The Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO) Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Mrs. Patricia L. Harman to the office of IESO Secretariat. Her appointment was approved by the IESO Board at its meeting held June 3, 2011, in Austin, Texas, and takes effect immediately.

  Harman comes to IESO with a broad range of pertinent professional experience and education.  She is ideally suited to serve as IESO Secretariat, working closely with the IESO Consensus Body and IESO subcommittees to facilitate workflow and ensure compliance with IESO Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ANSI Essential Requirements. She has almost 30 years of experience in the non-profit and trade association arenas, working at the local and national levels for several organizations.

  On behalf of the Restoration Industry Association (RIA), Harman worked directly as staff liaison to the subcommittee that developed what is expected to be IESO’s first ANSI-approved standard:  IESO - RIA 6001: Evaluation of HVAC Interior Surfaces to Determine the Presence of Fire-Related Particulate as a Result of a Fire in a Structure. 

  Harman is a Senior Account Executive with Association & Communications Management Group (ACMG), the company that provides association management services to IESO and its parent company, the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA).  Harman may be contacted by email at

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