It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Builders Exchange. Thank you for placing your confidence in me to represent you and serve the Board of Directors and the Membership of this fine organization as we strive to build on past successes and move into the future. While our businesses, families and community face many challenges as we rebuild after the "great recession", it is imperative that we stay strong and focused on the advocacy efforts that will help us weather the current economic storm. We must develop new and innovative ideas to make our businesses stronger and prepare for the future.
We must work with our elected officials to ensure a business friendly environment. We must engage and educate our elected leaders, so they understand that excessive regulations and exactions place unnecessary burdens on our businesses. We must work with government officials at the local, State and Federal levels to create a strong regional economy that will continue to thrive for many years into the future.
To face these challenges and ensure the success of our efforts, we need you to continue to support the Gulf Coast Builders Exchange and our members. Now more than ever, members must commit to work with members to strengthen member businesses and our local economy. We must further strengthen the Exchange by increasing our membership and thereby strengthening our voice for our industry and our issues.