Irrigation Association

Staff

IA’s professional staff is responsible for the day-to-day management of the association. Staff:

  • Implement strategic priorities, as set by the board, and monitor progress at achieving IA objectives.
  • Execute association initiatives, programs and services.
  • Conduct member needs assessment and communicate with members.
  • Provide support to IA’s volunteer boards, committees, task forces and common interest groups.

Contact IA staff at 703.536.7080 or click on an e-mail link below.

Deborah M. Hamlin, CAE, FASAE
Chief Executive Officer
deborahhamlin@irrigation.org

Rebecca J. Bayless
Finance Director
rebeccabayless@irrigation.org

Clover Belluz
Professional Development Manager
cloverbelluz@irrigation.org

John R. Farner, Jr.
Government & Public Affairs Director
johnfarner@irrigation.org

Brigitte Flores
Marketing & Production Coordinator
brigitteflores@irrigation.org

Chad Forcey
State Affairs Director
chadforcey@irrigation.org

Ahmed Gilkerson
IT Intnern
ahmedgilkerson@irrigation.org

Janie C. Hakim
Membership Coordinator
janiehakim@irrigation.org

Evelyn S. Heinemeier
Business Development Coordinator
evelynheinemeier@irrigation.org

Scott Hersh
Business Development Director
scotthersh@irrigation.org

Stephanie A. Kaplan
Marketing Director
stephaniekaplan@irrigation.org

Morgan M. Levy
Government Affiars Intern
morganlevy@irrigation.org

Brent Q. Mecham, CAIS, CGIA, CIC, CID, CIT, CLIA, CLWM
Industry Development Director
brentmecham@irrigation.org

Lenise Phillips
Communications Coordinator
lenisephillips@irrigation.org

Lauren Richards
Education Coordinator
laurenrichards@irrigation.org

Sherrie Schulte, CAE, CLIA
Professional Development Director
sherrieschulte@irrigation.org

Janine Sparrowgrove
Foundation & Operations Manager
janinesparrowgrove@irrigation.org

Bari St. Cyr
Office & Accounting Coordinator
baristcyr@irrigation.org

Robert D. von Bernuth, PhD, PE, CIC, CID, CIT, CLIA, CLWM
Technical Advisor
bobvonbernuth@irrigation.org

Keith A. Williams
Senior IT Manager
keithwilliams@irrigation.org

Sara E. Wiltshire
Senior Trade Show & Meetings Manager
sarawiltshire@irrigation.org