Position: Senior Vice President of Education and Technical Programs
Michael Rimoldi Senior Vice President of Education and Technical Programs

Mr. Rimoldi is a state certified building contractor, state licensed building plans examiner,
International Code Council Certified Building Official, electrical plans examiner, fire inspector
and disaster response inspector with more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry.
 
His experience and appreciation of the trade originated while working with building contractor,
S.D. Hunt Inc. as a project foreman and lead framer during which time he was also a student at
the University of South Florida (B.A. 1992). He then earned his license in carpentry and
framing and subsequently owned his own business which he operated for over a decade during
which time he became a state licensed building contractor. Mr. Rimoldi’s experience also includes several years spent in the local government sector. While employed with the Hillsborough County Development Services Division in the Building Department, he worked as a plans examiner and then was subsequently promoted to the position of General Manager of Building Code Compliance and Contractor Licensing. During that time he supervised a team of inspectors and investigators working to monitor and enforce the Florida Building Code as well as state and local ordinances relating to the licensing of contractors. He has previously held a seat on the Hillsborough County Building Board of Adjustments, Appeals and Examiners which met monthly to decide upon construction and licensure cases within the Hillsborough County and City of Tampa jurisdictions. Mr. Rimoldi brought to that position experience in the Florida Building Code, FEMA construction regulations and knowledge of Florida Statute 489 relating to construction contracting in the State of Florida. He is a credited reviewer of several FEMA construction-related documents including the Coastal Construction Manual, the Local Officials Guide to Coastal Construction and Natural Hazards and Sustainability for Residential Buildings. He is also a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM).
 
Mr. Rimoldi was most recently the Building Official for Hillsborough County, Florida; a community of 1.3 million residents in a geography area of approximately 1,200 square miles.
 
Mr. Rimoldi received a Masters in Public Administration in 2011 from the University of South
Florida and is currently pursuing a PhD from USF. His research includes aspects of emergency management and disaster recovery. He currently teaches as an adjunct at the University of South Florida and serves as an instructor for the International Code Council and Florida Floodplain Managers Association, teaching classes around the country.
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