People on the Move highlights the career advancements of high-level trailblazers working professionally in diverse areas of standardization, contributing every day to the strength and success of the U.S. standards and conformance community.
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has announced that D.J. Nunez was promoted to executive vice president of field services.
Nunez joined IAPMO in 2020 as a field services representative, and was promoted to senior vice president of field services in 2021. He has 38 years of experience in the plumbing and mechanical industry; prior to with work with IAPMO, Nunez worked for the state of California for 19 years, ultimately serving as the Southern California area manager for the Construction Inspection Management Division. Previously, he spent 18 years in the plumbing and pipefitting industry.
Nunez has served on IAPMO’s board of directors for 13 years, and was president in 2017 and 2018.
“D.J. brings a unique blend of hands-on knowledge, board governance perspective, and a thorough understanding of our members’ and partners’ needs,” IAPMO CEO Dave Viola said. “As a member of our senior staff team, he’s helped lead our code advocacy efforts, membership recruitment and other major projects throughout the United States.”
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has appointed Terri Dickinson-Creasey as its new director, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). In this newly created role, Dickinson-Creasey will lead the implementation, tracking, and evolution of the organization’s DE&I strategy, and advise leaders on creating and sustaining a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.
Prior to joining CAP, Dickinson-Creasey was with ComPsych, where she began as a staff attorney, transitioned to the customer facing side of the business, and ultimately led a team of global account executives in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. She also served as the company’s executive sponsor to several fortune 500 organizations, supporting organizational inclusion. Dickinson-Creasey was also the executive sponsor for ComPsych’s diversity, equity, and inclusion employee resource group, fostering inclusion within the organization itself while supporting customers externally as well. Previously, Dickinson-Creasey was a public defender and adjunct professor, and held legal externships in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, and the DuPage County Public Defender’s Office.
“Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion means creating an organizational culture where all people, irrespective of their race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, abilities, etc., can thrive and realize their absolute fullest potential,” said Dickinson-Creasey. “The business case for fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within the workplace notes significant impact to organizational creativity and problem solving, profit maximization, brand perception, and workforce development. Hence, the research supports that diversity is more than a metric to strive for but rather an integral part of strategic business planning. Of course, and perhaps most importantly, we also believe it’s the right thing to do.”