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 email 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

Janie C. Hakim
Membership Coordinator
janiehakim@irrigation.org

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

Scott Hersh
Business Development Director
scotthersh@irrigation.org

Stephanie A. Kaplan
Marketing Director
stephaniekaplan@irrigation.org

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

Lenise Phillips
Communications Manager
lenisephillips@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, NCiU
Senior IT Manager
keithwilliams@irrigation.org

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