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 Director

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.


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.


Kathy Decker

Business Development & Membership Director

Kathy Decker recently joined the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association as the lead for business development activities. Her primary focus will be building and promoting membership opportunities and revenue growth across SAHBA programs, services and events.

Decker comes to SAHBA after five years as a development manager for the Arizona Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, where she was responsible for increasing donor revenue across JDRF Signature events; The Promise Ball Gala, One Walk and Outreach events.



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