Rusty Payton was hired as CEO of the Florida Home Builders Association in October 2014. Prior to FHBA, he worked with the Florida Dental Association for twenty-one years; serving as lobbyist, Director of Governmental Affairs, and Chief Operating Officer.
Rusty is a continuous learner as he earned a Certified Association Executive certification and completed his MBA from the University of North Alabama.
Along with his leadership in the FHBA, Rusty is committed to the profession of Association Management. He is very active with the Florida Society of Association Executives having served as Chair of the Governance Committee, Chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee, Chair of the Nominating Committee and Chair of the Board of Directors.