Meet the Board

Jeff Fischer (2024 Chair)
Jeff Fischer has served as Quality Director for PARIC Corporation throughout the last 12 years. With more than 27 years of experience in the construction industry, Jeff has held several roles including Preconstruction Project Estimator, Project Engineer, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent.In Jeff’s current role, he works very closely with all project teams to ensure that all quality process and procedures are being implemented. He also assists PARIC’s Preconstruction department, assisting in thorough plan reviews while focusing on constructability and the prevention of water infiltration/latent defects. He has worked on numerous project types including Healthcare, Industrial, Food and Beverage, Senior Living/Multi-family and Institutional projects.Jeff is a 1996 graduate of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at his alma mater. Jeff is currently the Chair of the Building Enclosure Council of St. Louis where he has been a Board member since 2015. His interests include spending time with family, hunting, beekeeping, woodworking and sharing bourbon with friends.
Brandon G. Fisher, RA, AIA, LEED AP (2024 Co-Chair)
Brandon is a Senior Manager for the Building Science Solutions division of Intertek. He manages and oversees the central midwestern US operations for their St. Louis and Kansas City offices. He is a licensed architect in multiple states and has been in the architectural and construction management industry since 2003. He has worked as a design architect, construction manager, BIM coordinator, and building enclosure consultant over the last 21 plus years. As part of his current responsibilities at Intertek, he performs and oversees:

  • Third-party peer reviews of contract documents and submittals for architects, contractors, and owners.
  • Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx)
  • Building enclosure ASTM and AAMA testing methods in the field.
  • Forensic building enclosure failure investigations.
  • Roofing inspection, including nuclear density, ELD, and infrared scanning.
  • Third party building enclosure quality assurance/quality control (QAQC) inspections.
  • Infrared thermography and whole building airtightness testing (WBAT).
  • Property Condition Assessments (PCA).
  • Construction progress AIA pay draw inspections.
katie stein Katie Stein, RA, CxA+BE, BECxP, LEED AP BD+C (Treasurer)
Katie is a licensed Architect with over 18 years of experience in architectural project management. In her role as Project Architect at Woolpert, she has worked closely with public sector clients including the Illinois Capital Development Board. As a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C) and Building Enclosure Process Provider (BECxP) with a Commissioning Authority + Building Enclosure (CxA+BE) certification, Katie brings extensive expertise and thought leadership to every project. Whether individually, in a team setting, or in a management role, she strives to exceed clients’ expectations. She listens to clients’ needs and develops strategies to meet those needs as they relate to their facilities.Previously she has worked as a Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider at Sitton Energy Solutions, a Project Manager at Paric Construction and Total Enclosure Solutions, and as an Architect for multiple firms. Katie earned her degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2003 and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).Woolpert is the premier architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG) and strategic consulting firm, with a vision to become one of the best companies in the world. We innovate within and across markets to effectively serve public, private and government clients worldwide. Woolpert is an ENR Top 150 Global Design Firm, recently earned its fifth-straight Great Place to Work certification and actively nurtures a culture of growth, inclusion, diversity and respect. Founded in 1911 in Dayton, Ohio, Woolpert has been America’s fastest-growing AEG firm since 2015. The firm has over 1,100 employees and 42 offices in three countries.”
David Foppe (Director)
Dave Foppe, Product Manager for Building Enclosure at Negwer Materials, Inc., brings over three decades of industry experience to the industry. His journey began in 1983 as a carpenter for Willenbrock Drywall, where he honed his skills and developed a deep understanding of construction fundamentals. Over the course of 8 years, he transitioned into estimating roles with WMW, gaining invaluable insights into project management and cost analysis. In 2001, Dave made a significant leap by purchasing Willenbrock Drywall, showcasing his entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to the industry. In 2016, Dave embarked on a new chapter by joining Negwer Materials, Inc. to build their building enclosure offerings. His role as a Product Manager focuses on building enclosure solutions, including insulation, EIFS, plaster, and exterior cladding. Leveraging his extensive background and expertise, he spearheads the development of innovative offerings, ensuring that Negwer remains at the forefront of the market. With a career marked by passion, perseverance, and proficiency, Dave Foppe continues to drive impactful change and contribute to the success of Negwer Materials, Inc. and the construction industry.
Michael J. Nienkemper (Director)

Mike Nienkemper is married and a proud father of three. After growing up in the construction industry, and spending 21 years working as a product representative, Mike is now President of the GIE companies; a building materials representative firm providing a variety of exterior construction products. With a combined 200+ years in the industry experience, GIE is equipped to assist in everything from the conception of a project through completion. Mike is honored to serve on the board of the Building Enclosure Council of St. Louis.

Tracey Lawrence (Director)
Tracey Lawrence has served as a Technical Sales Rep with Tremco Construction Products Group for the last 6 years. He manages the MO, AR and KS territories serving as a trusted partner to architects, general contractors, installers, end users and distributors. His commitment to continuous learning and professional development has played a pivotal role in promoting Tremco’s innovative products and solutions within the construction industry. His ability to stay updated with the latest advancements, trends, and best practices has allowed him to take part in a wide range of commercial projects throughout his territory. His interests include spending time with family, fishing, golf and coaching the Lutheran St Charles High School Wrestling Team.
Steve Schmitt (Director)

Stephen is the current Owner & CEO of Superior Waterproofing & Restoration Co.  He is the second generation of this niche family-owned company founded in 1979.  Stephen has worked his way through the ranks since 2006 serving in many fashions, hands on field applications, project management, sales, estimating and operations.  Superior is a specialty contracting company focused on new and existing building enclosure systems installation, repair and preventative maintenance.  System installations designed to prevent or stop further moisture infiltration into a building structure, air & moisture barrier (ABAA certified company) systems, cavity through wall flashing systems, preformed expansion joint systems, building sealants, protective coatings, masonry & concrete restoration.  Building types include healthcare, educational, industrial, water treatment, parking structures, mixed use development, muti-story office or high rise living and more.

Stephen is still very actively involved in the company’s day to day operations, project management, business development & sales.  He enjoys time away with his wife, three children, and labradoodle, Annie. He and his family love traveling the world, being outdoors, and spending time at their special place on Table Rock Lake.

Joe Dressler, BECxP, CxA+BE, FMPC, LEED GA, CDT (Director)

Joe is an Enclosure Specialist leading the Building Services group for G&W Engineering.  Joe has over 30 years of diverse experience in the Building Enclosure space.  He has earned numerous industry certifications and been active in promoting best practices in the built environment throughout his career.  He has been an invited speaker at numerous industry events and organizations over the years.  Joe has spent his career in the industry building relationships among all project stakeholders and has established himself as an industry expert with his clients and industry associates.

Through the Building Services group at G&W Joe continues to serve clients providing services for full building enclosure consulting, enclosure testing, enclosure investigation, facility assessments, reserve studies, and facility planning and management programs.