Northwest Housing Association Press Releases

Clark Hired as Northwest Housing Association Executive Director

April 11, 2022

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Northwest Housing Association, which represents the Washington state manufactured housing industry, recently hired Lance Clark, CAE, as Executive Director.

Clark brings two decades of association management and building industry experience to the position left open by the recent retirement of long-time executive director Joan Brown. He has served in executive roles for several building and real estate associations as well as operating his own association management consulting firm.

“Lance’s executive experience will help advance our goal of providing Washingtonians with affordable, high-quality homes,” explained Patrick Faes, Northwest Housing Association (NHA) president and manufacturing director for Skyline Champion Homes. “Our 47-year-old association serves as a critical resource to Washington homeowners. We also provide our retailer and manufacturer members with government affairs advocacy, marketing and industry outreach services.”

“I am excited to serve as NHA’s executive and support members during a time of dynamic growth in manufactured home sales,” Clark said.

Clark, a graduate of the University of Montana, holds the prestigious American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation and is an active member of both ASAE and the Washington Society of Association Executives (WSAE). Clark has served on a number of state and national boards in leadership positions including past WSAE Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity spokesperson and national committee member on water and environmental resource committees. A native of Montana, Clark has lived and worked in the Pacific Northwest for the past decade.

The Northwest Housing Association (NHA) is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to increasing the availability of unsubsidized affordable housing and to educating Washington homebuyers about modern, precision-built manufactured housing. The NHA supports members with training, continuing education and information to ensure that people who design, build, install, sell and finance manufactured homes have access to best industry practices. 

Manufactured housing, which is built to a national HUD code, is an important source of affordable housing for 22 million households across the nation. The factory-built industry produces about 90,000 homes a year and contributes around $2.6 billion to the U.S. economy. Every year about 10 percent of new homes are factory-built. In Washington, manufactured homes offer a solution for residents seeking a path to sustainable homeownership for their families.

Lance Clark, (360) 357-5650

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