Real Estate

CBIA announces 2014 leadership team

By From page HS11 | January 17, 2014

The California Building Industry Association, the voice of housing in California, recently introduced its 2014 Board of Directors’ leadership team.

“CBIA is particularly fortunate to have such a talented and committed leadership team at the helm heading into this important legislative and election year,” said CBIA CEO & President Dave Cogdill.  “Housing is leading California’s recovery, and these individuals are strongly committed to continuing to see our industry and California continue to thrive.”

Dan Kelly, senior vice president of Governmental Relations and Corporate Communications for Rancho Mission Viejo, was elected to serve as CBIA Chairperson. Kelly served as Vice Chair in 2013 and as an active board member.

Serving with Kelly as vice-chairperson is Eileen Reynolds, vice president of Government Affairs at the Tejon Ranch Company. Reynolds served last year as CBIA’s Government Affairs chairperson and has been active on a variety of board committees.

Chris Austin, managing partner at Development Planning and Financial Group, returns as CBIA’s chief financial officer and secretary. Austin has served as CBIA CFO since 2012.

CBIA CEO & President Dave Cogdill rounds out CBIA’s officers. Cogdill joined CBIA last fall after serving as Stanislaus County Assessor from 2011-13. Prior to that Cogdill served in both the State Senate and Assembly including as Senate Republican Leader.

CBIA is looking forward to a strong leadership team and the opportunities 2014 will bring.

THE CBIA is a statewide trade association based in Sacramento representing thousands of member companies including homebuilders, trade contractors, architects, engineers, designers, suppliers and other industry professionals.

Earlier this decade, the homebuilding industry contributed more than $60 billion a year to the state’s economy and generated 525,000 jobs, but the sharp downturn in housing construction has since cost the state’s economy $27 billion and 300,000 jobs. That’s why the association is today focused on efforts to help jumpstart the industry, such as the recently enacted homebuyer tax credit, and to oppose proposals to make building homes for California’s growing population even more expensive and difficult.

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