2023 – 2024 Board of Directors

2023 – 2024 Board of Directors

Leadership from All Areas of the Field .

IGS North America’s Board of Directors reflects the diverse personal and professional backgrounds of our individual, benefactor, and student members in Canada and the United States.

Elected Board .

Ben Leshchinsky


Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon

Kristin Sample-Lord


Villanova University
Villanova, Pennsylvania

Marco Isola


Tampa, FL

Fady Abdelaal

Vice President - University Outreach

Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario

Joseph Scalia IV

Vice President - Events

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado

John Lostumbo

Vice President - Technical

Buffalo, New York

Lilma Schimmel

Vice President - Communications

Charlotte, North Carolina

Eric Blond


Eric Blond Consultant
Montreal, Quebec

John Allen


MBCC Group
Duluth, Minnesota

Liaison Board Members .

Sam R. Allen

IGS Council Liaison

International Geosynthetics Society
Austin, Texas

Timothy D. Stark

FGI Liaison

Fabricated Geomembrane Institute
Urbana, Illinois

Fred C. Chuck

GMA Liaison

Geosynthetic Materials Association
Fort Mill, South Carolina

Evan Andrews

CCR Liaison

Sequoia Services
Greensboro, North Carolina

George Koerner

GRI Liaison

Geosynthetic Institute
Folsom, PA

Jonathan Curry

Jonathan Curry

ECTC Liaison

Erosion Control Technology Council
Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Membership Is Easy .

IGS North America is funded by annual individual member and benefactor dues. We do not lobby any agency. We are professionally managed and direct our funding to advancing group goals in event development, educational outreach, resource creation, and student support, such as research fellowships supported jointly with the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) and ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics. Join today! (And: Student Memberships are free!)