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Committees
RSES Committees provide recommendations to the International Board of Directors which guide the overall direction of the Society. On a yearly basis, the President appoints members of either standing or special committees and staff contacts are designated by the Executive Vice President. See below for individual committee information.


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee operates as a mini-board of the International Board of Directors. Its primary role is to manage the Society between meetings of the International Board of Directors, in accordance with guidelines and limitations set forth by the International Board of Directors. The committee shall implement directives and policies of the International Board of Directors, and make recommendations to the Board on matters that advance the interests and welfare of the Society and its members.


Executive Committee members include:

Michael J. Thompson, CMS, President
Nick Reggi, CMS, RCT, Vice President
Steve Wright, Sr., CMS, RCT, Secretary/Treasurer
Michael Ralston, CM, Sergeant at Arms
Roger M. Hensley, CMS, RCT, E&E Board Chairman
James R. Casey, CMS, Parliamentarian
Staff Contact: Kelly Womack


Awards and Exhibits Committee

The Awards and Exhibits Committee reviews and decides the recipients of awards presented at the Annual Conference and assists in the solicitation of exhibitors for the Technology Expo held in conjunction with the Annual Conference.


Awards and Exhibits Committee members include:

J.F. "Fred" Townsend, CM, Chairman
Raymond T. Clary, CMS
Michael Ralston, CM
Staff Contact: Lori Schiavo


Budget/Finance and Investment Committee

The Budget/Finance and Investment Committee supervises the Society budget, including funds, investments and fiscal assets of the Society.


Budget/Finance and Investment Committee members include:

Nick Reggi, CMS, RCT, Chairman
Jerry Clark, CM
Steve Wright, Sr., CMS, RCT

Staff Contacts: Kelly Womack
Investments: Paul Pavelski

Educational and Examining Board

The Educational and Examining Board is responsible for: the development and maintenance of all Society education and training courses; all Society testing and testing administration; the issuance of educational/training-related certificates; and the International Seminar Program.


Educational and Examining Board members include:

Roger M. Hensley, CMS, RCT, Chairman
Ratib Baker, CMS, RCT
Brynn C. Cooksey, CMS, RCT
Raymond T. Clary, CMS
Jayson Goff, CMS
Rich Hoke, CMS
Harlan “Skip” Krepcik, CMS, RCT
Arthur T. Miller, CMS, RCT

Nick Reggi, CMS, RCT
Bill Sammons, CMS
Loren "Shorty" Shuck, CMS
Staff Contact: Tim Gioe

 

H.T. McDermott Memorial Fund Board and R.W. Kellow Center of Learning 

The H.T. McDermott Memorial Fund Board objectives are to develop and encourage leadership within RSES, and to advance chapter-level proficiency in the conduct of educational and business meetings. Through the R.W. Kellow Center of Learning bringing the classroom to the student is embraced through seminars and online HVACR training. In addition, the Board has sole governing powers over monies in the H.T. McDermott Memorial Fund and R.W. Kellow Center of Learning accounts.


H.T. McDermott Memorial Fund Board and R.W. Kellow Center of Learning members include:

Michael Ralston, CM, Chairman
Jerry Clark, CM
Brynn C. Cooksey, CMS, RCT
Staff Contact: Kelly Womack


RSES Journal Technical Review Committee

The RSES Journal Technical Review Committee ensures the quality and accuracy of all technical articles. The committee consists of HVACR-industry experts whose knowledge represents many decades of experience.


RSES Journal Technical Review Committee members include:

Loren “Shorty” Shuck, CMS, Chairman
William Artis, LEED AP BD&C

James Bowman

Raymond T. Clary, CMS
Brynn C. Cooksey, CMS, RCT

David G. Demma, CM
Chuck Otto, CM
Andy Schoen, CM
Jeffrey Smith, CMS
Wesley Taylor, CMS

Steve Wright, Sr., CMS, RCT
Staff Contact: Joe Mullen 


Membership and Membership Benefits Committee

The Membership and Membership Benefits Committee continuously monitors and assesses the needs and wants of RSES members and potential members. The committee researches and reviews possible affinity benefit providers whose products and/or services may provide added value to RSES membership and makes recommendations of such to the full Board, as well as monitors all affinity benefit programs on an ongoing basis to assure continued relevance and value.


Membership and Membership Benefits Committee members include:

Michael Ralson, CM, Chairman
J.F. "Fred Townsend, CM
Staff Contacts: Lori Schiavo


Bylaw Review and Revision/Policy and Procedure Committee

The Bylaw Review and Revision/Policy and Procedure Committee reviews suggested changes to the Society Bylaws and applicable resolutions from the previous Annual Conference in concert with the Executive Vice President and Society Counsel. In addition, the committee continuously monitors the Society’s Policy and Procedural Manual and suggests revisions and updates to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors as necessary.


Bylaw Review and Revision/Policy and Procedure Committee members include:

Steve Wright, Sr., CMS, RCT, Chairman
Jerry Clark, CM

Michael Ralston, CM
Staff Contact: Kelly Womack


RSES Auxiliary Liaison Committee

The RSES Auxiliary Liaison maintains a strong and consistent line of communication between RSES International and RSES Auxiliary activities.


RSES Auxiliary Liaison Committee members include:

Michael Ralston, CM
Staff Contact: 
Kelly Womack


Nominating Committee

The RSES Nominating Committee plays an instrumental role in the ongoing governance of the Society. Under the 2010 Amended & Restated Bylaws, the committee receives nominations for Regional Directors and recommends a slate of candidates to the Board of Directors. At the Annual Business Meeting of members, the committee also interviews candidates for Officer positions, and similarly recommends a slate to the membership.


Nominating Committee members include:

James R. Casey, CMS, Chairman
Loren "Shorty" Shuck, CMS
TBA

Staff Contact: Kelly Womack

SkillsUSA Committee members include:

Michael Ralston, CM, Chairman
Mike Eckstein, CM
Rich Hoke, CMS
Staff Contact:
Lori Schiavo

Marketing Committee members include:

Jerry Clark, CM, Chairman
Raymond T. Clary, CMS

Arthur T. Miller, CMS, RCT
Steve Wright, Sr., CMS, RCT
Staff Contact: Lori Schiavo

 

Industry Relations Committee members include:

Arthur T. Miller, CMS, RCT, Chairman
Jerry Clark, CM
Ray Clary, CMS
Nick Reggi, CMS, RCT
Staff Contact: Lori Schiavo

 

EVP Search Committee members include:

Michael Ralston, CM, Chairman
Jerry Clark, CM
Brynn C. Cooksey, CMS, RCT

 

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