ATLANTA — ASHRAE introduced its 2017-2018 president, executive committee officers, and directors during its annual conference June 24-28 in Long Beach, California.

ASHRAE’s new president is Bjarne W. Olesen, fellow, ASHRAE. At his inaugural presidential address, Olesen announced his term’s theme will be “Extending Our Community,” during which he will focus on extending ASHRAE’s global community, technological horizons, and overall value to ASHRAE’s members.

“The tremendous amount of volunteer work that occurs within ASHRAE is unique compared to other societies,” said Olesen. “The time ASHRAE volunteers dedicate to the society is incredible, and the dedication of our 2017-2018 officers will strengthen our society’s knowledge base, community reach, and ability to shape a more sustainable world. I look forward to working with my fellow ASHRAE officers and members this year to extend our global community, adapt to new technologies, and embrace our shared needs and objectives.”

In addition to serving as ASHRAE’s president, Olesen will continue to serve as a professor at the Technical University of Denmark. During his term, he will also serve as chair of ASHRAE’s board of directors and executive committee.

Elected officers who will serve one-year terms include: president-elect, Sheila J. Hayter, fellow ASHRAE, group manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado; treasurer, Darryl K. Boyce, fellow ASHRAE, assistant vice president, facilities management and planning, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario; vice president, Michael Schwedler, fellow ASHRAE, principal and senior applications manager, Trane, La Crosse, Wisconsin; vice president, Ginger Scoggins, president, Engineered Designs, Raleigh, North Carolina; vice president: Edward Tsui, managing director, Intelligent Technologies Ltd., Hong Kong, China; and vice president: Julia A. Keen, associate professor, architectural engineering and construction sciences, Kansas State University.

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Publication date: 6/29/2017

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