Executive Vice President, North America
Heather 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
David has worked in the energy industry for nearly 24 years with BP until early 2011. His working career started in banking before he moved to BP in 1987. David held a number of positions within BP. He was a Credit Manager within BP Oil International Limited since early 1992, and his final role was as the Credit Manager for Operational Credit.
David has been an active member of the IECA since 1992, where he served on the European Committee and was its Chairperson for a number of years. He served on the IECA Board of Directors during the period from 1996 to 1998 and served as President for the 2004-2005 term - both roles he immensely enjoyed. He assumed the role of EVP for Europe in late 2011 and currently helps to support the European Committee.
David has been married to Judy for over 30 years and has two grown-up daughters. David likes traveling and enjoys playing golf in his spare time.
David works with the European Committee to develop the educational programs and other networking events that are held in Europe.
Executive Director, CAE
Michele has more than sixteen years experience serving as Executive Director for several trade and professional associations. She is responsible for the overall management of the IECA. Michele works with the Board and Committees to lead the organization and implement the IECA’s goals and objectives. She also oversees the rest of the IECA staff at Association Headquarters including financial, meeting, membership and executive management as well as publications, communications and public relations/marketing.
She has a B.S. in Marketing from The College of New Jersey and achieved the Certificate in Nonprofit Organization Management from the Institute for Organizational Management sponsored by the US Chamber of Commerce.
Michele is the point of contact for overall management of the organization and works with officers, the board of directors and committees to execute their goals and objectives.
Assistant executive director
Jessica Hall is the Assistance Executive Director of the International Energy Credit Association. You can go to Jessica with any of your volunteer and membership needs! Jessica graduated with a B.A. in Marketing from the University of Miami, Florida, and currently resides in Mount Laurel, NJ with her dog, Myzo, and rabbit, Peanut Butter.
Membership and Meeting Coordinator
Tatiana Veres is the Membership and Meeting Coordinator for the International Energy Credit Association. She is the front line of membership and meetings, so you can go to her with any of your IECA questions, from membership inquiries to registration questions. Tatiana joined Association Headquarters, Inc. in April 2017. She holds a B.A. in French Language and Literature from Dickinson College and currently resides in Mullica Hill, NJ.