Author: Marissa Bankert

Marissa Bankert is the Executive Director of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. As Executive Director, she has been an innovator in continuing education, apprenticeship, and membership growth. Her goal is to grow her association by making it more profitable, recognizable, and fun! Marissa has grown to love association management after first serving as a community outreach director for a non-profit and then as a membership director with other associations. In all roles, Marissa is dedicated to making each organization better for all involved in the association from members to staff. With the IEC she has increased apprenticeship enrollment, members, profits, staff, and partnerships. She has also implemented new governance, policies, and created a pre-apprenticeship program for high school students and others interested in the electrical trade. Marissa is the Vice President of a chapter of NAWIC and serves as Vice Chair for the IEC National Executive Directors Council. She serves on IEC National’s A&T committee as a liaison and IEC’s Professional Development committee, various workforce development committees throughout the regional footprint of her organization and serves her community through work with the United Way and Spring Grove Area Scholarship Fund.



There is nothing strange about wanting to make a good impression on your first day on the job. But when it’s your first day in the position of a leader in an organization, you especially want to set the right tone and let it be known that you’re approachable, open to concerns, ideas, and questions, and […]