• Overview of all Councils and Committees

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    DEVELOPERS COUNCIL

    The Developers Council holds monthly programs on issues affecting the residential development industry. The general format includes networking followed by a professional panel discussion.  

    Meetings:                     4th Thursday 5:30 p.m.

    Chair:                            TBD

    Staff Liaison:               Ricardo Rodriguez (407) 629-9242 ext. 102, Ricardo@GreaterOrlandoBA.com

     

    EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

    The Executive Committee consists of the Association's five Senior Officers, the Immediate Past President and Immediate Past Associate Vice President, two optional appointments by the President from the membership at large, and the COO. The Executive Committee conducts the affairs of the Association in accordance with the by-laws, policies, and instructions of the Board of Directors. Service on the Executive Committee is by appointment only.


    Meetings:                      2nd Wednesday 8:30 a.m.

    Chair:                             Rick Caccavello, Central Kitchen & Bath

    Staff Liaisons:               Chassity Vega, (407) 629-9242 x101, Chassity@GreaterOrlandoBA.com

     

    FINANCE COMMITTEE

    The Finance Committee consists of the Treasurer, eight active members (four of which are builder members) and the CEO. The Finance Committee is charged with preparing and recommending an annual budget to ensure proper functioning of the Association's staff and activities. Service on the Finance Committee is by appointment only.

    Meetings:                     2nd Wednesday 8:30 a.m.

    Chair:                            Thaddeus Lynch, Meritage Homes

    Staff Liaisons:              Jane Ewing, (407) 629-9242 x104, Jane@GreaterOrlandoBA.com

               

    GREATER ORLANDO BUILDERS ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION

    As the charitable arm of the Greater Orlando Builders Foundation our mission is to provide, in perpetuity, a vehicle for us to repay our community.  Although the Foundation’s support is available to a broad base of worthy causes in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties, two specific areas of particular interest have been targeted, Youth and Education.

    Meetings:                    4thThursday 9:00 a.m. of every other month

    President:                    Dana Gravett ODC Construction

    Vice President            Dave Schmitt, Dave Schmitt Engineering

    Staff Liaison:               Amanda Passwaters, (407) 629-9242 x106, Amanda@GreaterOrlandoBA.com

     

    GOLF COMMITTEE

    FORE! This is an action-packed committee that plans and promotes golf tournaments – the GOBA Spring Builder Invitational and the Fall Golf Tournament.

    Chair:                           Mitch Heitsch, Boral Stone 

    Vice-Chair:                  Dana Gravett, ODC Construction

    Staff Liaison:              Cherry Masih (407) 629-9242 x105, Cherry@GreaterOrlandoBA.com

     

    GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

    The Governmental Affairs Oversight Committee focuses on issues impacting the homebuilding industry in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties. Monthly meetings serve as a forum for policy discussion on current government issues and updates. The Committee provides strategic guidance and recommendations to the Executive Committee regarding state & local concerns. Lunch is provided.

    Meetings:                     1st Thursday 11:45 a.m.

    Chair:                             Andy Stilfield, M/I Homes

    Staff Liaison:                Lee Steinhauer, (908) 202-6882, Lee@GreaterOrlandoBA.com

     

    JOINT BUILDING COMMITTEE

    The Joint Building Committee meets every other month with Building Officials from the counties and cities within the tri-county area. The Committee strives to promote the timely exchange of information between the homebuilding industry and local jurisdictions relating to plans review, permitting, and the inspection process.

    Meetings:                    2nd Wednesday 11:45 a.m. (every other month)
    Chair:                           Shawn Rawlins, Toll Brothers
    Staff Liaison:               Ricardo Rodriguez, (407) 629-9242 x102, Ricardo@GreaterOrlandoBA.com

     

    LEGAL ACTION COMMITTEE

    The Legal Action Committee (LAC) reviews and discusses legal issues facing the Association and the homebuilding industry and gives strategic legal guidance and recommendations to the Executive Committee. . (Chairperson invite-only)

    Meetings:                    TBD

    Chair:                            Vivien Monaco, Watson Sloane PPLC

    Vice Chair:                   Erik Szabo, Esq. Shutts and Bowen

    Staff Liaison:               Lee Steinhauer, (908) 202-6882, Lee@GreaterOrlandoBA.com

     

    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

    The Membership Committee is a group of outgoing individuals working on behalf of the Association.  These volunteers are focused on welcoming new members, retaining existing members and take part in planning major association events: Young Professionals, Meet the Builder, General Membership Meetings, Educational Workshops, Membership Drives and Open House.  This committee offers an excellent opportunity to meet and do business with GOBA members.

    Meetings:                                     3rd Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

    Membership Services Chair:    Kristine Featherstone, Barry Neal Floor & Home

    Spike Committee Chair:            Paul Greenspan, Central Kitchen and Bath

    Staff Liaison:                                Amanda Passwaters, (407) 629-9242 x106, Amanda@GreaterOrlandoBA.com

     

    NOMINATING COMMITTEE

    The Nominating Committee shall identify, solicit and consider recommendations as to candidates for each elected office and Director position to be filled.  The committee may resolve questions relating to the nomination of candidates, suggest rules and procedures for the elections to the Board of Directors and, upon direction of the President, perform other appropriate duties.

