Dec 9, 2015

Assistant Dean Ed Kirtley

The IGSHPA Board of Directors and membership welcome Assistant Dean Ed Kirtley of Oklahoma State University College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology as a special outreach and general consultant to help expand the new IGSHPA 2.0 reorganization efforts.

As the Assistant Dean of Outreach and Extension, Dean Kirtley facilitates collaboration and awareness among college and university units; leads the development of program initiatives for ten outreach units in CEAT; and serves as a liaison with local, state and federal leaders, organizations and agencies in support of the university's land grant mission. In that mission, one of the key components is outreach to the public who can benefit from the research and other offerings of the university. In addition to his expertise from his current position, Dean Kirtley brings a wealth of knowledge to the association from his extensive work in fire service industry where he has provided strategic vision for the state's fire training and professional development programs, and collaborated with state and national fire service leaders and with state legislators on fire and emergency services public policy issues.

With this new partnership, Dean Kirtley and the Board of Directors will be more aggressive in expanding membership, training programs and professional alliances while improving the publications you have come to know and depend on over the years. Plans of actions are in the works for the expansion of membership benefits as well as outreach and support of individual state's renewable and high efficiency geothermal and energy organizations. IGSHPA and some of our core partners are in the early planning stages of forming work groups in each state who can be called upon for assistance in codification or other areas of need in a certain state or regional area. Training is undergoing a reconstruction with the expansion of classes, reformation of course offerings and potential new course locations as well.

IGSHPA is excited about...

  • Working with our partners in other geothermal organizations to help grow the industry
  • Taking the long-term view
  • Making IGSHPA even better through greater focus on our core mission areas
With Dean Kirtley's involvement in the work of the organization and the new partnerships with other industry organizations, IGSHPA looks towards a bright future for the ground-source heat pump industry.