ASHRAE Women in Industry Event

Event Details

A Membership Promotion Committee & 
Women in ASHRAE (WiA) Special Event

There will be a panel of influential women from the Puget Sound Chapter of ASHRAE to talk about their experiences in our industry.  This event is designed to promote networking between younger and more experienced professionals. The event is open to everyone. Please bring your significant other (yes, we promise they will have a blast too!).

Cost: Event $45 | Raffle: $20 | Students 21+ Free!


We're proud to announce our Keynote Speakers:

Rae Anne Rushing, P.E., LEED AP BD+C , CEO/Co-Founder Rushing is a multi-discipline engineering firm delivering integrated mechanical, electrical/lighting, plumbing, energy, sustainability, and commissioning, based in Seattle, WA.  Rae Anne and her partner Scott started Rushing in 2006. Their vision was to provide Integrated Design to Seattle and the Puget Sound Area. Today Rushing has 70 employees. With more than 30 years in the industry, her role is Principal in Charge of approximately 40% of the total business revenue of over 12 million dollars a year. She provides vision, corporate leadership, Brand management as well as Engineer of Record quality control and design management on a day to day basis.

Shari Ojendyk, Sr. Sales Engineer for ATS Automation Shari has been in the construction industry for over 25 years.  As part of her career, she spent over 15 years in technical sales (Energy Management Systems, Integrated Security, and Elevators).  This includes both the service and construction side of the industry. As well as being in sales, she also spent 10 years as a Corporate Trainer. Shari has a BA in Economics from Indiana University and a Masters of Science in Instructional Systems from Florida State University.

Leslie Johnson, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Leslie lives to bring groups together.  Her career as a Mechanical Designer started in 1998, at the same time when LEED® was gaining traction at a furious rate in Seattle.  A project early in her career, the Seattle Justice Center, the first and tallest Seattle Civic Campus building completed in 2002, adhere to Seattle’s sustainable building initiative (requiring buildings over 5,000 sf to achieve a LEED Silver rating). Leslie quickly realized through her involvement in ASHRAE (Chapter President) and Cascadia Region Green Building Council (Steering Committee Member), a mechanical engineering conference would fill a gap to provide practical resources for Mechanical Engineers to implement sustainable approaches in their designs.  In recognition of her efforts to create Engineering Green 06 she was the sole engineer honored with a 2006 Puget Sound BetterBricks Award, an initiative of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. Fast forward to the present, Leslie’s passion for sustainable design as a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (recognized internationally), and Living Future Network Ambassador Presenter, teaching Living Building Challenge concepts in Canada, Washington, and Oregon.  Leslie completed her tenure as the first female chair of the ASHRAE Chapter Technology Transfer Committee last year, managing programs in support of 190 ASHRAE Chapters from over 132 nations.  She is extremely excited to be back to her roots in Seattle, starting the Puget Sound Chapter ASHRAE Women in ASHRAE Committee.          

Wine Survivor is back to raise money for ASHRAE Research.

Stock your cellar! Bring a bottle of your favorite wine and buy a $20 raffle ticket. Throughout the evening names will be pulled until there is one last survivor whom will take home ALL of the wine.