Hopper to assume role as Indiana Builders Association Governmental Affairs Director

Hopper to assume role as Indiana Builders Association Governmental Affairs Director

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Builders Association (IBA) is pleased to announce that Carlie Hopper will assume the position of Governmental Affairs Director. Hopper formerly served the association as Regulatory Affairs Director.

In her new position, Hopper will serve as a lobbyist with the Indiana General Assembly and will see her role expanded in regulatory affairs and building codes.Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 1.31.21 PM

“Carlie has a keen understanding of issues impacting the building industry and a strong working knowledge of the legislative and regulatory process within state government,” said IBA Chief Executive Officer Rick Wajda. “Her new responsibilities will further enhance our advocacy position.”

Hopper joined the association in 1999 as Member Services Director. She quickly took on a plethora of responsibilities including organizing the annual state leadership conference; overseeing all membership activities including recruitment, retention, tracking, reporting, and local development; and administering the national designation programs offered in Indiana. Hopper also coordinated the Indiana Quality Assurance Builder Standards program. Hopper received a Political Science degree from Indiana State University.

Tom Havens, IBA’s Governmental Affairs Director for the last three years, has accepted a position with the Indiana Electric Cooperatives as their Legislative Counsel and Advocacy Manager.

“We thank Tom for his service to the industry and wish him well in his new position,” said Wajda. “Many of the electric cooperatives are members of the association and actively engaged at the local level. We look forward to continuing that strong relationship at the state level with Tom in his new capacity.”

About the Indiana Builders Association

The Indiana Builders Association (IBA) is a statewide trade organization representing Indiana’s home building, remodeling and light commercial construction industry. Established in 1952, IBA has 27 local affiliates organized into eight geographic areas across Indiana. IBA, along with its affiliates, are associated with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C. The organization works to educate its members, the general public, elected officials and regulatory bodies to maintain and develop workable and affordable regulations and laws that enable the citizens of Indiana to own a home. More information can be found at www.buildindiana.org.


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