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National Institute of Building Sciences Board Welcomes Five New Members

New slate of board officers also recently was elected to serve one-year terms, starting October

(WASHINGTON, DC, July 17, 2023) – The National Institute of Building Sciences has added five new members to the Board of Directors.

John (JC) Hudgison, CBO, Assoc. AIA, serves as Construction Services Center Manager and Chief Building Official with the City of Tampa, Florida. Hudgison’s career has included building inspections, code enforcement, and the development of construction plans and specifications for the Columbus Consolidated Government in Georgia. In Florida, Hudgison oversees building and site plan review, permitting and inspection processes for code compliance, and develops procedures for the issuance of permits for all structures.

Monika Serrano serves as Resilience Program Manager with Turner Construction Company. Serrano is a climate leader and critical thinker, who’s passionate about creating value through the development, communication, and implementation of climate-related initiatives and practices. Serrano has more than 18 years of experience in the construction project management sector.

Justin L. Boone, Principal and Unit Manager with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., joins NIBS with a strong background in building science consulting and architectural design. Boone has broad-based experience in enclosure design, peer design review, field-based evaluation, testing, and project management. His expertise includes the design of high-performance building enclosure systems, building enclosure commissioning, and forensic analysis of existing buildings with enclosure-related deficiencies.

Bruce Risley, RA, CCM, is Senior Vice President of ARCADIS’ Infrastructure Business Line and serves as Executive Director of Operations, leading the West Region Buildings Market Sector. Risley has more than 30 years of experience in the planning and delivery management of large scale, public and private sector, capital improvement programs and projects involving both vertical and horizontal construction.

Michael Leondi is Vice President, Design and Construction, NJ/PA Region with Rockefeller Group. Leondi has more than 20 years of experience in Real Estate Development, Design, Construction, and Project Management. Before becoming Vice President, Leondi served as Director, Design and Construction. He was responsible for the ongoing management of Rockefeller Group’s Design and Construction team across the New Jersey and Pennsylvania region.

“NIBS welcomes these leaders, who come with powerful expertise, strategy, and influence,” said AC Powell, JD, CPS, President and CEO of NIBS, in a release. “Our Board of Directors works hard to serve the U.S. built environment and the nation. We look forward to working with these new members.”

Risley took office, during the May board meeting. Leondi joins the board today, July 17. Hudgison, Serrano, and Boone start their terms in October.

New Board Officers

The NIBS board officers also were elected to serve one-year terms. They include:

Board Member Judy Dinelle, CGP, CAPS, AMA, Building Ambassador with 84 Lumber Company, also was reelected for a three-year term.

The National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors is comprised of up to 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.

Learn more about the NIBS Board of Directors.

About NIBS

National Institute of Building Sciences brings together labor and consumer interests, government representatives, regulatory agencies, and members of the building industry to identify and resolve problems and potential problems around the construction of housing and commercial buildings. NIBS is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization. It was established by Congress in 1974. For more information, visit or follow @bldgsciences on Twitter and Facebook.

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