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New NAHB president elected

Sandy Dunn, a second-generation West Virginia home builder, has been elected the 2008 president of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during the association's International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla.

Dunn is president of Point Pleasant, W. Va.-based B.J. Builders, which specializes in single-family, entry-level homes.

"Our primary objective in 2008 will be to work with the nation's lawmakers and administration to implement policies that will resolve the credit crunch in housing finance markets and revitalize home building as the engine of economic growth," said Dunn.  

Dunn became an NAHB member in 1975. She has chaired various NAHB committees and was named National Representative of the year in 1998 and served as an NAHB national vp in 1988 to 1989 and 2000 to 2001.

In addition. Dunn was president of the Home Builders Association of West Virginia in 1991 and 1992 and served as president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Charleston in 1987. She was named Builder of the Year by her local HBA in 1976, and in 1997 the state association awarded her the Henry E. King Award.

Also elected to leadership positions during the International Builders' Show were 2008 NAHB first vp Joe Robson, from Tulsa, Okla.; vp/treasurer Bob Jones from Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; and vp/secretary Bob Nielsen from Reno, Nev. Brian Catalde, 2007 NAHB president, from El Segundo, Calif., will remain on the leadership ladder as immediate past president. Rounding out the association's leadership is NAHB executive vp and CEO Jerry Howard, from Washington, D.C.