May 29, 2019 2019 IEA Installation of Officers IEA 2019-20 President-elect Greg Verdun is escorted by Past State President Tony Dardano to lead the installation of officers, which highlighted the Annual Meeting in May in Springfield. The officers are installed by Past State President Dave Jurmu. PSP Kirk Wallace leads in prayer as part of the installation, flanked by IEA Sponsor Lou Sulsberger and PSP Jurmu. Verdun is bestowed the jewels of office, officially making him the 2019-20 IEA president. Now the immediate past president, Deien stands with IEA Sponsor Lou Sulsberger, who honored Deien with a ring commemorating Deien’s year in office. Tom and Brenda Deien are honored with a plaque memorializing their leadership during 2018-19, along with Sponsor Sulsberger and the newly installed President Verdun. Todd Lindsay of Herrin Lodge 1146 addresses the installation gathering upon his election a day earlier as IEA third vice president, besting Dennis Bierman of Du Quoin Lodge 884. Tom and Brenda Deien can now kick back as the former IEA First Couple, with Tom wearing his well-deserved past state president’s hat he received from Sulsberger. The IEA’s newest First Lady, Sue Verdun, pins Brenda to commemorate Brenda’s year as IEA First Lady.