David Godlewski


David stepped into the top executive position for the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association in April 2011 after having served as its government liaison for three years.

Before that, he managed political and policy initiatives for trade association and corporate clients of Sterling Corporation, a premier Michigan political and issue management consulting firm.

David is where members are, from SAHBA committee and member events to informal meetings and lunches. He fulfills committee and board directives, plans and implements SAHBA activities and serves as the association’s public spokesman.

“I enjoy getting to know members and collaborating on how SAHBA can better assist them and their companies,” he says.


Shawn Cote

Government Affairs Associate

Shawn coordinates and manages SAHBA government relations efforts with Pima County and the four municipalities within the county. He’s our liaison between building industry members and local government.

He’s well-qualified for the job. Shawn worked as the government affairs director for the Southwest Montana Building Industry Association. Having grown up in the family construction business, Shawn has been closely involved with the building industry for over 20 years.

Shawn is committed to ensuring SAHBA members have a continued voice in the future growth and development of Southern Arizona.


Jennifer Bailey

Home Show Manager

Jennifer manages the twice a year Show for the association. Her work includes booth sales, helping exhibitors, marketing, serving as the Show Spokesperson and coming up with new ideas to make the well-established, 44 year old show, fresh each time.

Her experience in event planning and fundraising at both the University of Arizona and Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona has made it an easy transition as home show manager.

Jennifer grew up in the Tucson home building community. SAHBA feels like a natural fit to her.


Noel Kurtz

Director of Special Events

Noël Kurtz has been named the Director of Special Events for the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association.  Her major focus will be launching the Parade of Homes in early 2018.  Noel previously served as the Home Show Director for SAHBA, where she oversaw the organization’s twice yearly home shows which attract hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest in home improvement, gardening and outdoor living.

Noel has worked for two large builders in Tucson – Meritage Homes and Pulte/Del Webb.  She is a University of Arizona graduate and worked for the UA coordinating new student orientations and recruitment events for six years. Additionally, she co-chaired several major fundraising events for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oshkosh, WI and Columbus, OH.


Sara Rohde

Membership Director

With an extensive background in marketing communications, public relations and creative events, Sara Rohde is well suited to her role as SAHBA’s membership director. She’s looking forward to developing key relationships and partnerships to help advance SAHBA’s priorities, and add even more value to your membership.

Sara has led marketing and sales teams for the University of Arizona Student Union, Madaras Gallery, and a trade association and mid-size YMCA association in Georgia, which grew five-fold. She also served on the YMCA of the USA national marketing advisory board for seven years.

We hope you will meet Sara soon to share ideas and feedback to expand this great membership together and its impact on Southern Arizona. 



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