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Obama Nominates Haahs to Institute Board

Monday, December 10, 2012  
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President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate Timothy Hyungrock Haahs, PE, AIA, to a key Administration post as a member of the National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors. Haahs was one of eight intended appointees announced by the White House on December 6.

"I am grateful these accomplished men and women have agreed to join this Administration, and I’m confident they will serve ably in these important roles,” said President Obama. "I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years.”

If approved, Haahs would become one of the 21-member Board of Directors that governs the Institute. The Board is composed of 15 members elected from either the public interest or industry categories and six members appointed by the President of the United States subject to the approval of the U.S. Senate.

Haahs is president and chief executive officer of Timothy Haahs & Associates, an engineering and architectural design firm, which he founded in 1994, headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. He serves on both the Advisory Committee for the Philadelphia Urban Land Institute and the Board of Directors of the International Parking Institute. Haahs is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In 2010, Mr. Haahs presented to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific on the global challenge of traffic and parking, infrastructure and sustainable development. In 2011, he was named ASCE’s Philadelphia Engineer of the Year and received the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Mr. Haahs received both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Read the release from the White House Press Office.

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