    Meetings:                    As required by the by laws

    Chair:                           Immediate Past President Tony Hartsgrove, ODC Construction

    Staff Liaison:              Chassity Vega, (407) 629-9242 x101, Chassity@GreaterOrlandoBA.com

    *Members of this committee are designated in Article IX of the bylaws.

     

    Parade of Homes™

    In existence since 1953, the annual Parade of Homes™ is the single most important marketing tool builder members utilize to sell new homes. This spring event showcases homes throughout Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties with a highly visible advertising and public relations blitz. This committee is by presidential invitation only.

    Meetings:                    As Needed

    Chair:                           GOBA Vice President, Vivien Monaco, Watson Sloane PPLC

    Staff Liaison:               Cherry Masih, (407) 629-9242 x105, Cherry@GreaterOrlandoBA.com

     

    PAST LEADERS

    The Greater Orlando Builders Association realizes that it stands on the shoulders of giants, and acknowledges this by consulting with past GOBA Presidents and past GOBA Associate Vice Presidents. These individuals constitute an unrivaled source of wisdom for the present GOBA leadership.

    Meetings:                    As needed

    Chair:                           Immediate Past President Tony Hartsgrove, ODC Construction

    Staff Liaison:              Chassity Vega, (407) 629-9242 x101, Chassity@GreaterOrlandoBA.com

     

    GREATER ORLANDO BUILDERS ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

    The Greater Orlando Builders Association Political Action Committee (GOBA PAC) focuses on candidates in local and state legislative elections. Along with the Florida Home Builders PAC (FHB-PAC), GOBA PAC interviews and endorses candidates seeking elective office.

    Meetings:                    4th Thursday 4:00 p.m.
    Chair:                           Michelle Delaney, LRA Insurance

    Staff Liaison:               Lee Steinhauer, (908) 202-6882, Lee@GreaterOrlandoBA.com

     

    CUSTOM HOME & REMODELING COUNCIL 

    The purpose of this council is to provide unified representation to serve the professional remodeler and rehabilitator while providing information and educational opportunities. This council is a must for members in this sector of the industry. Additionally, the Council serves as a professional forum to build a better understanding among designers within the home building industry. The Council provides an opportunity for its members to share industry-related information, foster positive client/designer communication, and provide members with networking opportunities.

    Annual Dues:               $90 per individual (State, Local & National)

    Meetings:                     As needed by Council. Programs, monthly
    Chair:                             Joe Sirilla, Sirilla Design Group

    Staff Liaison:               Cherry Masih, (407) 629-9242 x105, Cherry@GreaterOrlandoBA.com

     

    SALES & MARKETING COUNCIL 

    The Sales & Marketing Council is an organization within the Greater Orlando Builders Association, which acts as a catalyst for professional growth, achievement and community involvement of our members. The Sales & Marketing Council strives to foster the highest level of ethics, integrity and professionalism for our industry and our community. The Sales & Marketing council holds many events throughout the year including quarterly breakfasts, After Hours events, SAM Tram, Major Achievement Awards, Holiday Party and educational opportunities.

    Annual Dues:               $95 per individual (State, Local & National) Company Memberships Available

    Meetings:                     1st Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Programs Monthly

    Chair:                           Stacey Luna, Atlantic Bay Mortgage

    Staff Liaison:               Cherry Masih, (407) 629-9242 x105, Cherry@GreaterOrlandoBA.com

     

    WOMEN’S ALLIANCE OF GOBA

    The Women's Alliance of GOBA is a network of professional women in construction that focuses on leadership, awareness, education and opportunity.  W.A.G. is designed to support and enhance today’s women in building while providing a sense of balance with family, career and health

    Sub-Committee Meetings:       1st Wednesday of every other month

    Chair:                                            Jennifer Willet, Keesee Associates

    Staff Liaison:                               Amanda Passwaters, (407) 629-9242 x106, Amanda@GreaterOrlandoBA.com

     

    WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

    The Workforce Development Committee identifies the lack of skilled professionals in the residential construction industry through initiatives with education and awareness. The committee works to provide an outlet for workforce training programs to connect with members of GOBA in order to provide employment opportunities for skilled-profession graduates. 

    Meetings:                     Meetings Held Monthly 

    Chair:                            Rick Caccavello, Central Kitchen & bath

    Vice Chair:                   John Mancini, James Hardie

    Staff Liaison:               Chassity Vega, (407) 629-9242 x101, Chassity@GreaterOrlandoBA.com

     

    YOUNG PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEE

    The Young Professionals Committee is a group of young leaders in the construction industry who focuses on hosting networking and social events around Central Florida for members and non-members under the age of 40-at heart to engage and encourage the younger generation to become more involved and to pursue leadership roles.

    Meetings:                     1st Thursday of every month January-October

    Chair:                            Jeremy Ickovic, Mattamy Homes

    Staff Liaison:               Amanda Passwaters, (407) 629-9242 x106, Amanda@GreaterOrlandoBA.com

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