2023 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

Pat Layton, Professor of Forestry & Director
Wood Utilization + Design Institute
Clemson University
Clemson, SC
Gerry McCaughey, Founder & Board Member
Entekra Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
Devin Perry, Director
Building Systems Councils
National Association of Home Builders
Washington, DC
Bill Parsons, Vice President Operations
WoodWorks – WoodWorks Products Council
Boise, ID
Dave Cooper, Owner
Dave Cooper Live
Fairfield, CT
Mike Schmidt, Founder & President
Auto Construct Incorporated
Toronto, ON



Art Schmon
Managing Director IWBC & Partner, FEA
Lucca, LU, Italy
Brendan Lowney
Principal, IWBC & FEA
Littleton, MA
Paul Jannke
Principal, IWBC & FEA
Littleton, MA
Lisa Kelly
Manager, IWBC & FEA
Littleton, MA
Julie Sweitzer
Speaker Coordinator, IWBC
Littleton, MA