructor at Brunswick Job Corps, he has also served as a program manager, regional program manager and director of WTE.

Hurley manages all of HBI’s transitioning military programs. He oversees the daily operations of HBI’s Military Services programs and works with partners to advance HBI’s expansion and enhance job placement opportunities for graduates. Hurley serves as the liaison between HBI and military installations, ensuring successful outcomes for transitioning servicemembers and veterans.

Hurley, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, draws on his passion for helping transitioning servicemembers to serve well-deserving students.

Contact: jhurley@hbi.org

Tadar Muhammad
Tadar Muhammad
Senior Vice President of Workforce Development

Tadar Muhammad serves as Senior Vice President of Workforce Development of Home Builders Institute (HBI).

In his current role, Muhammad is responsible for the operation of HBI’s Workforce Training & Employment Department–a budget of more than $8 million and 95 staff. He is responsible nationally for oversight of all workforce development initiatives of secondary and post-secondary students, justice involved youth and adults, veterans and transitioning military and more.

Over the past 25 years, Muhammad has worked in human services, youth development and workforce development with a goal of developing partnerships that assist individuals with learning career-translating skills. Having participated as a featured speaker at several local and national workforce development conferences, he serves on numerous boards and councils to include a Gubernatorial Appointment to the Board of Directors for the Prison Rehabilitative Industries & Diversified Enterprises in Florida, Board Chair for Sunshine Charter High Schools in Orlando, Fla., Board of Directors for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Foundation, Board of Directors for the Florida Endowment Foundation for Florida’s Graduates and Orange County’s Citizens’ Commission for Children Advisory Board.

A native Chicagoan, Muhammad moved to Orlando in 1983. After receiving a scholarship to Valencia College and a Warner University Organizational Management B.A., he earned his Executive MBA from Rollins College’s Crummer Graduate School of Business.

Contact: tmuhammad@hbi.org

Faye M. Nock
Faye M. Nock
Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Faye M. Nock joined Home Builders Institute (HBI) in 2001. In her role as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, she is responsible for leading organization-wide human resources, from service delivery to talent acquisition, to employee relations, health and wellness, compensation/benefits, organization effectiveness and HR systems. Nock also provides organizational leadership in the development, implementation, and achievement of HBI’s strategic plan and organizational goals. Other areas of responsibility include overseeing the Information Technology (IT) Department and HBI’s risk management program.

With more than 25 years of HR experience in multiple industries, Nock provides an in-depth knowledge of human resources to HBI. Under her leadership, several innovative programs have been implemented, which were instrumental in HBI attaining the coveted “Great Places to Work” designation from Washingtonian magazine in 2005, 2007, 2009 (honorable mention), 2011, 2013 and 2015. HBI also was recognized in 2011 by Principal Financial Group as one of the “10 Best” organizations for offering valuable employee benefits.

Prior to joining HBI, Nock served as a human resource consultant to public, private and non-profit organizations. She also held various senior level HR positions with Marriott Corporation and Johns Hopkins Medical Services Corporation.

A native of Greensboro, N.C., Nock earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Morgan State University.

Contact: nock@hbi.org

Gregg Romano
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Vice President of Job Corps

Gregg Romano joined Home Builders Institute (HBI) in 1993. In the years since then, Romano grew as a leader within the organization. As Vice President of Job Corps, he is now responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities, promoting effective public relations and strengthening interactions amongst all Job Corps Center operators, regional offices and the program’s national office, as well as maintaining oversight of Job Corps career technical training programs, placement activities, apprenticeship endeavors and monitoring and evaluating HBI’s Job Corps Program performance.

Long imparting wide-ranging knowledge in career technical training and construction technologies, Romano has relied on more than 20 years of building experience and over 25 years of workforce-training and development connecting the two disciplines. As such, he has provided HBI an expertise in program management with the professional and technical skills to manage, develop and implement multi-site training programs and large-scale projects. Romano continued to demonstrate expertise in program management and was elevated to Director of Program Management of Job Corps in 2016.

Prior to joining HBI, Romano worked as a journeyman carpenter, foreman, superintendent and owned, managed and administered all functions of a construction/home-remodeling company. He graduated summa cum laude from Southern Illinois University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Workforce Training and Development, and has conducted graduate degree work towards his Master of Science in Project Management at Thomas Edison State University (formerly Thomas Edison State College), Trenton, N.J.

