About Us:

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. ASHRAE was formed as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers by the merger in 1959 of American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE) founded in 1894 and The American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE) founded in 1904.

ASHRAE's Mission and Values:

Mission:
To advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigerating to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world.

Vision:
ASHRAE will be the global leader, the foremost source of technical and educational information, and the primary provider of opportunity for professional growth in the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigerating.

Chapter Officers & Board of Governors (BOG) :


President

Elise Kiland, P.E.

Project Manager

Critchfield Mechanical, Inc.

EKILAND@CMIHVAC.COM


Vice President/ President Elect

Vanessa O'Connor, EIT

Mechanical Engineer

Western Allied Mechanical  

VLASSESON@WESTERNALLIED.COM

Treasurer

Austin Hochstetler

 Senior Project Engineer

Control Air Conditioning

ahochstetler@controlac.com


Secretary

Joe Singer

Senior Project Engineer

Critchfield Mechanical, Inc

JSINGER@CMIHVAC.COM

Board of Governor 1: 

Chalini Ekanayake

Mechanical Engineer

Western Allied Mechanical 

cekanayake@westernallied.com

Committee Chairs:


Communications Chair

Austin Hochstetler

Senior Project Engineer

Critchfield Mechanical, Inc

AHOCHSTETLER@CMIHVAC.COM



Student Activities Chair

Chalini Ekanayake

Mechanical Engineer

Western Allied Mechanical 

cekanayake@westernallied.com


Honors and Awards Chair

Joe Chin

Project Executive

Western Allied Mechanical

JChin@westernallied.com


Membership Promotion Chair

Benito Ferreyra


Young Engineers of ASHRAE (YEA) Chair

Sarah Dahel

System Sales Engineer

TraneCorporation

sarah.dahel@trane.com


Government Advocacy Committee (GAC) Chair

Vanessa O'Connor, EIT

Mechanical Engineer

Western Allied Mechanical  

VLASSESON@WESTERNALLIED.COM


Chapter Technology Transfer Committee (CTTC) Chair

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Research Promotion (RP) Chair

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Bocce Ball Event Chair

Sarah Dahel

System Sales Engineer

Trane Corporation

sarah.dahel@trane.com


Historian

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Golf Tournament Event Chair

Elise Kiland, P.E.

Project Manager

Critchfield Mechanical, Inc.

EKILAND@CMIHVAC.COM

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