Niel Dawson has been with the IEC for over 20 years and brings with him over 35 years of non-profit administrative experience in a wide variety of trade, social and educational organizations. With a BS in Human Relations and a Master’s in Education, with a specialty in Human Services Development from Illinois State University, his education fits uniquely with IEC’s mission. Coming from a family-owned small business he understands the wide ranging issues contractors must face and is able to blend that with his desire to work with individuals that are trying to improve their business and personal development. Niel has severed on numerous National Boards and committees as well as local charitable and trade organizations. He has written and published numerous articles and spoken to both local and national groups on a variety of topics. Additionally, he has received repeated awards at the local and national levels for his service to the industry.