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, Executive Vice President

Oversee HARDI products
Association Operations
Human Capital Initiatives
Program development for conferences and events
HARDI Foundation

Palmer Schoening, Vice President, Government Affairs

Federal & Regulatory Activity
State Legislative & Regulatory Activity
HARDI Political Action Committee
Industry & Stakeholder Relations
External Affairs

Alex Ayers, Director, Government Affairs

Public Policy Analysis
Tax, Energy, and Economic Policy


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

Guitze Messina, Executive Director, Mexico

Industry Stakeholder Relations, Mexican Market
Event Coordination, Mexican Market
Spanish Communications and PR

Learn more about HARDI Mexico


Pam Krivda, HR & Organizational Management Consultant

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

Paul Hallmann, Economist

HARDI Economic Services
Industry forecasting
Economic analysis
Market research
Benchmarking leadership


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, Director of Marketing & Sales

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


Nick Benton, Director of Talent Development

HEAT.U Content Sourcing and Development
Emerging Leaders Program
Human Resources Programs
Liaison for HARDI HR Committee and Emerging Leaders Task Force
Training Consultation for Members


Mike Coughlin, Director of Operations

Ensure ongoing optimization of member management systems and databases
Oversee Finance department and monitor budget progress and projections
Serve as primary liaison between HARDI and external vendors for digital and physical environments
Assist in creation and implementation of internal policies


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


Connor Luft, Creative Design Specialist

Design promotional content
Develop social media content through various channels
Help produce video content for members
Enhance and promote the HARDI brand

Liz Rock, Training Specialist

HEAT.U System Oversight
Administration of HEAT.U E-Learning
HARDI Certification Programs
Training Consultation for Members