Professional Development Council


The Professional Development Council (PDC) advises the Board of Directors on coordinated career path resources for ICC Members to strengthen the credibility of the Code Council’s Certification and Education programs.

The PDC is comprised of the Education Committee (EC) and the Certification Committee (CC).

The Professional Development Council:

  • recommends initiatives identified by the CC and EC to better serve the needs of the Membership,
  • coordinates the goals and objectives of the CC and EC, and
  • identifies certification and education issues arising from ICC policies that will improve or enhance the position of ICC.

The duties and responsibilities of the Professional Development Council are outlined in CP-45-14.

Current Membership

Professional Development Council

PDC Chair

Rich Truitt
Deputy Director
Harford County Government

Board Liaison

Steve McDaniel
Building Official
City of Corning, New York

Education Committee
Certification Committee

Staff Liaison

Ronald Piester, AIA
VP, Membership/Strategic Engagement

Education Committee
Certification Committee


International Code Council Educator of the Year

The International Code Council is proud of the dedication and commitment of its members from around the world. Given in honor of Brent Snyder, a renowned Code Council educator and Past Presiding Officer, the ICC Educator of the Year Award recognizes excellence in promoting professional development.

Learn more about the ICC Educator of the Year click here.

2023: Rob Neale

2022: Alan Ellis
2021: Glenn Mathewson
2020: Charles Clawson
2019: Bob Schutz
2018: Colorado Code Consulting
2017: Bill Bracken
2016: Chief Building Official Steve Burger
2015: Colorado Education Institute

Emory R. Rodgers Leadership in Building Safety Fellowship

Meeting Information