You are invited to the 2019 MBA Pierce Housing Summit, presented by Newland Communities and Phillips Burgess PLLC. Come join us on May 2, 2019 at 8:00am at the Pioneer Park Pavilion in Puyallup to hear the 2019 Housing Overview and Economic Forecast and more.
Robert Dietz, Ph.D., is Chief Economist for NAHB, where his responsibilities include housing market analysis, forecasting and industry surveys, and housing policy research. Prior to joining NAHB in 2005, Robert worked as an economist for the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation. He has testified before Congress on housing, economic and tax issues. He is a leading expert on home construction analysis and trends and has been cited and appeared on CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, and other news media. Robert is a native of Dayton, Ohio and earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the Ohio State University in 2003. His team's economic research is published daily on NAHB's Eye on Housing blog.
Senator Guy Palumbo
Guy Palumbo is a proud husband and father of three young children. He lives in Maltby in South Snohomish County and owns and operates Roscoe's Ranch, an award-winning dog boarding business. Prior to becoming a small business owner, Guy was a senior manager at Amazon.com. He was elected to the state Senate by his constituents in the 1st Legislative District in November 2016.
Guy serves as the vice chair on the Senate Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee, the Senate Local Government Committee, and the Senate Energy, Environment & Technology Committee. He also serves on the powerful Ways & Means committee.
Outside of his work in the Senate, Guy is a tireless community activist and public servant. Past efforts include serving as a fire commissioner for Snohomish County Fire District 7 and as the chair of the Snohomish County Planning Commission, where he presided over the 2015 Snohomish County Comprehensive Plan update. Guy also served on the board of directors of an animal welfare organization and One Bothell, a grass-roots organization dedicated to land preservation and protecting the environment.
Guy's focus is to ensure the 1st District has the infrastructure and transportation options needed to handle the rapid population growth occurring in the Puget Sound. He also is dedicated to supporting the small businesses that drive our economy and protecting services that serve our most vulnerable to make sure they don't fall through the cracks.