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Leadership Academy

ASHRAE Headquarters
Atlanta, GA
March 1–2, 2019

Academy is a crash course designed to simplify the learning curve of all things ASHRAE. Over the course of two days, attendees will gain a better understanding of how ASHRAE Society functions and obtain useful and practical knowledge essential for honing leadership skills. The program will also include sharing tips and best practices that attendees can confidently take back to their Chapters for implementation. Attendees help shape the discussion, too! A significant part of the program will be based on hot topics and challenges that attendees have identified that they would like to see addressed.

Topics covered include:

  • Creating your elevator speech
  • Navigating the ASHRAE organizational structure
  • Understanding all the tools and resources available to help Chapters and their members succeed
  • Managing effective meetings so that Board meetings and Chapter meetings can run as smoothly as possible
  • Delegating to and motivating volunteers towards the ASHRAE mission

There is no charge for this program. Society will cover the expenses for up to two nights at the host hotel as well as the meals during the event. Airfare and other expenses will be up to the attendee, the Chapter, and/or the Region.

  • Registration

    Registration is required for the Leadership Academy, but there’s no charge for the program. Interested individuals must first contact their Chapter President, who will communicate with the Region’s Director and Regional Chair (DRC). Regional leadership will determine which Chapter candidates will receive financial support for their participation.

    The Leadership Academy is included in the 2018-19 PAOE program: A Chapter will earn 100 points for each participant, up to a maximum of 300 points/3 attendees.

  • Meet the Presenters
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    Devin A. Abellon, P.E.
    Business Development Manager
    Region: X

    Devin Abellon is a registered professional engineer with over 24 years of experience in the HVAC field, designing systems for commercial, institutional, industrial, health care, and municipal projects. He was Vice President and managing principal of LSW Engineers California, Incorporated in San Diego until 2009, when he accepted a position as Business Development Manager for Uponor North America. He now works closely with engineers throughout the country, supporting projects that integrate radiant heating and cooling strategies to maximize comfort and energy efficiency. Devin earned his B.S. degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1993. He is an active member of ASHRAE on the local chapter, regional, and Society level and  currently serves on the Conferences and Expositions Committee, Nominating Committee and is the Programs Subcommittee Chair for ASHRAE TC6.5 – Radiant and Convective Space Heating and Cooling.

    Lindsey King
    Lindsey King
    Research and Development Engineer
    Johnson Controls, Inc.
    Region: III

    Lindsey King is a Research and Development Engineer for Johnson Controls, Inc. She began her career in the JCI Engineering Rotational program offered to recent college graduates, moving among Research, Manufacturing, and Project Management roles.  She is now a member of the Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller Engineering team where her primary projects focus on chiller performance analysis, cost reduction, and coordination among manufacturing, design, and component engineering groups.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2012.  She is currently the Central Pennsylvania Chapter President, YEA RVC for Region III, Program Chair and Secretary of TC 8.2: Centrifugal Machines, and Vice Chair of TC 1.5: Computer Applications.

    Christopher Mathis
    Christopher Mathis
    MC2 – Mathis Consulting Company
    Region: IV

    Chris Mathis has spent the past 35 years focusing on how buildings and building products perform – from energy efficiency to long-term durability and sustainability. He has an undergraduate degree in Physics from UNC-Asheville and a Master of Science in Architecture Studies from MIT, where his work focused on the energy use of buildings. He is the author of numerous research papers on various topics of building performance – from proper evaluation of insulation performance to fenestration systems performance, sustainability metrics and green building challenges. He is the author of Insulating Guide, a summary of insulating best practices for home builders. He is the co-author of Understanding Source Energy in Commercial Buildings. He is a 30+ year member of ASHRAE and currently serves on SSPC 90.1, 90.2 and the Residential Building Committee. Chris is also an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, providing presentations and training seminars on a variety of building energy performance, sustainability and business topics

  • Hotel Information

    Society will reimburse up to two nights at a designated hotel near HQ with which Society has a contract. Additional details will be provided to approved registrants.