Contact: romano@hbi.org

Bethany Shean
Bethany Shean
Vice President of Education Services

Bethany Shean joined HBI in 2006. In her role as Vice President of Education Services, she is responsible for leading organization-wide learning management and program evaluation solutions including instructor orientation and training, curriculum development and certification, organizational analytics, and learning management system extended enterprise solutions.

Shean provides an in-depth knowledge of instructional design and learning management with more than 15 years of experience in multiple industries. Since joining HBI, Shean has collaborated with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to implement several nationally recognized courses related to the needs of the building industry. Shean has also provided leadership on several HBI committees including the Regional Instructors Supporting Everyone Committee (current), HBI Safety & Health Board (2016 – 2019), the New Employee Orientation Committee (2018 – 2019) and the Strategic Planning Committee for Employee Engagement and Culture (2017).

Prior to joining HBI, Shean served as an instructional designer for both corporate and university settings including Freddie Mac, Strayer University and ING Direct. She also acted as an adjunct professor for computer ethics at Strayer University for eight years. Shean graduated with honors from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, earning a Master of Science degree in instructional technology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications.

Contact: bshean@hbi.org

Lauren Sullivan
Lauren Sullivan
Associate Vice President of Administration

Lauren Sullivan is the Associate Vice President of Administration of Home Builders Institute (HBI). As a member of the executive team, she assists with day to day operations and works alongside the President and CEO on special projects and strategic initiatives. Lauren is the primary point of contact for internal and external audiences on all matters pertaining to the President and CEO. She also manages communications and activities with the HBI Board of Trustees.

Prior to joining HBI, Lauren spent 10 years in Federal Government service. Lauren worked on Capitol Hill for the Senate Sergeant at Arms Office (2011-2017), before joining the staff of the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (2017-2021). As a member of the Secretary’s staff, Lauren served as Director of Operations and senior advisor, managing the long-term strategy and outreach of Department initiatives and priorities.

A native of the Washington, DC area, she received her Bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Oxford, OH, and received her Master’s in Public Relations & Corporate Communications from Georgetown University.

Contact: lsullivan@hbi.org

Board

Kristen Amundson
Kristen Amundson
President, KJA Strategies, LLC

Amundson is the president of KJA Strategies. She represented the 44th District in the Virginia General Assembly from 1999 to 2009. During that time, she was a member of Virginia’s P–16 Council and the Southern Regional Education Board. Before her election to the General Assembly, Amundson, a former teacher, served for nearly a decade on the Fairfax County, Va., School Board, including two years as its chair. Most recently, she was the senior vice president for external affairs at Education Sector, an independent think tank. She writes frequently on education issues and has been published in The Washington Post and The Richmond TimesDispatch, among other publications.

Fernando Arturo Gil-Enseñat
Fernando Gil-Ensenat
Principal FGE LLC

Gil-Enseñat was the Secretary of Housing of Puerto Rico. He served as the associated administrator for acquisition and contracting in the Public Housing Administration of Puerto Rico. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, a Juris Doctor from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, and studies toward a master’s degree in private international law at Washington College of Law.

Gil-Enseñat was responsible for negotiating relief funds for homeowners severely affected by 2017’s Hurricane Maria. Hundreds of thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed. Repairing or replacing the roofs was particularly daunting in Puerto Rico, where many homes are built “informally,” without permits or titles. Gil-Enseñat fought for the fair treatment of Puerto Rico’s families and the equitable distribution of relief funds.

Carin Barth
Carin Barth
Co-founder & President, LB Capital, Inc.

Barth is the co-founder and president of LB Capital, Inc., a private equity investment firm established in 1988. In addition to serving on The Welch Foundation board, she also serves on Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and Black Stone Minerals, L.P. She is chair of the Investment Advisory Committee for the Endowment at Texas Tech University, and a board member of the Ronald McDonald House of Houston. Previously, Barth served on the Housing Commission at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC from 2011 to 2014 and was a commissioner of the Texas Department of Public Safety from 2008 to 2014. In 2004, she was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as chief financial officer of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development until 2005. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama summa cum laude and a master’s degree in business administration from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.

Erin DeWeese
Erin Deweese
Vice President for Finance, Brian D. Wiggs Homes Inc.

DeWeese is vice president for finance of Brian D. Wiggs Homes Inc. He has experience in sales, project management, and finance. In 2019, he served as president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa and chair of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) young professionals committee. DeWeese has been involved in the “Build My Future” initiative since 2018 and is passionate about providing a clear proven path for residential construction’s next generation.

