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President's Message

Dear Nebraska ASHRAE Members,

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! I hope each of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Even though this time of year can be hectic I hope each of us can take a few moments to reflect on things for which we are grateful. I would also respectfully ask you to consider those of that are less fortunate during the Holiday Season by donating your time, and/or your resources. If applicable, a measure of Grace to someone in need of just that.

I am personally grateful for you, the Nebraska Chapter Membership. You are one of the most respected chapters in all ASHRAE Society! I am truly honored to serve as your Chapter President. I am grateful for all of our chapter’s volunteers. It is you that have led with character and integrity in each of your chapter positions that set us apart from all others.

Thank you!

Women in ASHRAE (WiA) is a new group in Society. The mission of WiA is to facilitate the retention of women by encouraging opportunities for professional development, networking and leadership. I have asked past Chapter President Sarah Poursharafeddin to facilitate WiA for our chapter. The Nebraska Chapter has a long history of great women leaders and it is my hope that we will continue to encourage women for chair positions and promote them to the Nebraska Chapter BOG or to Region IX Vice-Chair positions. I challenge each of you to bring a female colleague (member or prospective member) to the remaining meetings. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact myself or Sarah.

Have a Merry Christmas Season and a Happy New Year!


Tom Lewis

Nebraska Chapter ASHRAE President, 2017-2018

Please contact me with any questions or suggestions on how to improve our chapter.  I can be reached at You may also contact any of our board members:

Shaun Nienhueser - President Elect

Chris Hawk - Secretary

Chris Beaty - Treasurer

Jake Kopocis - 1st Board Member

Aaron Rasell - 2nd Board Member

Jessica Errett - Board Ex-officio

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