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Dominic Sims


Dominic Sims, CBO is the chief executive officer of the International Code Council.  As CEO, Sims is responsible for the overall activities and financial performance of the association, including its six subsidiaries. During his 18-year tenure, Sims has also served as the Code Council’s chief operating officer and senior vice president. Sims has worked in the building safety field since 1983.

Sims is an expert on the application of building safety technology, code and standards development and community resiliency. He has served on and chaired numerous national committees and task forces spanning a wide range of topics related to building safety.

Prior to his work with the Code Council, Sims served as the CEO of the Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI) and guided its consolidation with two other regional code organizations that formed the Code Council in 2003. Sims served on the boards of SBCCI, the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, the National Institute of Building Science and several other professional associations. Before joining SBCCI, he was executive director of the Palm Beach County, Florida, Planning, Zoning and Building Department, where he had responsibility for comprehensive development, construction, and licensing and compliance activities for a high-growth region in the United States.

Sims earned a B.A. in Organizational Management and Business from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He resides in  Alabama.