IECA Board of Directors


IECA's Board of Directors is the governing body of our Association. It consists of nine members serving three-year terms with three Directors being elected each year. It is the policy of IECA to maintain a balanced distribution of professional affiliations on the Board. However, the actual composition is determined by the membership through the nomination and voting procedures

2016 Board of Directors Election Results

IECA is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 Board of Directors election. Congratulations to our newest board members Don Thieman, CPESC and Wesley Zech, Ph.D. who will be joining the Region One Board of Directors for the 2017-2020 term. Returning to serve another term is Charles R. Riling, Jr., TRETCNO, ABI, CESSWI. This year, the percentage of voter participation nearly doubled over last year! Thank you to all of the candidates, to everyone who expressed an interest in running, and to those who voted! We'd also like to send a special thank you to those directors leaving the board for their years of service: Nicky Araujo, PE Beth Chesson, CPESC, CPSWQ, Philip Handley, REM, CPESC, CESSWI, IECA Past President, will also leave the board. Brock Peters, CISEC, IECA's current President will become the board's Past President.

Brock Peters, CISEC

President

Term expires 2/20/2017

Committee/Volunteer Activities:
  • Chapter Officers/Contacts - Vice President
  • Chapter Presidents Council
  • Executive Committee - Chair
  • IECA Faculty - Instructor

Charles R. Riling, Jr., TRETCNO, ABI, CESSWI

Administrative Vice President

Term expires 2/20/2017

Committee/Volunteer Activities:
  • Chapter Officers/Contacts - State Representative
  • Ethics Committee - Chair
  • Executive Committee

Jerry B. Sanders, CPESC

Educational Vice President

Term expires 2/20/2018

Committee/Volunteer Activities:
  • IECA Faculty - Instructor

Craig S. Benson

International Development Vice President

Term expires 2/20/2019

Committee/Volunteer Activities:
  • Chapter Officers/Contacts - Past President
  • IECA Faculty - Instructor
  • Save Our International Land (SOIL) Fund

Adam Dibble, CESSWI

Marketing Vice President

Term expires 2/20/2019

Committee/Volunteer Activities:
  • Save Our International Land (SOIL) Fund

Beth Chesson, CPESC, CPSWQ

Secretary

Term expires 2/20/2017

Committee/Volunteer Activities:
  • Executive Committee

Jonathan Koepke, CPESC, LEED-AP

Treasurer

Term expires 2/20/2018

Committee/Volunteer Activities:
  • Awards Committee
  • Chapter Advisory Committee - Co-Chair
  • Chapter Officers/Contacts - President
  • Chapter Presidents Council - Chair
  • Executive Committee
  • Finance Committee Chair
  • IECA Faculty - Instructor

Rafael Araujo, PE

Director

Term expires 2/20/2017

Committee/Volunteer Activities:
  • Chapter Officers/Contacts - Educational Vice President
  • Educational Track: Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Educational Tracks Subcommittee
  • Save Our International Land (SOIL) Fund

Gustavo O. Salerno, CPESC, PE

Director

Term expires 2/20/2019

Thomas W. Schneider, CPESC

Director

Term expires 2/20/2018

Committee/Volunteer Activities:
  • Chapter Officers/Contacts - Educational Vice President

Philip Handley, REM, CPESC, CESSWI

Past President

Term expires 2/20/2017

Committee/Volunteer Activities:
  • Chapter Officers/Contacts - President
  • Government Relations Committee - Board Liaison
  • Past Presidents Council

IECA is the foremost organization for those involved in or concerned about soil erosion control. Membership (in IECA) tells others you take erosion control seriously and you want to help make a difference.

Scott Velting, CPESC, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA