Meet the COHBA Leadership

COHBA Board President:

Don Fryer of Tranquility Custom Homes serves as the 73rd president of the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association.

Fryer has served on the COHBA Board of Directors since 2007 and on the COHBA Executive Committee since 2014. He served as Parade of Homes Chairman in 2015 and is a Certified Professional Builder by the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association. Don is also a certified graduate builder and a licensed real estate professional. Don studied at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Central Oklahoma with a BAA in Marketing. His wife and business partner, Emily, studied Cornell with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. She also earned her Masters in Transpersonal Psychology.

Together, Don and Emily have four children: Gus (18), Olivia (16), Peyton (16) and Luke (13).

Executive Director:

Rusty Appleton COHBA Executive DirectorRusty Appleton joined COHBA in 2015 after serving as Campaign Manager and General Consultant for US Senator James Inhofe’s reelection campaign.

Prior to serving on Senator Inhofe’s team, Appleton worked as a market research and fundraising consultant to political candidates, trade associations and corporate advocacy operations.


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