IAAP is saying goodbye to two members with a combined 37 years of service; John Henriksen and Glenda Schoening.
After more than 19 years of dedicated service to the IAAP and industry, IAAP Executive Director John Henriksen retired at the end of June and is looking forward to living the good life with his wife in New Mexico.
“Since coming to work for the IAAP in April 1996, I have witnessed a fine trade association grow larger, become more effective and be ever more responsive to the needs of its members throughout this state and region. For that reason, I wanted to thank the people who have helped transform the IAAP during this time frame,” said Henriksen.
Dan Eichholz was selected to take over as executive director.
Eichholz joined the IAAP after working since 2005 as associate director of the Illinois Petroleum Council where he managed all aspects of trade association activities, including state and federal issue advocacy.
He began his career in Springfield, Ill., in 1997 when he served four years as a legislative analyst for the Illinois House of Representatives. He also worked as a legislative liaison for the Illinois Department of Human Services and director of government relations for the Illinois Bankers Association prior to joining the Petroleum Council.
“I have had the pleasure to work closely with Dan at the IAAP since August of last year to train him regarding every aspect of my job. I am confident that he will do a fine job for you going forward,” said Henriksen.
In addition to these changes, IAAP Office Manager Glenda Schoening will move to Iowa at the end of July to be with her family following her nearly 18 years of dedicated service.
“It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing my resignation as the office manager for the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers. The decision to leave the association has not come easy,” said Schoening.
“Thank you to John Henriksen who gave me this wonderful opportunity eighteen years ago, wishing you the very best in your retirement; to Shawn McKinney and Dan Eichholz for your dedication and team work, good luck in all future endeavors,” she continued.
“John and Glenda have been instrumental in the growth and success of the IAAP over the past two decades. I want to personally thank them for all of their great work and for their friendship,” said Eichholz. We also welcome incoming Office Manager Jodi Perez to the IAAP family. Perez began July 1 and will spend the next month training with Schoening.