Salt Lake business leader appointed to IA Board of Directors

IA Alan Ence, QWEL
Alan Ence, QWEL

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

Ence has spent more than 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.

Throughout his career, Ence has had the opportunity to work with a variety of irrigation and water professionals in the industry. These professionals, including landscape irrigation contractors, landscape architects, water managers, municipalities, distribution businesses and most recently farm managers and dealers, have given him a unique perspective to the industry and his future involvement as a member of the IA Board of Directors.   

“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,” Ence said. “Being an effective advocate for the IA to these industry channels to help the whole community is motivating to me.”

“Alan has an unwavering commitment and expertise in the irrigation industry,” said 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.

For more information about the IA Board of Directors and to learn how to nominate a leader, visit the IA website at irrigation.org.