WASHINGTON-Eileen O’Grady Ramage was named CFO of the National Association of Home Builders here. She replaces succeeds Joe Barney, who is retiring after serving 15 years as the association’s top financial officer.

The NAHB reports that Ramage, a certified association executive, has 10 years CFO experience of a national trade association. Previously, the certified public accountant held senior management positions in the private sector and as a partner at a public accounting firm, the association stated in an announcement distributed on Business Wire.

“I am delighted to welcome Eileen Ramage as CFO and a member of our senior leadership team,” says Jerry Howard, chief executive officer of NAHB. “In this uncertain economic climate, I am confident that her background, experience and management skills will help keep our association on a sound financial footing and ensure that NAHB has the resources to meet the challenges facing our industry and deliver first-rate services to our members.”

In her new position, Ramage will manage the association’s budget that is in excess of $65 million. See story on Business Wire.