On The Move
Earl E. McLeod, Jr. Wins Association Excellence Award
Aug 15, 2012
COLUMBIA, SC - August 15, 2012 - The Association Excellence Awards recipients were honored at the annual awards luncheon at the National Association of Home Builders Association Leadership Institute on August 9 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Earl E. McLeod, Jr. of the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia recently received the Career Achievement Award.
The Career Achievement Award
The Career Achievement Award is named in honor of Seldon Hale, a man truly dedicated to his family, friends, career and colleagues. Hale was a former executive officer who served as a field representative for NAHB, helping local associations better serve their diverse membership. The award pays tribute to EOs who exemplify the highest level of dedication, loyalty, and commitment and is the highest recognition that can be awarded in the EOC.
Earl McLeod became the Executive Director at HBA of Greater Columbia in 1983. For nearly 30 years Earl has led the association, producing outstanding results.
The level of political involvement by members of the association since Earl started in 1983 has been tremendous. Through Earl’s leadership in government affairs he has kept the association active in the local, state and national government processes.
Earl was instrumental in creating specialized councils: Remodelers, Sales and Marketing, Land Development and a Green Building Council. Through his efforts, Earl has received many awards, including the Outstanding Executive Officer Council Award for Demonstrating Remodeling Excellence, given by the NAHB Remodelers Council. In 2001, Earl was inducted in the South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame.
Even through the recent economic downturn the membership has held a strong at over 800 members and continues to grow thanks to his consistent drive to strengthen the organization.
Earl is recognized as a leader in his field locally, throughout the state and by his peers around the country. He His ability to network outside the association and bring groups together has worked well for the organization and many others.