Day Five Recap: The 2022 IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show

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March 21, 2022

Highlights from the final full day of events at the 2022 IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, Florida, included the Annual Meeting of the Members and a strong slate of educational sessions.

At the well-attended Annual Meeting of the Members, Secretary/Treasurer Robért J. Hinojosa, RRC, RWC, REWC, RBEC, RRO, PE, CDT, F-IIBEC introduced Mike Clark, F-IIBEC, RBEC, RRC, RWC, REWC, RRO, PE, CSRP, who announced the results of IIBEC’s board elections. The board welcomed two new members—Region 4 Director John Cannon, RRC, RRO, REWO, CDT and Region 5 Director Julie McDonald, REWC, RRC—and, for a second term, Region 6 Director Burt Carver, RRC, RRO.

Ted Sheridan passed the  gavel to new IIBEC President Chris Giffin, whose speech emphasized a bright future for IIBEC after another year of the pandemic.

During the meeting, IIBEC concluded the Executive Committee election and welcomed Chris Dawkins as its new secretary-treasurer.

Board members ending their service are Neil Johnson, RRO, AIA, Szymon Zienkiewicz, RRC, RRO, and Scott Hinesley, RRC, PE.

The IIBEC Board of Directors and Executive Committee for 2022–2023 are:

Region 1: Julie Palmer

Region 2: Michael Fell

Region 3: Charlie Sietmann, RRO, REWO, CCCA, CIT

Region 4: John Cannon, RRO, REWO, CDT

Region 5: Julie McDonald, REWC, RRC

Region 6: Burt Carver, RRC, RRO

Region 7: Jennifer Hogan, RRO, LEED AP, Certified Passive House Consultant

President: Chris Giffin, RRC, AIA

Secretary/Treasurer: Chris Dawkins, PE

First Vice President: Amy Peevey, RRO, REWC, PE, CDT

Second Vice President: Robért Hinojosa, F-IIBEC, RBEC, RRC, RWC, REWC, RRO, REWO, PE, CDT

Immediate Past President: Ted Sheridan, BEC, RRC, REWC, RWC, PEng

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President: Brian Pallasch

IIBEC Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President Brian Pallasch presented on the state of the association, highlighting new publications as well as a national marketing campaign to raise awareness of IIBEC and its members. Pallasch also unveiled a new 40th anniversary logo for IIBEC, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary at IIBEC’s annual convention and trade show March 2–7, 2023,  in Houston, Texas.

Education was the focus of much of the rest of Day Five at the convention. Six sessions comprised two education blocks during the morning hours, followed by another six educational sessions spread across Monday afternoon. The day concluded with the President’s Reception and Annual Banquet.