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Leadership & Staff

Senior Officers

Don Allen

Don Allen  |  President

Aberdeen Land Company LLC — Fort Worth, Texas — Greater Ft Worth BA

Don Allen has been working in the single family development and homebuilding industry for over 40 years. He worked for 20 years as a consulting engineer, focusing on land development projects for large master planned as well as volume-oriented communities. He was also named the 1991 Young Engineer of the Year by the Fort Worth Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. Don first became involved in the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association (GFWBA) when new City of Fort Worth policies became an issue for homebuilders. He helped create and served on a committee to work with the city staff and council, reaching an agreement to amend the city policies to both side’s satisfaction. Since that time, he has remained involved with the GFWBA, focusing much of his efforts on political and government affairs issues. In 2017-18 he served as president of the GFWBA and remains a member of the Board of Directors. In 2019 he was named the local Developer of the Year by GFWBA. In 2015 Don was appointed a state director of the Texas Association of Builders. He quickly became involved in the Government Relations Committee and HOMEPAC. In 2020 and 2021 he served as chair of the Government Relations Committee and has testified on TAB’s behalf before state legislative committees.

Brett Martin

Brett Martin  |  First Vice President

Tilson Home Corp. — Houston, Texas — Greater Houston BA

Brett Martin has been involved with the building industry for the last 23 years. The first 11 years were spent providing construction financing to builders and permanent financing to homeowners. The last nine years he has served as Vice President of Real Estate Operations for Tilson Homes. Brett has served on the Audit and Finance Committees for the Texas Association of Builders (TAB) the past seven years. He has served as TAB’s Audit Committee Chairman and on TAB’s Executive Committee the past four years. Born in Pecos and raised in Lubbock and Houston, Brett graduated from Abilene Christian University with a BBA in Accounting and became a CPA. Brett started his accounting career as an auditor with Arthur Young & Co., specializing in finance, real estate, and construction.

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Chris Lyons |  Vice President/Secretary

HOME by Lyons — Amarillo, Texas — West Texas HBA

Chris Lyons grew up in the construction and real estate sales industry, building custom homes with his dad since 1983, and with his mom selling real estate. Chris felt it was only natural that he join the family business of building and selling homes. He was born and raised in Canyon, located 15 miles south of Amarillo, and he attended West Texas A&M University and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. After college, he joined forces with his mom and grew Lyons Realty to 60 agents with offices in Amarillo, Canyon, and Lubbock. In 2016, Chris started their home building company, HOME By Lyons, and since then, has built quality custom homes in the Amarillo, Canyon, and Lubbock areas.

Justin MacDonald

Justin MacDonald | Treasurer

MacDonald Companies Inc —  Kerrville, Texas —  Greater San Antonio BA

Justin MacDonald is the President and CEO of MacDonald Companies, a multifamily development and construction firm with projects throughout Texas. Justin holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Texas at San Antonio and has been involved in the development, construction, and management of multifamily communities since the late 1990s. He started out sweeping construction sites and doing carpentry work in high school and discovered a passion for creating housing that he has pursued ever since. In addition to an MBA, Justin holds a BA in Journalism from Angelo State University and a certificate in Managerial Leadership from the University of Texas at Austin. Justin is a past president of the Texas Association of Builders and the Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers. He also served as a Kerrville City Council member from 2012-2014, as well as on several other volunteer boards and committees in the Kerrville community.

Donnie Evans

Donnie Evans  | Immediate Past President

Altura Homes — Rockwall, Texas — Dallas BA

Donnie Evans previously chaired TAB's HOMEPAC Board of Trustees. He also chaired TAB's Bylaws Committee in 2019 and was co-chair of the 2018 and 2019 Sunbelt Builders Show™ Committee. The Vietnam Veteran has spent most of his adult career in the homebuilding industry. Evans is currently President of DFW area builder Altura Homes. TAB named Evans Builder of the Year in 2019, and he earned Presidential Distinguished Service Award accolades in 2017 and 2018. These awards are given to members who go above and beyond the call of service for the local and state associations. Evans is a Life Director for the Dallas Builders Association (DBA) and has served on the Dallas BA Executive Board for the past seven years. In 2016, he led his local association as president and served two terms as Membership Committee Chair and four terms as HOMEPAC Committee Chair. He spearheaded the creation of DBA's Volume Builders Council in 2014. As an active and influential member of the Dallas BA, Evans was recognized with the Hugh Prather Award in 2017, the highest honor bestowed by the association. In addition, he is a five-time winner of the Shorty Howard Award, which highlights the top membership recruiter (2014, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020) for the Dallas BA.

TAB Staff

Scott Norman

Scott Norman


Mary Castetter

Mary Castetter

Senior VP of Administration


Ned Muñoz

VP of Regulatory Affairs & General Counsel

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Fay Eakin

Operations Manager

JD Hale

JD Hale

Director of Government Affairs


Blair Kirkpatrick

Executive Administrative Assistant

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Ashley Marcinkiewicz

Marketing & Communications Manager


Angelica Stehling, CMP

Director of Events & Sponsorships

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Lorraine Urey

Director of Member Services

Tamara Zengerle

Tamara Zengerle

Director of Information Systems & Trade Show Operations

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