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Aimee Bertrand Member News, President's Message

GHBA’s 2022 Executive Committee, sworn in at President Jennifer Keller’s (center) ‘Paint the Town Red’ Installation Celebration in January at the JW Marriott Hotel.

Have you ever thought about serving on the Greater Houston Builders Association board of directors? If so, now is the time to throw your hat in the ring.

What does the GHBA board of directors do?

The board of directors is the governing body of the GHBA. They meet five times per year to review association finances, discuss industry issues, receive briefings on association issues and share knowledge. Members of the board are expected to make decisions on behalf of the association, in the best interest of the industry. They manage the assets of the association on behalf of its members. Board members may serve for one, two, or three-year terms.

Board members are expected to contribute to the association as members of HOME-PAC and to recruit at least three new members throughout the year. They also are often asked to serve on committees, judge at events, and help represent the association at events in the community or with partner organizations.
Some board members also serve at the Texas Association of Builders and/or National Association of Home Builders on behalf of GHBA.


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Who can serve on the GHBA board?

Up to 30 members of the GHBA may serve on the board of directors. Officers of the board include, the president, who also serves as the chairman of the board of directors, the vice president, the associate vice president, the secretary, the treasurer and the general counsel.

At least two-thirds of the directors must be builder/developer/remodeler members, and up to one-third of the directors may be associate members. The immediate past president also serves as a one-year term director. Presidents of councils, including the Associate Council, Custom Builders Council, Community Developers Council, Remodelers Council, Sales and Marketing Council, and the presidents of the divisions: Northern Counties and Bay Area Builders Association, also serve one-year terms as directors on the board. The president may also nominate ex-officio, non-voting members of the board.

How are GHBA board of directors candidates chosen?

GHBA’s Leadership Development Committee will be meeting over the next few months to identify the future leadership of the organization, for our 2023 board slate. The committee, led by GHBA President Jennifer Keller, includes nine members. The bylaws of the GHBA prescribe that the LDC will be made up of the following members:

  • The Two Immediate Past Presidents
    • Keith Luechtefeld, Shea Homes (2021)
    • Rob Hellyer, Premier Remodeling and Construction (2020)
  • The Immediate Past Associate Vice President
    • Jeff Solomons, Allpoints Surveying
  • The Current Associate Vice President
    • Pat Wilson, Legends Architectural Stone
  • Two Associate Members from the general membership, appointed by the president
    • Kena Aagesen, Hotchkiss Insurance Agency
    • Terry Nesch, TONER Home Matters
  • President
    • Jennifer Keller, Hamilton Thomas Homes
  • Vice President
    • Patrick Mayhan, M/I Homes
  • Secretary
    • Adam Aschmann, Tilson Home Corp.

If you are interested in serving, please reach out to a member of the LDC or directly to me at abertrand@ghba.org. We are looking for a diverse group of board members who can share their experiences and help shape the future of leadership for our industry.

If the board is not the right fit for you, but you would like to get more involved at GHBA, please don’t hesitate to contact me or the staff member responsible for the council or committee. You can read more about opportunities to get involved in my column from the January 2022 issue of “Houston Builder,” available at: www.ghba.org/make-a-ghba-resolution-for-2022/.

About the Author
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Aimee Bertrand

Executive Vice President & CEO of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA)