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About the Board of Directors

The National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors is comprised of 21 members. The President of the United States, with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoints six members to represent the public interest. The remaining 15 members are elected from the nation's building community and include both public interest representatives and industry voices. A majority of Board members are required by the authorizing legislation to be in the public interest category.


Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP
Architect of the Capitol, Washington, DC

Vice Chairman

Joseph Donovan
Beacon Capital Partners, Boston, MA


Joy Marshall Ortiz, AIA, NCARB
The Marshall Group, Reston, VA


Wally E. Bailey
City of Fort Smith, Arkansas


Lane J. Beougher, FAIA, FCSI, LEED AP BD+C
Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, Columbus, OH

Paul R. Bertram, Jr., FCSI, CDT, LEED AP, GGP
PRB Connect, Casselberry, FL

Cindy L. Davis, CBO
Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development, Richmond, VA

Anne M. Ellis, PE, FACI, FASCE
Anne Ellis, LLC, McLean, VA

Cheryl R. English, FIES, LC
Acuity Brands, Conyers, GA

Brian E. Garbecki, PE, LEED AP
Gilbane Building Company, Boston, MA

Timothy H. Haahs, PE, AIA
Timothy Haahs & Associates, Blue Bell, PA

Richard Hayter, PE
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Carl Hedde
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., Princeton, NJ

Thomas Izbicki, PE, FSFPE
Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc., Dallas, TX

Brian Larson, PE
Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., Endicott, NY

Susan A. Maxman, FAIA
Green Cove Springs, FL

Thomas L. Mitchell, Jr., CFM, IFMA Fellow
FM3IS Associates, LLC, San Antonio, TX

Donald L. Pratt
Construction Education & Consulting Services of Michigan, Arburn Hills, MI

James "Tim" T. Ryan, CBO
City of Overland Park, Kansas

James Timberlake, FAIA
KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia, PA

Mary B. Verner, MES, JD
Washington State, City of Olympia, Olympia, WA

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