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.
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.
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.
Shirley Ellis is a member of ICC’s Board of Directors as well as an Energy Code Specialist with the Energy System Laboratory at the Texas A&M University Experiment Station with 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 Certifications. He also wants to make sure information about committees is available to Members.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Assistant State Building Official
Division of Facilities Construction and Management, Utah
Stuart Tom is Building Official for the City of Yorba Linda, 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.