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Board of Directors

Jeffrey T. Mezger, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer

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Jeffrey T. Mezger has been our President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of our Board of Directors, since 2006. In August, 2016, he was named Chairman of the Board.

Under Mr. Mezger’s leadership, KB Home established itself as one of the most recognized brands in homebuilding. He has overseen the development of KB Home’s unique home buying experience, which emphasizes consumer choice and value. As a respected industry voice in sustainability, he launched a strategic transformation of KB Home that led to the introduction and continuous development of our energy-efficient and environmentally-conscious home designs, and helped reduce the environmental impact of our operations.

Mr. Mezger previously held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of KB Home from 1999 to 2006. In this role, he led the development of our core KBnxt operational business model, and expanded and diversified KB Home’s U.S. homebuilding operations. A 40-year homebuilding industry veteran, Mr. Mezger joined KB Home in 1993 as President of the Company’s Antelope Valley, California division. He was later named President of the Company’s Arizona division and became Senior Vice President and Regional General Manager of the Company’s Southwest region. Prior to joining KB Home, he spent 15 years with U.S. Home, serving as President of the company’s Central California division from 1983 to 1993.

Mr. Mezger was the Founding Chairman of the Leading Builders of America and previously served as Chairman of the policy advisory board of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, and on the executive board of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and serves on the policy advisory board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2012, Mr. Mezger was inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to the building industry through innovation, public service and philanthropy.

Mr. Mezger holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from DePauw University.

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Melissa Lora, Lead Independent Director

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Melissa Lora served in several senior executive roles over a 31-year career at Taco Bell Corp., a division of Yum! Brands, Inc., one of the world’s largest restaurant companies, including as President of its international businesses, Chief Financial Officer and Global Chief Financial and Development Officer, and was widely recognized as an influential female leader in the industry. Ms. Lora currently serves on the board of directors of Conagra Brands, Inc. and MGIC Investment Corporation. Ms. Lora joined the Board in 2004, and was named Lead Independent Director in 2016. Chair of the Management Development and Compensation Committee

Arthur R. Collins, Founder and Managing Partner of theGROUP

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Arthur R. Collins is Founder and Managing Partner of theGROUP, a government relations and strategic communications consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. He has more than 30 years of experience advising corporate leaders, heads of state and their governments, and non-profit executives and their boards across a broad range of matters, including financial services, trade, energy, information technology, healthcare, consumer products, agriculture, transportation, manufacturing and national security. He currently serves on the board of directors of RLJ Lodging Trust, a NYSE-listed real estate investment trust. In addition, he serves as Vice Chair of the Brookings Institution Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Morehouse School of Medicine Board of Trustees. Mr. Collins joined the Board in 2020. Member of the Audit and Compliance Committee

Dorene C. Dominguez, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of the Vanir Group of Companies

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Dorene C. Dominguez is the Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of the Vanir Group of Companies, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Vanir Construction Management, Inc. and Vanir Development Company, Inc. The firms collectively specialize in all aspects of commercial and institutional real estate development, project delivery, and construction management services. Ms. Dominguez is an active member of various community improvement projects, boards and commissions, including chair of The Dominguez Dream, which serves elementary schools in underserved communities by providing academic enrichment programs in math, science, language arts and engineering. She is a current member of the Latino Studies Board of Notre Dame University, Pride Industries Board of Directors, Coca-Cola Hispanic Advisory Council and Cal Chamber Board. Ms. Dominguez also serves on the board of directors of CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT), and is also a member of the CIT Bank, N.A. board of directors. Ms. Dominguez joined the Board in 2017.Member of the Audit and Compliance CommitteeMember of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Kevin P. Eltife, Owner of Eltife Properties, Ltd.

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Kevin P. Eltife is the owner of Eltife Properties, Ltd., a commercial real estate investment firm, which he founded in 1996. He has deep expertise in overseeing complex real estate development projects, a strong background in executive leadership and governance, and considerable policymaking and civic engagement experience. Mr. Eltife has served as the Chairman of The University of Texas System Board of Regents since 2018, following his initial appointment to that board in 2017. Previously, Mr. Eltife served for 12 years as a Texas State Senator and for six years as the Mayor of Tyler, Texas. Mr. Eltife joined the Board in 2020. Member of the Audit and Compliance Committee

Timothy W. Finchem, Board Chair, The First Tee

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Timothy W. Finchem has been Board Chair of The First Tee, a nonprofit youth development organization providing educational programs through the game of golf, since it was founded in 1997. He previously served as Commissioner of the PGA TOUR, a membership organization for professional golfers, from 1994 until his retirement in December 2016. He joined the PGA TOUR in 1987, and was promoted to Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer in 1989. Mr. Finchem served in the White House as Deputy Advisor to the President in the Office of Economic Affairs in 1978 and 1979, and in the early 1980's, co-founded the National Marketing and Strategies Group in Washington D.C. Mr. Finchem joined the Board in 2005.Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance CommitteeMember of the Management Development and Compensation Committee

Dr. Stuart A. Gabriel, Director of the Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at the University of California at Los Angeles

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Dr. Stuart A. Gabriel is the director of the Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at the University of California at Los Angeles, and Professor of Finance and Arden Realty Chair at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Prior to joining UCLA in 2007, he was director and Lusk Chair in Real Estate at the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, and was Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Dr. Gabriel serves as a director of KBS Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc., KBS Real Estate Investment Trust II, Inc. and KBS Real Estate Investment Trust III, Inc., and is a consultant to corporate and governmental entities. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Gabriel previously served on the economics staff of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C., as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and as President of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association. Dr. Gabriel joined the Board in 2016.Member of the Audit and Compliance Committee

