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.
David J. Spencer, CBCO, CBO
Chairman
Building Official City of North Bend, WA
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David J. Spencer, CBCO, CBO

David Spencer is currently the Building Official for the City of North Bend, located on the Western slopes of the Cascade Mountains in Eastern King County, WA. As Building Official, of this city with a population of 6,570 people, David’s responsibilities include management of the Building Division and Code Enforcement which is part of the Community Development Department along with facility maintenance responsibilities for many of the city owned structures.He presently holds six ICC certifications that include Building Code Specialist, Certified Building Official, Building Plans Examiner, Commercial Inspector, Residential Inspector, and Building Inspector.David has worked within the built environment for thirty years. The ten most recent years have been spent within the municipal government setting working for four different municipalities throughout Washington State. His remaining time was spent in the private sector working within a family owned construction company along with other family owned business ventures.Since coming to work in municipal government David has continued to excel in developing and growing his professional talents. He was recently selected to serve on the ICC Foundation Board of Directors, serves on the ICC-ES Board of Managers, served on the ICC Nominations Committee in 2016, serves on the ICC BOMC RTP subcommittee, serves on the ICC EDC for Property Maintenance, Housing & Zoning Inspector, and has past service ICC EDC for Coastal Construction/Disaster Response Inspector. In his home state he is active in his state chapter as he serves as the WABO Government Relations and Legislative Chair, serves on the WABO Code Official Apprenticeship program, serves on the WABO TCD (Technical Code Development) Committee, and served on the WA State Building Code Council TAGS (Technical Advisory Groups) for 2015 IRC & 2015 WA State Energy Code. Lastly he serves within his region as the current Vice President of Region II of ICC and is the website and media administrator. He has served Region II in the past as Treasurer and Secretary along with being on many of Region II’s committees.David’s time spent working within his families businesses and now within municipal government has afforded him to have a viewpoint from both ends of the spectrum. He has not taken this unique opportunity lightly. David understands the fiscal responsibilities of municipal government while finding a balance to help each and every person within the community that he serves.

Daniel P. Walsh, CBO
Building Commissioner
Town of Lincoln, MA
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Daniel P. Walsh, CBO

Presently Dan serves as Building Commissioner for the Town of Lincoln. He earned a B.S in building sciences from Wentworth Institute of Technology and is a Certified Building Official by the Council of American Building Officials.  He has earned Building Commissioner credentials from the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards and has almost ¼ century of service as a building official between the Town of Needham and the Town of Lincoln.  He was awarded the Outstanding Building Official of the Year in 2012 by his fellow Southeastern Massachusetts Building Officials Association professionals.Professional appointments include; the Board of Managers for ICC-ES, the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety Commissioner’s designee to the Board of Examiners of Sheet Metal Workers, and elected representative of the Southeastern Massachusetts Building Officials Association to the Massachusetts Federation of Building Officials Board of Directors.  Along with serving multiple terms as the Federation President, his service has included many committee assignments.Dan lives in Needham Massachusetts with his wife Laura and three children.  Professional downtime includes yard work, coaching youth hockey, and following his daughter’s dancing activities. He also dedicates time to providing instruction to trainees seeking to attain a Massachusetts construction supervisor license.

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).
Scott McCormick
Fire Official
Hamilton Township Fire District No. 7 Hamilton, New Jersey
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Scott McCormick

Scott McCormick is the Fire Official for Hamilton Township Fire District No. 7 Hamilton, New Jersey. He is a certified Fire Official, and has more than 20 years of Code Enforcement experience.At District 7, Mr. McCormick is responsible for the daily operations of the Fire prevention Bureau, strategic and long-term planning, and supervises the Life Safety Education and Fire Code Enforcement staff.He has served on numerous state and national code-related committees including the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety Peer Review Board. He is Past President of the Central Jersey Code Officials Association and on the Executive Board of the Mercer County Fire Prevention and Protection Association. McCormick is also an Assistant Mercer County Fire Marshal.

Scott lives in Hamilton Twp with his wife Amy and three sons Matthew, Branden, and Colin. Scott’s oldest son Matthew Attends the University of South Carolina.

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.

Frank Nunes
Executive Director
Wall and Ceiling Alliance Pleasanton, CA
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Frank Nunes
Frank E. Nunes has been in the wall and ceiling industry for over 34 years. He started his wall and ceiling career with National Gypsum in 1980. Currently, Frank serves as Executive Director for the Wall And Ceiling Alliance (WACA), a Northern California based association representing specialty wall and ceiling contractors. Prior to working for WACA, Frank was the Executive Director of the Lathing & Plastering Institute from 1980 to 2011, managing the association and providing technical wall and ceiling support. Frank has over 20 years of extensive experience as a wall and ceiling consultant as principal to F. E. Nunes & Associates specializing in building codes, building standards, construction practices and construction defect litigation.
Michael J. Nugent, C.B.O
Building Official
Planning & Development City of Rock Hill
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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.

Michael L. Savage, Sr., MCP, CBO, CFPS, CEI-M
Director of Building Safety for Marion County, Florida
Former Chief Building Official - City of Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Director of Building Safety for Marion County, Florida, and former... More details
Michael L. Savage, Sr., MCP, CBO, CFPS, CEI-M
Director of Building Safety for Marion County, Florida, and former Chief Building Official – City of Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
Mr. Savage has been in the inspection field for more than 23 years. He has been a plans examiner, a combination inspector, a Chief Inspector and Chief Building Official. He has completed plan reviews and inspections on all types of structures from single family dwellings, decks and sheds, to micro-breweries and manufacturing/industrial facilities. Mr. Savage currently serves as the Director of Building Safety/Building Official for Marion County, Florida..Additionally, Mr. Savage owns and operates Michael L. Savage, LLC. a construction education and consulting company that provide training to Architects, Engineers, Code Officials, Inspectors and Plans Examiners. MLS, LLC is certified in eight (8) states to provide CEU’s for contractors and code officialsMr. Savage holds more than 35 International Code Council certifications, including Master Code Professional and Certified Building Official. In addition, he is a NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) and IAEI Certified Electrical Inspector – Master. Mr. Savage is a licensed building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspector in the State of Maryland, and he is a qualified electrical inspector in the State of Delaware. Mr. Savage is also licensed as a building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspector in the State of New Mexico, the only one licensed in the state to do all trades in residential and commercial applications.Mr. Savage is actively involved in the code making processes and holds committee memberships on such bodies as NFPA, IAEI and UL, and is a governmental member of the International Code Council (ICC). Mr. Savage is also the President of the Central New Mexico Chapter of Building Officials, a chapter of ICC, as well as the IAEI NM Chapter President. He is also a Member ICC Region XI Development Committee and currently Past President and Executive Council Member of Region XI. Mr. Savage was appointed to the ICC-Evaluation Services Board of Managers in 2015, the ICC Compliance Code Action Committee (CCAC) and the ICC Code Correlation Committee (CCC).
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
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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.