President's Message

The big Fall event for IFMA members is the World Workplace Conference and Expo, September 17-19 in New Orleans. Twelve of our NM Chapter members are attending to gain new knowledge about managing facilities, and about new products to help them do the job.  Come to the October meeting and visit with them about what they learned. 

As we head into the Fall, our Program Committee is lining up programs for the remainder of 2014 and into the Fall of 2015.  As soon as all the details are worked out, we’ll post them on our Calendar page. Meanwhile, here are two for you to attend: 

  • September 9 – a members-only tour of the newly remodeled Albuquerque Convention Center. The tour will be led by project managers from the team as well as our IFMA VP, Ken Mitchell, CFM, the City of Albuquerque’s Facilities Official. 
  • October 11 – Integrated Modular Design and Construction for Sustainable Building Interiors. You will learn about the sustainability, health, safety and wellness features offered by today’s furniture systems. This program qualifies for 1.0 CEU credits for AIA attendees and 0.1 CEU credits if IDCEC/IIDA attendees.


And speaking or our Program Committee, Andrew DeMattos of APIC Solutions has joined our NM Chapter Board as Co-Chair for program. He and Lisa Logan of Noresco are working together with our excellent committee to draw up the program schedule for our Chapter year. As soon as they finalize that schedule we will publish it in our Calendar. Then the Program committee will move on to planning our Annual Conference. If you have ideas for program or for the Conference, contact Lisa or Andrew

Our newly reconstituted Membership Committee is co-chaired by Tristan Thomas of TADALA-AS and Michelle Dux of Steamtic of Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Their energetic team includes Brandon Moss of Innovative Moving Systems and Brandon Sayler of Whelan Security. 

We have welcomed Tristan to the Board. Michelle Dux, while continuing as co-chair, is stepping away from the Board for a while. We owe Michelle a big thank you for her many efforts in support of the chapter and especially our last Spring Conference!

If you have questions or comments about membership, please contact Tristan or Michelle. Let us know how we can make your IFMA membership even more valuable for you!

Our Sponsorship and Education Committees are looking for people to help. If you’d like to be more involved as a leader in our New Mexico Chapter, let me know!

Mary Anne Giangola, CFM 
President, New Mexico Chapter of IFMA