Seiders to retire from NAHB

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has announced David Crowe as its new chief economist, replacing David Seiders, who is retiring after more than 20 years.

Crowe now serves as the NAHB’s senior staff vp-regulatory and housing policy. He has held several senior level positions in economics, housing policy and housing finance since he joined the NAHB in 1989. Prior to joining the NAHB, Crowe was the deputy director for the Division of Housing and Demographic Analysis in HUD's Office of Economic Affairs. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Kentucky.

Seiders joined the NAHB in 1984 and became chief economist in 1986. Prior to the NAHB, Seiders was a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington.  In 1981 to 1982, he served as chief policy analyst for housing finance for President Reagan's Commission on Housing.