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Welcome to IFMA New Mexico Chapter!

President's Message

Summertime brings special challenges for facility managers. HVAC systems, roofs, the water conservation vs. landscape maintenance balance, juggling staff vacation schedules -- you have your hands full!

If you recognize yourself in the above description, give yourself an "Atta Boy" or "Atta Girl" for doing it all. Then, reward yourself with a break at the July 14, New Mexico Chapter of IFMA meeting with fellow FM's who understand! Our program on Acoustics is of special interest. The speakers, Samantha Rawlings and Nancy Levin of Veneklasen Associates, are true pros who will share  the latest information in this knowledge area that is developing rapidly. Register now!

New Chapter Officers

Please welcome the new Officers and Directors for the New Mexico Chapter of IFMA. Their terms began on July 1, 2015. 


Mary Anne Giangola, CFM, remains on the Board as Past President pastpresident@ifmanm.org

Energies of many people are needed for our Chapter to function. Want to be more involved? Contact one of the persons above to learn how.

CFM Study Group

The CFM study group now is scheduled for a Fall 2015 start. 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

  • July 14 – “Introduction to Acoustics, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Sound Level Meter”
  • August 4 – Learning Commons at UNM's Zimmerman Library


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 Andrew DeMattos.

This month and next we bid farewell to two valued members:

Michelle Dux is leaving us to move to the Tacoma, Washington area at the end of the month. It's been a joy to work with Michelle both as a supplier and in her support of the Chapter. Michelle was THE driver of sponsorships for our 2013 Spring Confernece and a stalwart member of the committee that developed that successful event. She co-chaired our Membership Committee over the last year. We will miss your energy and enthusiasm, Michelle!

Marie Caldwell, CFM, has retired and will move back to the Boulder, CO area at the end of July. Marie is a former President of the Denver Chapter of IFMA, and was an active member of the Calgary, Canada Chapter. She has been a source of sage advice and guidance during the last two years. Marie promises to attend the July 14 meeting, so we will have a chance to wish her well in retirement!

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