Jacob Waddell is the Executive Director and was the President of the US Hemp Building Association from October 2020 to January 2022. He oversaw the growth of the organization and is currently leading USHBA and USHBF initiatives including the creation of ASTM standards, defending a submission to the International Residential Code, and the establishment of the Workforce Development Program.
Jacob has a science background with years in engineering in manufacturing environments and running businesses. His mission in life is to make a positive impact on the world around him. This sometimes manifests as empowering people around him to reach greater heights and other times can be seen as a relentless drive to accomplish tasks that he sees as important. A natural leader who believes that teams make the difference and that carefully analyzes situations to achieve success. He believes in win-win agreements and holds honesty and kindness as important virtues.
Education: Jacob has a Masters in Material Science and Engineering and a MBA