The International Code Council (ICC) has announced the hiring of Michael Gardner as Executive Vice President of Compliance Programs. Gardner will be leading ICC efforts to maximize the association’s performance and achieve its long-term financial goals. Working with the CEO and presidents of ICC’s Evaluation and Accreditation services, Gardner will work to coordinate strategic efforts, build industry relationships, expand value for clients and manufacturers, and identify new opportunities to help the ICC leverage knowledge and technical expertise to help clients navigate the complexities around the supply chain, from compliance and regulatory issues to market acceptance.
Gardner has served as Executive Director and CEO of the Gypsum Association since 2003, and has served as that industry’s lead building code and national legislative policy liaison. His career in association management began in 1993, when he accepted an opportunity to manage the technical standards and services department and direct the educational foundation at a construction industry member-service association. In 1998, he joined the staff of the Gypsum Association as its national building code liaison. After serving in a variety of senior staff positions, he became the Executive Director of the organization in October 2003.
“Michael is a seasoned professional with considerable experience in the building codes industry,” said Dominic Sims, CBO, CEO of the International Code Council. “ICC is a strong brand in the industry, and we are committed to working with manufacturers and clients to help them demonstrate specific performance and get their products to market faster. As we pursue an aggressive growth strategy in the area of compliance and assessment, Michael’s industry network and significant experience will provide invaluable leadership and counsel in this effort.”