About IMI
Who We Are

The International Masonry Institute (IMI) is a partnership between International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) members and the contractors who employ them. Our renowned education, technical support, research, and training support the architecture, engineering, and construction community throughout the project lifecycle, from new construction to renovation and restoration projects.

Team IMI represents labor and management working in partnership to create a safer, better built world. We believe in educating and empowering people to build responsibly. 

These values drive everything we do:

  • Fairness: We advocate for the installation of durable, sustainable materials by qualified union craftworkers and the responsible contractors who employ them. We take pride in the fact that union craftworkers are paid a middle-class wage with training, health, and pension benefits and are treated with dignity on the job and in retirement.
  • Education: We enable craftworkers, contractors, owners, and designers to do their jobs in the best possible way. We educate the construction community about the benefit and equity of installing masonry and tile materials with qualified, union craftworkers.
  • Craft: We preserve craft traditions to enhance the value of the building arts while adopting new technologies to embrace the future.
  • Safety: We raise the standards of safety for craftworkers and for the job sites and buildings in which they work.
  • Quality: We ensure that buildings are built right the first time, that finishes are installed properly, and that the built world is beautifully maintained.
  • Teamwork: We treat each other with respect while collaborating internally and partnering externally with like-minded organizations to advance our values and vision.
Our Team

IMI representatives offer technical support, education and information about all masonry products, systems and performance. Contact us today for your masonry and construction needs.

Headquarters Staff

President of the IMI and IMTEF

Caryn is CEO and President of the International Masonry Institute and of the International Masonry Training and Education Foundation.

Chief of Staff

Cris is the Chief of Staff at the International Masonry Institute and also works with the International Masonry Training and Education Foundation.

National Director of Industry Development

Roy directs IMI’s marketing, industry development, research, and technical services programs nationwide.

Anthony DiPerna

National Director of Apprenticeship and Training

Tony leads training and education for union masonry and tile craftworkers at the International Masonry Training and Education Foundation.

National Job Corps Director

Jonas oversees IMI’s brick and tile training programs at Job Corps centers across the country. He began his masonry career as a Job Corps student at the Golconda Civilian Conservation Center, after which he joined BAC Local 4 IN/KY.

Communications Director

Elizabeth is a communications professional and content strategist passionate about helping organizations tell their stories.

Office Manager

Marcy has extensive experience with all administrative tasks, is the liaison to the Board of Trustees, and acts as an assistant to the President.

Marketing Associate

Esther helps coordinate and promote IMI marketing programs, including our popular webinar series for both designers and contractors.

Communications Manager

Henrieta oversees the International Masonry Institute’s social media presence, communications, branding and content development.

Technical Team

Director of Industry Development and Technical Services

Joseph has over 20 years of masonry experience as a member of BAC Local 4 IN/KY. During his career, he has worked as a journeyperson, masonry superintendent, and masonry instructor.

Director of Industry Development and Technical Services

Pat is a registered architect in Wisconsin with expertise in masonry plan and specification review, designing and detailing durable masonry walls, air barriers, movement joints, rain screen walls, troubleshooting, adhered veneers and high performing wall systems.

Director of Industry Development and Technical Services

Scott is a licensed architect, a Fellow of AIA, and a Fellow of CSI. He is the creator of IMI’s Masonry Detailing Series, helps develop tile standards, and frequently authors papers on masonry and tile best practices.

Director of Industry Development and Technical Services

Jeff brings 25 years of experience focused on the building enclosure, including forensic investigations, structural design, building condition assessments, repair/rehabilitation designs, and construction observations.

Director of Industry Development and Technical Services

Tom has worked for three decades in the construction industry in project management, as well as field supervision.

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Director of Industry Development and Technical Services

Alan is a registered architect, certified planner and neutral for the American Arbitration Association. He is a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Associate

Patty helps to plan, organize and schedule local programs for Connecticut and Rhode Island. She also assists the IMI Directors in the Boston and New York offices, as needed.

Marketing Coordinator

Teri coordinates marketing and training efforts and programs in the Illinois Area Office by supporting the local Director of Industry Development and the North Central Region Training Director.

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Director of Industry Development and Technical Services

Ken has worked in the construction industry for 25 years in a variety of roles. His background and focuses include project management, estimating, specification review, business development, technical sales, and professional writing.

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Director of Industry Development and Technical Services

Sunup is a licensed Structural Engineer (UT), and a LEED™ Accredited Professional who has 20 years of experience in the design of structures using masonry, steel and concrete.

Director of Industry Development and Technical Services

Dan is a member of BAC with 15 years of experience in bricklaying and PCC work. Key interests include constructability, structural systems, material science, and weatherproofing systems.

North Central Regional Director

Mark is a Licensed Architect, NCARB Certified and LEED Accredited Professional who brings years of experience working in a design-build environment delivering BIM solutions.

Director of Industry Development and Technical Services

Brian has over 25 years’ experience in the masonry industry assisting design professionals with masonry structures and is a frequent lecturer and author on masonry subjects. He has an Architectural Engineering degree from Penn State University and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Director of Industry Development and Technical Services

Casey is an architectural conservator by training, with an MS in architectural conservation from the University of Pennsylvania. Her expertise is the preservation of historic structures through research of traditional materials/methods and the development of contemporary restoration techniques.

Director of Technical Education

Amy is a licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states. Her background combines architecture, historic preservation, and civil engineering materials.

Send us a message to connect with our team or discuss your masonry needs.