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Springfield HBA Staff Biographies

THE professional staff of the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield carries out the day to day functions and management of the association, acts on behalf of HBA members in association advocacy efforts, manages association events and activities, and delivers association member benefits directly to members on a full-time, day-to-day basis. The primary function of the staff is to execute the vision, priorities and policies that serve HBA members, as set by the board of directors. The staff team is led by the CEO, who is hired by and reports directly to the HBA Board of Directors.

Charlyce Ruth

Charlyce Ruth

CEO

Charlyce Ruth serves as the CEO of the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield. Charlyce holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and a minor in economics from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington.

Charlyce’s professional background includes more than 20 years in the construction industry. While living in Seattle, Washington, she worked for a commercial construction company. She then moved to Springfield and worked for a residential construction company. At both companies, she was responsible for job costing and working with scheduling.

Since coming to work for the HBA in the fall of 1999, Charlyce has been instrumental in the planning of all of the HBA annual events, maintaining the financial records for the HBA, the HBA Charitable Foundation and the Coalition for Building a Better Tomorrow and serving as the staff liaison to the HBA Charitable Foundation. Now as the CEO, Charlyce is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the HBA.

Charlyce’s husband, Jeff, is employed with the City of Springfield at the Springfield-Branson Airport. Jeff collects and restores antique tractors and steam engines, and serves on the Early Days Gas Engine & Tractor Association board, The Steam Engine Association board and the Model T board.


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Aaron Wahlquist

Aaron Wahlquist

Communications Director

Aaron Wahlquist serves as Communications Director of the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield. Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Missouri State University and a Master of Science in Communications with emphasis in Advertising from the University of Tennessee.

Since 1991 Aaron has been involved in communications, advertising, graphics, publications and web development including:

  • Publications Director, Pellissippi State Community College – Continuing Education
  • Art Director, Perkin Marketing
  • Owner of justADhumor, inc – 1995 until present

Aaron performed Stand-Up Comedy between 1997 and 2000 -  making people laugh is one of his hobbies.

As Communications Director he is responsible for the coordination of all publications, e-publications, social media, website, advertising and sponsorship sales as well in-house graphic design. Aaron also works closely with ADsmith Marketing & Advertising in the branding of the HBA of Greater Springfield.

Aaron and his wife Kim have three outstanding children Lacey, Hannah and Keaton. No longer on earth with them is their son Tanner who passed at age 12, but shall never be forgotten.


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Addie Ferber

Event Coordinator

The HBA of Greater Springfield is pleased to introduce our new Event Coordinator, Addie Ferber. Addie brings 16 years of marketing and communications experience to the HBA. She has spent her career designing creative campaigns and commercials to engage viewers of KY3, KSPR and The Ozarks CW, as well as planning major events for the stations.


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Miles Ross

Government Affairs Specialist

Miles Ross founded Veritas Public Relations in 2011 and began working with the HBA in the role of Government Affairs Specialist in 2013. Miles works closely with area municipalities and the state legislature monitoring building code changes and legislation that affects the building industry.


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Emily Fletcher

Administrative Assistant

Emily Fletcher serves as Administrative Assistant of the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield. Her professional experience includes Production Manager for a flower shop and an Executive Assistant for a local printing company.

Emily and her husband are life long Springfield residents.


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