The ExCom contracts with an individual to serve as the Executive Director of the organization. The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership of ICEC according to the strategic direction set by the Board. The Executive Director reports directly to the ExCom and Chair(s) will provide regular oversight, guidance, and input. The Executive Director manages all ICEC daily operations, grants, communications, and helps to facilitate programming.
Alicia Vasto began her duties as the ICEC Executive Director on 12 December 2016.
Alicia grew up in Adel, Iowa, attending ADM public schools and graduating as valedictorian in 2007. She received a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2011. She then attained a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University in 2013, with a focus on land conservation and management. Following graduation, Alicia was a Wilderness Fellow with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Southeast and Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges. She then served as AmeriCorps Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator for The LandTrust for Central North Carolina. In February, she was hired as The LandTrust’s Operations and Communications Director. In her free time, Alicia enjoys kayaking, traveling, and yoga.
From Alicia, “I am honored and thrilled to return to Iowa to promote conservation education as the Executive Director of ICEC. This topic is near and dear to my heart, and I hope to make a positive difference in the place I call home. I look forward to meeting everyone and getting started in this new role.”