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Developing Leader Award

The YEA Committee is excited to announce the Developing Leader Award. This award is designed to recognize those members who started their involvement as soon as they joined ASHRAE. In the spirit of the ASHRAE Distinguished/Exceptional Service Award, this award is earned by earning points in a variety of categories. More involvement = more points!

In order to qualify for the award, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. You must earn a minimum of 24 points within either:
    1. Five (5) years of your graduation date if you joined ASHRAE as a Student member; or
    2. Five (5) years of your ASHRAE join date if you joined ASHRAE as an Affiliate, Associate or Member.
  2. You must still qualify as a YEA member, meaning you were 35 years of age or younger at the start of the current Society Year.

2020-21 Developing Leader Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following YEA members on receiving the Developing Leader Award in 2020:

Sheung Yu Lai
Region XIII
Hong Kong Chapter

Sarah Bordenkecher
Region IX
Nebraska Chapter

Nissun Feiner
Region II
Toronto Chapter

KokZhen Law
Region XIII
Malaysia Chapter

Kajen Ethirveerasingham
Region II
Toronto Chapter

Chee Huan Leow
Region XIII
Malaysia Chapter

Chak Mou Lam
Region XIII
Macao Chapter

Anoop Peediayakkan
Kuwait Chapter

Ahmed Abdel Salam
Region II
Toronto Chapter


Members may be nominated by an ASHRAE member or may nominate themselves. The deadline for nominations is May 1 and there is no limit on number of recipients per year.

word_icon.png Nomination and Point Tally Form

A completed application/point tally form and digital photo must be submitted with each nomination. Please send all completed nominations and photos to YEA at youngengineers@ashrae.org.

Award Presentation

Award recipients will recognized at the YEA Hospitality Suite during the ASHRAE Winter Conference, which is always held on Sunday during the conference from 4-6pm. Recognition is in the form of a plaque and lapel pin. If an award winner is unable to attend the Winter Conference, then their plaque and lapel pin will be mailed to them. Please note that transportation, accommodations, and conference registration are not covered for award recipients.


If you have any questions, please contact Jeanette McCray at jmccray@ashrae.org or 678-539-1178.