The Home Builders Association of Greater Austin (HBA) is pleased to announce that after an intensive, nationwide search, Taylor Jackson, CAE, MPA, has been selected as the next Chief Executive Officer for the HBA.
Taylor brings 12 years of experience in association and nonprofit management including 10 years at the Austin Apartment Association where she was recognized with multiple national awards for her success in workforce development and education programming which piloted in Austin and now is being mirrored in other cities nationally. Most recently, as the Senior Director, Organization Development for Goodwill of Central Texas she developed and aligned strategic initiatives as an executive division leader.
“Taylor was selected from a field of very qualified and experienced candidates,” says Joe Fowler, 2020 HBA Board President and principal of JHF Homes. “The decision was a difficult one that the Search Committee spent a lot of time discussing and debating. Ultimately, we chose Taylor because of her exceptional qualifications, enthusiasm and work ethic. We are excited to have her and look forward to her leadership.”
An involved member at the Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE), she served on task forces, committees, and as a facilitator for TSAE Leadership and the Certified Association Executive (CAE) prep courses, and received the TSAE Young Professional Award. Prior to working in organizational management, she spent seven years in the hotel and event planning field and holds a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation. Taylor has a deep understanding of member engagement strategies, operations and profit enhancements and building strategic partnerships, all key to association leadership.
“My ultimate goal is to ensure that the mission of the HBA — to advance the practice and professionalism of the home building industry in our community — remains at the forefront of everything we do,” says Jackson. “I look forward to working hand-in-hand with our board, our members, and our staff to grow the HBA and continue the important work already in place.”
A native Texan, Taylor was born and raised in San Antonio and has lived in Austin since 2001. She received her undergrad from Texas A & M University and Masters of Public Affairs from University of Texas at Austin.