The International Masonry Institute (IMI) is a strategic alliance between the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers and the contractors who employ those members. Through education, technical support, research and training the IMI works to provide a more efficient construction delivery system.

Our Mission

Team IMI consists of architects, engineers, construction managers, skilled craftworkers and instructors, offering what no other group can: expertise in training, craftsmanship, design, installation and marketing. That means buildings built by union craftworkers and contractors get built the right way.

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

Our Team
Headquarter 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
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With over 30 years of experience in the masonry industry, David directs IMI’s Marketing, Industry Development, Research, and Technical Services programs.

National Director for Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives at International Masonry Institute

Roy is an Associate of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC).

Anthony DiPerna

National Director of Apprenticeship and Training

Tony, IMTEF’s National Director of Apprenticeship and Training, leads training and education for union masonry and tile craftworkers.

National Job Corps Director

Jonas began his masonry career in 1991 after graduating from the IMI pre-job program at the Golconda Civilian Conservation Center then 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

Eva joined the IMI Team in 1985 following a five year career with the U. S. Department of Justice and in 1990 became IMI’s Office Manager.

Marketing Coordinator

Marcy joined the headquarters staff in 2013 and quickly became a valuable member of Team IMI.

Marketing Associate

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

At his AIA Fellowship investiture, the American Institute of Architects stated, “Through education and service, Scott Conwell has equipped thousands of architects with knowledge and tools to design high performing buildings in brick, tile, and stone;

Director of Industry Development and Technical Services

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering with a major in structural engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering.

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.

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.

Director of Industry Development and Technical Services

Craig has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, specializing in the trowel trades and working in technical sales, sales management, and on national specifications for one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction and masonry products.

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 Lambert is the Director of Industry Development and Technical Services for the International Masonry Institute and has worked in the construction industry for 25 years in a variety of roles.

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.

West Region Director of Business Development and Technical Services

Tonia has over 20 years of marketing and association experience in the construction industry with 11 years focused on masonry.

Director of Industry Development and Technical Services

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 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 a Master of Science in architectural conservation from the University of Pennsylvania.

Director of Technical Education

Amy is a licensed Professional Engineer in Washington, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Oregon. Her background combines architecture, historic preservation, and civil engineering materials.

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