The Denver-based International Erosion Control Association (IECA) announced in a Jan. 22 press release that Sharan Wilson has been named its new executive director. She replaces Russ Adsit, who departed last year after nearly eight years as the IECA executive director.
The release noted that Wilson has more than 20 years of senior level leadership experience in the telecommunications industry, followed by nearly 10 years as an executive director in the nonprofit sector.
“I am honored to have been chosen as the new executive director of IECA,” Wilson said. “I am coming on board at a great time and am looking forward to all the opportunities that present themselves.”
“Wilson also has an extensive experience working with boards and in growing the membership of nonprofits,” said Brock Peters, IECA president. “She is a results‐focused professional with an extensive experience leading high‐performance teams, while effectively managing operating budgets and profits and losses.”
The press release said that Wilson is prepared to begin working and improving all components of the organization by communication and implementation of a new five‐year strategic plan. Her areas of focus will be education and membership. She said she looks forward to working with the IECA chapters in meeting their needs.
The release noted that Wilson will be introduced at IECA’s annual conference, Environmental Connection 2016, in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 16–19.