Carlos Gutiérrez is responsible for the development and implementation of state governmental affairs strategies for the association. He advocates on behalf of CHPA and advises member companies on legislation and regulations affecting their interests. Gutiérrez serves as chief state lobbyist, is the primary point of contact to CHPA’s State & Local Government Affairs Committee, and is lead liaison with external state groups such as the National Conference of State Legislatures, State Legislative Leaders Foundation, Council of State Governments, Attorneys General Alliance, National Governor’s Association and several others.
Prior to joining CHPA, Gutiérrez was assistant vice president of State & Local Government Affairs for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Operating within NAHB's Government Affairs Division, he managed state and local legislative and regulatory issues in the 50 states cooperatively with NAHB's 850 state and local affiliates nationwide.
Before locating to Washington, D.C., Gutiérrez was on the governmental affairs staff for both the Texas Association of Builders and the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin. He also served as a neighborhood housing consultant for the NBA's San Antonio Spurs during the construction of the AT&T Center in San Antonio, and also had stints with the City of Austin and the Congressional Research Service.
Gutiérrez is a member of the Washington Area State Relations Group, the State Government Affairs Council, the LBJ School D.C. Alumni Group, and served on the Professional Advisory Board for Texas Tech University's College of Mass Communications.