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AISC announces three staff promotions

February 17, 2010 from American Institute of Steel Construction

(Chicago) – The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) recently promoted three employees to key positions within the organization’s Certification and Marketing Departments and its bridge division The National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA).

Brian Raff has been named NSBA Marketing Director to head steel bridge marketing. In this position, Raff is responsible for providing strategic leadership and executing a national marketing program that builds market share for steel bridges. Since 2005, Raff has worked on the AISC Quality Certification Program, most recently as Manager of Certification Business Development. His responsibilities included educating engineers, architects, and owners about the added value that certified steel fabricators and erectors bring to construction process.

"We’re excited to leverage Brian’s marketing skills in this new position," said Roger E. Ferch, P.E., AISC president and NSBA executive director. “Brian has done an excellent job in Certification both in program marketing and in developing the ‘No More Waivers’ program. He brings tremendous enthusiasm and a strong knowledge of the steel and quality industries.” Raff, who is studying part-time for an MBA at DePaul University, brings great marketing skills to NSBA. “We’re also pleased to fill this position internally, furthering our goal of building collaboration between NSBA and AISC and leveraging AISC’s tremendous marketing and organizational capabilities,” added Ferch.

Filling Raff’s former position as Manager of Certification Business Development is Todd Alwood, LEED AP, transitioning to AISC’s Certification Department from his most recent role as Upper Midwest Regional Engineer in AISC’s Marketing Department. Since 2007, Alwood has reached out to and educated design and construction professionals in the region about the benefits of using steel construction in their projects. Prior to that Alwood served for four years as a Senior Advisor in AISC’s Steel Solutions Center.

“While in the Upper Midwest Regional Engineer position, Todd spent a great deal of time with AISC’s certified members and truly understands the importance of quality within the steel industry,” said Kim Swiss, AISC manager of certification administration.

Monica Stockmann, LEED AP, has been named AISC’s new Upper Midwest Regional Engineer, transitioning from her role as a Steel Solutions Center Advisor. Stockmann has worked in AISC’s Steel Solutions Center for more than two years on conceptual steel studies for a variety of structures, in addition to fielding daily questions from the design and construction community.

“Monica has been very involved with external professional organizations in Chicago to promote structural steel and is well suited to take on this new role to market to decision makers on a regional basis,” commented Tabitha Stine, P.E., LEED AP, AISC director of technical marketing.

For more information about AISC please visit www.aisc.org. For more information about NSBA please visit www.steelbridges.org.




For more information contact:

Tasha O'Berski
Communications Department
(312) 670-5439
[email protected]


American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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