On May 1, 2014, the BuildStrong Coalition and the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) co-hosted the 2nd Annual National Thought Leader Forum on Building Codes for a Stronger and Safer America on Capitol Hill. The event coincided with the launch of National Building Safety Month and featured three keynote speakers, a congressional panel, and an industry roundtable.

Event Keynotes and Panelists Included:

Congressional Speakers: 

  • Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK)
  • Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) 
  • Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX)  
  • Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) 
  • Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) 
  • Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) 
  • Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) 

Industry Panelists: 

  • Jimi Grande, Chairman, BuildStrong 
  • Julie Rochman, President and CEO, Insurance Instiute for Business and Home Safety
  • Bill Windsor, Associate Vice President of Consumer Safety for Nationwide Insurance and Member of the BuildStrong Coalition Executive Committee 
  • Bill Jenaway, President, Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) 
  • Dominic Sims, CEO, International Code Council (ICC) 
  • David Heyman, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Homeland Security 
  • Michael Lingerfelt, Disaster Assistance Committee Chair, American Institute of Architects 

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