ATLANTA, Georgia – Jim Chapman, president of The Home Builders Association of Georgia (HBAG), and president of Vinings-based Jim Chapman Communities, announced that HBAG Government Affairs Director Austin Hackney has been named Executive Vice President of the state association. Hackney has been with the Home Builders Association of Georgia since 2013.
“Austin brings his knowledge and familiarity with HBAG and our members to his new leadership role. He also brings an enthusiasm for improvements and a bold plan of action that will provide a strong foundation for the future of HBAG,” said Chapman. “We are excited about what the future holds with Austin at the helm.”
Hackney recently finished a two-year term as Chairman of the Georgia Capitol Real Estate Trade Group. He also represents HBAG within the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, the Georgia Professional Lobbyists Association and the Georgia Society of Association Executives. HBAG is the trade association representing more than 3,400 builder and associate member across the state. The association is dedicated to creating, promoting, and protecting an ongoing successful environment for affordable housing for the benefit of its members and the citizens of Georgia. www.hbag.org