IECA Staff

Heather Buerger
Executive Vice President, North America

Heather BuergerHeather Buerger currently serves as Executive Vice President of North America.  Heather is a former energy executive having spent nine years as a Contracts and Credit Analyst at Superior Natural Gas Corporation where she supported the treasury and accounting departments before transitioning to a role in credit and contacts. Prior to her work in the energy sector, Heather spent nine years working in the travel industry as a corporate trainer and quality assurance auditor for the Hertz Corporation.

Heather attended Eastern New Mexico University where she received a B.S. in Mass Communication with an emphasis in broadcast journalism and production.  Heather has been an active member of the IECA since 2012 and served as the co-chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee where she was a consistent contributor to the Journal and Insights publications and was the recipient of the 2014 IECA Outstanding Member Award.

When not at work, Heather is actively involved with a number of community events and charities including her local alumni chapter of Chi Omega, a national sorority, and the Waller County Demolition Derby which raises money for Laurel’s Army Foundation, an organization that helps support childhood cancer research and wellness programs for children with cancer.  Heather resides in Houston with her husband Nicholas and daughter Lauren and one of their favorite family activities is practicing Taekwondo.

Heather wears many hats within the IECA and can field questions pertaining to sponsorship, marketing opportunities, education, networking opportunities and general IECA questions.

1120 Route 73, Suite 200
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Ph: (832) 368-7886 

Executive Vice President, Europe

John Treasure formally commenced as Executive Vice President for Europe in April 2021. John was Managing Director, International Trade and Transaction Banking at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank London where he was employed for 20 years. 

He has been an IECA member since 1994 and served on the Board of Directors from (2014 - 2017). John was also Deputy Chair of The European Committee for many years until 2017. In 2014 he established the IECA Education fund  (together with Maria Taylor) which provides (independent means-tested) financial support for deserving students to attend St. Catherine’s College Oxford.

He was recently appointed a ‘Freeman of the City of London’ in recognition of his services to International Trade following a 40-year career, but is now prohibited from driving sheep over London Bridge! He is a lover of all sport (as are his son Stuart, and daughter Megan) and still plays squash (after 50 years on court), but would describe it as ‘ a bit like watching an old black and white film, only in slow motion. He lives by the old City code of ‘My word is my Bond ‘ and the even older ‘Carpe Diem....’