Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council welcomes Judy Zakreski as the Vice President of Global Services. In this new position, Zakreski will represent the Code Council internationally and develop global interest in the association, the International Codes (I-Codes), and other ICC products and services.
Zakreski brings extensive experience in operations management, business development and government relations as well as a strong knowledge of international trade to her role at the Code Council. Previously, Zakreski was president and CEO of China Trade Strategies, a boutique firm focused on U.S.-China market entry and export finance. Prior to that, she spent 20 years in positions of increasing seniority at Chindex International, Inc. and Chindex Medical Limited, a full-service distributor of Western medical equipment in China and operator of the United Family Healthcare network of hospitals and clinics in China.
“The ICC Family of Companies is active in many countries around the world, promoting safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures and communities through a variety of products and services,” says Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. “Judy brings a wealth of international knowledge and expertise to her role at the Code Council, and she will work closely with the senior management team to elevate and expand our global footprint.”
Zakreski has a B.A. in International Studies and Chinese from American University, a M.A. in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University and studied at Peking University in Beijing. She speaks Mandarin Chinese.
The ICC Family of Companies currently works in over 40 different countries to provide assistance in the adoption of modern building codes, education and training, certification of building safety professionals, and product certification and accreditation. The Code Council has members in 33 different countries and develops the I-Codes, the most widely used and adopted set of building safety codes in the world. In addition, ICC Evaluation Service facilitates trade, reduces barriers for manufacturers and helps companies get their products to market more quickly.
To learn more about the ICC Global Services program, click here.
About the International Code Council
The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.