Thomas named new director of American Society of Home Inspectors

Updated 5/4/2018 12:52 PM

The American Society of Home Inspectors in Des Plaines announced Executive Director Frank Lesh is retiring after serving the organization for nearly 30 years. James Thomas, formerly campus director for the SAE Institute of Technology Chicago, has been appointed as the new executive director.

With almost 20 years of business and management experience working with companies such as Sylvan Corporate, Kaplan and Language Stars, Thomas will be charged with driving strategic financial and marketing objectives with oversight for business planning, finance, regulatory compliance and budgeting in his new role.

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Lesh joined ASHI in 1990 and has served in many roles, including member of the Council of Representatives, secretary, vice president, president-elect and president. Lesh took over as executive director in 2013 where he grew membership from 5,100 to more than 8,300 members and doubled the organization's financial reserves.

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