Suzanne Graham Named 2016 Woman of Distinction by Florida Home Builders Association

Suzanne Graham, Director of Government Affairs for Massey Services, has been honored by the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) as its 2016 Woman of Distinction, a recognition awarded by over 7,800 FHBA members across the state. Selected by a council of industry leaders, the award is presented to a woman member who exhibits best practices, expertise and exceptional leadership qualities.

Graham was presented the award during the FHBA Fall Leadership Conference at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa in Miramar, Florida.

Graham has dedicated more than 20 years of her life to bettering the building industry environment. She became a state contractor to empathize with builders in the area and become a leader in the industry. She served as the first woman president of the Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association in 2006 and the second woman president of FHBA in 2013.

Graham is an intelligent and savvy business leader, operating multiple successful businesses; a Florida state certified pest control operator; and a Florida certified building contractor. She recently won the Florida Commission on the Status of Woman Florida Achievement award, recognizing her work in improving the lives of women and families in the community.

In addition to her many industry leadership roles, including a recent appointment by Governor Rick Scott to the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, Graham gives back to her community by supporting many local charities including Future Builders of America, Tidewell Hospice, Charlotte County Homeless Coalition and youth sports.

“We strive to emphasize the outstanding successes and innovations of woman builders and trade partners. Suzanne has an infectious love of the homebuilding industry,” said Rusty Payton, FHBA CEO/Chief Lobbyist. “Her passion in reducing the burden of unnecessary regulations has benefited all homeowners in Florida.”

Established in 1949, the Florida Home Builders Association is affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Florida’s local/regional homebuilder associations. FHBA, along with its affiliates, work to create the best possible economic and regulatory environment for members to succeed.

Massey Services’ Suzanne Graham Receives Florida Pest Management Association Award

Suzanne Graham

Suzanne Graham

Suzanne Graham, Director of Government Affairs for Massey Services, was recently honored with the Florida Pest Management Association (FPMA) Doug Vander Poest Extra Mile Award. This award was given to Graham in recognition of her exemplary leadership and dedication to co-chairing the FPMA’s Governmental Affairs and Political Action Committees in 2015.

“I am very humbled and honored to have received the Doug Vander Poest Extra Mile Award from the FPMA,” said Graham. “I have a deep passion for our industry and all the individuals that work so diligently to serve their communities, so it is with great pride that I accept this award from my peers.”

Graham is a Florida-licensed Pest Control Operator and Certified Building Contractor. She currently serves on the National Pest Management Association Public Policy Committee, National Association Home Builders, Political Action Committee of the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) and is a member of the Florida Irrigation Society Governmental Affairs Committee. She was also appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the South West Regional Planning Council. In 2013, Graham was the president of the FHBA and was the president of the Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association in 2006.

The mission of the FPMA is to communicate the role of the industry as protectors of food, health, property and environment; to promote high standards of business ethics among industry members; to support research, education, and training within the industry; and to cooperate with federal, state and local government for the good of the community and industry.