Timothy J. Touhey
Chief Executive Officer / Executive Vice President
New Jersey Builders Association
Tim Touhey is the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice Presidentof the New Jersey Builders Association where he leads the statewide Association’s member education and advocacy initiatives particularly relating to Association governance, plus regulatory and legislative affairs. Under his direction, the Association has established greater relevance within the legislative and regulatory arenas, and broadened its scope to be of even better service to the industry and its membership in the short- and long-term.
In 2008, Governor Corzine appointed Touhey to the Governor’s Real Estate Advisory Group Financial Subcommittee. In addition, Touhey holds office and actively participates in a variety of other groups, including:
- Homes for NJ, Co-Chair
- Regional Planning Authority, Board of Directors
- Mixed-Use Development group, Chair
- Foundation for Housing, President
- Green Building Alliance
- Meadowlands Housing Commission
- Smart Growth Economic Development Coalition
- Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, guest speaker
Before joining the NJBA, Touhey served as the director of the New York and New Jersey Community Business Centers for Fannie Mae. He established partnerships with lenders, private sector firms, not-for-profit organizations, and government officials to help solve local housing problems and expand homeownership opportunities for the underserved. During his tenure, he managed a $36 billion NJ investment plan to increase homeownership and affordable rental units.
Touhey served previously as the executive director of the state Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency and as the vice chair of the Council on Affordable Housing. He has served as the chairperson of the State of New Jersey State Planning Commission, co-chair of Homes for New Jersey and on Governor Codey’s Mental Health Task Force.
Mr. Touhey holds a bachelor of science degree in Political Science/Criminal Justice from Mount Mercy College and received a master’s degree in Social Work Policy/Administration from the Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work. He is married and has three children.