A Home Builder is:
·       An economic stimulus for local, state, and national communities,
·       A benevolent contributor to others in need,
·       A concerned conservationist,
·       A professional businessperson with licensing requirements and access to a comprehensive continuing education program,
·       A major participant in the free enterprise system,
·       A builder of the American Dream – “The Home”,
Having the opportunity to visit our NAHB headquarters in Washington DC along with about 35 other new executive officers across our United States really does drive home to me what you have just read above.  WOW, I have been in the industry for some 20 years and the last four months have been eye opening when one is allowed to carry the torch for housing in Arkansas every day.  Having been associated as a local board member I was not aware of the enormous efforts required of our Executive Officers throughout our state.  Please know I am here to help in any way I can and I thank all of you for the work you do.  
Arkansas and housing for our citizens are preparing for growth.  As Home Builder Association members we have the means and desire to make sure our growth is adequate and appropriate for our citizens within our borders.
April Activities:
Attended State Chamber and Associated Industries of Arkansas legislative send off honoring the members of the 90th General Assembly
Attended Breakfast meeting with Congressman Womack held at State Chamber
Lunch with Cyd King Democrat Gazette reporter
Travelled to Jonesboro to speak at Northeast Arkansas HBA meeting
Attended Legislative summary luncheon held at State Chamber
Meeting with Mark Renner of Cranford Company discussing marketing potential
Dinner with Local EO’s as a meet and greet prior to Annual Board Meeting
AHBA 2nd Annual Board Meeting held at AECC Building
Attended Energy Code training held at Greater Little Rock HBA
Attended ASAE meeting
Lunch meeting with Hargraves Consulting
Travelled to Pine Bluff to speak at their Membership meeting of Southeast Arkansas HBA (checked out my old Home Place while I was there)
Travelled to Washington DC to attend Executive Officer Orientation held at NAHB
Attended arranged introductory meetings with all our Arkansas Congressmen Womack, Westerman, Crawford, Hill, and Senator Boozman along with meeting all of Cotton staff (Senator Cotton was by his wife side at hospital with new baby)
I truly appreciate the time each afforded me to tell our story of economic impact of housing in Arkansas.
May Activities:
ASAE Trade Show
Greater Little Rock Home Builders Association Meet and Greet
Speaking at Fort Smith HBA general Membership meeting
Speaking at Conway Lions Club meeting
Speaking at Twin Lakes HBA meeting
Working on Website with my new best friends Brenda Jones and Sarah Person