John N. Bowers Jr., assistant vice president of Nottingham Properties, became president of the Home Builders Association of Maryland Wednesday, as the group inducted its 1997 officers.
Bowers, 40, brings 20 years of building experience to the volunteer post.
He heads the residential land-development program for Nottingham, a Towson-based real estate developer.
Bowers started in the industry as a laborer with his father's custom homebuilding firm, John N. Bowers Inc., in 1975, and worked his way up to superintendent.
He was assistant director of governmental affairs for the Home Builders Association from 1982 to 1984, when he left to work as development manager for Newburn Development Corp. in Columbia. He joined Nottingham in 1985.
He is a past president and membership chairman of the association's Land Development Council, and has served on committees for the Howard County and Baltimore County chapters. He serves on the board of directors of the association, as well as on a separate board for the Maryland Builders Association, a lobbying organization.
Bowers, who lives in Westminster with his wife, Luanne, and their three children, graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1979 with a degree in political science.
During its annual banquet and general membership meeting, the Home Builders Association also inducted Howard Saslow of Encore Communities as first vice president; Martin P. Azola of Azola & Associates Inc. as vice president/treasurer; Jay Weiss of Ashley Custom homes, vice president/secretary; Glen Jackson of the Sentinel Title Corp., vice president/associate; and John P. Martonick of Multi-Properties Inc. as immediate past president.
Clark Turner of Clark Turner Homes was named 1996 Builder of the Year, and Chris Shigo of Sears Contract Sales was named 1996 Associate of the Year.
The nonprofit association acts as an advocate for the housing industry and offers education for its 1,200 member firms and the public.
Pub Date: 12/08/96