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  • John Falcioni

    John G. Falcioni, ASHRAE Journal Editor

    John Falcioni is editor of ASHRAE Journal and a multifaceted strategist and business and communications executive recognized as a thought leader in engineering and technology trends, media and the nonprofit association space. He has led industry-focused business development and high-visibility international projects and headed award-winning content and sales operations for the past 30 years. As President and CEO of ThinkLab Alley LLC, a boutique content studio focused on engineering and technology, he has delivered thought leadership, content and sales marketing direction to leading global companies and nonprofits. Falcioni was Chief Development and Communications Officer at Engineers Without Borders USA; and Senior Director of Media, Content and Strategic Relationships at ASME (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers). In this capacity, he also served as Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Mechanical Engineering magazine and ASME.org. A recipient of various honors and awards, Falcioni’s career spans management-level positions at companies including CMP Media and Crain Communications. He worked at several national and New York media outlets—including the CBS Weekend News—covering business, government and politics, and he was a reporter at The Hartford Courant in Connecticut. He is a past President of the Association Media & Publishing board of directors and an adviser to several nonprofits and engineering organizations. Falcioni earned a graduate degree in journalism from Columbia University, undergraduate degrees in psychology and communications from Adelphi University and a certification in digital marketing from the Yale School of Management.


  • Kaitlyn Baich

    Kaitlyn Baich, ASHRAE Journal Assistant Editor

    Kaitlyn Baich is assistant editor at ASHRAE Journal and is an adaptable writer, editor and designer who utilizes her skills to create clear, cohesive content. With a B.A. in english journalism from Valdosta State University, Kaitlyn specializes in creating content with an emphasis on storytelling and search engine optimization and has received the Charles J. Miller Journalism Award—awarded to students who are most likely to succeed in professional journalism. Kaitlyn has also received a Poynter Mutlimedia Storytelling Certificate and a Poynter ACES Certificate in editing. She has worked with small businesses in South Georgia on their website layout and design, content creation and social media strategy. At ASHRAE Journal, Kaitlyn assists the team in newsletter and podcast production, Journal pre- and postproduction and expo show guide management.