President's Message

Two big things are happening now for IFMA members and friends: 

  • NM IFMA Spring Conference 
  • the long-awaited CFM Study Group

Now is the time to register for the NM IFMA Spring Conference "Energy Management for Facilities: How to Make Sense (and Dollars)".  Facility managers, energy managers, property managers, project managers — all will benfit from the information and value-packed sessions on May 1.

Earlybird rates of $100 for members and $125 for nonmembers will apply to the first 25 registrants. After that, the rates will increase. It pays to be a decisive Earlybird!  Register using this link.

Sponsorships are still available. There are a total of 14 spots. 8 sponsors already have committed, so it's time to jump in! Contact Andrew DeMattos or 505-573-8719 regarding costs, benefits, and securing your space.

Thanks to Lisa Logan of NORESCO and Andrew DeMattos of APIC Solutions who have been working hard to bring you a great conference. Thanks also to these members who are involved in producing Energy Management for Facilities: How to Make Sense (and Dollars)

  • Tristan Thomas of TADALA-AS,
  • Peggy Baca of Gap,
  • Joe Craig of Joe Craig & Company,
  • Mary Gauer, CFM, of UNM's Design Planning and Construction,
  • Bob Hall of Integrated Design and Architecture,
  • Karen Prinke, CFM, of Sandia National Laboratories,
  • Carlos Sanchez, CFM, of JG Management Systems, Inc.
  • Brandon Moss of Innovative Moving Systems

CFM Study Group

The long-awaited CFM Study Group will begin April 15 and will meet one evening per week. Contact Carlos Sanchez for details.

Want to earn those coveted letters CFM as part of your professional signature?  Looking to your career future and know that being a CFM will make you a more compelling candidate?  Want to fill in some knowledge gaps? Take a look at the CFM study course the New Mexico Chapter of IFMA is offering. Carlos Sanchez, CFM and former Chapter President, is coordinating subject matter experts on the eleven CFM competencies. If you are working as a facility professional, meet experience and education requirements, consider this course. The course itself is free but you must apply to IFMA regarding eligibility, and purchase the Facility Management Learning System (FMLS) to be part of this course. Class members can purchase as a group through our chapter and get a discount. Interested? Questions? Let Carlos know!

Program Lineup:

  • April – No meeting - Register for May 1 Conference
  • May – Facility Tour – TBA
  • June – Move Management, Innovative Moving Systems and a guest speaker
  • July – Acoustics and the Facility Manager
  • August – Tour TBA
  • September – Facility Manager Open Forum - What are your biggest facility challenges?

 
Membership
Our numbers are growing! We are proud that our ratio of Professional to Associate members is 80%:20%. We appreciate our Associate members, as they are in the field every day contacting facility managers. As you can see, many of our Associate members are helping the chapter to grow even more. Thank you for your support! For more information about membership in the New Mexico Chapter of IFMA, contact Tristan Thomas or Michelle Dux

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