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Board Bids Farewell to Skaggs, Marshall

Wednesday, December 29, 2010  
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Ron Skaggs (left) and Mortimer Marshall retire from the Board in 2010.

The National Institute of Building Sciences said goodbye to two long-time Board members, Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, FACHA, FHFI, and Mortimer M. Marshall, Jr., FAIA, FCSI, NOMAC, who retire from the Board in 2010.

Skaggs, Chairman Emeritus of HKS Architects, served eight years on the Board of Directors, completing a term as vice chair and two terms as Board chair.

"This is a wonderful organization…It's a well-kept secret,” said Skaggs, upon receiving his recognition plaque at the Institute's Annual Awards Dinner in December. "It's a very collaborative organization…It won't be the last of me here.”

Marshall, president of The Marshall Group, Ltd., Architects, served two six-year terms on the Board, the first in the 1980's and the second one ending this year. He served as treasurer in both terms, this time for his entire tenure. Marshall, who was involved in the Institute's founding 35 years ago, provided an enormous amount of historical knowledge to the Board.

"NIBS is still in my heart and will always remain,” said Marshall upon accepting his plaque. "I first became involved with NIBS when the bill [by Congress establishing the Institute] was passed.” He then told the story of how, when he was asked to serve on the organization's initial membership committee, he responded, "Only if I can be the first paid member.”

Both Skaggs and Marshall made a tremendous contribution to the organization over the years. The Institute thanks them for their service.


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