Tag: Staff News

IIBEC Welcomes John Boling as Director of Government Relations

March 12, 2021

John Boling has joined the IIBEC team as the new director of government relations. He will focus on increasing IIBEC’s influence on federal, state, provincial, and local public policy, helping shape codes and standards, expanding IIBEC’s influence in the building industry, and increasing the relevance and value of IIBEC’s policy positions. Located in the Washington, […]

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IIBEC Staff News – Kennedy Joins Team

January 22, 2021

Kristen Kennedy joined IIBEC on December 16, 2020, in the role of director of education. She will work with the Education Committee to continue to build upon the current education offerings as well as assisting in the development of new educational content. Prior to joining IIBEC, Kennedy was the associate executive director at the Accreditation […]

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A Tribute to Twenty-Four Years

October 01, 2020

In his October 2020 message in IIBEC Interface, IIBEC President Scott Hinesley took the opportunity to use his virtual pulpit to honor someone whose selfless work has been a crucial cog in the wheel of IIBEC for over two decades. We reference, of course, Kris Ammerman. As the executive editor of IIBEC Interface during those […]

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Kury Joins IIBEC as Operations Specialist; Roller Moves On

April 21, 2020

Laura Kury joined IIBEC as an Operations Specialist on November 25, 2019. When asked how she feels about life at IIBEC, she said, “I enjoy variety, and this job has a lot of variety. I’ve worked for both large and small companies, and I’m enjoying a small office environment again.” Kury is a Raleigh native […]

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Staff News – Meet Lewis and Roller; Gardner Wins Award

July 15, 2019

Foundation Development Officer Rick Gardner Receives Think Apex Award RCI Foundation Development Officer Rick Gardner received an award for his volunteer work for the town of Apex, NC, where he resides. The Think Apex Awards allow town officials to recognize individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations for their dedicated service to others and the Apex community. […]

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IIBEC Seeks Senior Director of Technical Services

June 18, 2019

IIBEC is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Senior Director of Technical Services following the recent resignation of Wanda Edwards. Download the desired qualifications and description of the Senior Director of Technical Services Position (http://iibec.org/wp-content/uploads/srdirtechser.pdf). For further information or to submit a résumé, contact Chief Operating Officer Melany Elwell at melwell@iibec.org or […]

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Micki Kamszik Retires After 23 Years With IIBEC

June 13, 2019

By Kris Ammerman Micki Kamszik first reported for duty at RCI’s (now IIBEC’s) headquarters on Chapel Hill Road in Raleigh in July 1996. Twenty-three years, five executive directors, 23 executive boards, three office locations*, and a couple of thousand members later, Micki is pushing back her office chair and retiring to her home in the […]

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Transformative Times at RCI

March 06, 2019

By Katey Springle Lempka A lot continues to change at RCI headquarters, and you may feel like if you blink, you’ve missed something major. Last month, RCI CEO Lionel van der Walt announced that he’ll be leaving the association effective the end of June. RCI President Michael Clark provided some additional information and a reassurance that […]

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Van der Walt Resigns as RCI CEO

March 03, 2019

Lionel van der Walt, hired in January 2018 to succeed the retiring James Birdsong as CEO and executive vice president, has tendered his resignation to the Board of Directors, effective June 30, 2019. Citing a “once-in-a-lifetime offer,” van der Walt will take a position as CEO and president of PayCargo, whose board of directors he […]

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We’re Moving (Again)

October 10, 2018

In July of this year, there was a fire in the office building where RCI, Inc. is headquartered. Since then, the RCI staff have been working out of a temporarily leased space in downtown Raleigh, NC. Over the course of the next two weeks, we will be moving back into our offices at Sunday Drive. […]

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