Alan Ence joins Irrigation Association Board of Directors

Ence is a three-decade veteran of the irrigation industry and joins 14 other members of the board that sets strategic direction for the association.

The Irrigation Association, Fairfax, Virginia, announced that Alan Ence, general manager of landscape and agriculture at Hydro-Rain, has been appointed to the IA Board of Directors. 

Ence has spent over 30 years in the irrigation industry, working in multiple areas including product development, business development and management. He is named on multiple U.S. patents for products in the field of irrigation. Ence is a 1995 graduate of Weber State University in Odgen, Utah, and earned certification as a Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper in California in 2022.  

“I have seen where there is much opportunity for spreading the IA’s programs, education and influence to positively benefit all levels of the industry,” says Ence. “Being an effective advocate for the IA to these industry channels to help the whole community is motivating to me.” 

Throughout his career, Ence has had the opportunity to work with a variety of irrigation and water professionals in the industry.  

“Alan has an unwavering commitment and expertise in the irrigation industry,” says IA CEO Natasha Rankin, MBA, CAE. “His experience working collaboratively with a diverse range of professionals continues the IA’s objective to expand the perspectives that enrich our board’s value and decisions.” 

Ence joins 14 other members who serve on the IA Board. The IA Board of Directors establishes the association’s strategic direction, policies and programs. The board monitors current and evolving industry trends, determines strategic priorities, defines public policy positions and acts as a steward of the IA’s financial resources. Directors are elected by members of the association and represent the diversity of member types and market segments.

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