A Message from the President


The President’s Message

By: Steve McConnell

I mentioned this last month but it’s worth mentioning again, Region VIII’s Chapter Regional Conference (CRC) is coming up (April 23-25) in Houston and registration is open. See the newsletter or our website www.arkansasashrae.org for more information. We have had a great year as a Chapter and we want to continue that by having a strong presence at the CRC. We also go to CRC prepare for the year to come. Please reach out to Drew Grant or myself if you have any interest in utilizing your time, talents, and experience to serve within ASHRAE in any capacity. There are also some other reasons you for you to go to CRC: technical seminars with PDH opportunities, experience & participate in the Regional business of ASHRAE, hear what the other great Chapters in our Region are doing, and network with people in our Chapter and Region.In order for our Chapter to properly prepare for CRC, we need to elect next year’s officers and board of governors.


At the business meeting (Wednesday, March 4th) we will be voting on next year’s Chapter officers and Board of Governors to lead our Chapter. The nominating committee, comprised of Terry Jacks, Kim Koch, Bill Simpson, Mike Fullerton, and Ron McCarty, is pleased to present the following candidates as our proposed officers and Board of Governors for next year:


RP / Delegate: Steve McConnell

President / Alternate: Drew Grant

President-Elect / CTTC: Cruz Eslick

Treasurer: Jake Skinner

Secretary: Alex Halloran 


Board of Governors:

Steve McConnell 

Forrest Moseley

Melanie Richardson 

Terry Jacks


Terry Jacks, P.E.


This month our Chapter focus is on History. Please take some time to read the History article in this month’s newsletter that Chapter Historian, Russell Black, has put together on Bill Goodman. He will have a display at the March Chapter meeting. This will also be our history display at CRC. Bill Goodman is one of the most decorated Arkansas ASHRAE members in the history of the Chapter. Check out the display and thank Russell for his time and effort to put this together for us to enjoy.