Erica has been serving not for profit associations and societies for over twenty years. As an executive director, she strategically implements board objectives including governance, membership, grassroots activities and programs. Fearn is the recipient of the 2012 RISE Excellence in Grassroots Advocacy Award presented for her work with the Connecticut Environmental Council.
Fearn is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Fearn began her career as a retail store manager for Agway. Her experience running a retail operation focused on customer service and increasing sales and profit margin. After six years with Agway, Erica changed her career from retail to non-profit management. She served as Connecticut Farm Bureau's executive director and American Farm Bureau Federation's Area Director of Program and Policy Coordination for the Northeast Region. In 2002 Fearn achieved her Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives. Fearn is principle of Mainspring Association Management LLC, an association management company located in East Granby. Her clients include Connecticut Environmental Council, Connecticut Irrigation Contractors and the Back Country Horsemen of America.