Sponsors of the Month

The Sponsors for
August 2018
Rick Ortiz,
and Tony Brasher
American Fire
Protection Group
Rick OrtizPresident
Ortiz Consulting / CIMASOFTRick
has been in business since his youth,
helping to build and run his family’s
businesses, then striking out on his own.
Growing up, he learned firsthand about
product quality, customer experience
and sales. His appreciation for art and t
echnology drive his passion for creating
high quality solutions that solve real world challenges.
provides Simple Control with Reliable
Software Solutions and Responsive Support
  • Modular Solutions providing a Streamlined Custom Fit
  • Standard (Microsoft) Technology providing Stable and Scalable Performance
  • Accessible, Knowledgeable and Friendly Support Team providing Dependable Support
The key to success is our commitment to
dependable service and respectful relationships.
Our ability to communicate effectively with your
Management, Staff and IT Department will
deliver a highly effective and reliable solution..
Tony A. Brasher Fire Science Engineer IV and SHAD Leader
  • 20 years in fire alarm and life safety
  • Fire Alarm Technician and Contractor
  • Firestop Specialist with expertise in small to large facilities to including Healthcare and Government
  • Code driven with NFPA, ESA, NEC
  • Olympic Archer and US Team Member
  • US Sailing Organization
A national leader in the fire protection industry, American Fire Protection Group provides fire protection products to projects and facilities across the United States. With strategically located divisional offices, our team works with local, regional and national companies.
Since its inception, AFPG has been completing high-performing, quality and safety-driven projects for a variety of markets, from warehouses, industrial power plants and military hangars to hospitals, hotels and residential apartment buildings.


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Welcome to IFMA New Mexico Chapter 


2018 - 2019        

 Jim Lloyd    George Jimenez

Jim Lloyd, President, president@ifmanm.org

George Jimenez, Vice President, vicepresident@ifmanm.org

Diana Cordova, Treasure, (contact Maryhelen for info.)

Amy Townsley, Secretary, secretary@ifmanm.org

Tonya Smith, Membership Director, membershipdirector@ifmanm.org

Joe Craig, Program Director, programdirector@ifmanm.org

Maria Dion, Past President pastpresident@ifmanm.org

Marissa Oakeley, Marketing Chair, marketing@ifmanm.org

Maryhelen Pridham, Chapter Administrator newchapadmin@ifmanm.org

The energy of many people are needed for our Chapter to function. Would you like to get involved? Contact one of the Members above to learn more.


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 Tonya Smith


Join IFMANM today.  It's quick and it's easy. 

 Individual benefits:

  • Local, global and industry-specific networking with a knowledgeable and supportive community of facility professionals.
  • Opportunities to hone your skills, broaden your expertise and heighten your credibility in all FM-related areas.
  • Opportunities to grow, both personally and professionally — earn recognition with an IFMA credential, get involved in association activities and contribute to the advancement of your profession.
  • Keep up-to-date with developments in your field.
  • Raise your professional profile as an FM dedicated to best-in-class facility management.


Company benefits:

  • See a noticeable improvement in the efficiency and productivity of your facility and FM team.
  • Identify facility strengths and weaknesses through benchmarking studies.
  • Best workplace practices, sustainability how-to guides and relevant FM training at your facility professional’s fingertips.
  • Heighten awareness of issues, trends and legislation affecting the workplace.
  • Reduce liability risks through an informed FM staff.
  • Reliable information on the latest product and service solutions to meet your diverse workplace needs.


Visit:  www.ifma.org

Don't forget to join the New Mexico Chapter when registering.



The IFMA Spring Conference attracted 68 attendees and 21 sponsors to the Sandia Resort and Casino for a day of "Raising the Bar: Operational Excellence and Strategic Impact in Facility Management"

Our five speakers graced the conference hall with their perspectives on the topic. (If a speaker has  given permission to post their presentation you may click on their name to view the presentation)

John Freisinger: Keynote Speaker:  Management Lessons from Beneath the Beekeeper's Veil

Ted Ritter: Facilty Management Technology Essential for each Generation

Katie Snapp: Human Factors:  People Who Need People...Like Facilities People

Randy Sanchez:  Maintaining Relevance in a Competitive Retail Market

Al Sena : Navigating the Facilities Management Maze

Other conference highlights: Board President Maria Dion, provided a great acknowledgement of Peggy Baca for her work on the 2018 Conference and her committee members, Diana Cordova, Amy Lawler, Marissa Oakeley, Mary Anne Giangola, Dan Wacker and Maryhelen Pridham. Plus gifts and monetary prizes to lucky attendees were given throughout the day.

Attendees and Sponsors, we will be sending a brief survey for your feedback. For those of you who missed the conference, we hope to see you at a meeting soon!

Click here to view Conference Brochure