Counsel & Director, Public Policy
Whit joined IBHS in 2017 as Counsel and Director of Public Policy. He focuses on internal IBHS legal issues, as well as federal and state legislative and regulatory policy affecting building codes and standards, mitigation funding and incentives, and community resilience.
In addition to his law degree from Loyola University, Whit earned a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans and a bachelor’s degree in geography and political science from Florida State University. He is well versed in a wide range of legal and public policy issues of importance to IBHS, having most recently served as Senior Manager of Federal Government Relations for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Whit’s previous experience also includes working on climate adaptation and catastrophe recovery for vulnerable populations.