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

Zachary Ainscough
Government Affairs Intern
zacharyainscough@irrigation.org

Rebecca J. Bayless
Finance Director
rebeccabayless@irrigation.org

Clover Belluz
Senior Professional Development Manager
cloverbelluz@irrigation.org

Zuri Dority
zuridority@irrigation.org

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

Brigitte Flores
Marketing & Production Coordinator
brigitteflores@irrigation.org

Kevin Ford
Professional Development Coordinator
kevinford@irrigation.org

Janie C. Hakim
Membership Coordinator
janiehakim@irrigation.org

Evelyn S. Henderson
Business Development Manager
evelynhenderson@irrigation.org

Scott Hersh
Business Development Director
scotthersh@irrigation.org

Deborah Kotulak
deborahkotulak@irrigation.org

Elizabeth Raines McCartney
Senior Policy & Advocacy Manager
elizabethmccartney@irrigation.org

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

Tayaba Paras
IT Coordinator
tayabaparas@irrigation.org

Lenise Phillips
Communications Manager
lenisephillips@irrigation.org

Shannon Pluta
Office Coordinator
shannonpluta@irrigation.org

Janine Sparrowgrove
Foundation & Operations Manager
janinesparrowgrove@irrigation.org

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

Keith A. Williams
IT Director
keithwilliams@irrigation.org

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