Members of the International Executive Housekeepers Association (I.E.H.A.) will elect two new candidates for the positions of President-Elect and Secretary/Treasurer following a business session to be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2006, in Chicago, Illinois. Election results will be announced at the I.E.H.A. banquet held on Thursday, October 5, at the Holiday Inn-Mart Plaza during convention.

Candidates for President-Elect include:

Donna Prater, R.E.H., of the Central International District joined I.E.H.A. in 1982; she was certified the following year and earned her Registered Executive Housekeeper (R.E.H.) designation in 1990. She holds the title of Director of Housekeeping and Laundry at Otterbein-Lebanon Retirement Living Community in Lebanon, Ohio. Prater has actively served as the Central International District Director and currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Association.

Marvin Ellsworth, R.E.H., of the Lower Midwest District joined I.E.H.A. in 1980. Ellsworth was certified in 1988 and earned his Registered Executive Housekeeper (R.E.H.) designation in 2002. He holds the position of Director of Environmental Services at Village Shalom in Overland Park, Kansas. Ellsworth has served as Vice Governor of the Penn-Jersey District, 1st Vice President of the Association, and District Director.

Candidates for Secretary/Treasurer include:

Eric Bates, R.E.H. of the Upper Midwest District has been a member since 1991; he was certified in 1993 and Registered in 1996. Bates holds the position of Environmental Services Manager at Bethesda Lutheran Homes in Watertown, Wisconsin. He has served as both the Assistant District Director and District Director for the Upper Midwest District.

Janet Wiggins, C.E.H. of the SouthWest District has been a member since 1995; she was certified in 1996. Wiggins currently works as the Director of Environmental Services at Healthsouth Riosa Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. She has served as the Secretary/Treasurer, Assistant District Director and District Director for the SouthWest District.