Steering Committee & Staff

IWBC is fortunate to have such prominent industry leaders on its steering committee. Our sincere thanks and appreciation go out to the members of the Committee who are so generously giving their time and energy to help make IWBC a success.

Steering Committee

Peggi Clouston, PEng, BASc, MASc, PhD , Professor
Wood Mechanics and Timber Engineering
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
John Klein, Principal
John Klein Design, Lecturer, MIT
Boston, MA
Pat Layton, Professor of Forestry & Director
Wood Utilization + Design Institute
Clemson University
Clemson, SC
Iain MacDonald, Director
Tall Wood Design Institute
Corvallis, OR
Steve Marshall, Assistant Director
Cooperative Forestry
U.S. Forest Service, Wood Innovations
Washington, DC
Gerald McCaughey, CEO
Entekra Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
Nick Milestone, Chairman TRADA
MD William Hare Group
Buckinghamshire, UK
Kirk Nichols, Vice President Sales Americas
Metsä Wood
Atlanta, GA
Bill Parsons, Vice President Operations
WoodWorks – WoodWorks Products Council
Boise, Idaho
Devin Perry, Director
Building Systems Councils
National Association of Home Builders
Washington, DC
Andrew TsayJacobs, Architect/Director of Building Technology Lab
Los Angeles, CA


Art Schmon
Managing Director IWBC & Partner, FEA
Lucca, LU, Italy
Paul Jannke
Principal, IWBC & FEA
Littleton, MA
Brendan Lowney
Principal, IWBC & FEA
Littleton, MA
Lisa Kelly
Administrator, IWBC & FEA
Littleton, MA
Shelley Griffin
President, Griffin Conference Group
Belmont, MA