IECA announces new and returning board members at the IECA Annual Conference and Expo in Minneapolis, Minn., in February.
The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) welcomed two new members and one returning member to its board of directors at the IECA Annual Conference and Expo, Feb. 15–19, 2022, in Minneapolis, Minn.
“We are excited to welcome new and returning members to the board,” says IECA CEO, Samantha A. Roe, IOM. “With the reunification with the Australasian Chapter last year, Oliver [Norton] from the Australasia chapter will be a great addition as we continue to reconnect the regions. With Gustavo [Salerno] returning to the board, we will be able to advance our efforts in developing a new chapter in Europe. Kellyn [Campbell’s] background in the industry will also be key in helping move our young professionals’ group forward in addition to encouraging more women to join and participate in IECA. We have ambitious goals to grow our association globally in 2022, and [IECA welcomes] these key players to the board.”
New board member Oliver Norton is the Australasia and South Pacific business development manager for Profile Products LLC and DuraVeg from PGG Wrightson Turf based in Queensland, Australia. Norton has more than 10 years’ experience in the soil and erosion control industry including mining, civil infrastructure, oil and gas and renewable energy. He manages the business development, sales and marketing of a comprehensive line of revegetation, erosion/sediment control and stormwater treatment devices. He is a long-time member of IECA and has served on the board of the IECA Australasia chapter.
New board member Kellyn Campbell has worked in erosion control and stormwater for 14 years. She entered the industry as the sales and marketing manager for GeoHay LLC in Inman, S.C., where she worked in that role for 10 years. She was promoted to president and remained at the company for three additional years before choosing to form her own consulting company serving the needs of manufacturers in the industry. In 2016, she began serving as national chapter organizer for Women 4 H2O (formerly Women of Water), an organization representing more than 300 women in the water industry to empower, encourage and educate each other. In June 2019, she became the secretary of the Southeast chapter of IECA.
Returning board member Gustavo Salerno has previously served on the board and is president of firm INMAC S.A. in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has served as president for the IECA Iberoamerican Chapter where he had opportunities to share his extensive work history with colleagues from different countries. He has been an active IECA member since 1997. From 1989 to 2003, Salerno was a professor teaching a general hydraulics course at the University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Engineering. He has given numerous lectures and presented at numerous conferences regarding hydraulic engineering and erosion/sediment control projects in Argentina, the United States, México, Cuba, Perú, Panamá, Brazil, Spain, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile and Bolivia.