This page was printed from

IECA elects new officers

News | March 20, 2024 | By:

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) has announced the addition of Matthew Welch, CESSWI, CPESC and Michael Frankcombe to the board of directors along with Rafael “Nicky” Araujo, PE as a returning member. New board members were officially welcomed at the IECA Annual Conference in Spokane, Wash. in February.

Jerry Sanders, IECA president. Photo courtesy of Ian Wagreich / Ian Wagreich Photography.

Officers for the forthcoming year have been elected, comprising a diverse group of industry leaders:

Jerry Sanders, CPESC – President

Thomas Schneider, CPESC – Governance Vice President

Andrew Macleod, CPESC, CPSS – Treasurer

Gustavo Salerno, CPESC, PE – Secretary

Rafael (Nicky) Araujo, PE – Past President, Global Development Vice President

Sonny Johns, CPESC – Committee Vice President

Nancy Schumm, CPESC, CMS4, CWS – Education Vice President

Kellyn Campbell, CPESC – Young Professionals Vice President

Matthew Welch, CESSWI, CPESC – Director-at-Large

Michael Frankcombe – Director-at-Large

Charles Riling, Jr., TRETCO, ABI, CESSWI – Parliamentarian

IECA CEO Samantha A. Roe, IOM, stressed the importance of board diversity, stating, “It is crucial that our board mirrors the varied demographics and geographical representation of our membership. The current lineup stands as a testament to this dedication.”

“We are excited to welcome Matthew Welch, whose expertise in chapters and young professional initiatives enriches our board, and Michael Frankcombe, whose over 30 years of dedication to our Australasia chapter enhances our collective knowledge,” Roe added. “This assembly epitomizes the steadfast spirit, determination and resolve of our industry, positioning IECA for future success.”

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is the world’s oldest and largest non-profit, member organization that provides education, resource information and business opportunities for professionals who specialize in natural resource protection. Learn more about IECA here.

Share this Story