- Who, What and Where: (Your name, and your role/job title at what organization or firm)?
Arkansas Manufactured Housing Association
1) Who, What and Where: (Your name, and your role/job title at State of California Department of Housing & Community Development and MHCC).
Hi, Tony, thanks for the coffee. My name is Richard Weinert. I am the Programs Operations Manager for the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), Division of Codes and Standards. My civil service classification title is Codes and Standards Administrator III.
1) Who, What and Where: (Your name, and your role/job title at HUD and how it relates to manufactured housing)
Bill Matchneer is my name. I am Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Manufactured Housing at HUD. I manage the Office of Manufactured Housing Programs which is responsible for the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, the Model Manufactured Home Installation Standards and the Manufactured Home Dispute Resolution Program. Also under my management are the Real Estate Settlement Procedures (RESPA) and Interstate Land Sales programs, as well as the new Safe and Fair Enforcement Mortgage Licensing (SAFE) program.
1) Who, What and Where: (Your name, and your role/job title at Precision, any group or association roles, etc.)
My role at Precision Capital Funding is varied, depending on what part of the business I am focused on. The role I am most passionate about is educating those in the industry who don’t understand, of the importance that properly executed owner-funded lending is to the industry. I truly believe
Who, What and Where:
Bob Stovall – I am the owner of Orange Cat Productions LLC, an online marketing and web consultant firm with 14 years of experience. I started marketing online in 1991 using available bulletin board services (BBSs). A lot has changed over the years. The opportunities presented by marketing your products and services online have never been better.
1) Who, What and Where: (Your name, and your role/job title in the industry, your association roles, etc.)
Scott Jones – I am back in the industry after a break of several months while I established an on-going business called EZTravelpad – a travel agency with a strong online presence. Check it out at www.eztravelpad.com – it’s a better option in many cases than going with other online travel providers + we offer individual service also.
An MHMSM.com exclusive interview with Jamie Hammons
1) Who, What and Where:
President of the Georgia Manufactured Housing Association since July 2008.
Came to GMHA after 15 years at the Georgia Motor Trucking Association, where I was Vice-President of Member Relations. I was born and raised in Lamar, Missouri, went to school in Springfield (Southwest Missouri State) and subsequently worked in Springfield and Branson before moving to Atlanta in 1987 to work with one of my best friends.
We are routinely looking for industry personalities, from firms large, small and in between, who have insights, success stories to tell and good perspectives to share. We have A Number of “A Cup of Coffee with…” interviews in the pipeline, so we hope you will enjoy these exclusive interviews with …
An MHMSM.com exclusive interview with Chris Olvera
1) Who, What and Where:
Chris Olvera, former editor of the venerable Manufactured Home Merchandiser Magazine and freelance writer for www.demandstudios.com, specializing in creating high-quality, reader-friendly content for the 21st century.
2) Background (brief Educational/Professional snapshot before entering the factory-built housing arena):
Graduate of Columbia College in Chicago; was associate editor of CSP, a trade magazine for convenience store owners; was editor of the Villa Park Review, a weekly community newspaper; and interned at Barfly, a bi-weekly newspaper covering Chicago’s bar scene.
An MHMSM.com exclusive interview with Doug Gorman
1) Who, What and Where: (Your name, and your role/job title at Home-Mart, your association roles, etc.)
Doug Gorman, President, Home-Mart, Inc. Doug says “You are welcome to have the coffee, I will have cocoa. I have never had a cup of coffee in my life.”
Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee Member
Appointed by Secretary Mel Martinez in 2001 at the time of its creation.
Currently serve as chair of Regulatory Enforcement Subcommmittee
Manufactured Housing Education Institute board member and past chairman
Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma (MHAO) board member and past president
Co-Chairman for The Great Southwest Home Show sponsored by MHAO.