HBAV NAMES NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


Friday, April 21, 2016:

Mr. Craig Havenner, the 2017 President of the Home Builders Association of Virginia (HBAV) announced the Statewide Association has named M. Craig Toalson, the Chief Executive Officer of HBAV, effective July 1, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. 

For the previous 6 years, Craig has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Home Building Association of Richmond (HBAR), where he has led the organization to a 46% increase in membership, developed a legislative and regulatory strategy to significantly increase the effectiveness of HBAR before the Richmond area local governments and state and federal lawmakers that represent the region.  Craig has also led an effort by HBAR to significantly increase non-dues revenue through the Association’s endorsed programs and building partner and vendor relationships.  Prior to joining HBA of Richmond, Craig was General Manager for the Virginia Association of Automobile Dealers for 5 years.  He is a graduate of James Madison University.  Craig is the father of 2 sons, Preston age 6 and William age 5.  He and his wife Emily are expecting a 3rd child in August.

Joining Mr. Havenner on the HBAV Search Committee were HBAV Immediate Past President JM Snell, who served as Chairman of the Search Committee, HBAV First Vice President Shawn Callahan, HBAV Second Vice President Rob Frogale, HBAV Associate Vice President and Secretary Zach Straits, HBAV Executive Officer Council Chairman Jon Lindgren and HBAV Past Presidents John Napolitano, Rich Napier, Anthony Clatterbuck and John Stokely.  Also serving as a member of the Search Committee was HBAV General Counsel, William G. Thomas.

President Havenner thanked the HBAV Search Committee for their exhaustive efforts to recruit and hire the best candidate for the next Chief Executive Officer of HBAV, and congratulated Craig Toalson on being named our next CEO.

President Havenner also thanked the current HBAV Chief Executive Officer, Mike Toalson for his 20 years of service to HBAV.  Mike announced his plan to retire on June 30, 2017 at the Association’s 2016 HBAV Annual Convention in June, 2016.