SNHBA Public Affairs Director Monica Caruso will retire from the association at the end of the year after 37 years of service.
The association hired her in 1980 as editor of the monthly "Silver Spike" newspaper, and later, as editor of the annual "Homer Awards" program magazine. In October 1999, she joined the association full-time as the director of public affairs.
In addition to media and public relations' duties, Caruso manages the association's events, including the popular and successful spring and fall golf tournaments. She produces the monthly Builder Brief e-newsletter and social media posts. In 2016, she re-instated the education program offered by the National Association of Home Builders. She is the staff liaison to the association's Golf, Promotions and Sales and Marketing committees.
"Monica has contributed significantly to the positive image and branding of the association in our community, and serves as a valuable source of institutional knowledge. She has earned the respect and admiration of our members. We wish her success in her future endeavors," said SNHBA Executive Director Nat Hodgson.
The association has promoted Matt Walker to vice president of government and community relations. He joined SNHBA in January 2015 to manage and direct the association's government affairs programs and policies. Also, he serves as an association lobbyist and liaison to state and local government entities.
In his new duties, Walker will develop and implement plans for government affairs on the local, state and federal levels; workforce development; public relations and community outreach; and member communications.
Amanda Moss is now director of government affairs. She will manage the association's government affairs programs and policies; serve as a liaison to local government entities; oversee the association's Green Building Program; and serve as staff liaison to the Codes, Community Planning and Infrastructure, and Land Use committees.