Ronald Poe, President

Ronald Poe, PLA, CPESC

Ronald Poe, PLA, CPESC is a Highway Environmental Program Manager at the Nebraska Department of Transportation. He received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University in May 1993. In October 2003, he joined IECA in an effort to educate himself about the erosion and sediment control industry, as well as stormwater initiatives that were happening on the national level. In November 2004, he achieved the Certified Professional of Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) Certification and in October 2008, he completed the licensure process and is licensed as a Landscape Architect in the State of Nebraska.

Mr. Poe has been employed in the stormwater industry for approximately 25 years; beginning his career in 1993, working as a landscape designer for a design/build contractor. In 1998, he transitioned to the Nebraska Department of Transportation where he learned the art of erosion control design. Currently he leads NDOT's Roadside Development & Compliance Unit (RDCU), comprised of eight staff dedicated to the erosion and sediment control and stormwater profession.

With his DOT responsibilities, Mr. Poe has a thorough understanding of the erosion and sediment control and stormwater industries. He coordinates regularly with state and federal agencies, consultants, contractors and product representatives in regards to Best Management Practices, design techniques, stormwater and other environmental issues.

In October 2005, Mr. Poe was elected onto the Board of Directors for the Great Rivers Chapter and continues to serve in that capacity today. He currently serves as President of the Chapter, a position that he has held for the past two years. In 2017, the Great Rivers Chapter received IECA's "Outstanding Membership Retention" Award. Receiving this award was a testament to efforts of the Chapter leadership in providing quality education to our mission.

J.B. Dixon, Vice President

J.B. Dixon

Darice Baxter, Secretary

Darice Baxter, CISEC

Tom Wells, Treasurer


Board of Directors

Brooke A. Muhlack

Environmental Manager

Zachary Jilek

Zachary Jilek, CPESC, CISEC

Ted Hartsig

Olsson Associates

John Warren

John Warren, CPESC

Paul Mueller

Paul Mueller, CESSWI


Kim M. Kline, Administrative Assistant