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The Home Builders Association of Mississippi (HBAM), founded in 1961, has hired Adams and Reese Government Relations Advisor Seth Hood as its Lobbyist and Executive Vice President. HBAM partners with Adams and Reese to represent the 63-year-old trade organization in its advocacy, awareness, and lobbying needs to continue to promote, advance, and protect the state’s housing and construction industry.

HBAM is the statewide association affiliated with the local home builder associations and the National Association of Home Builders. The national affiliation translates to a network of over 220,000 professionals working together to advance the industry.

“For more than 60 years, our legacy has been and forever will be ‘Building a Better Mississippi’. With advocacy as one of our priorities, we are excited to bring in Seth to give our longstanding organization a new leader, a fresh start, and the voice that takes us to the next level,” said Brad Baggett, HBAM Board President. “Seth has well-established relationships and connections throughout the Mississippi political and business communities, and Adams and Reese has a longstanding reputation among the top lobbying firms that can represent us in educating legislators on the importance of the housing industry, and further our legislative interests.”

Hood is a member of the Intersection of Business and Government practice at Adams and Reese, one of the nation’s largest law firms with more than 315 attorneys and advisors in 10 states, 20 cities, and DC. Attorneys and advisors in the IBG practice work with colleagues in economic development, public finance, tax, construction among other practice areas to represent clients through all their legal needs.

Hood represents clients in government relations, economic development, public finance, and counsels business and industry groups on how to navigate the regulatory challenges across local, state, and federal governments. He has more than a decade of experience in the legislative, regulatory, and state procurement processes.

“It is an honor to partner with and be entrusted by the Home Builders Association of Mississippi, such a historic and successful trade organization that has long served as the state’s trade association to promote the local housing industry,” said Hood. “I look forward to working with HBAM to lead the efforts to increase membership, bring more value to existing members, partner with similar trade organizations that share the same values as HBAM, and put our best foot forward at the state capitol to maintain a strong presence that encourages legislators to create an industry that promotes homebuilding and construction activity across our state.”  

Born and raised in Jackson, Hood received his Bachelor of Business Administration (Risk Management and Financial Planning) from the Mississippi State University College of Business. He graduated high school locally in Flowood, at Northwest Rankin High School, and he is an active member of Fondren Church in Jackson.

About Home Builders Association of Mississippi: The Home Builders Association of Mississippi (HBAM), founded in 1961, is a trade organization that assists in “Building a Better Mississippi” by promoting, advancing, and protecting the housing industry. HBAM is the statewide association affiliated with the local home builder associations and the National Home Association of Home Builders.

About Adams and Reese: Adams and Reese, founded in 1951, is a multidisciplinary law firm with more than 300 attorneys and advisors strategically located throughout the United States and Washington, D.C. The American Lawyer includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation's top law firms, the Am Law 200. The National Law Journal also includes the firm among the top 200 on the NLJ 500 list of the nation's largest law firms.