The ballot for the 2021 election of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute Executive Committee is now available. In accordance with the Operating Procedures, candidates who receive the most votes will be elected to the Executive Committee.

Currently there are three open seats. Please vote for one candidate per vacant seat for a total of three candidates. Write-in candidates are permitted.

Note that you can either:

Vote online
Email Ballot to: [email protected]

Ballots must be received by midnight (EDT) on April 25, 2021 to be counted.

Thank you for participating!

If you have additional questions, feel free to call 1-800-79-STEEL or email or Email: [email protected].


Cody L. Dailey, M.S., P.E., S.E.Cody L. Dailey, M.S., P.E., S.E.

Cody Dailey, M.S., P.E., S.E. is Vice President of Structural Services for McClure Engineering Company based in Missouri, Iowa, and Kansas and practicing in 48 states. He has over 16 years of experience designing cold-formed systems throughout the country. He has a background specifically in non-bearing exterior framing, curved structural cold-formed, multiple types of floor systems, panelized construction, tall multi-story (10+) drift controlled cold-formed hybrid lateral systems, blast-resistant cold-formed, and DOD progressive collapse. He has overseen multiple projects around the country of 10 stories and taller, including 13 stories in high seismic.

Fernando Sesma

Fernando Sesma

Fernando Sesma is director of technical services for California Expanded Metal Products Company (CEMCO). He has 40 years of experience in the areas of codes, design, construction and manufacturing of cold-formed steel framing members.

Before joining CEMCO, Fernando gained a wide range of experience with other companies. He was staff engineer for ICBO Evaluation Services in Whittier, California, working as a product evaluator and in product criteria development. He was director of technical services for the Drywall Information Trust Fund Southern California, where he provided technical support and training to contractors and inspectors. He was senior technical representative for the Construction Steel Division of United States Gypsum Company, where he worked with steel, gypsum and plastering steel products.

He has served as a member and in leadership roles with several professional organizations, including the American Iron and Steel Institute Committee on Framing Standards, American Standard of Testing Materials C11 and A05 Committee, Steel Framing Industry Association, Steel Stud Manufacturers Association, International Code Council, Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, Construction Specifications Institute and National Fire Protection Association.

Fernando has a degree in civil engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Jeffrey Kreinke, P.E., S.E.

Jeffrey Kreinke, P.E., S.E. Jeff Kreinke has been employed at Excel Engineering, Inc. of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin as a project manager for the last 20 years. He is co-supervisor of a group of 46 engineers and designers specializing exclusively in cold-formed steel design. He has 27 years of structural engineering professional experience, with the last 15 years as a cold-formed steel (CFS) specialist. His CFS project experience ranges from full-scale stadium envelope enclosure to 10-story load-bearing buildings to blast-resistant framing design. Jeff is actively involved in the design of hundreds of cold-formed steel framed projects annually. He is also responsible for design standards development and code compliance for Excel Engineering’s CFS department.

Jeff received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer or Structural Engineer in 27 states.

Jacob Thompson, P.E., S.E. Jacob Thompson, P.E., S.E.

Jacob Thompson, P.E., S.E. is a Senior Engineer for TrusSteel. TrusSteel is a provider of cold-formed steel truss engineering and technology utilizing the proprietary TrusSteel system. Jake has been involved with wood and CFS truss components for the past 17 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering. He is a licensed Professional and Structural Engineer. He is also a member of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), and participates on several subcommittees of the American Iron and Steel Institute’s (AISI) Committee on Specifications.