The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification's (IICRC) Winter Board of Directors (BOD) meeting came to a close on Monday, Jan. 27 with the grand opening celebration of its new Global Resource Center.

After presentations from each board member on their visions for the future of the Institute, the Board opened the doors to the new Global Resource Center to more than 100 visitors who came for the festivities. 

"IICRC Board meetings provide an invaluable opportunity for our leadership to present ideas on how to move the Institute forward," said Tony Wheelwright, chairman of the IICRC. "The Global Resource Center does just that by giving our registrants and partners a centralized location to openly collaborate and work together."

The Grand Opening celebration featured an official ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, and an open-house reception where attendees were able to tour the new facility and network with other industry professionals. Photos from the event are available on the IICRC Facebook page.

This was the second Board meeting to take place at the new property since its purchase in 2013. Also taking place during the meeting was a special election to fill an open seat on the IICRC Board of Directors. After closed-ballot voting, Peter Crosa was elected. Crosa has an extensive background as an independent adjuster and many years of experience in marketing services to the insurance industry.

"Peter Crosa will be a great addition to the IICRC Board of Directors team," added Wheelwright. "We are happy to welcome him aboard and look forward to working with him in his new role."