Roy Nash is the President & CEO of NeighborWorks® Waco, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting low- and moderate-income families in purchasing their first home in Waco and McLennan County as well as the multi-county region composing the Heart of Texas Council of Governments’ service area. Under Nash’s leadership since 2002, NeighborWorks® Waco has helped hundreds of families become homeowners, provided thousands of hours in homebuyer and credit counseling to families, designed and built dozens of affordable homes in the Waco area, and in the past few years, has acquired over $6 million in distressed single-family homes, reconditioned them, and then leased them at affordable rates to tenants who would like to eventually own their own home.
In addition to his position as President & CEO of NeighborWorks Waco, Nash is the chairman of the newly-formed NeighborWorks Alliance of Texas. He also serves as the chairman of the Visibility and Resource Development Committee for NeighborWorks® America, as well as the vice chair of the HomeOwnership Steering Committee. He also serves as a board member for the National NeighborWorks® Association, the political arm of the network. He received the prestigious Emerging Leader Award from the National NeighborWorks® Network in 2005.
Prior to joining NeighborWorks® Waco, Nash served as the Executive Vice President of the Temple Area Builders Association, a position he held for 10 years. Nash is a former real estate broker and builder and a past vice president of a family-owned building materials business. Nash began his career managing the Chambers of Commerce in two Texas cities.
Nash is the chairman of the Waco Housing Coalition and is also serving on the boards of the Heart of Texas Builders Association, the Texas Association of Builders and Heart of Texas Workforce Solutions.
With more than 35 years of experience in the housing industry, Nash has spoken at housing and nonprofit management conferences both regionally and nationally.
Nash graduated from Baylor University where he received a BBA degree in Business Management and lettered in basketball. He also serves as a deacon at his church.