I joined IECA for a number of reasons and have found additional benefits that I never expected.

Initially I joined:

• To demonstrate to families my dedication and commitment to the profession of educational consulting
• To develop professionally and to stay current with issues in higher education
• To meet like-minded professionals and to develop a professional support network

And finally….
• To develop friendships and have fun!

I can honestly say that all of the above items have materialized and I am so thankful that I joined IECA. I have gained so much from the conferences and professional retreats, and the friendships that I have made are invaluable and treasured. What I had not anticipated was the level of support for running my business, the great networking with colleagues across the country, and the number of referrals generated from the search engine on the IECA website. I have become involved with outreach, serving previously as chair for the Outreach Committee, and have thoroughly enjoyed working with other incredibly talented IECs in an effort to move our profession forward. I love being a member of IECA and am so glad I took the step years ago to submit my application!

Jan R. Kerchner, MBA, CEP, IECA (CA)