Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa ; ;
  • Association Staff

  • Jeffrey Smith

    Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer

    Jeffrey Smith has served as the HBA's Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer since 2015, but had prior experience with the Association as a Builder member under CedarRock Homes.  His HBA leadership ability was evident when he was installed as 2013 HBA President.  His favorite event is the Installation Gala which honors incoming HBA senior officers and recognizes outgoing Council leadership.


  • Sarah Gentry

    Director of Special Events 

    Sarah joined the HBA in May 2021 with 15 years of experience in hotel sales and catering.  Her favorite Association event is the Parade of Homes.  "I remember when I was too young to drive I would ask my dad to take me to look at the houses each year. He would only take me if I mapped out where to go and directed him.  It helped me learn my way around town before I even started driving! I have loved the Parade of Homes ever since and now I get to a part of it from the ground up!”


    Contact Sarah for the Home & Garden Show, Appetite for Construction, Parade of Homes, Evening of Giving, Home Remodeling Showcase, Installation Gala, and other special events.  


  • Julie Rivers

    Director of Membership

    With a background in hospitality in planning & executing events, in addition to member management for associations, Julie came to the HBA in November of 2022.  She mentions “My favorite events so far, are the monthly Membership Mixers, but what is most notable, is the team of staff members feels more like a family and the energy of the members is contagious!“


    Contact Julie for Memberships, Membership Committee, and monthly Member Mixers

  • Katrina Marie Meacham
    Director of Communications 

    Katrina Marie Meacham joined the HBA in January 2023. She has jumped in with her knowledge of non-profits and marketing and communications to this new role of director of communications. 


  • Amaris Burris

    Office Manager


    Amaris Burris, the dedicated office manager at the Home Builders Association (HBA), has discovered a profound passion and purpose through their role within the organization. This transformative journey has liberated them from the confines of a desk, offering the flexibility to adeptly manage the office while fostering meaningful connections with valued members.

    Immersing themselves in the dynamic community of the HBA, She has found joy and fulfillment in breaking away from traditional work routines. They actively engage with the community, building relationships and contributing significantly to the organization's overall success. The collaborative spirit and dedication of the entire HBA team have created a positive and empowering work environment where each member excels in their respective roles, making it a pleasure for [Your Full Name] to be part of such a capable and enthusiastic group.

    Outside the professional sphere, Amaris takes pleasure in life's simple joys. Cooking is a cherished pastime, allowing them to explore creativity in the kitchen and savor the joy of preparing delicious meals. Their unwavering commitment to family is evident, as they treasure moments spent with loved ones, creating memories that last a lifetime.

    In summary, Amaris' journey with the HBA has not only redefined their professional trajectory but has also enabled them to embrace personal interests outside of work. They eagerly anticipate continuing to contribute to the success of the HBA and building lasting connections within the vibrant community. To connect with Amaris Burris, feel free to reach out via email at aburris@TulsaHBA.com to share insights, exchange ideas, or discuss the exciting initiatives happening at the HBA!


  • Caleb Rice
    Mike Fretz Event Center Manager

    Caleb joined the HBA in January 2020. Shortly after he attended the Masked Singer, he "immediately loved the energy of the staff and the culture of the work place. I knew I was home!"


    Contact Caleb for Mike Fretz Event Center rental.