Leadership


The HBAM Senior Officers are elected annually by the Board of Directors at the Fall Board of Directors Meeting.

Bill Benedetto
2015 President

Bendetto has been a member of the HBA of Jackson (HBAJ) for over 20 years. During that time, he has been active on many committees and the board of directors serving as HBA of Jackson president in 1999 and 2000. He continues his service as a local life director and a life director for HBAM and NAHB. Email

Charles Thompson
2015 First Vice President

Thompson has been a licensed builder since 1978 and owns Thompson Builders in Sandusky.  Thompson is a member of the HBA of the Thumb as well as the HBAM and NAHB, and served as a local officer, a state director, a member of the executive board while being active in the local legislative arena and contributing to Friends of Housing.  Email

L.R. Swadley, CGB
2015 Treasurer

Swadley has been a community developer and builder of  custom homes, condominiums, commercial buildings and senior housing in Marquette, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula for more than 35 years.  He has developed many neighborhoods, with strong emphasis on conservation areas, trails and creative land planning. He has been active in his local, state and national HBAs for his entire professional career.  As a result of being elected as a senior officer, Swadley is in line to become the first builder from the Upper Peninsula to be president of the HBA of Michigan.  Email

Rich Kligman
2015 Secretary

Kligman is a third generation builder/remodeler with 22 years in the home building industry and graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Building Construction Management.  He has served as the HBA of Southeastern Michigan president and currently serves as a director of the HBAM Board of Directors, the NAHB Board of Directors and the HomeAid of Southeastern Michigan Board of Directors.  Kligman has received recognitions including Builder of the Year and Southeastern Michigan's Young Builder of the Year.  Email

Tony Bosco, CAPS, CGA, CGP
2015 Associate Senior Officer

Bosco has been active in the HBA of Saginaw for many years and serves on the board.  He has received the Saginaw Distinguished Service Award in 1997-1998, the Associate of the Year Aware in 2001 and the 2009 Bill Polley BUILD-PAC Award as well as being inducted into the NAHB Society of Honored Associates in 2007. Email

Rich Kogelschatz, CGB, CAPS
2015 Immediate Past President
Kogelschatz of Heartland Builders LLC, Rockford, is an active member in the home-building industry. In addition to HBAM, he is also a director of Green Built Michigan, immediate past president for the HBA of Greater Grand Rapids Board of Directors and a NAHB director. Email


2015 Regional and Associate Vice Presidents

The Regional Vice Presidents are elected by the director members from their region to communicate problems or concerns to the state and to transmit state issues to the region. The Associate Vice President represents the associate membership.

Region I Vice President - Roger Papineau
Represents Grand Traverse, Northern, Mid-Northern, Upper Peninsula and North Central Lakes

Region II Vice President - Tom Bailey
Represents Bay, Central, Mid-Eastern, Midland, NorthWest and Saginaw

Region III Vice President - Jack Vander Muelen
Represents Grand Rapids, Lakeshore and West

Region IV Vice President - Jeff Smith
Represents Barry, Western and Southwestern

Region V Vice President - Mike Parks
Represents Jackson, Lansing and Livingston

Region VI Vice President - Mike Zemla
Represents Flint, Shiawassee and Thumb

Region VII Vice President - Norman Finkelstein
Represents Southeastern, Lenawee, Monroe

Associate Vice President - Mike Tribble