Women in HVACR Introduces its 2011 Executive Board

Serving as President this year will be Nita Brooks. Nita is the Business Product Development and Member Services Manager for the business level of membership with NCI- National Comfort Institute . Nita’s experience in auditing business practices to provide compliance with standards needed for improved profit margins has aided to develop results-driven solutions for HVAC contractors.

The Vice President for 2011 is Patti Ellingson. Patti has an extensive background in sales, business development and marketing within the HVACR industry since 1993. She currently heads up RemTec International’s Wholesale Division featuring the Refrigerant Buy Back and Recovery Program, Destruction of ODS gas for Carbon Credits Program and virgin & reclaimed refrigerant sales.

The position of Treasurer will be shared this year by Karen Riffice and Barbara Keil. Karen worked for Soderlund Bros., Inc., a HVACR contractor for 26 years as the company Controller. When the owner decided to retire, she started her own HVACR and Plumbing company, Amalgamated Services, Inc.

KEIL Heating & Air was founded by Barbara's grandfather in 1908. Celebrating 100 years in business, KEIL has earned the Contractor of the Year Award from Contracting Business magazine. Barbara is an active member of International Service Leadership (ISL), Toastmasters International and The Alternative Board.

The position of Secretary is held by Tammy Smith. Tammy and her husband, Hal, started Halco Plumbing & Heating in 1984.

Past President Kimberly O’Neal, will remain active on the board. She has been a member of WHVACR since its inception and a WHVACR Board member since 2005.

Additional Board members are: Kathy Corr, NATE - Ruth Ann Davis, Williams Furnace - Alyssa Peluso - DuroDyne Leslie Titcomb, Harvey Hottel.


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