Laura Dwyer
Laura Dwyer
HBI Board Chair & Manager, Dupont Building Knowledge Center

Dwyer serves as manager at DuPont™ Building Knowledge Center, a national network of experts who shape insights, tools, and resources to help members of the building industry navigate the changing future. Previously, she was the North American residential marketing manager for DuPont’s building envelope and surfaces businesses. During this time, Dwyer became a member of the energy subcommittee of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a board member of the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance, and an active participant on Green Builder Media Emerald Circle. Dwyer earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the University of Delaware.

Debra Erb
Debra Erb
Managing Director of Housing Programs, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Erb is managing director of Housing Real Estate Project Finance for the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), a government corporation focused on supporting U.S. investment in developing markets. She has more than 20 years’ direct experience in mortgage lending in the U.S. plus 17 years of international housing finance experience in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Asia. Previously, Erb served as senior director – MBA International, responsible for international membership development and liaison between international and U.S. mortgage banking companies and organizations. In addition, she managed MBA’s international conference operations and the International Mortgage Institute. She holds a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in international business communications from George Mason University.

John “Chuck” Fowke
John “Chuck” Fowke
2020 Chairman, NAHB

Fowke, a Tampa, Florida-based custom home builder, and chair of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). He will continue serving in that position through the February 2022 NAHB International Builders’ Show. Fowke has been active in the NAHB leadership structure at the local, state, and national levels throughout his career. A senior life director, he has served on the NAHB Board of Directors for more than 20 years and is a long-time member of the association’s executive board. In 2006 and 2009, Fowke was named Builder of the Year by the Tampa Bay Builders Association. He also served as president of the Florida Home Builders Association, where he continues to serve as a life director. Fowke also stays active in his community, having served as chair of the Charity Women’s Crisis Center’s Addition and Renovation Committee.

Eugene Graf, IV
Eugene Graf
Owner, E.G. Construction LLC

Graf is the owner of E.G. Construction LLC. He is a fifth generation Montanan a fourth generation Bozemanite, and a third-generation developer and builder. Since 2004 E.G. Construction LLC has participated in the Southwest Montana Building Industry Association’s “Parade of Homes.” He served as the association’s 2008 president. In 2008, 2016, 2018 Graf was awarded, “Builder of the Year” for SWMBIA for his dedication to the building industry. In 2011 Eugene was awarded as the Montana Building Industry Association Builder of the Year and served as president of that association in 2012-2013. He continues to serve on the association’s executive board. Graf is the state representative to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) executive board. He was the chair for the state and local government affairs committee in 2014 and chair of the NAHB Build PAC in 2016.

George C. Hess III
George C. Hess III
Founder and Chairman, Vantage Homes Corp.

Serving as chair of the HBI Board of Trustees, Hess is also founder and chairman of Vantage Homes Corp and chairman of Careers in Construction Colorado. He is active in industry, community, and civic organizations, including the Colorado Springs HBA board of directors, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) budget committee, and the John Zay Guest House of the Penrose Saint-Francis Hospital Foundation. Hess began his building career upon graduation from Colorado State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business management.

Tim Hourigan
Tim Hourigan
Executive Vice President of Human Resources, The Home Depot

Hourigan is executive vice president of human resources at The Home Depot. He was appointed to HBI’s Board of Trustees in January 2020. He oversees all aspects of HR management for over 400,000 associates. Hourigan’s expertise and board service enhances HBI’s partnership with The Home Depot Foundation.

Gerald M. Howard
Jerry Howard
Chief Executive Officer, NAHB

Howard is CEO of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and has more than 25 years of association experience in Washington, D.C. He began his association career at the National Association of Realtors, where he served as a legislative analyst for tax issues. Prior to joining NAHB, Jerry served as the chief lobbyist for the National Council of State Housing Agencies where he was instrumental in the development of the low-income housing tax credit as part of the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

He joined NAHB as tax counsel in 1988 and served in a variety of roles, including chief lobbyist. Howard was promoted to executive vice president & CEO in February 2001.

Before embarking on his association career, Howard practiced real estate law in his home state of South Carolina. His exposure to the housing industry has literally encompassed a lifetime; Jerry grew up working in a variety of roles for his father, a developer.

Brian K. Johnson, Ed.D.
Brian Johnson
CEO, Advance Higher Ed, LLC

Johnson is a senior fellow in the Education Policy Center at the University of Alabama; national director of the Community College Leadership Program at Fielding Graduate University; president of Advance Higher Ed, LLC; and owner of Scottsdale, AZ-based Cultural Bridge Entertainment.

