Webinar Series

In this ever-changing time, TAPPA is here to assist its members in adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on our daily lives and hospital operations. Today, as facility managers , we are being asked to think and act ‘out of the box’ like we never have before. In this spirit, TAPPA hosted a virtual town hall forum to bring you updates and facilitate discussion surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us for an educational webinar presented by local HVAC experts and learn their best practices, lessons they've learned about COVID-19 over the last few months with a look at today, tomorrow and what the future of HVAC systems, and feel free to ask questions!



John Burke is the Director of Facilities Services for the University of Houston Victoria. John has been in the Facilities Services field for over 30 years. Getting his formal education for the United States Air Force Civil Engineering technical school in HVAC and Bachelor's of Science from Texas A&M Kingsville. John is a TAPPA member and holds a Director spot on the Board of Directors with TAPPA.


John Randtke is the Mechanical Design Engineering Lead for Schneider Electric’s Federal Performance Contracting and Microgrid teams. He has overseen the design of HVAC system retrofits in K-12 schools, universities, laboratories, hospitals, and a wide variety of government facilities. John is based in Kansas City, but support projects throughout the country and internationally.

Melissa Howard is an Account Manager with Trane and was previously Senior Vice President of Brandt. Melissa has a BSME from Southern Methodist University. In her spare time, she enjoys her dogs, gardening, and swimming.

Tony Finch has been in the commercial HVAC industry for over 20 years and has been a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas since 2012. Previously, he served as President of ASHRAE’s Fort Worth chapter from 2013-2014. Tony graduated Magna Cum Laude from UT Arlington with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, Tony is the Fort Worth Sales Manager of Texas AirSystems, where he has held various management and sales roles since 1999.

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On Thursday, June 18, TAPPA hosted an open forum discussion to allow facility managers to discuss various challenges and successes they have in their facilities. Throughout the forum we aim to provide timely answers that support your circumstances and share best practices and lessons learned.

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