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IECA Announces its 2016-2019 Term Board of Directors
Adam Dibble, Craig Benson, and Gustavo Salerno

IECA Region One, a nonprofit member organization for erosion and sediment control professionals, has announced the new election of Adam Dibble and Gustavo Salerno, and the reelection of Craig Benson, to the 2016-2019 Board of Directors.

The International Erosion Control Association Region One membership voted to newly elect Adam Dibble, CPESC and Gustavo O. Salerno, CPESC, PE and to reelect Craig S. Benson, M.S. to the 2016-2019 Board of Directors.

Adam Dibble, senior marketing manager/erosion control brand manager with Profile Products, holds a bachelor's degree in business and marketing from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich. In December 2014, Dibble received the CESSWI designation and in July 2015 was recognized by Storm Water Solutions as a "Rising Star." Dibble works across all of Profile Products' business units. His primary responsibility is with the erosion and vegetative solutions business, emphasizing the creation and implementation of value-added education and marketing programs. In addition to marketing initiatives, he is responsible for the overall direction and support of the company's erosion control business. His fiduciary responsibilities include vendor and agency partner management, along with all facets of product lifecycle, pricing and new product development.

"Just being nominated was truly an accomplishment, and now being elected and having the ability to be a contributor on the Board of Directors really motivates me," says Dibble. "I think the IECA is the pinnacle of professionalism in our industry, and having the ability to help promote, guide and implement programs and policies that will benefit the entire membership is an amazing chance. I know that I will bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to the organization, and I look forward to helping create more awareness and increasing our membership over my term," Dibble concludes.

Gustavo Salerno, president of INMAC S.A., is responsible for building a multi-regional company with projects in Argentina, Perú, and Bolivia. Salerno has held management positions of increased responsibility within the fields of hydraulic construction and environmental recovery. He served as president of the IberoAmerican chapter and also as Director for the IECA Board in 2012-2015, where he had opportunities to share his work history with colleagues from different countries. He has been an active IECA member since 1997.

Craig Benson is a long-time member of the IECA, a two-term past president of the western chapter, and is currently serving on the Board of Directors. Benson has 25 years of professional, scientific, and construction experience in a variety of watershed rehabilitation, non-point source pollution plan implementation, ecological restoration, agro-ecological planning, forest improvement, erosion control, and stormwater management projects in the U.S., West Africa and South America. He has worked in the government, private consulting, and nonprofit sectors and has assisted international, federal, and state agencies, as well as municipalities, tribal entities, and private clients through all phases of project funding, acquisition, planning, implementation, public outreach and monitoring. Benson has focused on multi-hazard mitigation planning, including flood, severe storm, fire, earthquake, tsunami, and climate change risk assessment. He is currently the watershed coordinator for Humboldt Bay and is participating in comprehensive sea level rise adaption assessment and planning activities.

The IECA Region One Board of Directors is made up of nine members, each serving a three-year term. Board officer positions will be decided at the Board meeting to be held at Environmental Connection 2016, February 16-19 in San Antonio.

IECA would like to thank Charles R. Riling, Jr., TRETCNO, ABI, CESSWI, for serving on the Board of Directors from 2010-2015. Riling has worked on numerous Board projects and has been an outstanding member since 1997.

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