Dr. Thomas W. Gilligan, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University

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Dr. Gilligan is currently a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University, a position he has held since September 2020. From September 2015 until September 2020, Dr. Gilligan served as the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution, which is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, political economy, and international affairs. Dr. Gilligan has deep knowledge of and significant academic credentials in the fields of finance, economics, and business administration. He also brings extensive leadership skills and experience from his many years of service as a dean at two of the premier post-graduate business schools in the country and his immediate past position as the head of a prominent public policy institution. Dr. Gilligan is also a director of Southwest Airlines Co. Dr. Gilligan joined the Board in 2012.Chair of the Audit and Compliance CommitteeMember of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Robert L. Johnson, Founder and Chairman of The RLJ Companies

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Robert L. Johnson is founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies, a business network that owns or holds interests in a diverse portfolio of companies in the consumer financial services, private equity, real estate, hospitality, professional sports, film production, gaming, and automobile dealership industries. Prior to forming The RLJ Companies, Mr. Johnson was founder and chief executive officer of Black Entertainment Television (BET), which was acquired by Viacom Inc. in 2001. He continued to serve as chief executive officer of BET until 2006. Before founding BET in 1979, Mr. Johnson served as vice president of government relations for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association. In July 2007, Mr. Johnson was named by USA Today as one of the 25 most influential business leaders of the past 25 years. Mr. Johnson currently serves on the board of directors of Discovery, Inc., G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. and RLJ Lodging Trust. He also serves on the NBA Board of Governors, the Deutsche Bank Advisory Committee, The Business Council and the Council of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Mr. Johnson previously served as a director of Elevate Credit, Inc., Hilton Hotels Corporation, US Airways Group, Inc. and General Mills, Inc. Mr. Johnson joined the Board in 2008. Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member of the Management Development and Compensation Committee

Jodeen A. Kozlak, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kozlak Capital Partners, LLC

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Jodeen A. Kozlak is the founder and CEO of Kozlak Capital Partners, LLC, a private consulting firm. Ms. Kozlak previously served as the Global Senior Vice President of Human Resources of Alibaba Group, a multinational conglomerate. Ms. Kozlak also previously served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Target Corporation, one of the largest retailers in the U.S., and held other senior roles in her 15-year career at the company. Prior to joining Target, Ms. Kozlak was a partner in a private law practice. Ms. Kozlak has significant experience and insight into human capital management, talent development and executive compensation across a variety of organizational structures, as well as a strong background in executive leadership. Ms. Kozlak also serves on the boards of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., Leslie’s, Inc., MGIC Investment Corporation, and Aspen Dental, a privately held company. Ms. Kozlak joined the Board in 2021. Member of the Management Development and Compensation Committee

James C. "Rad" Weaver, Chief Executive Officer of McCombs Partners

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James C. “Rad” Weaver is CEO and Chairman of CW Interests, LLC, an investment management firm in San Antonio, Texas. He oversees the implementation of the company’s investment strategies, including management of direct investments in private operating businesses. Mr. Weaver is the former CEO of McCombs Partners. He also serves as a director of several private companies including Cox Enterprises, Inc., Circuit of the Americas and Milestone Brands. In 2017, he was appointed to the University of Texas System Board of Regents. Mr. Weaver has considerable experience in executive leadership, business strategy and execution, financial planning and analysis, and asset/investment management across a broad range of industries and brings critical insight on governance and economic and regulatory policymaking. Mr. Weaver joined the Board in 2017. Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member of the Management Development and Compensation Committee

Michael M. Wood, Founder and Chairman of Redwood Investments LLC

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Michael M. Wood is Founder and Chairman of Redwood Investments LLC, a Washington, DC investment company established in 2005 and concentrating in media, real estate and alternative energy. From 2006-2009, Mr. Wood was the US Ambassador to Sweden where he made cooperation between the U.S. and Sweden in alternative energy technology his top priority. In recognition for this work, in 2009, the King of Sweden bestowed on Mr. Wood the insignia of Commander Grand Cross, Order of the Polar Star, a medal given by Sweden’s Royal Family to people of foreign birth who make significant contributions to Sweden. Prior to becoming ambassador, Mr. Wood was co-founder and CEO of Hanley Wood LLC., the leading media company in the construction industry and one of the ten largest business-to-business media companies in the U.S. Mr. Wood serves on the Board of Trustees for The American-Scandinavian Foundation in New York and the Board of Directors of Capital Partners for Education in Washington, D.C. Mr. Wood joined the Board in 2014. Member of the Audit and Compliance Committee Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Kenneth M. Jastrow II, Director Emeritus

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Kenneth M. Jastrow, II, is a corporate director and private investor. He serves as a director of MGIC Investment Corporation and was its Lead Director from 2009 until 2020. He is also a director of Genesis Energy, LLC. From 2007 until 2015, Mr. Jastrow served as the Non-Executive Chairman of Forestar Group Inc. Prior to that, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Temple-Inland Inc. from 2000 to 2007, as its President and Chief Operating Officer in 1998 and 1999, as a Group Vice President from 1995 until 1998, and as Chief Financial Officer from 1991 until 1999. Mr. Jastrow joined the Board in 2001 and in 2021, was appointed by the Board to a Director Emeritus advisory role.