About the Author
Richard Hauffe is a senior regional manager for Government Relations of the International Code Council whose region includes Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. He is a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Before starting with the Code Council in April 2011, he had been involved in non-profits, fundraising, political campaigns, polling, and research and marketing. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from S.D. State University and worked nine years as a reporter and photographer on a daily newspaper. He is also a former ironworker.