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Women’s group appoints full-time executive

USA: Licensed HVAC contractor Amy O’Grady has been appointed as the first full time executive director of the US non-profit organisation Women in HVACR (WHVACR).

O’Grady can claim more than 13 years of experience as a licensed contractor, sales and marketing director and events manager. She also served four years as the executive director for the North Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association (NFACCA).

“Women in HVACR has always been a completely volunteer-only organisation, but since we now offer such a long list of networking events, educational programs and scholarship funds to our members, we needed someone on our permanent staff to manage all the good work that we do,” said 2024 WHVACR president Lori Tschohl. 

After starting her career as a product developer and assistant buyer in the fashion industry, O’Grady began honing her leadership skills in business development, marketing and event planning as a marketing manager for a regional grocery chain and for Charlie’s Tropic Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Atlantic Beach, Florida. It was during this time that she also becoming a licensed contractor.

Established in 2002, Women in HVACR has worked to empower women to succeed by providing its 1200 members with a variety of opportunities to network and develop a professional environment through education and mentorship.

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