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James T. Ryan, C.B.O.

James (Tim) T. Ryan, CBO, is the Executive Director of the International Association of Building Officials. He served the City of Overland Park, Kansas for almost 40 years, in the Building Safety Division, as a field inspector, plans examiner, field supervisor and as Code Administrator from 1998 until 2017. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management and Technology from Pittsburg State University and is certified in 15 separate categories of building code administration and management. Tim served on the BOCA Board of Directors, including as President of the Board, and on the ICC Board of Directors. He is serving as a presidential appointee to the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences, as appointed by President Obama. He is the only building official ever appointed to a position by a sitting President of the United States. He is an experienced training instructor and public speaker. He serves on the ICC Codes and Standards Council, Code Correlation Committee and as a moderator for ICC’s code development hearings.




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