IEHA, A Division of ISSA

IEHA LogoOn July 1, 2017, IEHA officially merged with ISSA and became part of the in-house service provider category of the largest association in the world representing the cleaning industry.

ISSA and IEHA have a long-standing relationship of cooperation and sharing. NEHA (named at the time) held its first conference and convention in conjunction with ISSA Show in 1999. NEHA became the International Executive Housekeepers Association with the creation of the Aruba Chapter in 2000.

As it reads in the ISSA Vision Statement, “ISSA will be the leading resource for information, education, networking, and commercial opportunities as well as the leading voice in government and the community for firms within the cleaning industry worldwide.” Bringing IEHA into the family helps ISSA take that vision to a new level.

The board, staff, and members of IEHA bring much to the table in how they represent the cleaning industry:

  • Professional. The training, skills, and ethical standards stakeholders expect.
  • Trusted. Stakeholders can be confident when putting one of their most valuable assets in the hands of members.
  • Experienced. Years of training, know-how, hard work, and competence translated into expertise.

IEHA is a 1,300-plus professional member organization for persons employed in facility housekeeping at the management level. The organization was founded in 1930 in New York, NY, and is now located in Westerville, OH, a suburb of the state’s capitol, Columbus. Executive housekeepers are managers who direct housekeeping programs in commercial, industrial, or institutional facilities. They supervise staffs ranging from a few to several hundred people, and handle budgets from a few thousand dollars to millions. IEHA provides members with an array of channels through which they can achieve personal and professional growth: leadership opportunities; resource materials; education program designation; employment referral service; a technical-question hotline (800-200-6342); networking; an annual convention and trade show, including several education sessions; and industry publications.

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