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.


  • 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!”


    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

  • 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."


    Contact Blake for Chapters, Councils, and Member Events

  • 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. She loves the camaraderie of the staff and members working together to further the mission of the HBA.


  • Amaris Burris

    Office Manager


  • 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.