The National Association of Home Builders honored Home Builders Association of Greenville CEO Michael Dey with its inaugural Local Executive Officer of the Year Award during the International Builders’ Show in Orlando. The award recognizes the dedication, loyalty and commitment of Home Builders Association Chief Executive Officers who stand out for consistently promoting the value of membership and working tirelessly on behalf of their members and the NAHB Federation during the past year.
This award is unique, as the NAHB staff senior management team nominated the candidates and the officers selected the winners. Each winner received a $1,000 check, and contributions to the National Housing Endowment/Executive Officers Council Student Scholarship Fund were made in each of their names.
“Association executive officers are often the unsung heroes of the National Association of Home Builders Federation. They do yeoman’s work to serve our members and advance the needs of the housing industry,” said NAHB CEO Jerry Howard during the award presentation.
Dey joined the Home Builders Association of Greenville in 2007 as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer. He manages the association, which has 600 members and produces the Southern Home and Garden Show, Parade of Homes, and Tour of New Homes, and administers the Approved Professional Builder program.
Dey has spent 20 years working with and representing building and real estate-related associations and businesses. He was previously a lobbyist for the Home Builders Association of South Carolina and the South Carolina Association of Realtors. Additionally, he has held government affairs positions with the home builders associations in Atlanta, GA, and Winston-Salem, NC. Dey is currently the President of the Executive Officers Council of the National Association of Home Builders.
He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Journalism. He and his wife, Karen, an executive with South State Bank, have two adult children, Patrick, an architect in Denver, Colorado, and Stacey, a healthcare administrator in West Columbia, South Carolina.
Installation as 2017 Executive Officers Council Chair
Michael also was installed as the 2017 Executive Officers Council President at a separate meeting at the International Builders’ Show. In this role, Michael leads the executive officers of local and state Home Builders Associations as Chair of their council. The leadership and innovative thinking proven in his role in Greenville has prepared him well for this position.
About the Home Builders Association of Greenville
The Home Builders Association of Greenville was founded on January 16, 1960. The association was officially organized and chartered as an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders on that date in 1960. The association was formed so home builders and other professionals in the home building industry could work together and cooperate in promoting the industry, new homes, home remodeling, repairs and improvements, and other areas of interest to the home building industry. The association began with a few dedicated members and has grown to almost 500-member firms today. For more information, please call 864-254-0133, or visit http://www.hbaofgreenville.com.