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The International Code Council has announced two additions to its leadership team.
Lesley Garland has joined the Code Council as its new vice president, state and local relations, in the Government Relations Department. In this role, Garland will help develop and manage government engagement and strategic alliances, as well as assist in advancing ongoing U.S. and national initiatives that support the adoption and use of ICC codes, standards, products, and services.
Garland has over 16 years of experience in state and local government affairs, as well as almost a decade of experience in communications. Previously, she held leadership positions in trade associations, as well as senior marketing and communications roles, and served as a reporter for a local paper.
“The Government Relations Department plays an important role in educating policymakers and civic leaders about the importance of building codes and safety. Our government relations team is paramount in strengthening relationships and alliances at all levels of government,” said Code Council CEO Dominic Sims. “Lesley’s insight will greatly benefit our legislative and regulatory efforts and engagement and provide a strong voice for the Code Council.”
Lisa Reiheld has been appointed technical resources director for the Midwest Region of the PMG Technical Resources Team. Reiheld will represent the organization in federal and state coalitions, task forces, committees, and councils that require expertise in the International Codes (I-Codes).
Reiheld brings with her over 20 years of experience in plumbing product certifications, design engineering, and building codes. Prior to joining the Code Council, Reiheld was with Viega LLC as a codes and standards manager, advising product design staff on code and standard requirements. She also worked as a certification engineer in the plumbing group at the CSA Group, where she provided education to code officials around the country on the process and meaning of certification marks.
“The Code Council’s PMG department plays a pivotal role in providing technical resources that designers, builders, and regulators rely on,” said Sims. “Lisa’s diverse experience and insight within the industry will greatly benefit our efforts to expand the use of the I-Codes.”