Public Affairs & Outreach

About PAO

ASME’s Public Affairs & Outreach (PAO) Sector has a mission to expand global awareness, knowledge, and application of engineering and technology through education, outreach, and advocacy with the public, industry, academia, and government.

Led by an ASME Senior Vice President who reports to the Board of Governors, the PAO Sector includes ASME’s Committee on Engineering Education, Committee on Government Relations, Engineering for Global Development Committee, and Pre-College (K-12 STEM) Education Committee. Additionally, the Diversity & Inclusion Strategy Committee and the Industry Advisory Board report directly to the Board of Governors, but operate as member units of the Sector.

Benefits of Membership

PAO is the home of many of ASME’s external-facing, mission-focused programs and stakeholder engagement. PAO volunteer involvement offers ASME members opportunities to network with other members from around the world, while advancing the art and practice of engineering to improve the quality of life worldwide.

With representation from all of ASME’s core constituencies, the PAO Sector’s governing Council serves a forward-looking radar function to help shape ASME’s strategic approach to an ever-changing technological landscape. The Council leverages the expertise of its members to make recommendations to ASME leadership, geared toward forging a better and more successful ASME, with the overarching goal of helping the global engineering community develop humanitarian solutions.

PAO Council Membership

Kalan Guiley
Kalan Guiley
Sr. Vice President, PAO
Boeing
Dr. Lester Su
Dr. Lester Su
Sr. VP-elect, PAO
Stanford University
Dr. Aaron Adams
Dr. Aaron Adams
Member-at-Large, PAO
Alabama A&M University
Dr. Sara Wheeland
Dr. Sara Wheeland
Member-at-Large, PAO
NIWC Pacific
Dr. Desmond Chan
Dr. Desmond Chan
Advisor to PAO
Bechtel
Dr. Mahesh Aggarwal
Dr. Mahesh Aggarwal
Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy Committee
Gannon University
Dr. Oscar Barton, Jr
Dr. Oscar Barton, Jr
Chair, Committee on Engineering Education
Morgan State University
Emily Hardee
Emily Hardee
Chair, Pre-College/K-12 STEM Education Committee
Brentwood Elementary
Robert Hauck
Robert Hauck
Chair, Engineering for Global Development Committee
GE Healthcare (retired)
Connie Lausten
Connie Lausten
Chair, Committee on Government Relations
cLausten LLC
Scott Stallard
Scott Stallard
Chair, The Industry Advisory Board
Atonix Digital
Anita Eisakhani
Anita Eisakhani
ECLIPSE Intern, PAO
2020-2021

PAO Council Staff Support

John Hasselmann
John Hasselmann
Nonvoting Member
ASME Global Public Affairs
Aaron Weinerman
Aaron Weinerman
Nonvoting Member
ASME Global Public Affairs

If you have questions on PAO activities and initiatives, please contact Aaron Weinerman, ASME Global Public Affairs, at WeinermanA@asme.org

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