ICC-ES Board of Managers

The Board of Managers advises ICC-ES on business matters. The ICC Chief Executive Officer recommends appointees for ratification by the ICC Board of Directors. Ten members currently serve on the Board of Managers, who, as code officials, architects, and engineers, offer many years of experience working with code enforcement. Their knowledge of the built environment provides valuable insight to ICC-ES on public safety issues and allows for a balanced decision-making process while providing evaluation reports on construction products with life-safety as the primary goal.
Michael L. Savage, Sr., MCP, CBO, CFPS, CEI-M
Chairman
Building Safety Dept. - Marion County Florida
Mr. Savage has been in the inspection field for over 26 years. Mr. ...More Details
Michael L. Savage, Sr., MCP, CBO, CFPS, CEI-M
Mr. Savage has been in the inspection field for over 26 years. Mr. Savage also holds a degree in Construction Management, as well as a bachelors degree in Business Administration. Mr. Savage holds 41 International Code Council certifications, including Master Code Professional and Certified Building Official. Mr. Savage is actively involved in the code making processes and held committee memberships with such bodies as ICC, BOAF, NFPA and UL, and is a governmental member and Member of the International Code Council (ICC) Board of Directors. Mr. Savage was a founding member of ICC Region XI, and member of the Development Committee and Past President and Executive Council Member of Region XI.
Scott Miller, P.E.
VP, Global Structural System Technology
MiTek, Inc. Chesterfield, MO
Scott is the Vice President of Global Structural System Technology ...More Details
Scott Miller, P.E.

Scott is the Vice President of Global Structural System Technology for MiTek where he has served in escalating engineering roles for 24 years in both design and research and development.  Scott’s primary focus today is in new solution development to improve the way buildings are built from design to fabrication to assembly with a goal of improving affordability and sustainability.

Scott currently serves on the ICC-ES board of managers and Industry Advisory Committee.  He is also active with a number of other industry organizations including: the School of Engineering advisory board for Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL; he represents MiTek as a founding partner of the Wood Utilization and Design Institute at Clemson University; he is the current secretary of the board for the Truss Plate Institute; he is a member of both the ASCE and the NCSEA.

Scott has also served for a number of years as a member of the Industrial Professional Advisory committee for the School of Civil Engineering for SIUE.

Hussain Bhatia, Ph.D, S.E.
Supervisor - Coastal Region
Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) State of California
Hussain Bhatia, Ph.D., S.E, is the Supervisor for the Coastal Regio...More Details
Hussain Bhatia, Ph.D, S.E.
Hussain Bhatia, Ph.D., S.E, is the Supervisor for the Coastal Region for the Department of Health Care Access and Information, State of California (formerly Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, OSHPD) and serves as the Incident Commander for the Emergency Operation Center for the department.  Dr. Bhatia has 24 years of experience in structural engineering and design. He has been involved in design, analysis and review of new and existing hospital, school and commercial buildings. He has taught courses related to structural engineering in University of California, Irvine, University of California, Los Angeles and California State University in Sacramento.  He actively participates in many code committees for ASCE 7 and ASCE 41, and professional organizations such as SEAOC, ASCE and EERI.
Ronald E. Holmes
Engineer Consultant

Ronald E. Holmes is semi-retired with 55 years industry experience....More Details
Ronald E. Holmes
Ronald E. Holmes is semi-retired with 55 years industry experience.  He previously served as Field Sales Advisory Council for Kohler Company, V.P. Technical for American Society of Plumbing Engineers Alabama Chapter, Educational Committee for Alabama Association of Plumbing, Gas, & Mechanical Inspectors, Code Development Board with ICC representing ASPE.  Honorary Lifetime member of the Alabama Association of Plumbing, Gas, & Mechanical Inspectors.
Michael Abegg, P.E., CBO
Team Leader
Planning & Development Department City of Phoenix
During his time at the City of Phoenix, Mr. Abegg has served as a T...More Details
Michael Abegg, P.E., CBO

During his time at the City of Phoenix, Mr. Abegg has served as a Team Lead, Fire Marshal, Building Official, IBC Technical Lead and Senior Structural Plans Engineer. His responsibilities have included: Project Management; Fire Marshal Appeals; Code Modifications; Technical Interpretations; Alternate Materials, Design and Methods of Construction; plan review and inspection efforts and internal policies and procedures. In addition to maintaining the Certified Building Official certificate, he has ICC certifications in Residential and Commercial plans review and inspection as well as Accessibility and Energy plan review. Prior to his time at the City of Phoenix, Mr. Abegg worked as a Structural Design Engineer including residential and commercial projects.

Mr. Abegg holds a B.S. and M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Brigham Young University. He is a Licensed Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Arizona. In his free time, Mr. Abegg enjoys spending time with his wife and three young boys.

Michael P. Rickabaugh, CBO
Manager of Building & Safety/Deputy Building Official
Reedy Creek Improvement District Florida
Michael Rickabaugh has been the Manager of Building & Safety fo...More Details
Michael P. Rickabaugh, CBO
Michael Rickabaugh has been the Manager of Building & Safety for Reedy Creek Improvement District in Lake Buena Vista, Florida since 2003. He graduated from Penn State University and has a total of 30 years’ experience as a Building Official. He has held positions with 5 jurisdictions in Wyoming & Florida as Building Official, Director of Public Services & Manager of Fire Prevention. Michael has been active in chapter and conference support and has held various positions in local chapters, including President of the Wyoming Conference of Building Officials and President of the Wyoming Division of the IAEI. He served 5 years on the ICBO Education Committee, including 1 year as Chairman; and served 1 year on the ICBO ES Committee as well as 1 year on the ICC ES Legacy Committee for the UBC. In addition, he served a 6 year Governor’s appointment to the Wyoming Council on Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety, where he served as Vice-Chairman. He is certified by the ICC as a Building Official, Building Inspector, and Plans Examiner and is licensed by the State of Florida as the same. He is registered by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services as a Safety Assessment Program Evaluator and is designated by ICC IAS as a Lead Evaluator-in-Training for building department accreditation.
Richard C. Truitt Sr.
Contract Instructor
Subject Matter Expert County of Harford, MD
Richard C. Truitt Sr.
Sharon Goei, P.E., CBO, LEED AP
Director of Building Safety and Housing
City of Milpitas California
Sharon Goei is the Director of Building and Housing for the City of...More Details
Sharon Goei, P.E., CBO, LEED AP
Sharon Goei is the Director of Building and Housing for the City of Milpitas, California. She previously served as the Chief Building Official for several jurisdictions as well as served on the ICC Evaluation Service Board of Managers, Evaluation Committee, and Environmental Committee. She is active in various capacities with the local ICC Chapters and the California Building Officials organization.