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NIBS Installs New Board of Directors

The 2021-2022 board includes seven new members, including four Presidential appointees

(WASHINGTON, DC, October 4, 2021) – The National Institute of Building Sciences has installed the 2021-2022 Board of Directors.

Effective October 1, the board includes several new officers:

New board members include four President Joseph Biden appointees: Evelyn M. Fujimoto, Principal, Director of Design, Interiors at STG Design; Lori Peek, Director, Natural Hazards Center and Sociology Professor, University of Colorado Boulder; Dr. Kimberly L. Jones, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Education, College of Engineering and Architecture and Professor and Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Howard University; and William Holloway, Vice President and Principal, Bernardon.

Also joining the board are Sez Atamturktur Russcher, PhD, Head of the Department of Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, Penn State University; Fiona Cousins, PE, LEED Fellow, an Arup Fellow and member of Arup’s Group and Americas Region Boards; and Sandra Benson, Global Head of Industry Transformation, Procore Technologies.

“The collective level of expertise and knowledge within this board can bring transformative leadership to the built environment,” said Lakisha A. Woods, CAE, President and CEO of NIBS. “In addition, the new board moves us toward a better representation of the diversity of this country, and the nation’s communities will benefit from their efforts.”

The NIBS board 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.

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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