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

Dr. Lester Su
Dr. Lester Su
Sr. Vice President, PAO
Stanford University
Kevin J. Cuddy
Kevin J. Cuddy
Member-at-Large, PAO
IBM
Dr. Aaron Adams
Dr. Aaron Adams
ASME Nominating Committee, PAO
Alabama A&M University
Dr. Oscar Barton, Jr.
Dr. Oscar Barton, Jr.
ASME Nominating Committee, PAO
Morgan State University
Dr. Sara Wheeland
Dr. Sara Wheeland
ASME, Nominating Committee, PAO
NIWC Pacific
Jennifer S. Cooper
Jennifer S. Cooper
Chair, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy Committee
Boeing
Emily Hardee
Emily Hardee
Chair, Pre-College/K-12 STEM Education Committee
Brentwood Magnet Elementary School
Robert Hauck
Robert Hauck
Co-Chair, Engineering for Global Development Committee
GE Healthcare (retired)
Connie Lausten
Connie Lausten
Chair, Committee on Government Relations
cLausten LLC
Dr. Chris Mattson
Dr. Chris Mattson
Co-Chair, Engineering for Global Development
Brigham Young University
Dr. Michele H. Miller
Dr. Michele H. Miller
Chair, Committee on Engineering Education
Campbell University
Scott Stallard
Scott Stallard
Chair, The Industry Advisory Board
Black & Veatch
Olatunji Obafemi
Olatunji Obafemi
ECLIPSE Intern, PAO
University of Johannesburg

PAO Council Staff Support

John Hasselmann
John Hasselmann
Managing Director
ASME Global Public Affairs
Aaron Weinerman
Aaron Weinerman
Manager
ASME Global Public Affairs
Sarah Batdorf
Sarah Batdorf
Administrator
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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