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Welcome to IFMA New Mexico Chapter

For each meeting you attend between November, 2015 – August, 2016, your name will be entered into a drawing to receive an all-expense (registration, flight, hotel) paid trip to the 2016 World Workplace Conference being held in beautiful San Diego, CA, October 5-7, 2016.  Attend all upcoming meetings to increase your chances of winning!

 Vote for 2016-2017 Officers

All members in good standing have received an electronic ballot from IFMA, permitting them to vote for officer candidates to lead the New Mexico Chapter for the 2016-2017 Chapter year that begins July 1, 2016. Members have until June 27 to vote. Shown below are the statements from each of the officer candidates.

President Candidate
Andrew DeMattos

I have been participating in IFMA NM for the past 5 years. In 2015 I served a board member, co-chairing the program committee and successfully spearheading the sponsorships for the Spring Conference. I am currently serving the Chapter as President and would like to continue for another year. This year, with the help of our hardworking Board, our Spring Conference surpassed prior years’ financial marks. I am dedicated to the organization and am confident of putting together and leading a successful team for the coming year.
I am committed to serve as President of the New Mexico Chapter with the following goals:

  • Expand membership by creating a membership task force of IFMA Ambassador
  • Further Develop Sponsorship Program
  • Support the development of future Chapter leaders

Vice President Candidate
Rick Henrard
Rick holds a Bachelor of Architecture from UT Arlington and a UNM Management Academy Certificate. A Registered Architect and licensed General Contractor, the last 19 of his nearly 30 year career have been spent at UNM. He has proudly participated in some of the largest capital outlay programs in UNM’s history and has served as UNM Owner Representative for multiple design and construction awards for many past capital projects.
As Director of Planning, Design & Construction for the University of New Mexico, Rick oversees a division of project and construction managers, and administrative staff that manage and support UNM’s multi-million dollar capital projects outlay programs. In addition, Rick manages the Internal Service Unit operations relative to the office budget and finances, human resources, training and coaching of staff, and all process improvements associated with day to day task and goal setting. He provides architectural and construction expertise to the division and institution. He collaborates with stakeholders and team members to develop and accomplish successful capital project outcomes of high quality and aesthetics, within budget and on schedule to meet university goals. 
In addition to the New Mexico Chapter of IFMA, Rick is active in a number of local and national professional organizations, the American Institute of Architects, the Society for College and University Planning, the U.S. Green Building Council, He is an industry leader in sustainability and has been involved in over 13 UNM LEED projects. 

Secretary Candidate
Diana Cordova
As an IFMA member since 2007, I have served as past New Mexico Secretary/Treasurer and currently serve as Secretary. My goal is to continue IFMA NM support of accurate record keeping as well as participating in event creation or information that is beneficial our members.  My current position with Bank of the West consists of facility management and construction project management for over 38 sites throughout NM and AZ.  Previous positions include facility and construction management of 14 sites for a NM credit union; managing 16 office buildings and youth residential sites for a local behavioral health nonprofit; and building operations manager of three, class A buildings consisting of over 300,000 sf with USFS and Northrop Grumman as tenants.  I also volunteer for Albuquerque Reads program and serve on the Foundation Board for at-risk youth at Los Puentes Charter School.

Treasurer Candidate
Carlos Sanchez
Carlos Sanchez is a Project Manager for JG Management Systems. For the past 12 years he has provided embedded facility support for US Department of Energy on Kirtland Air Force Base. Prior to that he was and Engineering Technician doing product development for White Rock Networks, ADC, Packard Instrument, Abbott Laboratories and WSMR.

He is married to Shawna and together they have 4 teenage and early twenty-year old daughters. In his spare time Carlos enjoys cycling and landscaping projects.
Chapter positions occupied by Carlos include:  Treasurer 2015, President 2010 – 2012, and Vice-President 2008 – 2009. 

 2015-2016 Officers and Directors

Andrew DeMattos, President, president@ifmanm.org

Kenneth Mitchell, CFM, VicePresident vicepresident@ifmanm.org

Diana Cordova, Secretary, secretary@ifmanm.org

Carlos Sanchez, CFM, treasurer@ifmanm.org

Lisa Logan, LEED AP BD+C, Sustainability Chair, sustainability@ifmanm.org

Peggy Baca, Program Chair, program@ifmanm.org

Rick Henrard, Director, dir1@ifmanm.org

Tristan Thomas, Director, dir2@ifmanm.org

Paula Redwine, Membership Chair, memberchair@ifmanm.org
Mary Anne Giangola, CFM, Past President pastpresident@ifmanm.org

The 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.


Our numbers are growing! We are proud that our ratio of Professional to Associate members is 75%:25%. 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 Paula Redwine



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2016 Spring Conference was a great success.  We had informative speakers, numerous sponsors, and attendees who not only went away with additional knowledge of security but many who also went away with cash and prizes.  Thank you to all who either attended or sponsored.