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People on the Move

New York, Nov 20, 2009

People on the Move spotlights trailblazers in standardization, highlighting their latest achievements, advancements, and contributions to the standards community.

The International Code Council (ICC), an organizational member and accredited standards developer of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has announced the appointment of Shawn Martin as director of industry relations in the plumbing, mechanical, and fuel gas group. Mr. Martin will be responsible for progressing the organization’s work in sustainable construction practices, codes, and standards.

Before joining ICC, Mr. Martin was the technical director for the Plumbing Manufacturers Institute (PMI). He has held positions on the International Plumbing Code Technical Committee and the Sustainable Building Technology Committee, and has been active in water efficiency, product certification, industry education, and in the ICC code development process. He is an engineer and holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering with an emphasis on fluid mechanics.

The International Code Council (ICC) is a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention. ICC develops the codes and standards used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools.

ANSI organizational member and accredited standards developer TechAmerica has named Kim Allman as senior vice president for state government affairs. TechAmerica is the U.S. technology industry’s largest advocacy organization and a provider of industry leading reports, market analysis, and standards.

Ms. Allman has 15 years of experience advocating at the most senior levels of government. Most recently, she founded and managed Allman Strategies, LLC, a strategic government relations consulting firm. Previous to that she pioneered state government affairs for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). She has worked for MCI Worldcom in state government relations, and served as press secretary to U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) as well as senior policy advisor to the Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus in Lansing, Michigan.

“Kim’s hiring is a golden opportunity for the technology industry to take advantage of the lessons she has learned in countless, hard-fought policy battles across the country,” said John Burchett, state policy counsel at Google and vice chair of TechAmerica’s State Government Affairs program for 2010. “Tech must become more agile in the states, and our companies fully expect Kim will make that happen by building upon TechAmerica’s excellent record.”

Representing approximately 1,500 member companies of all sizes from the public and commercial sectors of the economy, TechAmerica was formed by the merger of AeA (formerly the American Electronics Association), the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA), the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), and the Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA).

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