Talbot H. Gee, CEO

Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships
Industry Relations & Liaison
Officer/Board Interface
Finance & Budgeting
Governance & Policy
Energy Efficiency Initiatives
Utility Relations
Market & Industry Trends


Emily Saving, Vice President Services & Operations

Professional Development
Performance Management
Emerging Leaders
HARDI Foundation
Liaison for the Professional Development & Training Committee


Jon Melchi, Vice President Government & External Affairs

Federal Legislative & Regulatory Activity
State Legislative & Regulatory Activity
Energy Efficiency Policy
Business & Tax Policy
Industry & Stakeholder Policy Relations
Liaison for Refrigeration Council and Government & Trade Relations Committee


Dr. Alan Beaulieu, Chief Economist

Leader at ITR Economics
Responsible for national and regional forecasts
Provides quarterly regional economic forecast presentations
A trusted resource for insightful keynote presentations at our annual conference
Available to answer member’s questions


Connor Lokar, Senior Economist

HARDI’s economist at ITR Economics
A crucial collaborator crafting the national and regional forecasts
Key member of the quarterly regional economic forecast presentations
Available to answer member’s questions
Leads the ITR team who provides us with the monthly TRENDS sales analysis report


Pam Krivda, HR & Organizational Management Consultant

HR consultations
Customizable handbook creation
Sample policies and procedure manuals
Sample job descriptions & performance reviews


Dan Vida, Unitary Market Analyst

HARDI’s lead analyst at D+R International
Optimize data presentation through the Unitary Market Report
Analyze the unitary HVAC market for changes and trends
Provide market insights to members
Represent HARDI at industry events


Brian Loftus, Market Research & Benchmarking Analyst

Market research
Benchmarking programs
T.R.E.N.D.S. forecasting program
Staff contact for HVACR distributor performance and market trends

Liaison for Distribution & Logistics, Management Methods, Sheet Metal/Air Handling Products and the Supply Chain Technology Committees


Eileen Mantel, Networking & Conferences Manager

Event Management
Event Budgeting
Event Registration
Regional Meeting Liaison


Chris DeBoer, Marketing Manager

Brand Development
Strategy Development
Digital and Print Design Oversight
Social Media Strategy
Communications Management
Marketing Budgeting
Liaison for Marketing Committee


Jessica McKinney, Manager of Sales & Membership Engagement

Increase member awareness, participation, and engagement in HARDI programs, services, and networking events​
Serve as HARDI ambassador to current members
Oversee all aspects of membership operations
Work with the Marketing department to achieve marketing goals


Nick Benton, Manager of Professional Development

HEAT.U Education & Training Programs
HARDI Certification Programs
HEAT.U E-Learning
HEAT.U System Oversight
Liaison for HARDI Technical Committee


Carmen Andrei, Finance Manager

Manage financial operations, records, budget process and controls
Produce financial reports, projections and performance analysis, forecast cash flow
Analyze financial systems and procedures for maximum effectiveness


Mike Coughlin, Director of Operations

Generate content for HARDI marketing communications, publications, social media, and website
Lead HARDI’s public relations efforts and trade press interactions
Research and build media lists and manage event and editorial calendars
Prepare, write, and distribute press releases
Coordinate updates for HARDI website, Annual Conference website and conference mobile app


Alyssa Crooks, Senior Member Services Specialist

Member Support
Administrative/Clerical Support
Membership Database Management
Application Processing