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

Maureen Acquino
Communications Manager
maureenacquino@irrigation.org

Rebecca J. Bayless
Finance Director
rebeccabayless@irrigation.org

Clover Belluz, CIT
Professional Development Director
cloverbelluz@irrigation.org

Corinne Butler
Professional Development Manager
corinnebutler@irrigation.org

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

Kevin Ford
Professional Development Coordinator
kevinford@irrigation.org

Emily Garverick, Gov. Affairs Intern
emilygarverick@irrigation.org

Janie C. Hakim
Membership Manager
janiehakim@irrigation.org

Scott Hersh
Business Development Director
scotthersh@irrigation.org

Sean Lajoie
Communications Coordinator
seanlajoie@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

Shannon Pluta
Office Coordinator
shannonpluta@irrigation.org

Jim Rider
Marketing & Production Coordinator
jimrider@irrigation.org

Sean Rollins
Administrative & Accounting Coordinator
seanrollins@irrigation.org

Janine Sparrowgrove
Senior Foundation & Administration Manager
janinesparrowgrove@irrigation.org

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

Keith A. Williams, NCiU
IT Director
keithwilliams@irrigation.org

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