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Sheila Hayter 

ASHRAE President

Sheila J. Hayter, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, is ASHRAE’s President for the 2018–2019 term. Hayter has previously served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer, two terms as Vice President, and Director-at-Large. In Hayter’s Society theme, “Building Our New Energy Future,” she focuses on the important role buildings will play as the traditional electrical grid continues to incorporate more renewable energy and evolves toward a smart grid.

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ASHRAE Board of Directors

Through an elaborate structure, including committees and councils, ASHRAE policies are established by a Board of Directors comprised of Society members elected by the membership. Board members serve terms of one to three years, including the President who serves a one‐year term.

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Directors, Councils, Committees, Staff

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Society Organization Chart



Presidential Members



Leadership Voices Interviews


ASHRAE's Leadership is composed of a Board of Directors, Executive Council plus three other councils and numerous committees. Click on the links to learn more about each one. 


Presidents Scholarship

Each and every ASHRAE President has made significant contributions of time, talent and resources and all have left a unique permanent mark on the direction, history and success of ASHRAE. In recognition of the legacy set forth by all of our exceptional Presidential Members, the ASHRAE Presidents Scholarship will significantly impact the lives of undergraduate-level students whose primary academic interests align with the mission of ASHRAE: advancing HVAC&R to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world. Our vision is that these recipients will become ASHRAE's future leaders and potentially become Presidential Members.  Learn More