Women Leadership in Local AEE Chapters
We are thrilled to see an increase in women taking leadership positions in chapters around the world. Please help us congratulate the new leadership!
From the Columbia River Chapter:
- President: Elin Shepard
- Vice-President: Gertrude Villaverde (she’s also our CWEEL Lead!)
- Treasurer: Bill Kostich
- Secretary: Candice Norton
This is a historic first for our chapter where 3 of 4 officer positions are women.
One of the many things I appreciate about our board is that all of the men are strong advocates of women in our chapter, both in leadership roles and day-to-day interactions. We also have a strong desire to bring the voice of emerging professionals to the table. While we were sad to see several long-standing board members leave this year, we are excited to see the new energy that the incoming folks infuse in the group.
From the Alberta Chapter:
- President: Kelsey Chegus
Kelsey Chegus, P.Eng., LEED Green Assoc.
Kelsey’s professional path has included roles in the non-profit, public, and private sectors over the last 15 years including community development, energy management and sustainable buildings. Her passion for working towards sustainable energy solutions and energy efficiency has been the common thread throughout her career. Kelsey is currently working with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Green BuildingTechnologies applied research team as the Operations Lead, and she lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with her partner and her two kids. She completed her B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and she is a registered Professional Engineer in Alberta. Kelsey has been involved with the AEE Alberta Chapter for over 5years; she was in the position of Secretary in 2018, Vice President in 2021, and she has been the Alberta Chapter representative with the CWEEL Chapter Liaison Committee since 2017.