BIAWC picks Lance Clark as new executive officer

The Bellingham Business Journal

The Building Industry Association of Whatcom County (BIAWC) has selected Lance Clark as its new executive officer. He succeeds Bill Quehrn , who recently retired.

Clark, a Montana native, was recruited in a local and national search. Clark’s career background includes work with home building, real estate, natural resources and groundwater industries.

Del Jacobson, 2009 BIAWC president and owner of Advent Construction Services, said Clark will use his experience in association management, public relations, fund development and government affairs advocacy outreach to head up the association’s professional staff.

“We are excited about the results of this executive search and in hiring Lance as our new executive officer,” Jacobson said.

Clark said he looks forward to working with the BIAWC leadership and staff in delivering association management services for the housing and construction industry.

“The BIAWC team, myself included, look forward to advancing affordable housing and the opportunities for homeowners to realize the American dream of home ownership — both important to the industry, the local economy and Washington state residents,” Clark said.

Clark is a 1989 graduate of the University of Montana with a bachelor’s degree in political science and communication and an associate degree in business administration from Miles Community College in Miles City, Mont. He is also a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

The Building Industry Association of Whatcom County (BIAWC) is a private, nonprofit trade organization of builders, remodelers and other businesses related to the home building and construction industry.

BIAWC has approximately 600 members and is affiliated with the 11,000-member Building Industry Association of Washington and the 235,000 member National Association of Home Builders. For more information, call (360) 671-4247 or visit

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