The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announces the appointment of John Courson to head the Home Builders Institute (HBI), the non-profit workforce development division of NAHB. His focus at HBI will be in job placement, mentoring, training, and developing new revenue streams. Says Donald Pratt, chairman of HBI’s Board of Trustees,“His solid understanding of non-profit associations, entrepreneurial spirit, expertise in strategic planning, and passion for the housing industry will be incredible assets for HBI. John’s skills will help to further HBI’s 40-plus year mission to prepare youth and adults for careers in the residential construction industry.” Courson has a long history of serving in mortgage banking leadership positions in both the private and public sectors, including chairman of the California Housing Finance Agency (CHFA). He has also participated in international housing initiatives led by the U.S. government.
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