Johnson was the first African-American president of Montgomery College in Maryland. Prior to Montgomery College, Johnson served as president of the Allegheny Campus at the

Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania following 15 years of executive leadership at Maricopa Community Colleges, in Phoenix, AZ.

Johnson earned his doctorate in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University, and Master of Arts in education in counseling/human relations from Northern Arizona University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ottawa University.

Ronald D. Painter
Ron Painter
Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Workforce Boards

Painter is CEO of National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB). NAWB represents the network of 550+ workforce investment boards across the country Under Painter’s leadership, the organization developed an award-winning, national workforce campaign called “Workforce Investment Works.” In addition, NAWB has launched Workforce Central podcast, which hosts interesting guests talking about workforce development and the actions needed in the U.S. to strengthen the workforce and workforce system.

Pamela Hughes Patenaude
Pamela Hughes Patenaude
Director, CoreLogic, Inc.

Patenaude is an independent director of CoreLogic, Inc. She is an accomplished housing and community development public policy expert with a three-decade track record of success as an executive in government, nonprofit sector, and private industry. Patenaude served as the deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and as assistant secretary for Community Planning and Development at HUD. Prior to serving at HUD, Patenaude served as the president of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families. Earlier in her career, Patenaude was the vice president of Manor Homes Builders, Inc., a nationally recognized custom home building and real estate development firm. Currently, Patenaude serves on the Board of Habitat for Humanity International and is a member of the Board of the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Adam Rocke
Adam Rocke
Senior Director of Events and Programs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation – Hiring our Heroes Initiative

Rocke is senior director of events and programs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring our Heroes Initiative. He is a retired U.S. Army colonel and career infantryman who was a special assistant to the Army chief of staff and the director of the Soldier for Life program. He led the U.S. Army’s effort to create a network to connect soldiers, veterans, and families with employment, education, and the well-being required to successfully reintegrate into civilian society.

Rocke served in various infantry and special operations units, from platoon to brigade, including the Army Staff and Joint Staff, with numerous deployments overseas supporting the War on Terror.

Rocke served as the managing director of NS2 Serves, a non-profit that provides high-demand information technology training for U.S. veterans and transitioning service members. Previously, he was vice president of veterans affairs at FASTPORT, Inc., a digital technology company assisting veterans and military spouses with a suite of services supporting meaningful employment opportunities.

Scott Sedam
Scott Sedam
President, TrueNorth Development

Sedam is President of TrueNorth Development, a consulting and training firm focused exclusively on the building industry. TrueNorth conducts consulting projects and training workshops with more than 200 builder, supplier and trade clients in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico. During the recent industry downturn, TrueNorth’s LeanBuilding processes saved clients more than $250 million, demonstrating clearly how to improve product, process, and profit without compromising the product or builder, supplier, and trade relationships. Sedam’s presentations are a popular feature at industry conferences and company meetings.

Brad Simons
Brad Simons
Vice President & CEO, Magleby Construction

Simons is vice president & CFO of Utah luxury custom homebuilding company Magleby Construction. Simons is past president of the Utah Valley Home Builders Association and serves as a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) board of directors. Simons is actively involved in Habitat for Humanity and served as the 2014 president of Utah County Habitat chapter.

Patsy Smith
Patsy Smith
Trustee Emeritus, HBI Board of Trustees

Smith is trustee emeritus of the HBI board of trustees, and president of Herman Smith & Company, a business established by her late husband, a former National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) president, prominent land developer and philanthropist. In 2005, she established the Patsy and Herman Smith Fund for Excellence in the Trades to assist HBI programs and its students connect with the industry.

Chuck Wehrwein
Chuck Wehrwein
President of Member Engagement and Business Collaboration, Housing Partnership Network

Wehrwein is the president of member engagement and business collaboration at the Housing Partnership Network. Wehrwein leads and oversees membership, policy, governance, and the International Housing Partnership. He serves as a member of HPN’s Executive Leadership Team and plays a key role in managing collaboration among HPN programs and member-driven social enterprises.

He was formerly the executive vice president & COO of NeighborWorks America where he oversaw the organization’s division of Field Operations, National Initiatives, the NeighborWorks Services Group (including Training), and Organizational Assessment. Wehrwein joined the organization in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer. Wehrwein earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master’s degree in business administration from DePaul University.

Tom Winters
Tom Winters
Senior Sales Executive, Ply-Gem Industries Inc.

