Oct 13: At Home in Berks

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Christian D. Malesic, MBA, IOM of the Home Builders Association of Berks County

Berks Executive awarded



hristian D. Malesic, MBA, IOM of the Home Builders Association of Berks County (HBA), recently received the Best New Executive Officer award for 2012 from the Executive Officers Council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The award was presented by 2011 award recipient Ronny Parrish of the HBA of Tuscaloosa, AL during NAHB’s annual 2013 Association Leadership Institute


AT HOME IN BERKs october 2013

held in Portland, OR. Malesic became the Executive Officer (similar to CEO) of the HBA of Berks County in February 2012 following the retirement of his long-term predecessor, Ronald Rohrbach. The residential construction industry had experienced one of its biggest downturns in recorded history which had devastated the HBA over the previous five years. Membership was less than half of its all-time high, the association was deficit

spending, its “rainy-day fund” had practically run dry, and morale was dwindling.

Berks Gains Along with a dedicated team of leaders, Malesic spearheaded a number of projects to increase esprit de corps and regain momentum. Earlier this year, the HBA was recognized with three Best-in-Nation

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