About IEHA

IEHA, a Division of ISSA

Education | Certifications | Connections

Your Connection to The Cleaning Industry’s Event of the Year

Welcome housekeeping and environmental service professionals! You are a valuable part of the ISSA family and when you attend the ISSA Show North America in Las Vegas, you’ll not only be among your peers but also reap the benefits of networking and innovation from the commercial cleaning industry worldwide.

ISSA Show North America provides the perfect opportunity to enhance and build your skills, leadership, and knowledge of the housekeeping and environmental service industry. Make sure to register directly on the IEHA website for the IEHA All-Access Package. When you register, you’ll get access to education sessions specifically designed for healthcare and hospitality facility managers and supervisors. PLUS, you’ll gain access to special virtual areas and virtual networking events.


IEHA, a Division of ISSA 

The International Executive Housekeepers Association, also commonly referred to as IEHA, a division of ISSA, focuses on the healthcare and hospitality sectors of the cleaning industry. Our 1,300-plus member professional association, for those employed in Environmental Services or Facility Housekeeping at the management level, was founded in 1930 and merged with ISSA in 2017. Executive housekeepers manage environmental service programs in commercial, industrial, or institutional facilities. They direct staff, ranging from a few to several hundred people and handle budgets from thousands of dollars to millions. IEHA provides members with an array of channels through which they can achieve personal and professional growth.

Education & Events

Healthcare Track

Brought to You by IEHA, a Division of ISSA

Explore the many educational options offered to attendees in the healthcare industry – all in one place.

Hospitality Track

Brought to You by IEHA, a Division of ISSA

Increase your hospitality expertise by participating in the many courses the show has to offer. We’ve created a page just for you!

IEHA Welcome Reception

Meet or get reacquainted with colleagues from all over the world while you enjoy complimentary heavy hors d'oeuvres, snacks, and beverages. Come dance the night away during this friendly mixer. This is the perfect way to get set for a whole week of education, innovation, and connections! Attendees are required to wear the sports jersey of their favorite college or professional team with jeans.

IEHA Membership Meeting & Awards Luncheon

Provided by Michael Patterson, Executive Director & IEHA's Management Council

Provided by Michael Patterson, Executive Director & IEHA's Management Council, provide IEHA members with a snapshot of the 2021 year with updates from the IEHA District Directors and a glance at the year 2022. Annual awards will be presented to select members for providing exemplary service throughout the year. IEHA's highest award named after the Association's Founder (Margaret Barnes) will be presented to the IEHA member of the year.

IEHA Housekeeping Olympics Finals & Ceremony

Where the Elite Compete!

End 2021 with an inspiring and fun challenge where you can show your pride for your industry by bringing fun to cleaning. Participate with hundreds of other cleaning industry professionals in the health care and hospitality industry.

Not a Member?

Join IEHA Today!

As the premier global association for Environmental Services and Housekeeping organizations, IEHA provides members with an array of channels through which they can achieve personal and professional growth. Preview just some of the many resources available to members of IEHA:

  • Dual membership within IEHA and ISSA
  • Complimentary or discounted training
  • IEHA member-only networking events
  • Chapter networking opportunities
  • Regional meetings and mini trade show
  • Job advancement and placement opportunities
  • Member-only rates for trade shows and conventions
  • Access to industry research and best practices
  • E-newsletters to ISSA Cleanscenet and CMM Daily
  • Access to print and digital publications 
  • Access to ISSA Today and Cleaning & Maintenance Management
  • IEHA Unify Intranet - where members can ask technical questions and get real-time responses