Meet the Board

Board MembersDenny J. Boss
Director Boss - Building Official - City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Denny, the Building Official for the City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee sees a challenging, but exciting future for the International Association of Building Official’s Board of Directors. Denny’s 25 year career in building inspection has established his credentials as a building inspector, plans analyst, code educator, and building official, a powerful regional representative of his profession.
Prior to his appointment with the City of Oak Ridge, Denny was the Director of the Codes Enforcement Program for the Tennessee Fire Service and Code Enforcement Academy where he was responsible for the development and production of the Academy’s codes curriculum and staff instructors.
Supplementing his experience in building inspection and as a code educator, Denny brings his work with the Tennessee Building Officials Association, the Tennessee Plumbing and Mechanical Inspectors Association, and the ICC Region VIII to the table.
Currently serving as President of Region VIII and Chairman of the State of Tennessee’s Code Inspector Advisory Council, Denny is a past President of Tennessee Plumbing and Mechanical Inspectors Association and the Lower Eastern Chapter of the Tennessee Building Officials Association, and has served on the Board of Directors of Region VIII as well as the Tennessee Building Officials Association.
His committee appointments are many, including the Tennessee Building Officials Advisory Committee, the Southern Building Code Congress International’s By-Laws, Standard Existing Building Code, and International Code Action Committees, along with the Cleveland State Community College Industrial Technology and the Tennessee Fire Services and Code Enforcement Academy Advisory Committees.
Denny sees his committee work as the cornerstone of the technical expertise and development skill he brings to his new role with IABO.