Landy, Schaub Receive MHI Chairman’s Award

Landy Chairman's Award
Sam Landy, president and CEO of UMH Properties, accepts a 2019 Chairman's Award from MHI.
Chairman's Award Yes! Communities
Yes! Communities Senior Vice President Shawn Harpin accepts the MHI Chairman’s Award on behalf of Yes! Communities President and CEO Steve Schaub.

Members of the Manufactured Housing Institute have recognized a pair of manufactured housing industry leaders with this year’s Chairman’s Award. Steve Schaub, CEO of YES Communities, and Sam Landy, President and CEO of UMH Properties, received the honor during the MHI Meetings in Savannah, Ga.

Schaub is one of the founders of YES Communities from 2007, and oversees all company acquisitions, capital market activities, and corporate strategy as CEO, a position he has held since 2017.

“Land-lease manufactured home communities help provide a path to affordable homeownership for many Americans,” said Schaub. “We’re proud of the work we’ve done thus far to help many Americans achieve this dream, and we’re ready to continue to expand our advocacy efforts and housing services.”

Sam Landy and UMH Properties sponsored and displayed a single-section home on the National Mall in Washington D.C. for HUD’s Innovative Housing Showcase. UMH also works actively with local, state and federal officials on issues that benefit the industry.

About the Chairman’s Award

The Chairman’s Award is given annually by the chairman of the MHI Board of Directors. It recognizes the outstanding service and dedication to the association and the industry. Outgoing MHI Chairman Joe Stegmayer presented the 2019 awards.

Amy Bliss accepts the annual award for state executive of the year from MHI.
Indiana executive Ron Breymier accepts a communications award for his work in the industry.

Indiana, Wisconsin State Executives Honored for Contributions

Ronald Breymier, executive director for the Indiana Manufactured Housing Association, received the MHEC Jim Moore Excellence in Communications Award. Amy Bliss, Wisconsin Housing Alliance executive director, received the State Association Executive of the Year award.