Jay Elbettar is the Mission Viejo, Calif., Building Official. He manages and directs the operation of the building division through Charles Abbott Associates, including plan check, inspections, counter operations and permit issuance. He was the recipient of the 2010 International Code Council Gerald E. Jones Code Official of the Year Award. He is a registered professional engineer in the states of California, Georgia, Florida, Colorado, Tennessee, Nevada and Texas.
William R. Bryant, MCP, CBO
Assistant Director of Inspections and Permits
Department of Inspections and Permits
Anne Arundel County, Maryland
William Bryant is the Assistant Director of Inspections and Permits for Anne Arundel County, Maryland. He holds several Maryland State licenses as well as ICC certifications including Master Code Professional and Certified Building Official.
Greg Wheeler, CBO, is the Chief Building Official for Thornton, Colorado. In addition to the ICC Board, he also serves on the Colorado State Board of Appeals for School Construction. He is a charter member and former president of the Colorado Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, a liaison to the Colorado Municipal League Policy Committee and a recipient of the Beryl Wallace Award.
Dwayne Garriss, Georgia's State Fire Marshal, coordinates the building plan review and construction inspection activities of the Engineering/Inspection staff throughout the State. With an educational background in architecture from the University of Tennessee, he started his career as a Mechanical Engineer Project Manager and then obtained a position with an architectural firm. Garriss is the Director for Board Section F that includes the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the Caribbean region.
William Jeff Bechtold is the Senior Building Official in Kenton County, Kentucky. His passion for wanting to make sure people were safe and infamous fire that had a personal side influenced his career choice. His dedication drives him to make sure as many people as possible know about the Code Council and its mission. He holds a host of certifications and service on committees and commissions.
Cindy Davis, CBO
Deputy Director, Division of Building & Fire Regulations
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
Cindy Davis is the Deputy Director of the Division of Building & Fire Regulations for the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. She is Chair of ICC's Professional Development Council and serves on the ICC Board's Ad-Hoc Committee on Tall Wood Buildings. She also was Chair of the ICC Code Development Review Ad-Hoc Committee.
Chief Building and Zoning Official
Grove City, Ohio
Michael Boso was elected to the International Code Council’s Board of Directors during the Annual Conference in September 2017. Boso began his career in his hometown of Grove City, Ohio, as a building inspector at the age of 25. Years later, he was appointed Chief Building and Zoning Official of Grove City, where he continues to serve today.
Energy Code Specialist
Energy System Laboratory, Texas A&M University Experiment Station
Shirley Ellis is a member of the Intentional Code Council (ICC) Board of Directors, an Energy Code Specialist with the Energy System Laboratory at the Texas A&M University Experiment Station, and has an extensive background in building codes and standards.
M. Donny Phipps, CBO, CFM
Director of Building Codes and Inspections
Richland County, South Carolina
M. Donny Phipps, CBO, CFM, is the Director of Building Codes and Inspections for Richland County, South Carolina. He wants to provide better knowledge and information about what ICC has to offer, especially promoting cdpACCESS, the Preferred Provider Program and ICC's Assessment Center (certifications). He also wants to make sure information about committees is available to members.
David Spencer, CBO
Regional Operations Manager
For the past 11 years, David Spencer has worked for four different municipalities throughout the state of Washington. He served in his state chapter as the Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) Government Relations-Legislative Chair and has participated in the WABO Code Official Apprenticeship Program, the WABO Technical Code Development Committee and the Washington State Building Code Council Technical Advisory Groups for the 2015 International Residential Code and Washington State Energy Codes. Not only active in his home state of Washington, Spencer has also been active in ICC Region II where he has served as Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President and President.
Michael Wich, CBO
Director of Building Code Administration and Chief Building Official
South Central Planning and Development Commission
Michael Wich, CBO, is the Director of Building Code Administration and Chief Building Official for the South Central Planning and Development Commission in Houma, La., which is a regional-based code enforcement program that serves six parishes and five municipalities. In addition to supervising staff, educating local builders and government officials on code adoption and application, and pursuing legislative interests, Wich represents the region on the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Council Code Review Committees and continues to seek innovative ways to improve the building code enforcement program. He also participates in the ongoing development of departmental software that is used throughout the region, as well as in more than 100 jurisdictions in Louisiana, Mississippi, Kansas and Texas.
In January 2018, Angie Wiese, PE, CBO was selected to fill the vacant director-at-large position on the International Code Council’s Board of Directors. Originally from the Twin Cities, Minnesota, Wiese serves as the Fire Safety Manager for the City of Saint Paul.
Alan Boswell, MCP, CBO, is the Chief Building Official in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He believes we all have a lot of thanks to give to our mentors and most of all it is important that we all become mentors in some way or fashion to help others along the way. He was taught growing up, the only time you look down to a person is when you were extending a hand to help someone up or to help them find their way.
Kris Bridges is the Building Official for the city of Martinsville, Va. He is a Master Code Professional (MCP) that maximizes the safety and integrity of buildings by uncovering and recommending effective remediation strategies for overt and latent issues.
Jim Brown is the Deputy Building Official for the City of Gillette, Wyoming. In addition to serving on the ICC Board, he serves on the Wyoming Conference of Building Officials Board of Directors and several ICC Membership Councils. He holds a dozen ICC, NFPA and Emergency Management Institute certifications.
Jerry R. Mallory, CBO
Building Official and Fire Marshal
Johnson County, Kansas
Jerry Mallory is the Building Official and Fire Marshal in Johnson County, Kansas. He is a charter member of the Johnson County Building Officials Association and the Johnson County Contractor Licensing Program. He believes ICC needs to find ways to bring in more young people. Part of it is letting people know the codes aren’t just words on a page; they help keep people safe.
Thomas W. Peterson
Assistant State Building Official
Division of Facilities Construction and Management, Utah
As an ICC Board Member, Tom Peterson – Utah’s Assistant State Building Official in the Division of Facilities Construction and Management – said he had, and has, many mentors. He believes it is crucial to pay it forward, not only for the individual’s growth, but for that of an industry seeing many of its officials and inspectors retiring soon. With a state leadership position at the relatively young age of 38, Peterson is well poised to draw in and mentor the next generation of code officials.
Stuart D. Tom is Plan Check Coordinator for the City of Burbank. He has 30 years of experience as a code official, is a registered engineer in the states of Washington and California, holds a host of professional certifications, and is active in the development of fire and life safety codes and standards at the national and state level.
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