Starting this ASHRAE year each month one of our many volunteers on our Northeast ASHRAE Board, who help make the Chapter what it is, will be interviewed. Not only will this give our other members an opportunity to get to know them better (especially while we have virtual meetings), but it will also give the opportunity to learn more about what each person is involved in within our Chapter. Learning about the positions within our Chapter Board is a great starting place to getting involved!

This months interview is with Charlie Casey, who is our Chapters current Chapter Secretary. The questions are the black underline, and her responses are in blue underneath.

1.    What is your current role with our ASHRAE Chapter and what does that entail for Board responsibilities?

I currently serve as the chapter Secretary. I work in cooperation with other Board Members to organize our business sessions.  My responsibilities include serving as a Board Member, detailing chapter meeting minutes, organizing chapter meetings, maintaining meeting records, and other various activities

2.    How long have you been in the industry / ASHRAE and what experience do you have?

I have been in the industry for 6.5 years.  I spent my first 4 years working in the Boston, MA office with Johnson Controls.  When there was an opening in the Johnson Controls Albany office 2.5 years ago, I transferred and moved home to Troy.  In my role as a Consulting Engineering Account Executive, I focus on assisting Consulting Engineers in their HVAC Equipment and Controls system design.  I graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.  I also attained my M.B.A. from Boston College while I worked out of our Boston office.

3.    What do you enjoy to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I spend the majority of my day outdoors.  I spend a lot of my time working on my house and surrounding property.  I enjoy staying active and playing sports like hockey, soccer, and lacrosse.  I have an interest in cars and snowmobiles, while filling the rest of my free time by playing guitar.  With a baby due mid-December, my spare time activities will certainly change! 

4.    What is your favorite thing about being involved in ASHRAE?

I enjoy being part of a group with similar professional interests.  ASHRAE has given me a platform to meet many members of the local HVAC community, expand my network, and develop new friendships.  Additionally, it is great to be involved in activities for our members as well as local college students who show interest in this field.


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