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Operation Finally Home names executive director

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Operation Finally Home, a nonprofit organization that provides custom-built, mortgage-free homes for wounded, ill and injured veterans and surviving spouses across the country, recently named Rusty Carroll as executive director. In addition, the organization expanded its advisory board with the appointments of three new members.

Carroll joins Operation Finally Home with more than 20 years of experience in the building industry. Most recently, he served as director of corporate marketing for LP Building Products, where he has worked for the last 20 years. His responsibilities as executive director of Operation Finally Home include providing leadership and strategic and operational direction for staff and programs, as well as expansion and execution of the organization’s overall mission. 

“The wealth of knowledge Rusty gained while at LP has positioned him as an invaluable asset to the Operation Family Home team,” said Dan Wallrath, Operation Finally Home founder and president. 

At the same time, Operation Finally Home announced it added Ted Nugent, the rock musician and former talk-radio show host, to its advisory board.

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Morgan named chair of NAHB Professional Women in Building Council

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Carol Morgan, of mRELEVANCE in Atlanta, has been sworn in as the 2014 chair of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. 

Morgan will manage the council’s business and represent the interests of the council members throughout the NAHB. The council’s goals this year include building a broader base of leadership, integrating PWB into NAHB, increasing council membership, raising money for BUILD-PAC and increasing the number of PWB councils at the local level.

“PWB makes a difference in our industry and I am honored to be a part of the leadership of this group,” said Morgan. “I look forward to serving the members of this organization and am eager to work with these incredible women to address the issues impacting women in the industry, as well as to grow the organization nationwide and further expand our reach.” 

Morgan has served in a number of positions for the PWB, including vice chair in 2013, Region B trustee in 2012 and 2013, and communications chair in 2010 and 2011. At the local level, she helped found the Atlanta PWB chapter, which is now the largest local council in the nation. 

Morgan is the managing partner of Marketing Relevance, a marketing, communication and interactive agency with offices in Atlanta and Chicago. She is also the founder of atlantarealestateforum.com.

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Versatex hires Domrase in Chicago

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Versatex Trimboard hired Chad Domrase to join the regional market development team for Michigan and Chicago.

Domrase will report to regional sales manager Chris Hedlund. Active in the building products industry since 2006, Domrase acquired specialized experience with both 84 Lumber and Wimsatt Building Materials in Lansing, Mich.

Versatex Trimboard products are manufactured by Wolfpac Technologies of Pittsburgh. 

 

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