COQB - Board Members

The NC Code Officials Qualification Board has the primary duty of certifying Code Enforcement Officials (CEOs) in North Carolina. No city, county, or state agency inspector may enforce the State Building Code without being certified by the Qualification Board. The 20 member Board is composed of engineers, contractors, inspectors, architects, educators, and city, county, and state officials.

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Board Members 

Officer Board Member Appointing Authority Represents Term Start
Chairman Bill Thunberg Governor Citizen of NC 7/1/2008
Vice-Chairman Fleming El-Amin Governor Elected Official County >40,000 pop 8/23/2018
Secretary Rob Roegner Comm. of Insurance Comm. of Insurance
Vacant Dean, UNC School of Government UNC School of Government
Tom Bender Governor Fire Inspector 5/23/2018
Allen Kelly House Mechanical Contractor 1/20/2012
Andy Matthews House Licensed General Contractor 1/23/2012
Karen Tikkanen President, Community College System Community College System 2/1/2020
Michael Crotts Senate Building Official 7/10/2019
Mark Smith House Licensed General Contractor 9/25/2015
Vacant North Carolina A&T School of Engineering North Carolina A&T University
James B. Steele House Electrical Contractor 7/1/2016
H. Mack Summey, PE Senate Engineer 8/15/2014
Stephen Terry, PhD Dean, NCSU College of Engineering North Carolina State University 4/10/2013
Jeff Griffin Senate Building Official 11/7/2016
Montrena Hadley Governor Elected Official City >5,000 pop 9/14/2022
Danny Couch Governor Elected Official County <40,000 pop 5/31/2018
Richard White Governor City Manager 11/17/2018
Vacant Governor Elected Official City <5,000 pop
Mark Patterson Senate Architect 6/30/2021