Executive Committee: Officers

Rusty Golden

Board of Supervisors Rep

Le Jardin Development

Diane Baum

First Vice Chair | '20 Board Chair

Baum Environmental

Brandon Ivey

Second Vice Chair

Ivey Construction, LLC

Matthew Holmes

Associate Vice Chair

Holmes Building Materials

Nathan Spicer

Chair

Spicer Construction, Inc.

Craig Toups

Immediate Past Chair

Craig Allen Homes, LLC

Bart Waguespack

Treasurer

Waguespack Homes, LLC

Karen Zito

President | CEO

Results-oriented external relations executive with experience in sales, economic development, and nonprofit sectors. A focus on exceeding client expectations, excellence, integrity, mentoring and listening. Leads team by fostering autonomy and creativity. Strategically aligns tasks and personnel with organizational goals. Cultivates vision for progress that challenges and motivates others. Clear, persuasive, engaging and informative written and verbal communication. Generates revenue through the execution of successful fund-raising campaigns, sponsorships and development. Significantly contributes to the reputation and financial goals of the organization. Ability to establish strategic and collaborative partnerships. Attract, build and maintain long-term business relationships.

Executive Committee: Officers

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Rusty Golden

Board of Supervisors Rep

Le Jardin Development

Diane Baum

First Vice Chair | '20 Board Chair

Baum Environmental

Brandon Ivey

Second Vice Chair

Ivey Construction, LLC

Matthew Holmes

Associate Vice Chair

Holmes Building Materials

Nathan Spicer

Chair

Spicer Construction, Inc.

Craig Toups

Immediate Past Chair

Craig Allen Homes, LLC

Bart Waguespack

Treasurer

Waguespack Homes, LLC

Karen Zito

President | CEO

Results-oriented external relations executive with experience in sales, economic development, and nonprofit sectors. A focus on exceeding client expectations, excellence, integrity, mentoring and listening. Leads team by fostering autonomy and creativity. Strategically aligns tasks and personnel with organizational goals. Cultivates vision for progress that challenges and motivates others. Clear, persuasive, engaging and informative written and verbal communication. Generates revenue through the execution of successful fund-raising campaigns, sponsorships and development. Significantly contributes to the reputation and financial goals of the organization. Ability to establish strategic and collaborative partnerships. Attract, build and maintain long-term business relationships.

Board of Directors

Brian Aucoin

Director

Meridian Homes, LLC

Tim Kinchen

Director

Tim Kinchen Fine Homes, LLC

Clay Lawrence

Director

Clay Lawrence Design Studio, LLC

Michael Shane Marler

Director

Marler Construction Co., LLC

Kathy Simoneaux

Director

Acadian House Design + Renovation

Becky Roby Ratcliff

Director

Legacy Title

Dana Rushing

Director

Rushco Enterprises, Inc.

Carol Smith

Director

Harvey Smith Construction, Inc.

Chip Blair

Director

Blair Construction Co., Inc.

Kevin Stablier

Director

NorthLake Design + Build

Chris Van Pelt

Director

M&M Glass Company, LLC
Tom Ashley

Thomas Ashley, Jr.

Director

EXPAND, Inc.

Aaron Lodge

Director

Entergy

Jacob Cohn

Director

Arrow Termite & Pest Control

Scott Bardwell

Director

Bardwell Homes

Josh Rivet

Director

J Rivet Construction, LLC

Board of Directors

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Brian Aucoin

Director

Meridian Homes, LLC

Tim Kinchen

Director

Tim Kinchen Fine Homes, LLC

Clay Lawrence

Director

Clay Lawrence Design Studio, LLC

Michael Shane Marler

Director

Marler Construction Co., LLC

Kathy Simoneaux

Director

Acadian House Design + Renovation

Becky Roby Ratcliff

Director

Legacy Title

Dana Rushing

Director

Rushco Enterprises, Inc.

Carol Smith

Director

Harvey Smith Construction, Inc.

Chip Blair

Director

Blair Construction Co., Inc.

Kevin Stablier

Director

NorthLake Design + Build

Chris Van Pelt

Director

M&M Glass Company, LLC
Tom Ashley

Thomas Ashley, Jr.

Director

EXPAND, Inc.

