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January 31, 2017
NAHB Names Scott Norman State Executive Officer of the Year
AUSTIN, TEXAS – The National Association of Home Builder® (NAHB) honored the Texas Association of Builders M. Scott Norman, Jr. with its inaugural State Executive Officer of the Year Award during the Meeting of the Members at the International Builders’ Show® in Orlando on January 12, 2017. His loyalty and commitment to the residential home building industry and his dedication to working tirelessly, across the federation with local home builders on behalf of the industry have been recognized.
Norman has held the title of Executive Director for the Texas Association of Builders (TAB) since 2008 and has been with the association since 2003. As C.E.O of the state wide builders association, he devotes countless hours to the membership by working with the TAB Senior Officers and leadership, associations, other states and NAHB while leading TAB’s government relations team.
Norman personally works directly with Texas’ elected officials. Along with his legislative team, they have had a positive and direct impact on hundreds of bills that affect home builders and buyers in the state of Texas.
In addition to leading the government relations and political activities of the association he also oversees the third largest builders association in the nation. For the past 20 years, Norman has been actively involved in state government as an association executive, general counsel, Capitol staffer and a lobbyist.
He is a member of the Construction Law section of the Texas Bar Association, the Travis County Bar Association and the Austin Young Lawyers Association. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law.
This award is unique, as the NAHB’s senior staff management team nominated the candidates and NAHB’s Senior Officers selected the winners. Each received a $1,000 award, and contributions to the National Housing Endowment/EOC Student Scholarship Fund will be made in each of their names.
About the Texas Association of Builders – The Texas Association of Builders (TAB) is a trade association serving the needs of home builders, remodelers and land developers throughout Texas, as well as the companies that service them. Founded in 1946, TAB is an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and has 28 local home builders associations and nearly 10,000 members across Texas. Representing over 702,500 jobs and more than $31.1 billion annually in the Texas economy, the state and local associations play a crucial role in providing housing for Texans. For more information about the Texas Association of Builders, visit www.TexasBuilders.org.
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