Pam Duffy, P.E.
Region: VIII
Honorarium: $100 to the Pam and Ted Duffy Endowment Fund

Pam Duffy, P.E. is the Owner of Spark One Solutions. She works as a marketing, education, and business consultant for HVAC businesses.

Pam has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Central Florida where she first joined ASHRAE as a student member. She has over 10 years of experience in the HVAC industry with roles in mechanical design, application support, technical training, product development, and product marketing.

In ASHRAE, Pam currently serves as Chair of the Society Communications Committee and is Vice-Chair of T.C. 1.7. She also serves as Region VIII’s Vice-Chair of Student Activities. In 2019, Pam was honored with ASHRAE’s Distinguished Service Award.

Outside of ASHRAE, Pam is a Life Member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), has been named to the Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s 40 under 40 list, and serves on the AHR Expo Industry Council.

Topics
Ethical Dilemmas with Social Media in HVAC
We use social media to build connections, gather information, and to promote our businesses. And with smartphones in our pockets, the transfer of information is quick and continuous. But beware: because a like, share, or comment can be a career-ending move. Or the cause of a corporate takedown. All this with the click of a mouse? Join for an interactive discussion on the ethical dilemmas of social media in the HVAC industry – and decide for yourself.
Productive from Anywhere: Practical Tips to Get Stuff Done
In the Spring of 2020, the world came to a screeching halt when the rapid spread of an infectious disease forced millions of people to shelter in place. Adapting to a new way of work – without the amenities of an office, in-person interactions, or business travel – proved to be a challenge for nearly everyone. In this presentation, attendees will learn about easy-to-implement tips and tricks to boost productivity. Plus, learn best practices for staying focused in any kind of workplace: in the office, working from home, or on the road.
You, But Online: Managing Your Online Presence
If someone searches for you on the internet, do you want to be found? Or would you prefer to be invisible? Most HVAC professionals want their business to be found, while maintaining personal privacy. Striking that balance is becoming increasingly difficult in our connected world. This presentation covers both sides of the coin. Attendees will learn the basics of business reputation management, brand building, and search engine optimization. Plus, learn how your online presence can help- or hurt- your career.