IAQA Hires New Executive Director
September 2, 2015
Stephanie Sears has been appointed as the new executive director for the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA).
“IAQA is excited to introduce Stephanie Sears as our executive director,” Kent Rawhouser, IAQA president, said. “Stephanie brings both association and business experience to the position and, more importantly, she brings a passion to grow IAQA.”
With her appointment, Sears serves as the primary liaison to IAQA’s Board of Directors, coordinating projects between IAQA’s 2,000 volunteers and eight staff. She joined IAQA from Equifax, where she served as the Director of Global Operations Business Planning and Analysis since 2013. Prior to Equifax, she spent 10 years at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). During her time at ASME, she had various roles and responsibilities including technical paper publication coordination, tradeshow and conference management, and international business development. Sears worked closely with the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute’s Board of Directors to expand into new technical areas and international markets, increasing the visibility and reach of the organization.
Sears holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University in Sociology and a Master of Business Administration degree from Emory’s Goizueta Business School. She is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).
The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing practitioners together to prevent and solve indoor environmental problems for the benefit of customers and the public. IAQA was established in 1995 and is the nation’s largest indoor air quality trade association with over 2,000 members and some 15 local chapters. More information is available at www.iaqa.org/news.