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IGS-NA NEWS
IGS-NA elects new officers
and board liaisons
T
he latest IGS North America (IGS-NA) general assembly took place on Feb. 22 during
the 2021 Geosynthetics Virtual Conference.
The society's new president, John Allen, accepted the gavel that was passed from Dr.
John S. McCartney, president, 2019-21.
The new board and industry liaisons were announced and started their activities on
the same date. The board is as follows:
* President, John Allen, Owens Corning
* President-elect, Ben Leshchinsky, Oregon State University
* Treasurer, Kate Patterson, Klohn Crippen Berger
* Vice President-Technical, John Lostumbo, TenCate Geosynthetics
* Vice President-Communications, Lilma R Schimmel, HUESKER Inc.
* Vice President-University Outreach, Kristin Sample-Lord, Villanova University
* Secretary, Eric Blond, Eric Blond Consultant
* Past-president, John S. McCartney, University of California, San Diego
Newly added organization representatives will help expand the reach of IGS-NA. The
following are the liaisons supporting the board:
* Evan Andrews, Liaison for Coal Ash Residuals
* Fady B. Abdelaal, Liaison for the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS)
* Fred C. Chuck, Liaison for the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA)
* George Koerner, Liaison for the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI)
* Kent Von Maubeuge, Liaison for ASTM
* Mike Henderson, Liaison for the Tailings Center
* Sam Allen, Liaison for the IGS Council
* Timothy Stark, Liaison for the Pan-Am Committee and the Fabricated
Geomembrane Institute (FGI)
* Willie Liew, Liaison for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
The events being planned for the near future include three forum discussions: Per- and
Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), Recycled Products, and Geosynthetics Used in Coal
Combustion Residual (CCR) Applications.
The organization is looking forward to 2021 and invites all to follow IGS-NA on
LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/igs-north-america/about) for event announcements
and news of interest for the geosynthetics community. G
>> For more, search IGS-NA at
www.GeosyntheticsMagazine.com.
A chapter of the International
Geosynthetics Society
By John Allen
IGS NORTH
AMERICA
The mission of IGS North
America is to provide
leadership in advancing
the education and research
of geosynthetics, in strong
cooperation with IGS, via:
» Organization of and
participation in technical
conferences, seminars
and workshops
» Development and
dissemination of tools for
geosynthetics education
» Recognition of technical
contributions and innovations
regarding geosynthetics
» Stimulation of geosynthetics
research and their applications
through the IGS-NA Awards of
Excellence Program
John Allen is the president
of IGS-NA.
http://www.linkedin.com/company/igs-north-america/about http://www.GeosyntheticsMagazine.com

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