President's Message

IFMA New Mexico Chapter member Andrew DeMattos was the lucky winner in the prize drawing for a trip to World Workplace in New Orleans! The drawing was held at the Chapter’s Summer Social July 9. Andrew is with APIC Solutions and has been a member only a few months. This is the first time the New Mexico Chapter has offered such a prize. Congratulations, Andrew!  He will report back to members on his World Workplace experience at the October general meeting.

The Summer Social, held on the patio at El Bruno’s Restauante y Cantina, was a pleasant after-work event sponsored by NM IFMA member Mike Freeman of Mike’s Quality Painting. Thanks, Mike, for providing the opportunity for members to get together informally, relax, and get to know one another better!

IFMA's World Workplace Conference & Expo brings industry leaders from top business and government organizations together with educators and exhibitors to focus on the future of the workplace and built environment. The 2014 World Workplace will be held in New Orleans September 17-19


Summer is a busy time for the New Mexico Chapter of the International Facility Management Association, and we know that you, our members, are busy too. Be sure, though, to make some time for these upcoming events:

  • August 12, UNM Net Zero House lunch meeting presentation.

We are electing officers for the 2014-15 Chapter year which begins July 1. All NM IFMA members have received a ballot. Take a minute to vote. 

It's my pleasure to introduce two new members of the NM IFMA Board of Directors. Gary Stevens of Allegience Realty Corp. is our new Education Chair, and Lisa Logan of Noresco is our new Sustainability Chair. Gary is recruiting committee members to work with him to develop ways of supporting our members who are working toward their FMP, SFP, and CFM credentials. Lisa is the advocate for and resource on sustaintainability in our chapter. You'll be seeing more from each of them in the coming months. Want to know more? Contact them at or

Our May 13 tour of the Isotopes Baseball Stadium was fun despite the cool, blustery day. City of Albuquerque Energy and Sustainability Manager, Tony Gurule, gave a great presentation on the stadium lighting retrofit. We had unprecedented access to the facility on this members-only tour, thanks to our member and VP, Ken Mitchell. See the pictures through the link on the sidebar.

The Board soon will hold a planning session for the 2014-2015 year. If you'd like to be part of the planning session, or have ideas for program and activities for the year, please let me know

There are many opportunities to further the growth of your career through IFMA. If you are interested in promoting educational opportunities for IFMA members, or have some time to work on our annual conference committee, we'd love to hear from you. Contact for Mary Anne Giangola, or for Ken Mitchell.

All of our scheduled programs now are posted on our Calendar -- check it out!

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

Members Only Albuquerque Convention Center Tour
Members Only Albuquerque Convention Center's 26 Million Dollar Remodel Project Tour
September 09, 2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Albuquerque Convention Center
401 2nd Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
$10.00 Members Only *Attendance is Limited to 30 People - Private Personal Tour of the Albuquerque Convention Center's $26 Million face lift.
$15.00 after 07:00 pm August 29