POWER Breakfast: Profit and Politics
Join us for breakfast as we dive into the popular theme of profit and politics. Nothing effects our industry more than these two topics and we have representatives from NAHB to layout it all out on line.
Karl Eckart, VP Intergovernmental Affairs and Danushka Nanayakkara-Skillington, AVP Forecasting and Analysis will help attendees peer into 2024 so we can prepare for the future of our industry.
Danushka Nanayakkara-Skillington is NAHB’s Assistant Vice President for Forecasting and Analysis. She oversees the activities of the Forecasting & Analysis section of the Economics group which includes housing market analysis, industry surveys, developing and maintaining national, regional, long-term, and remodeling expenditures forecasts. Previously, she worked at NAHB as a Senior Economist, responsible for state and local analysis. Prior to joining NAHB, Danushka worked at J.D. Power as a Senior Economic Analyst in the automotive industry. She holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Business Administration from Otterbein University and M.A. degree in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University.
Karl Eckhart re-joined the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in 2017 and currently serves as Vice President of Intergovernmental Affairs. In this capacity Eckhart is proud to work with State and Local Associations and members of NAHB to ensure a strong real estate market in America. With his previous work at NAHB and the National Association of REALTORS Eckhart has over a decade experience in housing advocacy.
Eckhart has enjoyed a career in all aspects of government relations including service in the U.S. Senate, political campaigns, and various lobbying efforts.
In 2006 Eckhart completed a Master of Arts degree in public policy at George Mason University. In 2011 he published a grassroots campaign guide titled “Fifty Percent + One: The Fundamentals of Running a Successful Campaign”. He enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and seeing his family in the Midwest.