2020 Executive Committee
Activities Committee- J.T. Laramore
The Activities Committee is a standing committee with goals of insuring the visibility of the organization to the public in multiple formats. Membership of the Activities Committee is reviewed by the President. The Activities Committee Chair, Committee Members and the Executive Director will work together to determine committee needs and will brainstorm new and potential committee members.
Main Events: Annual Banquet & Parade Preview Party
Attorney Council- Kerry McLain, Sell Griffin, McLain
Attorney Council is designed to give advice and deals with various issues, particularly in legal matters of the TPBA.
Community Outreach- Winston Allen, BMC
The primary responsibility of the Community Outreach Committee is to advise the Board of Directors, in a reasonable and productive manner, on issues affecting the coverage area and examine projects that will benefit the surrounding community.
One on the most notable events this committee is responsible for is the Home Show which is typically help the first weekend in February.
Golden Hammer Club- Chris Lyons, HOME by Lyons
The Golden Hammer Club is a club that members become apart of once they have recruited enough new members. In this club you receive an award and most years we take a trip as a group. In 2019, our group did the Nascar Experience in DFW.
Golf Committee- Nathan Marrow, Atmos Energy
The Golf Committee oversees the planning and executing of the annual TPBA golf tournament on for the association. The annual Golf tournament is our second largest event for the TPBA, right behind the Parade of Homes.
Annually over 30 teams enter the tournament with over 40 different advertiser interacting with the members.
Government Relations Committee (GRC)- Jeff Bryant, Stately Homes
Government Relations Committee is responsible for coordinating and advancing the Association's issues agenda in implementation of policies adopted by the Board of Directors, Texas Association of Builders and the National Association of Home Builders.
Main Events: TAB Meetings, NAHB Meetings and Rally Day
HomePAC- Chris Lyons, HOME by Lyons
HOMEPAC, TAB's political action committee, is an essential part of TAB's advocacy program. HOMEPAC maximizes political contributions by association members by supporting pro-housing candidates and incumbents for both statewide office and the Texas Legislature. It is through voluntary contributions that HOMEPAC can help preserve a positive political climate for the residential construction and development industry in Texas.
Membership Committee- Paul Davis, Marble Depot Inc.
This is one of the most important committee in the Association. The Membership Committee is charged with the recruiting of new members through the assistance of TPBA Board of Directors. This committee establishes membership goals and promotes campaigns and programs designed to grow and maintain the association’s membership including, new member recruitment programs, membership drives, and recognition (Spike Awards) of outstanding effort in this area by individual members.
New TPBA Building Committee- Boyd Johnston, Johnston Homes
The New TPBA Building Committee is in charge of planning, developing and raising funds for the new building.
Parade of Homes™ Committee- Mandy Cartrite, KMC Homes
The Parade of Homes™ is the largest and most widely know event the TPBA puts on each year. This committee makes decisions on strategic advertising & marketing plans, themes, admission etc. This committee is responsible for planning all aspects of this event and members of this committee are required to be available to work a few shifts at the gate during the event.
Scholarship Committee- Joseph Peterson, Edward Jones Financial Advisor
The Scholarship Committee is a standing committee of the TPBA. We offer two different types of scholarships on annual basis. The Scholarship Committee is to oversee the annual scholarships and to ensure the timely and fair disposition of scholarship funds. The committee is charged with publicizing and soliciting applications and making decisions based on the applicants’ responses. It is also the responsibility of the committee to distribute the scholarship(s) and follow up with recipient(s) to ensure the scholarship(s) awarded is received.
Women's Auxiliary- Lindsay Roberts, Wyben Homes
The Women's Auxiliary Committee was created to supplement the work of the TPBA. Many on the events put on by this committee aide other non-profits in achieving their goals.
Young Professionals Committee- Brennan Connally, Connally Construction
Young Professionals Committee is in charge of getting members under the age of 45 more involved in the TPBA to ensure the longevity of involvement from its members.