The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently named James W. Tobin III as its new president and chief executive officer. Tobin, the former executive vice president and chief lobbyist at NAHB, will assume the new post effective June 1, 2023, succeeding CEO Jerry Howard, who is leaving NAHB after more than 30 years, NAHB reports.
Tobin joined NAHB in 1998 and has since directed the association’s federal, state and local lobbying, as well as guided the activities of the association’s political action committee, BUILD-PAC, and grassroots network.
“Today is a big day for the future of our association. After a comprehensive search process and transition plan, we feel very confident that we have selected the best person to represent NAHB and serve as a key voice of the housing industry,” said NAHB Chairman Alicia Huey, a custom home builder and developer from Birmingham, Ala. “Jim brings more than 20 years of experience in the housing industry to the post. His proven track record of success in leading NAHB’s federal legislative advocacy makes him uniquely qualified to lead our association in the years ahead.”