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IAEI Announces Rudolph Garza as New PRESIDENT & CEO

Monday, May 18, 2020   (0 Comments)
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The International Association of Electrical Inspectors announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Rudolph Garza as President and CEO. Mr. Garza will continue advancing the association following the retirement of President/CEO David Clements after 10 years of dedicated service to the association and more than 47 years to the electrical industry.

“It is with great optimism and a genuine sense of excitement that we announce IAEI has hired Rudolph Garza as new President & CEO,” said Michal Hofkin, Chairman of the Board. “Finding a new President &CEO was a task of great importance and one that will impact the association for years to come. As President & CEO, Rudolph Garza is our new captain of the ship, steering the association towards ever-greater success.”

Rudolph Garza has over 20 years of association management experience, having served as executive vice president of the Texas Masonry Council, executive director of the Temple Area Builders Association, and executive director of the San Diego Housing Federation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University. Mr. Garza has extensive experience with all aspects of association management, including financial planning, curriculum development, public relations, lobbying activities, trade show execution, and marketing and advertising. He is an expert in implementing proactive government relations strategies and developing and executing strategic plans.

Established in 1928, the International Association of Electrical Inspectors is a 501C6 not-for-profit trade association committed to equipping and educating electrical professionals and keeping the public safe from electrical hazards. The association provides expert, unbiased leadership in electrical code and standards development and premier education and certification for electrical professionals. Members and partners include inspectors, electrical installers and contractors, electrical engineers, testing agencies, standards organizations, manufacturers, and distributors.