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American Wood Council
Robert Glowinski
President & CEO

Building Codes & Standards
AWC's Building Codes & Standards group protects and expands recognition of wood products in model, state, and local building codes. It also develops state-of-the-art engineering data, technology, and standards on structural wood products for use by design professionals and building officials, to assure safe and efficient design and use of wood structural elements. Additionally, it provides technical information, technical publications, and distance learning on wood design for engineered and traditional wood products. AWC Field staff are located in 5 primary regions of the US.

Leesburg Office

Linda Balsavage
Coordinator, Operations

John Catlett, MCP
Manager of Code Development

Michelle Kam-Biron, P.E., S.E., S.E.C.B. 
Senior Director, Education

Lori Koch, P.E.
Manager, Educational Outreach

Peter Mazikins, P.Eng.
Senior Manager, Engineering Standards

Jason Smart, P.E.
Manager, Engineering Technology

Dr. Kuma Sumathipala, P.Eng.
Director, Fire & Energy Technologies

Marcie Weeber
Education Coordinator

Kenneth E. Bland, P.E.
Vice President, Codes & Regulations

Bradford K. Douglas, P.E.
Vice President, Engineering

Bryan Knight
Manager, Web Development

Philip Line, P.E.
Senior Director, Structural Engineering

Loren Ross, P.E.
Manager, Engineering Research

John "Buddy" Showalter, P.E.
Vice President, Technology Transfer

Suzanne Termaat
Data Coordinator

Field Staff

Sam W. Francis, C.B.O.
Senior Director, National Programs
1 Dutton Farm Lane
West Grove, PA 19390
Email: sfrancis@awc.org
Phone: 610-869-4774
Fax: 610-869-7106
Paul D. Coats, P.E., C.B.O.
Southeast Regional Manager
4695 Hannah Drive
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Email: pcoats@awc.org
Phone: 803-980-7304

James B. Smith, P.E.
Midwest Regional Manager
6457 Woodland Trail
Dane, WI 53529
Email: jsmith@awc.org
Phone: 608-635-6635

Dennis Richardson, P.E., C.B.O., CASp
Western, Alaska (II), Hawaii (I)
Regional Manager
2777 Yulupa Ave, #126
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Email: drichardson@awc.org
Phone: 707-538-2786
David P. Tyree, P.E., C.B.O
Central Regional Manager
1080 Mesa Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Email: dtyree@awc.org
Phone: 719-492-3990

Matthew Hunter, B.C.O., S.E.O
Northeast Regional Manager
5001 Main Road West
Emmaus, PA 18049
Email: mhunter@awc.org
Phone: 484-353-2509

Green Buildings

AWC's Green Buildings team works closely with model, state, and local code and legislative groups, as well as with many standards developing organizations to ensure that wood is properly represented. Wood is the perfect green building material because it is renewable, stores carbon that reduces greenhouse gases, and is energy efficient.

Kenneth E. Bland
Rating Systems and Standards
Vice President, Codes & Regulations

Jeffrey Bradley
General Questions
Manager, Wood Products Policy

Heather Stegner
Senior Director

Andrew Dodson
Vice President, Government Affairs

Jerry Schwartz
Federal Agencies
Sr. Director, Energy & Environmental Policy

Linda Balsavage
General Questions
Coordinator - Operations

Federal & State Government Affairs Program

Andrew Dodson
Vice President, Government Affairs

Alison Whitten
Senior Coordinator, Public Affairs

Environmental Regulation

AWC's Environmental Regulations team provides credible data and policy recommendations that ensure the wood products industry's interests are understood and respected. Wood product facility environmental regulations include Wood MACT, Boiler MACT, and wood dust.

Tim Hunt
Wood MACT, Boiler MACT
Senior Director, Air Quality Programs

Sam W. Francis
Wood Dust Combustibility
Director, National Programs

Stewart Holm
Public Policy
Chief Scientist

Heather Stegner
Senior Director

Andrew Dodson
Vice President, Government Affairs

Stan Lancey
Wood Dust Combustibility
Chief Economist

Kenneth E. Bland
Wood Dust Combustibility
Vice President, Codes & Regulations

American Wood Council
222 Catoctin Circle SE, Suite 201
Leesburg, VA 20175

- Public Policy Office -
1101 K Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
- Phone -
General: 202-463-2766
General Fax: 703-771-4079
Publications: 800-890-7732
Publications Fax: 412-741-0609
- Email -
Technical: info@awc.org
Publications: publications@awc.org
Education: education@awc.org
Fire: fire@awc.org
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