The struggles in the homebuilding market have resulted in the Home Builders Association of Charlotte deciding to eliminate the executive vice president position by the end of this year, The Mecklenburg Times learned Thursday.
That means Mark Baldwin’s position will no longer exist after Dec. 31. He has been with the HBA for 10 years.
Diane Virkler, who handled public relations and sponsorships, will also be terminated and her position cut. She has been with the HBA for more than 25 years.
Like many HBAs across the region and country, the Charlotte group has suffered from declining membership numbers in the Great Recession. At its peak, in 2007, it had almost 2,000 members. Today, it has fewer than 900.
The organization counts as its members 278 builders, 431 associates and 173 affiliates.