Doris Hydrick Retiring as AMHA Executive Director, Lance Latham Named Executive Director in Waiting

For Immediate Release
March 20, 2020

Montgomery, AL– Doris Hydrick has notified the Board of Directors of the Alabama Manufactured Housing Association of her intention to retire, effective December 31, 2020. Following a search and interview process conducted by the board’s Personnel Committee, the AMHA Board of Directors has chosen to hire AMHA Deputy Director Lance Latham as the incoming Executive Director.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to work for this Association these last 24 years,” said Ms. Hydrick. “I cherish the memories and friendships I have made, and am proud of what we were able to accomplish during my tenure as Executive Director.”

Ms. Hydrick began her career with the Alabama Manufactured Housing Association in 1996, rising to Assistant Director in 1998 and Executive Director in 2013. She also serves as the Executive Director of the Alabama Housing Foundation, the industry’s charitable organization that assists families in need with home repairs, renovations, and replacements.

During her tenure with AMHA, Ms. Hydrick led the effort to pass the Alabama Manufactured Home Certificate of Title Act, wrote and produced educational programs about the manufactured housing industry for high school students, and established the Alabama Housing Foundation.

Said Ms. Hydrick, “While I am excited to begin enjoying my retirement, I will miss working with our staff, board and members of this industry. But I know I am leaving our Association in good hands, and I look forward to working with Lance as we transition him into the executive director position.”

“Doris has done such a great job as executive director, and she’s leaving some big shoes to fill,” said Mr. Latham. “She has left a legacy here at AMHA and in our industry, and I look forward to building on the success she has achieved while bringing my own vision to our Association.”

Mr. Latham began his career as a political consultant, before serving as Chief of Staff to the House Minority Leader in the Alabama House of Representatives. After serving as Chief of Staff for five years, Mr. Latham joined the staff at AMHA in February 2017 as Deputy Director, where he has led the Association’s political, legislative and communications operations, among other responsibilities.

A two-time graduate of the University of Alabama with degrees in history, political science and communications, Mr. Latham also holds a license in property and casualty insurance. Mr. Latham chairs a committee for the Alabama Council of Association Executives, and is a former member of the Montgomery Rotary Club.

Said Mr. Latham, “I’m excited about our industry and the work our Association is doing, and I am ready to hit the ground running as we take our industry and our Association to the next level!”

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About Alabama Manufactured Housing Association

Since 1968, the Alabama Manufactured Housing Association has led the way for the manufactured housing and modular housing industry. Through determination and pride, manufactured housing and modular housing have earned their place in Alabama’s housing market. The industry provides an innovative, safe, and affordable housing choice for nearly half a million Alabamians.

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