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  • 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.

    jsmith@TulsaHBA.com

  • Stacey Bayles

    Director of Association Issues 

  • 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!”

    sgentry@TulsaHBA.com 

    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.  

     

  • Anna Frieden

    Director of Marketing and Public Relations

    Employed with the HBA since October 2021, Anna's favorite event is Builder Appreciation Night.  "It's so fun seeing everyone dressed for the occasion and beautiful venue. I love seeing the members treat each other as family and having a great time."

    afrieden@TulsaHBA.com

    Contact Anna for media, advertising opportunities, Home Building News magazine, and membership spotlights.  

  • Blake Howard

    Director of Member Engagement

    Blake began on March 1st, 2022, right before the Home & Garden Show. It didn’t take long for him to witness the power of comradery and collaboration amongst our members. He says, "Outside of the Home & Garden Show and our membership mixers, the Professional Women in Building Council’s Women, Wine and Wood event at Forest Ridge has been my favorite event so far."

    bhoward@tulsahba.com

    Contact Blake for Chapters, Councils, and Member Events

  • Amaris Burris

    Office Manager

    aburris@TulsaHBA.com

  • 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!"

    caleb@tulsahba.com

    Contact Caleb for Mike Fretz Event Center rental