• Overview of all Councils and Committees

  • 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:                             Max Pearlman, Cal Atlantic
    Staff Liaison:                Brett Blake, (407) 629-9242 ext. 102, Brett@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 CEO. 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 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.
    Chair:                             Jeff Schnellmann, Silliman CitySide Homes
    Staff Liaison:                 RJ Marshall (407) 629-9242 x105, RJ@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 Tuesday8:00am
    Chair:                             Randy June, June Engineering Consultants
    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:                     Jeff Schnellmann, Silliman CitySide Homes
    Vice Chair:                    Theresa Swanson, Florida Home Media
    Staff Liaison:                Chassity Vega, (407) 629-9242 x101, Chassity@GreaterOrlandoBA.com

    GOLF COMMITTEE

    FORE! This is an action-packed committee that plans and promotes golf tournaments – the GOBA Builder Invitationals.

    Chair:                             Alex Piazza, Future Home Integration
    Vice-Chair:                    Dana Gravett, ODC Construction
    Staff Liaison:                Brett Blake (407) 629-9242 x102, Brett@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:                             Vivien Monaco, Burr & Forman LLP
    Staff Liaison:                Adrianna Sekula, (407) 629-9242 ext. 103, Adrianna@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:                             Carl Brown, FDS
    Staff Liaison:                Adrianna Sekula, (407) 629-9242 x103, Adrianna@GreaterOrlandoBA.com

     

    MEMBERSHIP EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE

    The Membership Experience Committee are 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:                                                 4th Tuesday at 9:30am
    Membership Services Chair:               Amanda Locke, D & D Garage Doors
    Spike Committee Chair:                        Mike Keesee, Keesee Associates
    Staff Liaison:                                          Chassity Vega, (407) 629-9242 x101, Chassity@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 David Baselice, CalAtlantic Homes
    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.

    Chair:                             GOBA Vice President, Jim Reinert, KB Home
    Vice Chair:                    GOBA Associate Vice President, Amanda Locke, D&D Garage Doors
    Staff Liaison:                Brett Blake, (407) 629-9242 x102, Brett@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:                             GOBA Immediate Past President David Baselice, CalAtlantic Homes
    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:                      3rd Thursday 4:00 p.m.
    Chair:                             Ray Bradick, PKA Orlando, Inc.
    Staff Liaison:                Adrianna Sekula, (407) 629-9242 ext. 103, Adrianna@GreaterOrlandoBA.com
     

    PRODUCTION BUILDERS COMMITTEE

    The purpose of the Production Builders Council is to explore issues of interest to large-volume building companies. Council membership is restricted to production homebuilder company president or owner.

    Meetings:                      As needed
    Chair:                             TBD     
    Staff Liaison:                Chassity Vega, (407) 629-9242 x101, Chassity@GreaterOrlandoBA.com
     

    REMODEL & DESIGN 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 (Local & National)
    Meetings:                     2nd Thursday of every other month 11:30a-1:00p
    Chair:                             Bob Levy, Electronic Creations
    1st Vice Chair:              Mimi Michels, Habitat for Humanity- Orange County
    2nd Vice Chair:             Rick Jennings, Nautilus Homes
    Staff Liaison:                Brett Blake, (407) 629-9242 x102, Brett@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)
    Meetings:                      1st Wednesday 9:00 a.m.
    Chair:                            Jack Lasinsk, Richmond American Homes
    Vice Chair:                    Sudesh (Desh) Ganesh, Emerald Homes a DR Horton COmpany
    Staff Liaison:                Brett Blake, (407) 629-9242 x102, Brett@GreaterOrlandoBA.com

    The President has the authority to establish task forces for a specific purpose or to recommend a new standing committee.

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