Ron Burton, President, PTW Advisors
Prior to the launch of PTW Advisors in 2012, Mr. Burton served over 10 years as Vice President of Codes, Standards & Regulatory Affairs for BOMA International. During his tenure at BOMA he led a team of staff professionals responsible for BOMA’s building codes, standards & regulatory issues advocacy at the national level, and providing assistance to local BOMA Affiliates and State Coalitions in their efforts to influence the adoption and implementation of local and state building regulations. PTW Advisors currently provides consulting services to BOMA’s codes, standards and regulatory affairs program. Prior to joining the BOMA staff, Ron served as Senior Staff Vice President for Construction, Codes & Standards at the National Association of Home Builders.
Kevin Fry, Director of Codes and Standards, BOMA International
Kevin Fry joined BOMA International as Director, Codes and Standards in August 2014. He serves as the organization’s "point person" on issues related to building codes, industry standards, and best practices guidelines. He is responsible for managing BOMA’s building codes advocacy efforts, including working with the codes development organizations to promulgate model codes and assisting BOMA local associations with local code adoption efforts. Kevin also manages BOMA International’s suite of floor measurement standards.
Prior to BOMA, Kevin was also Vice President, Commercial Real Estate for Prudential HSG Realty, and previously worked for CBRE in Harrisburg.
Karen Penafiel, Vice President of Advocacy, Codes & Standards, BOMA International
Karen Penafiel joined the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International in December, 1989 and serves as vice president of the advocacy, codes and standards division of the association. In this capacity, Karen leads BOMA’s federal and state advocacy programs and oversees BOMA’s model building codes and voluntary standards efforts. As the association’s chief lobbyist, she works with Congress and the federal agencies on a wide range of issues affecting the commercial real estate industry.
Karen has taken the lead on energy and sustainability issues for BOMA for the past decade and is the author of BOMA International’s two guidance documents on electricity deregulation. She is currently leading the association’s market transformation efforts and helped develop BOMA’s green lease guides.