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Betty Whittaker – State Association Executive of the Year; JD Harper – Jim Moore Excellence in Communications Award

October 2nd, 2017 Comments off

BettyWhittakerKMHIExecDirectorKentuckyManufacturedHousingInstituteLogoJDHarperJimMooreExecellenceCommunicationAwardWinner Betty Whittaker, is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute (KMHI). She was recently awarded by her peers in MHEC the manufactured housing industry State Association Executive of the Year Award, per a release from Globe Newswire.

Whittaker is a 20-plus year manufactured housing industry veteran.  Her efforts helped assure the passage of a bill that allows a manufactured home to be severed from the land, and allow a new title to be obtained for that home.

That new law became effective in July 2017.


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Whittaker also worked with her state’s governor’s office and other groups to lobby for sales tax reform for manufactured housing.  Her efforts, in conjunction with KMHI members, led to change regulations that eliminated water testing requirements for communities that sub-meter.

Jim Moore Excellence in Communications Award

JD Harper and the Arkansas Manufactured Housing Association (AMHA) were  honored by receiving from their peers the Jim Moore Excellence in Communications Award.

The award is named for the late executive director of the Pennsylvania Manufactured Housing Association (PMHA), who was known for his commitment to industry communications.


The AMHA created a video series to educate consumers and dispel myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes about modern manufactured homes.

The video series has been featured here on the Daily Business News on MHProNews and on MHLivingNews, at this link here.

DickErnst-creditMHC-MD-com-postedDailyBusinessNewsMHProNews-Association member manufacturers provided video and photos reducing the overall production costs for the project,” said the release. The videos have been reportedly been viewed thousands of times, and have spurred some other states to do similar projects.

MHProNews congregates them and Richard “Dick” Ernst for being awarded the Totaro Award for lifetime service to the industry in the finance field. This publication and others supported Ernst for the award for some time, an honor for the president of Financial Marketing Associates that was long overdue. ## (News, commentary.)

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Congressman Barr Defends Manufactured Housing, While Controversies Brew

March 11th, 2017 Comments off

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In a new video-laced report, Congressman Andy Barr has taken a strong stand in the House of Representatives in favor of reforming Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regulations that he says are harming would be manufactured home buyers.

The report provides a video of his congressional testimony, along with other information on pending issues that face the manufactured housing industry in a changing climate in Washington, D.C.

Cited in the report are Doug Gorman, an award winning MHI retailer, Betty Whittaker, Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute (KMHI), and several other industry voices.

To see the full video-laced report, click the link here. ##

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3 New 2015 Board Members Elected to RV/MH Heritage Foundation

November 17th, 2014 Comments off

darryl-searer-credit=rv-mh-hall-of-fame-posted-ManufacturedHomeLivingNews-com-2At its recent RV/MH Heritage Foundation board meeting, Darryl Searer was re-elected treasurer and also elected chairman of the board.  Searer also serves as president.

In addition, the board elected three new members to the board of directors and also elected its executive committee, according to Searer, president.  (* Asterisk indicates members on the board’s executive committee.)

The new board members include:

* Ellen Kietzmann, Blue Ox, (RV)

* Betty Whittaker*, Secretary, Kentucky Mfg Housing (MH)

* Tom Walworth*, Statistical Surveys (RV)

The RV/MH Hall of Fame is just completing its most successful year in its history,” Searer said. “We welcome these new board members who will join the existing board in helping us meet the challenges as we move forward and take the Hall of Fame to even higher levels of success.”

For more details on this news release, please click here. ##

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