Tuesday / Jan 9, 2018


  • Jerry Howard

    CEO / NAHB

    Jerry Howard, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Home Builders, has over 25 years of association experience and a lifetime in the housing industry. Jerry began his association career at the National Association of Realtors, where he served as a Legislative Analyst for tax issues. Prior to joining NAHB, Jerry served as the Chief Lobbyist for the National Council of State Housing Agencies where he was instrumental in the development of the low-income housing tax credit as part of the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

  • Jim Shelton

    VP of Sales, Marketing R&D / Panasonic

    Development, manufacture and sales of products such as lighting fixtures, lamps, wiring devices, solar photovoltaic systems, water-related products, interior furnishing materials, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment, air purifiers, nursing-care and bicycle related products.

  • Chris Cazzolli

    Area Sales Manager- Florida / James Hardie

    Currently the Area Sales Manager in Florida, Chris has over 13 years of tenure at James Hardie. Prior to being an Area Sales Manager, Chris worked on National Accounts and spent time working with customers across the US using James Hardie Products.

  • Jesse Marcus

    Director, Residential & Commercial Business Development / PERC

    Jesse leads the residential and commercial market portfolio for PERC and is responsible for maximizing propane consumption in these segments. He focuses on new product launches, protecting and growing existing markets, reviewing emerging markets, building fresh market ideas and thrusts, and identifying and evaluating new market opportunities.

  • Steven Delarge

    CEO & President / LIXIL Water Technology Americas

    Steven Delarge is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of LIXIL Water Technology Americas, a business unit of LIXIL Corporation, a global building products company. Delarge was promoted to this position October 2015, after serving as Acting CEO since January 2015. In this role, he is responsible for managing North and South America business activities for the LIXIL brands American Standard, DXV, and GROHE, as well as overseeing the leadership teams for sales, marketing, engineering, supply chain, legal, and human resources team.  Prior to joining American Standard, Delarge spent more than 25 years with GE in financial and planning roles for numerous operating units, which included working globally and living in Latin America and China.

  • Lita Dirks

    CEO / Lita Dirks & Co.

    Lita Dirks, owner of Lita Dirks & Co., is an award-winning, nationally recognized leader in model home merchandising. Lita's contributions to the industry include judging national and regional design competitions, conducting lectures and seminars and authoring nationally published articles. Her professional affiliations include MIRM (Master in Residential Marketing), ULI (Urban Land Institute), NAHB 55+ Housing Council, NAHB Design Committee, NSMC (National Sales & Marketing Council), IIDA (International Interior Design Association), as well as a Seniors Housing Marketing Specialist with a CAASH designation.

  • Donald Aheron

    VP / Nationwide Homes

    Nationwide Homes is a leading builder of high performance modular homes for single family or multi-family residences, commercial structures and remodeling additions; with a reputation for high quality, design flexibility, and innovative marketing.

    Mark Kelly

    VP Sales & Marketing / Palm Harbor Homes, Inc.

    Kelly has 33 years of experience in the homebuilding industry, beginning in Texas as a retail sales consultant for a manufactured housing network, Mobile America. In 1987, he joined Palm Harbor Homes as a District Sales Manager on the production and wholesale side of the industry, and with the exception of a two-year break, his entire career has been with Palm Harbor Homes and Cavco Industries. Kelly currently serves as the President of the Florida Manufactured Housing Association.


  • James Hardie


    Beautifully capture any home style with the authentic design and uncompromising performance of James Hardie® fiber cement siding and trim enhanced with ColorPlus® Technology finishes.

  • NAHB


    Celebrating its 75th anniversary, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) helps its members build communities. A federation of more than 700 state and local associations, NAHB represents more than 140,000 members, one-third being home builders and remodelers. The rest work in closely related specialties such as sales and marketing, housing finance, and manufacturing and supplying building materials. Each year, NAHB's members construct about 80% of the new homes built in the United States. NAHB serves as the voice of America's housing industry, ensuring that housing is a national priority and that all Americans have access to safe, decent and affordable housing.

  • Panasonic


    Panasonic is the premier manufacturer of powerful, energy-efficient ventilation fans that quietly exhaust unhealthy, unpleasant or moist air from your home or business. Contractors, builders, architects and homeowners rely on us for our quality and for the wide array of solutions we offer—from bathroom fans with both motion and humidity sensors to remote in-line fans.

  • PERC


    The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is a check-off program established, operated, and funded by the propane industry. The only energy council of its kind, PERC leads safety and training efforts among propane retailers and consumers and drives technology development to expand adoption of propane as a clean, domestic, and affordable energy source. PERC programs benefit a variety of industries including fleet vehicle management, landscape and golf, residential and commercial building, agriculture, and material handling.