Chris Cioffi

Chris Cioffi Commercial Programs Manager Chris Cioffi joined IBHS in 2016 as the Commercial Lines Engineer for the FORTIFIED Commercial Program. He previously worked at TLC Engineering for Architecture where he provided structural engineering design services for a variety of projects, including the design of the new St. Pete Pier and Doral Legacy Park. He…

Mark Zehnal

Mark Zehnal Director, FORTIFIED Roof Although he became an employee in 2016, Mark Zehnal’s association with IBHS dates back to 2004 when he began collaborating with engineers and researchers on proposals that have helped to improve roofing performance. He is now a Senior Roofing Specialist supporting development of FORTIFIED initiatives in the Great Plains region.…

Alexandra Cary

Alexandra Cary FORTIFIED Market Development Manager Alex is the Market Development Manager at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, providing direct support to communities along the Gulf Coast and Great Plains states.  Alex previously served as the Executive Director of Smart Home America and the Construction Manager for Habitat for Humanity of Baldwin…

Cliff Barros

Cliff Barros Director of Communication & Market Development Cliff is responsible for market development and communication of the IBHS FORTIFIED program. Cliff most recently worked for Pilot Catastrophe where he managed a range of insurance and wind pool clients and a team of adjusters. Prior to joining Pilot, Cliff was the Executive Director of Habitat…

Faraz Hedayati, PhD

Faraz Hedayati, PhD Research Engineer Faraz started working with IBHS in 2015 as a research consultant before joining the organization full-time in 2018. Faraz earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering at universities in Iran before moving to the U.S. in 2014. Since he came to the U.S., Faraz has earned two additional…

Daniel Gorham, P.E.

Daniel Gorham, P.E. Research Engineer Dan brings to IBHS a wealth of science and engineering experience in the wildfire peril. Most recently, Dan was the Research Project Manager for the Fire Protection Research Foundation in Quincy, Massachusetts. He has also spent time with the National Fire Protection Association, and was a Guest Researcher at the U.S. Forest…

Susan Baxter Gibson

Susan Baxter Gibson Treasurer & Managing Director of Corporate Operations Susan Baxter Gibson joined IBHS in 2010 as the finance manager and has since been promoted to treasurer and managing director of corporate operations. Under the direction of the CEO, Mrs. Baxter Gibson directs, monitors, coordinates, interprets, and administers all functional activities related to accounting,…

Chuck Miccolis

Chuck Miccolis Managing Director of Commercial Lines Chuck Miccolis provides engineering and technical support for commercial building–related hazard mitigation initiatives. He is the lead engineer for the Institute’s FORTIFIED Commercial standards, a voluntary commercial construction criteria that focuses on building resiliency and mitigating losses from natural and man-made hazards. He works with IBHS colleagues, member…

Ian Giammanco, PhD

Ian Giammanco, PhD Lead Research Meteorologist & Senior Director for Standards and Analytics Dr. Ian Giammanco is the Senior Director for Standards & Data Analytics and a Lead Research Meteorologist at the IBHS Research Center in Richburg, South Carolina. Dr. Giammanco holds a B.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and…

Fred Malik

Fred Malik Managing Director of FORTIFIED Products Fred Malik is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the FORTIFIED suite of programs, which seek to improve property resilience to natural disasters on a local, regional and national level. Since taking over the program in 2009, Fred has led FORTIFIED’s expansion to include existing residential, new…