07 Jan Jim Pressel elected 2016 Indiana Builders Association President
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Builders Association (IBA) Board of Directors recently elected Jim Pressel to serve as 2016 president. He is the 64th president of the association.
“Jim brings a wealth of experience to our association,” said IBA Chief Executive Officer Rick Wajda. “As the chief spokesperson for housing in 2016, Jim will direct the policy development for affordable housing and work for its implementation with the governor and Legislature.”
Pressel served as president of the Builders Association of LaPorte County for seven years and was on the board for 18 years. He was named LaPorte Builder of the Year in 2002 and 2006.
“It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the president of the Indiana Builders Association in 2016,” said Pressel. “I look forward to working together to ensure housing remains safe and affordable for all Hoosiers.”
Pressel helped start the New Prairie Building Trades vocational program that offers building trades classes to teach students the various elements of construction and has served on the board for nine years. He also served on the LaPorte County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors for four years and currently serves on the LaPorte County Planning Commission.
Pressel grew up on a farm in LaPorte County, which his father and sister still run today. He and his wife Becky have been married for 34 years and have two children and two grandchildren.
Other senior officers elected by the IBA Board of Directors include Vice President Lance Swank, Mishawaka; Treasurer Pat Richard, Lafayette; and Secretary Don Thieneman, Floyds Knobs.
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.