Winters is a senior sales executive for Ply-Gem Industries Inc. He has over 25 years’ experience in the new-construction home building industry. Winters’ focus on management through inclusion and diversity has helped him build a consistent track record for increasing sales through building strong customer relationships.

Staff

Stephen Cousins
Stephen Cousins
Associate Vice President, Certification & Training

Cousins has more than 20 years of experience working with at-risk youth and adults as a workforce development professional. During his tenure with HBI, he has served as an instructor with HBI’s Job Corps Department and a manager, strengthening program outcomes, developing employer linkages to build training curriculums and creating employment opportunities for graduates. He also worked as Director of Training and Technical Assistance where he supported construction training and more than 100 programs as part of HBI’s pre-apprenticeship certificate training (PACT) curriculum.

Prior to joining HBI, Cousins worked in residential construction for 18 years, starting as a carpenter’s helper and working his way up to site superintendent, responsible for managing historic residential remodeling and building new homes in the Washington, DC metro area.

Contact: scousins@hbi.org

Mark Dillingham
Mark Dillingham
Associate Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Mark Dillingham joined Home Builders Institute (HBI) in 2020. In his role, Mark develops and guides HBI’s marketing and communications strategies, and leads his team in implementing plans that advance our services and programs. Mark works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to create compelling stories that amplify the HBI brand. And he oversees the distribution of content through various communication channels, including hbi.org, social media, traditional media, marketing collateral and more.

Mark’s work is grounded in the belief that the thoughtful integration of marketing and communications is the key to HBI’s growth and success. For him, and for the entire organization, a strong focus on creating value and positive experiences for our students, instructors, partners, and other stakeholders continues to fuel our passion for the work that we do.

Prior to HBI, Mark served as the Director of Brand Strategy and Client Service at AARP where he created a new functional team to support the marketing and communications efforts of 60 state offices. Also, he helped NASDAQ rebrand from a stock exchange to a business solutions provider as its Director of Global Advertising.

A native of Hopewell, VA, Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Virginia Tech.

Contact:mdillingham@hbi.org

Keith Estle
Keith Estle
Job Corps Director of Career Services

Since joining HBI in 2005, Estle has served Director of Career Services, where he oversees all aspects of student placement services.

Contact: kestle@hbi.org

Melissa Geiwitz
Melissa Geiwitz
Director of Industry & Academic Partnerships

As Director of Industry & Academic Partnerships, Geiwitz mobilizes partnerships and builds the strong relationships necessary to implement HBI’s curriculum in schools, educational organizations, training entities, and Home Builders Associations nationwide.

Geiwitz, who joined HBI in 2013, brings 15 years of experience in the nonprofit industry. Prior to joining HBI, she held positions at Rebuilding Together and VH1 Save the Music Foundation. She contributes as a volunteer to organizations such as No Limit Health and Education and The Mission Continues. Melissa holds a master’s in entertainment business.

Contact: mgeiwitz@hbi.org

Lauren Johnson
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Associate Vice President, Program Performance & Evaluation

As Associate Vice President of Program Performance & Evaluation, Johnson is responsible for leading organization-wide initiatives to evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services, implement scalable techniques and efficiencies for program performance reporting, and analyze qualitative and quantitative program data. Johnson also oversees contract compliance and outcome monitoring for several workforce development programs. Since joining HBI in 2014, Johnson has worked closely with funders and partners to streamline compliance reviews, enhance program evaluation methodology, and report performance outcomes.

Prior to joining HBI, Johnson worked in higher education. She earned a BA in psychology from Ashford University and completed graduate level coursework at Northeastern University.

Contact: lmacdonald@hbi.org

Maria Carty Lewis
Maria Lewis
Director of Quality & Contracts

As Director of Quality & Contracts, Lewis is responsible for assessing the effectiveness of programs and services. Lewis, who joined HBI in 2007, also manages contract compliance, serves as a liaison between HBI and funding agencies, and supports accountability strategies for internal programs and channel partners representing the HBI brand. She chairs HBI’s Employee Recognition Committee.

Lewis has extensive experience supporting justice-involved youth and brings more than 20 years of expertise in program operations, training, contract management, and quality assurance. She earned a BS in business management.

Contact: mlewis@hbi.org

Ricky Lewis
Associate Vice President of Military Services and The Academies

Ricky recently assumed the role as the Associate Vice President of Military Services and The Academies. He joined the HBI team in September 2015.

