Overview of all Councils and Committees
DEVELOPERS COUNCILThe 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 AtlanticStaff Liaison: Brett Blake, (407) 629-9242 ext. 102, Brett@GreaterOrlandoBA.com
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEEThe 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 HomesStaff Liaison: RJ Marshall (407) 629-9242 x105, RJ@GreaterOrlandoBA.com
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 Tuesday8:00amChair: Randy June, June Engineering ConsultantsStaff Liaisons: Jane Ewing, (407) 629-9242 x104, Jane@GreaterOrlandoBA.com
GREATER ORLANDO BUILDERS ASSOCIATION FOUNDATIONAs 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 monthPresident: Jeff Schnellmann, Silliman CitySide HomesVice Chair: Theresa Swanson, Florida Home MediaStaff Liaison: Chassity Vega, (407) 629-9242 x101, Chassity@GreaterOrlandoBA.com
FORE! This is an action-packed committee that plans and promotes golf tournaments – the GOBA Builder Invitationals.Chair: Alex Piazza, Future Home IntegrationVice-Chair: Dana Gravett, ODC ConstructionStaff 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 LLPStaff 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 9:30amMembership Services Chair: Amanda Locke, D & D Garage DoorsSpike Committee Chair: Mike Keesee, Keesee AssociatesStaff Liaison: Chassity Vega, (407) 629-9242 x101, Chassity@GreaterOrlandoBA.com
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 lawsChair: Immediate Past President David Baselice, CalAtlantic HomesStaff 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 HomeVice Chair: GOBA Associate Vice President, Amanda Locke, D&D Garage DoorsStaff Liaison: Brett Blake, (407) 629-9242 x102, Brett@GreaterOrlandoBA.com
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 neededChair: GOBA Immediate Past President David Baselice, CalAtlantic HomesStaff 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 neededChair: TBDStaff 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 Creations1st Vice Chair: Mimi Michels, Habitat for Humanity- Orange County2nd Vice Chair: Rick Jennings, Nautilus HomesStaff 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 HomesVice Chair: Sudesh (Desh) Ganesh, Emerald Homes a DR Horton COmpanyStaff 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.