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2014-15 BOD


Thomas H. "Tom" Phoenix, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, ASHRAE-Certified Building Energy Assessment and Building Energy Modeling Professional
Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates Greensboro, North Carolina
ASHRAE President

Thomas H. Phoenix, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, ASHRAE-Certified Building Energy Assessment and Building Energy Modeling Professional, is principal and vice president, Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates, Greensboro, N.C. 

As ASHRAE’s president, Phoenix chairs the Society’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee.  His presidential theme is, “People, Passion and Performance.” 

“Thanks to our more than 50,000 members around the globe, ASHRAE is building a worldwide best practices network of innovative people and successful technologies to serve the built environment community. Our membership also has great passion – I see that in how much time and dedication our people give to helping write standards, develop research, guide in policy and procedure, etc. Together, our people plus their passion ensure performance – whether that’s improving the performance of our great Society or improving the performance of building stock around the world.  Our people, our passion and our performance will take ASHRAE to the next level.”

Phoenix started his career in HVAC over 30 years ago as an engineer with the Division of Plant Operation of the North Carolina State Board of Education. After a few years he had an opportunity to enter the design and consulting field of the HVAC business and has been working in that discipline since then.

In 1989 Phoenix established the engineering department, and became a partner, in the architectural/engineering firm of Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates, PA. Phoenix’s design portfolio includes schools, research and testing laboratories, industrial manufacturing facilities and numerous classroom, residence hall and food service projects for colleges and universities.

Significant projects in which Phoenix has been involved include the North Carolina Museum of History, the American Airlines Hub (Terminal C) at Raleigh Durham International Airport, the Greensboro Natural Science Center SciQuarium and Animal Discovery exhibit areas, the Atlantic Coast Conference Hall of Champions Exhibit Hall and the Newbridge Bank Baseball Stadium.

Phoenix previously served on the Board of Directors as president-elect, treasurer, vice president, a director-at-large and director and regional chair for Region IV.

He is a recipient of an Exceptional Service Award, a Presidential Award of Excellence, the Region IV Rudy Ferguson Award and a Regional Award of Merit.

He was awarded a Bachelor of Science in engineering operations from North Carolina State University.  

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Executive Committee


Thomas “Tom” H. Phoenix, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, ASHRAE-Certified Building Energy Assessment and Building
Energy Modeling Professional
Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates
Greensboro, North Carolina




T. David Underwood, P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member, ASHRAE-Certified Commissioning Process Management Professional
Oakville, Ontario, Canada




Timothy G. Wentz, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, ASHRAE-Certified High Performance Building Design Professional
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska


Vice President

Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE
Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada



Vice President

Charles “Chuck” E. Gulledge III, P.E., Member, ASHRAE-Certified High Performance Building Design Professional
AC Corporation
Greensboro, North Carolina



Vice President

Bjarne W. Olesen, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member 
Technical University of Denmark
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark



Vice President

James K. Vallort, Fellow ASHRAE
Environmental Systems Design
Chicago, Illinois



Jeff LittletonJeff Littleton
Atlanta, Georgia



Directors and Regional Chairs


Region I Director and Regional Chair

Joseph FurmanJoseph L. Furman
Automated Logic
Wallingford, Connecticut



Region II Director and Regional Chair

Isabelle Lavoie, P.E.       
Johnson Controls
Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada



Region III Director and Regional Chair

Paul PetrilliPaul E. Petrilli, P.E.
H.F. Lenz Co. 
Johnstown, Pennsylvania



Region IV Director and Regional Chair

ScogginsM. Ginger Scoggins, P.E.
Engineered Designs, Inc.
Cary, North Carolina 



Region V Director and Regional Chair

ZbinRichard A. Zbin, ASHRAE-Certified Healthcare Facility Design Professional
TEC Inc.
Eastlake, Ohio



Region VI Director and Regional Chair

MillerMark F. Miller
Mestek Inc. – Airtherm Division
Oregon, Wisconsin



Region VII Director and Regional Chair

Larry J. Fisher
ECT Services
Louisville, Kentucky



Region VIII Director and Regional Chair

William K. Klock, P.E.
EEA Consulting Engineers
Austin, Texas


Region IX Director and Regional Chair

Blake E. Ellis, P.E.
Burns & McDonnell
Kansas City, Missouri



Region X Director and Regional Chair

Karine Leblanc
U.S. Air Conditioning Distributors
City of Industry, California



Region XI Director and Regional Chair

Kevin MarpleKevin L. Marple 
Benz Air Engineering Co. Inc. 
Portland, Oregon



Region XII Director and Regional Chair

IsenbeckJennifer A. Isenbeck, P.E., ASHRAE-Certified Commissioning Process Management Professional
University of Tampa
Tampa, Florida



Region XIII Director and Regional Chair

TsuiEdward K.C. Tsui
Intelligent Technologies Ltd.
Hong Kong



Region-At-Large Director and Regional Chair

Farooq Mehboob, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member
S. Mehboob and Co., Consulting Engineers
Karachi, Pakistan





Charles H. Culp III, Ph.D., P.E.Charles H. Culp III, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, ASHRAE-Certified High Performance Building Design Professional 
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

DeanK. William Dean, P.E.
National Research Council of Canada
Saskatoon, Saskatoon, Canada 

FlyMark W. Fly, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE
Tulsa, Oklahoma 

Daniel Int-Hout III, Fellow ASHRAE, Life Member
Richardson, Texas

KeenJulia A. Keen, Ph.D., P.E., ASHRAE-Certified High Performance Building Design Professional
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas

Ben A. Leppard, P.E.
Leppard Johnson and Associates
Tucker, Georgia

Kirk MescherKirk T. Mescher, P.E. 
CM Engineering Inc. 
Columbia, Missouri

Mick SchwedlerMick Schwedler, P.E. 
Trane Co. 
La Crosse, Wisconsin

Dennis J. WesselDennis J. Wessel, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE 
Karpinski Engineering 
Cleveland, Ohio