Aaron Lodge

Director

Entergy

Jacob Cohn

Director

Arrow Termite & Pest Control

Scott Bardwell

Director

Bardwell Homes

Josh Rivet

Director

J Rivet Construction, LLC

Board Of Supervisors

Chip Blair

Director

Blair Construction Co., Inc.

Gil Broussard

Past President

Gil Broussard Bldr., Inc.

Rusty Golden

Board of Supervisors Rep

Le Jardin Development

Tim Kinchen

Director

Tim Kinchen Fine Homes, LLC

Ray Kothe

Past President

Kothe Contracting & Const. Mgmt., LLC

Carol Smith

Director

Harvey Smith Construction, Inc.

Craig Toups

Immediate Past Chair

Craig Allen Homes, LLC

Billy Ward

Past President

Champion Builders, LLC
Tom Ashley

Thomas Ashley, Jr.

Past President

EXPAND, Inc.

Robert Carroll

Past President

Carroll Construction, LLC

Dwayne Gafford

Past President

Gafford Builders, Inc.

Frank McArdle

Past President

Big River Construction & Remodeling Co.

Board Of Supervisors

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Chip Blair

Director

Blair Construction Co., Inc.

Gil Broussard

Past President

Gil Broussard Bldr., Inc.

Rusty Golden

Board of Supervisors Rep

Le Jardin Development

Tim Kinchen

Director

Tim Kinchen Fine Homes, LLC

Ray Kothe

Past President

Kothe Contracting & Const. Mgmt., LLC

Carol Smith

Director

Harvey Smith Construction, Inc.

Craig Toups

Immediate Past Chair

Craig Allen Homes, LLC

Billy Ward

Past President

Champion Builders, LLC
Tom Ashley

Thomas Ashley, Jr.

Past President

EXPAND, Inc.

Robert Carroll

Past President

Carroll Construction, LLC

Dwayne Gafford

Past President

Gafford Builders, Inc.

Frank McArdle

Past President

Big River Construction & Remodeling Co.

Staff

Karen Zito

President | CEO

Results-oriented external relations executive with experience in sales, economic development, and nonprofit sectors. A focus on exceeding client expectations, excellence, integrity, mentoring and listening. Leads team by fostering autonomy and creativity. Strategically aligns tasks and personnel with organizational goals. Cultivates vision for progress that challenges and motivates others. Clear, persuasive, engaging and informative written and verbal communication. Generates revenue through the execution of successful fund-raising campaigns, sponsorships and development. Significantly contributes to the reputation and financial goals of the organization. Ability to establish strategic and collaborative partnerships. Attract, build and maintain long-term business relationships.

Allyce Trapp

Director of Governmental Affairs

Current Graduate student in the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University and Director of Governmental Affairs at the Home Builders Association of Greater Baton Rouge. I received a Bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University in public relations with a minor in business administration and history. As an undergraduate student, I worked as an intern for United States Senator Bill Cassidy and as an intern for Harris, DeVille and Associates Inc. After completing my Bachelor's degree in May of 2016, I became an Associate at HDA. I spent three years with HDA before accepting my current role at the HBA.

Gabrielle Cramer

Executive Assistant to the CEO & Office Manager

Staff

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Karen Zito

President | CEO

Results-oriented external relations executive with experience in sales, economic development, and nonprofit sectors. A focus on exceeding client expectations, excellence, integrity, mentoring and listening. Leads team by fostering autonomy and creativity. Strategically aligns tasks and personnel with organizational goals. Cultivates vision for progress that challenges and motivates others. Clear, persuasive, engaging and informative written and verbal communication. Generates revenue through the execution of successful fund-raising campaigns, sponsorships and development. Significantly contributes to the reputation and financial goals of the organization. Ability to establish strategic and collaborative partnerships. Attract, build and maintain long-term business relationships.

Allyce Trapp

Director of Governmental Affairs

Current Graduate student in the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University and Director of Governmental Affairs at the Home Builders Association of Greater Baton Rouge. I received a Bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University in public relations with a minor in business administration and history. As an undergraduate student, I worked as an intern for United States Senator Bill Cassidy and as an intern for Harris, DeVille and Associates Inc. After completing my Bachelor's degree in May of 2016, I became an Associate at HDA. I spent three years with HDA before accepting my current role at the HBA.

Gabrielle Cramer

Executive Assistant to the CEO & Office Manager