Guy Tomberlin is a Certified Building Official and has been active in code enforcement since 1985. He works closely with all the divisions in the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services. He has served Fairfax in many capacities including Residential and Commercial Inspector, Commercial Mechanical Inspection Supervisor and Chief Plumbing Engineer. He develops and delivers training programs related to plumbing, mechanical and fuel gas codes. Tomberlin has served on numerous committees and is a Past President of the Virginia Building and Code Officials Association, the Virginia Plumbing and Mechanical Inspectors Association and Region VII Chapters of the International Code Council.
Alex “Cash” Olszowy III
Building Inspector Supervisor
Lexington Fayette Urban County Government
Alex "Cash" Olszowy III is the Building Inspection Supervisor for the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government in Kentucky. He is a past President and Life Director of the Code Administrators Association of Kentucky, and has served on the Chapter's Board since 2001.
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.
Immediate Past President
Stephen D. Jones, CBO
Millburn Twp/Short Hills, New Jersey;
Borough of Florham Park, New Jersey
Stephen D. Jones is the Construction Official for Millburn Township/Short Hills and the Borough of Florham Park, New Jersey. A Certified Building Official, he has more than 20 years of industry experience. At Millburn and Florham Park, Jones is responsible for the daily operations of the departments, strategic and long-term planning, and supervises the zoning and code enforcement departments. He has served on numerous state and national code-related committees including the New Jersey Code Advisory Board Building Subcode Committee and the Peer Review Board. He is Past President of the Morris County Building Officials Association and the Building Officials Association of New Jersey. Jones is a community college instructor in the New Jersey Contractor EPA/HUD Model Renovator Training Program.
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.
William R. Bryant, MCP, CBO
Code Enforcement Administrator
Department of Inspections and Permits
Anne Arundel County, Maryland
William Bryant is the Code Enforcement Administrator for the Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Department of Inspections and Permits. He holds several Maryland State licenses as well as ICC certifications including Master Code Professional and Certified Building Official.
Rob Drexler, Fire Marshal for Greece, N.Y., serves as a liaison between the town and its four Fire Districts with responsibility to provide the town’s fire prevention program. He assists in investigating the cause, origin, and circumstances of fires involving injury, loss of life or substantial property damage. He also provides leadership to assistant fire marshals and building inspectors on code enforcement including fire safety enforcement, education, inspections and plan review. Drexler’s duties also include public speaking on fire prevention, fire detection systems, fire protection equipment and evacuation procedures, and developing fire prevention education materials. He is Co-Chair of the New York State Code Coalition to Protect and Preserve Our Communities, and the Monroe County Fire Marshals Association Delegate to the New York State Building Officials Conference. Drexler holds a Fire Protection Degree from Monroe Community College and a Construction Technology Degree from Canton Agriculture and Technology College.
James E. Morganson, CPCA
Code Enforcement Officer, Fire Marshal, Zoning Administrator
Village of Lake Placid/Town of North Elba, New York
Lynn Underwood is the Deputy Division Chief for the District of Columbia Department of Consumer Regulatory Affairs. He has authored six books and numerous articles about construction safety regulations. He holds several professional certifications, including the highest level of certification the Code Council offers, the Master Code Professional. He holds bachelors’ degrees in engineering technology and journalism.
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.
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 was elected to the Board Section A seat that includes the states of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington; and the Canadian Province British Columbia.
Gilbert Gonzales is the Murray City, Utah, Chief Building Official. He holds several professional certifications including Certified Building Official. He is a recipient of the Jess Miller Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Building and Safety Field, and earned the Utah Homebuilders Outstanding Service Award for his work with Habitat for Humanity. He has an associate’s degree in building construction and completed a four-year carpentry apprenticeship program.
Ron Hoover, CBO, MCP
Director Building Inspection
Department, Marion, Iowa;
Fire Chief, Alburnett, Iowa
Ron Hoover is the Director of the Marion, Iowa, Building Inspection Department and Fire Chief for the City of Alburnett, Iowa. As Director of Building Inspections, he is responsible for the Building Department's staff and budget, and supervises the permitting and inspection processes for all new construction. As Alburnett Fire Chief, he is responsible for all fire department operations, including command leadership at emergency fire and medical responses. Hoover is a Certified Building Official and Certified Firefighter II. He has more than 20 years of professional experience and an Associate Degree in Fire Science. He is President of ICC Upper Great Plains Region III, and past President of the Hawkeye State Fire Safety Association and the Iowa Association of Building Officials. He also serves as an Officer of the Linn County Emergency Management Commission and Chairs the State Fire Extinguishing and Alarm System Certification Advisory Board. Hoover is the Director for Board Section B that includes the states of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin, and the Canadian Provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Tina Rakes is the Codes Administrator for Baldwin City, Kansas, where she supervises the Building Inspection, Planning, Zoning and Code Enforcement divisions. She was elected to the Board Section D seat that includes the states of Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky, and the province of Ontario. Rakes holds several certifications, is a Past President of the Heart of America and Western Kansas Chapters, and has advocated building safety on Capitol Hill.
Richard C. Truitt Sr. is Deputy Code Director for Harford (Md.) County. He administers programs for issuing, maintaining and controlling of licenses and permits required by the county. He has served with Harford County 1994 when he started as a Plans Reviewer and also served as the Chief Building Inspector. He is an Executive Board Member of the Code Council's Region 7. He has been a member of the Maryland Building Officials Association since 1989, including serving as President. The Governor of Maryland appointed him to the Maryland Rehabilitation Code Council and the Maryland Green Building Council. He was elected to the Board Section E seat that includes the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia; Washington, D.C.; and the Canadian Provinces New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.