The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has hired David B. Calabrese to fill a newly created position of vice president, Public Policy. In that role, Calabrese will oversee and provide overall direction for the association's government relations, regulatory, research, and international affairs activities.
Calabrese comes to AHRI from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, where he has served as Vice President of Government Relations since 2003. Calabrese has more than 17 years of government relations experience, having also served as director of Government Relations for the Electronic Industries Alliance from 1990 to 2000 and as an attorney with the Washington, DC law firm of Dewey Ballantine, LLP, where he represented association clients on Capitol Hill and in federal agencies.
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