The Sales & Marketing Council (SMC) is a forum for new home industry professionals to meet, network and exchange ideas. Houston’s Sales & Marketing Council is proud to hold the title of the largest SMC in the country.

The SMC is committed to the education, motivation and growth of its membership—those who represent the epitome of professionalism in the marketing, merchandising, and sales of new homes. The council consists of GHBA members who are dedicated to the professional sales or marketing-related disciplines of the industry, including new home sales and those who support the activity of new home sales. The SMC includes employees of home builders, developers and associate members.


Become a member of the GHBA Sales & Marketing Council (SMC) and discover opportunities for yourself and your company. SMC members enjoy the benefits of year round involvement in this industry-leading organization.

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Membership Has its Privileges

  • Network with million dollar producers and industry leaders
  • Stay current on the latest new home industry trends
  • Learn new ways to grow your business or improve your performance
  • Continue your education with an NAHB designation specifically designed for this market segment
  • Community involvement
  • Prestigious affiliations and opportunities for recognition
  • Receive Sales+Marketing Ideas magazine – a national publication specific to this segment of the industry

How Do I Join?

Email Mel Audain or call 281-664-1428.

Dues for an Individual Membership are $100 and include discounts towards meetings and events.

Affiliate SMC Membership is $198 and affords those SMC members their own searchable listing on the GHBA website, a 100 word write-up in Houston Builder magazine and an annual magazine subscription.


Sales & Marketing Council Events

The Sales and Marketing Council is responsible for Houston’s Best PRISM Awards each year, which help promote builders, developers, remodelers and associate members to the public as well as reward them for their stellar performance in the industry.

Networking and educational events are held several times throughout the year and offer an opportunity for professionals to learn about relevant industry topics and exchange ideas. The Battle of the Builders is held annually and promotes continuing education through healthy competition. Top producer designations are awarded each quarter and annually in order to recognize sales professionals for their hard work and dedication to new home sales. Texas Bash is a family-friendly outing to Minute Maid to watch the Houston Astros ‘swing for the fences.’

Sponsorships are available for all SMC events. Email Mel Audain to learn more.

Here's what our members say:

Sales & Marketing Council Leadership


Shannon Gaskamp, Legend/Prince Classic Homes
Vice President
Jaime Virkus, Grand Dominion Homes
Jill Roe, Web Media
Associate Vice President
E. L. Craine, BRPS Title
Past President
Carrie Roehling, Johnson Development Corp.

Board Members

Johnnye Barrera, AdMANgination
Vicki Cheairs, Reverse Mortgage Funding
Lisa Connell, AIRIA Development
Jason Foringer, William Lyon Homes
Heather Gustafson
Gigi Lilly, Perfect Image
Hien Le, Empire Communities
Laura Mallett, K. Hovnanian Homes
Victoria McDaniel, The Seth Brothers
Anthony Oyedeji, Full Fledge Entertainment
David Weaver, The Loken Group
Laurie Wilson, First American Title


Kenya Burrell, Chase
Scott Gardner, Core Details
Jaime Garza, DataSmart/Duncan Security