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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLO.—The International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) board of directors selected Russell Adsit, FASLA, to serve as the association’s new executive director. Adsit began his term in November, replacing Ben Northcutt, who served as the association’s executive director for 19 years before resigning in June 2007. As a current member of IECA, Adsit is familiar with the association, its structure, and its membership.

"I am excited for this opportunity to play a vital role in the growth of such a valuable industry resource," said Adsit. "I think there are many opportunities for IECA to expand and provide more information and education to the erosion, sediment control, and stormwater industry."

Adsit combines a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia and a Masters in Agribusiness Management from Mississippi State University with business and association management skills gained through years of business ownership in Memphis, Tenn., and volunteer service for the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) at both the national and state levels. Adsit also has taught at Mississippi State University and presented and spoken at various universities and association events.

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