Donald A. Wakefield (1997), a founding member of TMS, was influential in the establishment and early development of TMS. He has served TMS in many roles, including president (1987-1988) and as chair of the Technical Advisory Committee for 10 years. A noted engineer, Mr. Wakefield was involved in numerous high profile masonry projects. He formerly worked for the Structural Clay Products Institute and Interstate Brick Company. He currently is a consultant, noted speaker, and an authority on masonry inspection. Mr. Wakefield developed an early history of TMS for its 25th Anniversary. Mr. Wakefield passed away in 2006 after a valiant battle with cancer.