Gene Smith Elected to Irrigation Association Board of Directors

Friday, December 21, 2018

Hunter Industries is pleased to announce that Gene Smith, president of landscape irrigation and outdoor lighting, has been elected to the Irrigation Association (IA) Board of Directors.

Smith has been with Hunter Industries since 2000. He has held various roles within the company, including engineering, product management, and marketing. He is a professional engineer as well as a WaterSense partner.

“I would like to serve on the board to help drive improvements in our industry through education, advocacy, and water conservation,” Smith said.

As the leading membership organization for irrigation companies and professionals, the IA is committed to promoting efficient irrigation and long-term sustainability of water resources for future generations. The association works to improve industry proficiency, advocate sound water management, and grow demand for water-efficient products and services.

Smith joins additional newly elected board members Inge Bisconer, Amy Graham, and Doug Macdonald, as well as the 11 other members who are continuing their terms from previous years.

In addition to establishing the association’s strategic direction, policies, and programs, the board monitors current and evolving industry trends, determines strategic priorities, defines public policy positions, and acts as a steward of the association’s financial resources. Directors are elected each fall by members of the association and represent diverse member types and market segments.

For more information about the IA Board of Directors, visit

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