2017 HBA Executive Committee for the Board of Directors
2017 President, Vanessa Jenkins, Preston Development and Realty
Vanessa Jenkins, Executive VP for Preston Development Company. Preston’s primary focus is residential development in Wake County and a major project in Chatham County. Vanessa joined Preston Development Company in 1991. A licensed North Carolina Real Estate Broker and MIRM, Vanessa is engaged in property acquisition, development and serves as the liaison between builders, neighborhoods, sales teams, and marketing implementation for Preston Development Company. Prior to joining Preston Development Company, Vanessa was involved in commercial leasing and commercial property management. Vanessa has been an active member of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh – Wake County and has served on its Board of Directors for the past six years. While a board member she has served as Build-PAC Chair, Parade of Homes Executive Committee, Parade Committee, MAME Committee and received a 2013 Presidential Award.
In additional to her involvement with the HBA, Vanessa is current past Chairman for the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce.
Past President, Douglas Ball, DEB Development Services, Inc.
Douglas Ball is a residential and commercial real estate developer in Southern Wake County. His company is involved in building homes, developing land, managing residential and commercial properties, and third party project management services.
Douglas earned his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering in 1993 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He also is a licensed Broker-in-Charge with the NC Real Estate Commission.
In addition to the duties of the Wake HBA, Douglas serves on the Board of Directors for the Wake County Planning Board, Garner Chamber of Commerce, Four Oaks Bank and is a current member of the NC Self storage Association.
Douglas is also actively engaged in his community and is a member of Garner Mid-Day Rotary Club, Advisory Board Member with the Poole Family YMCA, as well as an active volunteer in the Garner Civitan Club, Triangle Down Syndrome Network, and lifelong member of Plymouth Church. Douglas is married to Jane Ball and is the proud father to four children.
Vice President Associates, Allen Oliver
Allen C. Oliver, MBA, is the CFO Meredith Communications. Originally from Miami, FL, Allen attended Carson Long Military Academy where he learned about the importance of service, discipline, and patriotism. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science from Emery Riddle University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology. He has worked at Meredith Communications for 12 years as CFO but his unofficial title is “Operations.” Meredith Communications is a digital marketing agency that specializes in home builder marketing.
First Vice President, Blake Massengill, Massengill Design Build
J. Blake Massengill, CAPS, is president of Massengill Design-Build, a full-service building company located in the Triangle area. He is a second generation builder with many years of experience in the building industry. Massengill holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from North Carolina State University.
In addition to home building, Massengill is Mayor Pro-Tem of the Town of Fuquay Varina, first elected in 2013. He also owns Acute Property Management and deVintage Realty.
Massengill Design Build is the recipient of numerous Gold, Silver and Bronze Wake County Parade of Homes awards. In 2014, Massengill was honored to be named the Wake County Builder of the Year by the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County. In 2015, Professional Builder magazine named Massengill to its 40 Under 40 List, which recognizes the latest crop of bright young superstars in the home building industry. Blake is an active member of the HBA, serving on several committees.
Second Vice President, Jeff Logsdon
Treasurer, Randy Walker
Randy Walker, President and co-owner of Walker DesignBuild, has spent nearly 25 years in the custom home building industry. Prior to that, with a CPA and MBA background, Randy spent 15 years as a financial executive including a stint with Price Waterhouse, an international accounting firm, followed by two startups in the environmental laboratory testing industry.
A Virginia native, Randy earned his B.S. in Accounting at Virginia Tech in 1974 and then returned in 1978 to obtain an M.B.A. In addition to his involvement with the HBA where he has served in the past on the Board of Directors as well as the Parade of Homes Executive Committee and POH committee, he is also on the Advisory Board of Union Bank.
Randy is also actively involved in his community as a member of the Cary-Page Rotary Club, Rotary District 7710 Treasurer, and Christ the King Lutheran Church. Randy and his wife, Cindy, live in Cary and have been residents of the Triangle since 1981 and are proud parents of two children and five grandchildren.
Secretary, Melissa Langdale, OnQ Financial
Melissa Langdale fell in love with the mortgage business in 2002! Her passion for helping the community and knack for numbers made this a perfect industry for her. Throughout her years in the mortgage industry, she has been a Processor, Originator, Branch Manager, and Sales Manager. Currently she is the Area Manager for OnQ Financial.
Because she has consistently provided excellent customer service and value to the building industry, she was named “Mortgage Professional of the Year” for the Triangle Sales and Marketing Council's MAME awards in 2012 and 2014.
Melissa currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Board of Directors of the Wake County HBA, on the Executive committee for the Triangle Sales and Marketing council and the Board of Directors for the Raleigh Mortgage Bankers Association. All of these associations allow her to give back to the building and mortgage business and make further contributions that can help to grow our industry.
Appointee to Executive Committee, Cindy Sheldon
Cindy Young Sheldon, a Branch Manager of the Triad and Triangle Division for DR Horton, was the 2012 HBA President. Her involvement with the HBA over the last twenty years include serving on the Parade of Homes Committee, Chairing the Build-PAC committee, coordinating Scholarship Task Force, as well as holding various positions on the HBA Board of Directors and Executive Committee. For the National Association of Home Builders, Cindy has served as a National Director and on their National Housing Finance Committee.
In addition to her dedicated involvement with the association, Cindy also serves her community. She was Director of the Fuquay-Varina Economic Development Commission and an Elected Commissioner for the Town of Fuquay-Varina.
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