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Member to Member Connection is a new video series from Mick Schwedler, 2021-22 ASHRAE President. Patterned after U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s fireside chats, tune in each month as Mick speaks on various topics with ASHRAE members. New videos launch the first Thursday of the month. Find them on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

ASHRAE thanks Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions, Daikin, and Hurst Boiler for their support of the ASHRAE President’s leadership messages.


Member to Member Connection: Present and Future Leaders

In the latest Member to Member Connection, 2021–22 ASHRAE President Mick Schwedler speaks with ASHRAE Members Emmy Sherif, Joshua Vasudevan, Michelle Hull, and Niss Feiner about ASHRAE’s Leadership U and LEADRs programs. These programs provide leadership opportunities at the Society and Regional levels. Hear firsthand from the perspectives of members in four different countries how these programs support personal growth and result in global impact.

Member to Member Connection: Connecting with Students

Join 2021–22 ASHRAE President Mick Schwedler, as he speaks with ASHRAE Student Members Brett Stinson, Megan Oaklief, Melanie Canfield and chair of ASHRAE’s Student Activities Committee, Jared Larson. Hear how ASHRAE is setting students up for success through becoming acquainted with the people and technologies in the HVAC&R industry.

Member to Member Connection: ASHRAE Outside of North America

Watch as 2021–22 ASHRAE President Mick Schwedler speaks to ASHRAE Directors-at-Large Jaap Hogeling, Andrés Sepúlveda and Ashish Rakehja about the ASHRAE experience outside of North America.

Member to Member Connection: Career Advancement

Watch as 2021–22 ASHRAE President Mick Schwedler speaks with ASHRAE Member Heather Schopplein, P.E. and ASHRAE Presidential Member Tim Wentz P.E., Ph.D. on the topic of Career Advancement. Hear them describe firsthand how the leadership training, relationships built within ASHRAE, as well as the exposure to the technology used in the industry has helped them both advance in their careers.  

Member to Member Connection: Mental Health and the Pandemic

Watch as 2021–22 ASHRAE President Mick Schwedler shares an important message about the pandemic and the importance of mental well-being in this video.

Member to Member Connection: Awesome Member Benefits

Watch Mick chat with ASHRAE members Doug Zentz, Genevieve Lussier and Jonathan Smith and hear firsthand the top three tangible benefits they’ve experienced as longtime ASHRAE members. 

Member to Member Connection: Making a Difference

Watch Mick chat with ASHRAE members Steph Kunkel and Nicolas Lemire to hear directly the personal and professional benefits of building and sustaining  industry networks within ASHRAE.

Member to Member Connection: What Would You Have Done Differently

Hear Mick speak with ASHRAE members Vanessa Freidberg, Jake Kopocis and Presidential Member Sheila Hayter about their time as ASHRAE members. Plus, get an insider tips on how to navigate and open doors to opportunities within ASHRAE. (Tip: It’s important to ask questions.)

Member to Member Connection: How to Get Involved in ASHRAE

Hear Mick speak with Blake Ellis, Bill Klock and Bruno Martinez about how they got involved with ASHRAE and how you can, too! You’ll hear first-hand some of the benefits of involvement in ASHRAE as well as the experiences of these members over the years.

Member to Member Connection: Perspective of being a Woman in ASHRAE and the HVAC Industry

Hear Mick speak with Dr. Julia Keen about what it’s like, and what it’s been like through the years, to be a woman in ASHRAE. 

Member to Member Connection: Benefits to Employers

Hear Mick speak with Jeff Boldt, Managing Principal at IMEG, about his long-time ASHRAE involvement beginning with the 1977 ASHRAE Handbook—Fundamentals. Hear a candid discussion of how Jeff’s involvement with ASHRAE has brought undeniable value to his employer and associates over the years.

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