The North American Chapter of the
International Geosynthetics Society


IGS North America, formerly known as NAGS (the North American Geosynthetics Society), was established as a Chapter of the IGS (International Geosynthetics Society) in 1988. IGS-NA (The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society) is an organization in which benefactor, individual and student members comprise the learned society whose mission is to support the development of geosynthetic technologies through education, communication and networking.

2023 - 2024 Board of Directors

Ben Leshchinsky
Ben Leshchinsky

Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon

Kristin Sample-Lord

Villanova University
Villanova, Pennsylvania

Marco Isola
Marco Isola

Tampa, FL

Vice President - University Outreach
Fady Abdelaal
Fady Abdelaal

Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario

Vice President - Events
Joseph Scalia IV, LinkedIn
Joseph Scalia IV

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado

Vice President - Technical
John Lostumbo
John Lostumbo

Buffalo, New York

Vice President - Communications
Lilma Schimmel

Charlotte, North Carolina

Eric Blond

Eric Blond Consultant
Montreal, Quebec

Past President
John Allen
John Allen

MBCC Group
Duluth, Minnesota

IGS Council Liaison
Sam R. Allen

International Geosynthetics Society
Austin, Texas

FGI Liaison
Timothy Stark
Timothy D. Stark

Fabricated Geomembrane Institute
Urbana, Illinois

GMA Liaison
Fred C. Chuck

Geosynthetic Materials Association
Fort Mill, South Carolina

CCR Liaison
Evan Andrews

Sequoia Services
Greensboro, North Carolina

GRI Liaison
George Koerner

Geosynthetic Institute
Folsom, PA

ECTC Liaison
Jonathan Curry

Erosion Control Technology Council
Saint Paul, Minnesota