Ricky Lewis manages The Academies across the nation and HBI’s Military Skill-bridge program across 10 multiple installations nationwide (Fort Stewart, Ga, Jacksonville, Florida, Fort Bragg, NC, Fort Bliss, TX, Fort Hood, TX, Fort Riley, Ks, Norfolk, Va., Camp Pendleton, Ca, Fort Campbell, Tn, and Fort Carson, Ca. He is also responsible for the Department of Economics Opportunity for Veterans and Veteran Spouses program in Jacksonville, Fl, Eglin, Fl, and Orlando, Fl. He oversees the daily operations of HBI’s Military Services program and Academies working with partners to advance HBI’s expansion and enhance job placement opportunities for graduates. Ricky serves as the liaison between HBI and military installations, ensuring successful outcomes for transitioning servicemembers and veterans. Prior to joining HBI, Ricky worked at the City of Jacksonville as a Grant Manager overseeing the daily operation of the Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program Grant assisting the homeless population of Veterans in the Jacksonville Metro areas. Prior to accepting this position he was employed by WOS(Workforce Opportunity Services) as a Program Coordinator/Client Manager overseeing academic/work study programs for post 9/11 Armed Services Members transitioning in the cooperate world.  He was also employed at the state level as a Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist and an Employment Security Representative for several years. As the Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist, Ricky facilitated the Transition Program workshops for active armed force members exiting the military for three major military installations in the Southeast Region. He also provided case management for veterans enrolled in the Vocational Rehabilitation Program (Chapter 31) and performed employment and community outreach to various agencies to empower our large local veteran population.

Ricky holds a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University and a lean six sigma certification. Ricky also brings a military background of 20 years of active-duty service to HBI, retiring from the U.S. Navy in 2005 as the leading Chief Petty Officer and Divisional Department Head serving aboard 6 Naval Vessels.

Tracy MacMaster
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Associate Vice President, Industry & Academic Partnerships

MacMaster’s robust background spans over 15 years in nonprofit administration, association management and program development. As Associate Vice President of Industry & Academic Partnerships, she oversees HBI’s efforts to connect and engage the construction industry with residential construction trades training programs across the country.

Since joining HBI in 2011, MacMaster has served in several positions including Director of Business Development. Prior to coming to HBI, she worked with the National Association of Home Builders, National Housing Endowment, and National School Boards Association.

She received her BS from Niagara University and a master’s in public administration from SUNY Brockport. She is certified in nonprofit management and association management.

Contact: tmacmaster@hbi.org

Michael Manigault
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Associate Vice President of Strategy & Grants

Michael Manigault is a member of Home Builder Institute (HBI) senior staff, located in HBI’s National Office. As Associate Vice President of Strategy & Grants, Manigault is responsible for the development of strategic partnerships and oversight of the organization’s grant pursuits.

Since joining HBI in 2015, Manigault has played an integral role in the expansion of HBI programming, working with private, state and federal funding sources in connection with military, justice and corrections, and community-based programming.

Prior to joining HBI, Manigault served as project finance associate at a large corporate law firm in Washington, DC. He earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science from Howard University and graduated Duke University School of Law.

Contact: mmanigault@hbi.org

Brian Reid
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Associate Vice, HR/HRIS

In his role as Associate Vice President of HR/HRIS, Reid oversees talent acquisition and management, employee performance, HR technology, business process redesign and analytics. With over 20 years of experience in HR, Reid has developed technology training, policies and operational procedures, and administered employee health benefits.

Reid sits on the Technology Resource Council of the International Association for Human Resource Information Management. Before joining HBI, he served as an HR analyst, generalist, and benefits specialist. He has worked in entertainment, banking, and healthcare, including roles at Discovery Communications, Inc., Chevy Chase Bank (now Capital One), and Apria Healthcare.

Reid earned a BA in English/communications from High Point University and recently obtained executive certificates in workforce management and development, and digital marketing.

Contact: reid@hbi.org

Pam Taylor
Pam Taylor
Associate Vice President of Financial Services and Controller

With over 25 years in nonprofit financial management, Taylor provides strong leadership and direction to the finance team. As Associate Vice President of Financial Services, she brings in-depth knowledge across all facets of financial management, strategic planning, and audit and tax compliance.

Prior to joining HBI in 2015, Taylor served as the controller and acting CFO for educational and scientific nonprofit organizations in Washington, DC. Her passion is mission-driven organizations where she can leverage her experience to make a difference and empower her team.

Taylor has served as treasurer for churches in Maryland and provides accounting and tax services to small nonprofit organizations. She is a licensed CPA and holds an MBA in finance.

Contact: ptaylor@hbi.org