Alex "Cash" Olszowy III is the Building Inspection Manager 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.
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 and Texas.
Immediate Past President
Guy Tomberlin, CBO
Branch Chief Residential/Light Commercial Inspections
Land Development Services
Dept. of Public Works and Environmental Services
Fairfax County, Virginia
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.
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.
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.
Rob Drexler, C.P.C.A., 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
James E. Morganson, CPCA, is the Code Enforcement Officer, Fire Marshal and Zoning Administrator for the Village of Lake Placid, Town of North Elba, New York. He wants to draw in young, qualified people to the industry and to the ICC. As a Past President of the New York State Building Officials Conference and President of the Northern Adirondack Chapter, for years he has been drawing in young talent, and keeping them well-trained.
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 Certifications. He also wants to make sure information about committees is available to Members.
Brenda A. Thompson
Manager, Building Inspections
Clark County, Nevada, Department of Building and Fire Prevention
Brenda Thompson, a Master Code Professional, is the Manager of Building Inspection Services for Clark County, Nev. She understands the financial and organizational demands of a large organization such as the ICC and looks forward to discovering new ways to serve Members and Chapters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jerry 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.
Stuart Tom is the Fire Marshal for the City of Glendale, Calif. 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.
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.