• Overview of all Councils and Committees

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    Communication Committee
    The Communication Committee directs GOBA’s overall comprehensive marketing and communications strategy. The Committee contributes expertise to assist staff in establishing organizational marketing, branding and communication plans for recruitment, fundraising, and political awareness. They will develop creative market outreach programs as needed that will drive new business growth. The Committee will advise staff on strategies to increase marketing communications channels and web presences including social media, public relations, website and printed collateral. The Committee will evaluate effectiveness of marketing initiatives both internally and externally and provide support to staff as needed.
    Meetings:                      1st Tuesday at 9:00am (Monthly/Bi-Monthly/Quarterly TBD)
    Chair:                              Deborah Dudley, First American Title Insurance Co. 
    Staff Liaison:                 Kelsea Jaqueth, (407) 629-9242 x106, Kelsea@GreaterOrlandoBA.com
     
     
    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:                           James Penny, Ovida Construction
    Staff Liaison:               Lee Steinhauer, (407) 629-9242 ext. 103, Lee@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:                           Bill Silliman, Silliman CitySide Homes
    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:                           Tony Hartsgrove, ODC Construction
    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:                    Theresa Swanson, Florida Home Media
    Vice President              Jennifer Schmitt, The Orlando Law Group
    Staff Liaison:               Kelsea Jaqueth, (407) 629-9242 x106, Kelsea@GreaterOrlandoBA.com
     
     
    GOLF COMMITTEE
    FORE! This is an action-packed committee that plans and promotes golf tournaments – the GOBA Builder Invitational and the Foundation’s Charity Tournament.
    Chair:                           Alex Piazza, Future Home Integration
    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:                           Aldo Martin, BellaVista Building Group
    Vice Chair:                   Jeff Schnellmann, Sillilman CitySide Homes
    Staff Liaison:               Lee Steinhauer, (407) 629-9242 ext. 103, 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:                           Steve Johnson, DeWitt
    Staff Liaison:               Lee Steinhauer, (407) 629-9242 x103, Lee@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, Esq., Burr Forman
    Vice Chair:                   Erik Szabo, Esq. Shutts and Bowen
    Staff Liaison:               Lee Steinhauer Esq., (407) 629-9242 ext. 103, Lee@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:                                             3rd Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
    Membership Services Chair:                Wes Robbins, Quick Tie Systems,
    Vice Chair:                                           Kristine Featherstone, Barry Neal Carpets
    Spike Committee Chair:                       Deborah Dudley, First American Title
    Staff Liaison:                                          Kelsea Jaqueth, (407) 629-9242 x106, Kelsea@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 Jeff Schnellmann, Silliman CitySide 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, John Riddle Turning Leaf Construction
    Vice Chair:                   GOBA Associate Vice President, Deborah Dudley, First American Title
    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:                           GOBA Immediate Past President Jeff Schnellmann, Silliman CitySide 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
    Staff Liaison:                Lee Steinhauer, (407) 629-9242 ext. 103, Lee@GreaterOrlandoBA.com
     
     
    Remodelers/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:               $100 per individual (State, Local & National)
    Meetings:                     1st Wednesday 12:00 p.m.
    Chair:                           Amanda Holt, D & D Garage Doors
    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)
    Meetings:                     1stWednesday 9:00 a.m.
    Chair:                           Jack Lazinsk, Richmond American Homes
    Staff Liaison:               Cherry Masih, (407) 629-9242 x105, Cherry@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
    Chair:                           Benjamin Bass, Akcel Construction
    Staff Liaison:               Kelsea Jaqueth, (407) 629-9242 x106, Kelsea@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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