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Granger MacDonald Elected Third Vice Chairman of NAHB

February 6, 2014 - Granger MacDonald, a Kerrville, Texas-based builder and developer with 40 years of experience in the home building industry, was elected as the 2014 third vice chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during the association’s International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

MacDonald is president of the MacDonald Companies, a diverse development, construction, and management enterprise with more than 35 neighborhoods completed throughout Texas.

“We expect the housing industry to continue to strengthen in 2014 and will work with Congress and regulators to ensure we do not impede the ongoing recovery,” said MacDonald. “Specifically, we will be urging policymakers to protect the mortgage interest deduction, maintain a federal backstop for housing to ensure a reliable and adequate flow of credit to keep homeownership and rental housing affordable, and resolve a flawed appraisal process that has negatively affected property values.”

MacDonald has been active in the NAHB leadership structure at the local, state and national levels throughout his career. A senor life director, he has served on the NAHB Board of Directors for more than 30 years and is a member of the NAHB Executive Board.

He has also served as chairman on several influential NAHB committees and councils, including the Federal Government Affairs Committee, the State and Local Government Affairs Committee, the Housing Credit Group, the Multifamily Council and BUILD-PAC, the political action committee of NAHB.

MacDonald was elected president of the Texas Association of Builders in 2010 and is a member of the Texas Hill Country Builders Association, the Greater San Antonio Builders Association, the Home Builders Association of San Angelo and the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.

Actively involved in his community, he has had years of experience working with and serving on governmental commissions and boards. He served on the Kerrville/Kerr County Airport Board and the City of Austin Planning Commission. He was also chairman of the City of Austin Environmental Board and president of the Upper Guadalupe River Authority.

He and his wife, Kathy, reside in the Texas Hill Country. His second-in-command in the MacDonald Companies is his son, T. Justin MacDonald, also a long-term member of NAHB.

NAHB’s newly elected senior officers serve on a multi-year leadership ladder. MacDonald will become chairman of NAHB’s Board of Directors in 2017.