Board of Directors

The Board of Directors elects the Society’s operating officers and other members of the Executive Committee. It has supervision, control and direction of the general policies and affairs of the Society, its committees and publications, and actively promotes its objectives. The Board of Directors adopts motions and regulations for the conduct of the Society and it may grant or delegate any or all of its authority to the Executive Committee to act on its behalf in the interim between meetings of the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors consists of up to twenty-four (24) members elected by the general membership of the Society to serve four-year terms. In addition, up to three (3) at-large Directorships may be appointed by the Board of Directors to serve one-year terms.

No state, the Federal government, or the NAIC can have more than two (2) members elected to the Board of Directors at any one time. In addition, no more than ten (10) unaffiliated members are permitted to be elected to the Board of Directors at any one time, with no more than two (2) from the same firm.

Interested in joining the IRES Board of Directors? Please fill out the form below and send it to with a 250–350 word bio for consideration. 

Board of Directors Nomination Form

Board Members


Maria Ailor, AIE, AMCM Arizona 2026
Kenneth Allen, AIE California 2025
Cynthia Amann, AMCM Missouri 2024
Tracy Biehn, MCM North Carolina 2023
Donald Carbone, AMCM, CIE Unaffiliated 2024
Penny Callihan, MCM Pennsylvania 2026
LeAnn Crow, AMCM, CICSR Kansas 2026
Cynthia Fitzgerald, CIE, CICSR, MCM Unaffiliated 2025
Angela Hatchell, CICSR North Carolina 2023
John Haworth, CIE, MCM Washington 2025
Christopher Heisler, CIE, MCM Illinois 2026
Jennifer Hopper, CIE Missouri 2024
Ron Kotowski Unaffiliated 2025
Sheri Marston, AMCM, CIE Unaffiliated 2024
Tom McIntyre, AMCM, CICSR, CIE Unaffiliated 2024
Robert McManus, CIE, MCM Unaffiliated 2024
Mary Nugent, AMCM, CIE Federal 2026
Lori Ruggiero, CIE, MCM Unaffiliated 2023
Shelly Schuman, AIE, AMCM, CICSR Unaffiliated 2023
Kallie Somme, MCM Louisiana 2023
Martin Swanson Nebraska 2026
Erica Weyhenmeyer, AIE, MCM Illinois 2025
Pieter Williams, MCM Unaffiliated 2025