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.
Jeff Ellis, P.E., S.E.
Director of Codes & Compliance
Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
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Jeff Ellis, P.E., S.E.
Mr. Ellis is the Director of Codes & Compliance for Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. and has more than 27 years of construction industry experience. He manages the company codes and compliance efforts and is also involved in research and development and provides technical support for connectors, fastening systems, and lateral force resisting systems.
Mr. Ellis was a practicing design engineer for commercial, residential and forensic projects for more than 9 years prior to joining Simpson Strong-Tie in 2000. He currently serves as Secretary for the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) and as a Manager on the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) Board of Managers.
He served as the President of SEAOSC, a member of the California Building Officials (CALBO) Structural Safety Committee, chairman of the AISI Committee on Framing Standards (COFS) Lateral Design Subcommittee for several years, and as President of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI).
Catherine Low, S.E., P.E.
Structural Engineer
C.A.P. Low SE Redding, CA
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Catherine Low, S.E., P.E.

Catherine Low is Principal Structural Engineer for C.A.P. Low SE working on behalf of private property owners and public agencies in California and Nevada. Started in 2013, C.A.P. Low SE is based in Redding California and offers advanced structural analysis and condition assessment services.Prior to starting her private practice, Catherine obtained licensure as a Structural Engineer in California while engineering large vertical concrete and steel construction projects for CH2M Hill. Immediately after graduate school, Catherine obtained licensure as a Professional Engineer in California and Nevada while engineering residential and commercial light frame and masonry structures.

Catherine serves as Secretary for the Shasta Cascade ICC Chapter. The Chapter meets monthly to discuss interpretation and enforcement of the code and state and local ordinances as applied to Northern California construction projects. She has relied on ICC as an accurate and efficient resource from the beginning of her professional career and is thrilled to serve on the ICC-ES Board of Managers.

Michael J. Nugent, C.B.O
Building Official
Planning & Development City of Rock Hill
Michael Nugent began his journey in code Administration in 1981 as ...More Details
Michael J. Nugent, C.B.O

Michael Nugent began his journey in code Administration in 1981 as a Code Enforcement Officer for the city of Portland, Maine. He then served in other towns in Maine in various code-enforcement positions, until he returned to Portland as the Inspections Division Director (Chief Building Official), where he served for nine years.Since 2006, Michael has worked in both the private and public sectors, and currently serves as the Building Official for the City of Rock Hill, South Carolina. During the summer of 2015, Mike worked with the Building Officials Association of South Carolina’s Code Study Committee on the 2015 I-Codes adoption for the State of South Carolina.In addition to his appointment to the Board of Managers for ICC-ES, Michael is pleased to serve on a number of ICC Committees, including the IEBC Code Development Committee for the 2018 Edition, the ICC-ES PMG Committee, and the Governing Committee of the Building Officials Membership Committee (BOMC). He enjoys working with the “Raising the Profile” and “Preparing for the Future” groups that have been formed by the BOMC.

Michael and his wife of 38 years, Deb, live in Charlotte, North Carolina, and have three grown children. He is also a professional musician and spent time “on the road” in the 1980s, touring the Eastern United States as a bassist and vocalist, while working part-time as a Code Officer. After work, he now enjoys officiating for local baseball and football leagues, as well as spending time quality with his family.

Ravi Shah, Assoc. AIA, CBO
Director of Development Services
City of Carrollton, TX
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Ravi Shah, Assoc. AIA, CBO

Ravi is the Director of Development Services for the city of Carrollton. He manages the areas of planning, permitting, inspections and transit-oriented development. He holds Architecture and Business Administration degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington. As a class ‘A’ member of International Code Council (ICC), Ravi holds numerous technical and leadership credentials.Ravi recently completed 2-terms on the ICC Board of Directors. He was selected to Chair the Sustainability Technology Committee that drafted the first International Green Construction Code (IgCC). Prior to that, Ravi served on the Board of Directors for International Accreditation Services and was the Chair for the Board Committee on Accreditation. In 2012, Ravi was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry as a Commissioner on the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations.His services to the profession include having been the President of the Building Officials Association of Texas and Chairman on the Construction Research and Advisory Committee at the University of Texas at Arlington. On a regional level he was the founding Chair for the Region X Coalition of ICC representing the States of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. He has been instrumental and has helped Co-Chair the Building Professional Institute.

Mr. Shah was selected to serve as part of the Expert Consulting Team to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in executing a Technical Assistance Project to strengthen its national building and planning practices. In October, 2000 Ravi traveled as a development partner in a trade delegation to Yung Ho City, Taiwan to discuss effects of Building and Planning regulations on the economic development process.

Ravi has the unique distinction of being presented two “Excellence in Service” awards in recognition of exemplary dedication and professional service to the city of Carrollton. He was named the Building Official of the Year in 2000 by the Construction Research Center at UTA. He has authored numerous technical and management articles including the co-publication of a textbook titled, Building Department Administration that is used in universities and as a guide for certification exams. Ravi is the first recipient of ICC’s ‘Raising the Profile’ award that was presented in Washington D.C. In addition, in 2012, the Congressional Caucus Coalition presented him the 2012 ‘Leadership Towards High Performance’ Award.

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 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.