Nat Hodgson, who has served as executive director and chief executive officer of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association for nearly five years, is departing the association to accept a job as branch manager at USI Silver State Specialties.

His last day at the association will be March 31. 
Hodgson took the helm at SNHBA in June 2012 upon the retirement of former longtime Executive Director Irene Porter. Hodgson has worked in the homebuilding industry nearly 25 years, most notably with Pulte Homes. Hodgson will resume an active role in the association, as a past president, on the SNHBA board of directors.
SNHBA Government Affairs Director Matt Walker will serve as interim executive director. Walker joined the association in 2015 as government affairs director. In that capacity, he manages and directs the association's government affairs programs and policies. He serves as an association lobbyist and liaison to state and local government entities.

USI is a leading national construction services provider of installed insulation and related services to custom and production builders, contractors and homeowners. In 2015, USI acquired Silver State Specialties, a North Las Vegas-based insulation and specialty services contractor. The company was established in 2005 by Bill Ickes. USI Silver State Specialties is a member of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association.