Sponsors of the Month

The Sponsors for
January 2019
Kate Potter
Business Environments
Rebecca Rodriguez
and Luke Dye - Yearout Service
Kate Potter is the Director of Business Developments
for Business Environments, a local, family-owned company
established in 1973. For the past 8 years, Kate has managed
business development efforts in the commercial real estate
industry in New Mexico, Arizona and West Texas.
Business Environments’ goal is to build effective work
environments which leverage the physical space, to
improve performance. BE has been a respected industry
leader since 1973, providing space planning, workplace
analytics, interior design, project management and
installation services. BE provides commercial furniture
and flooring solutions for Corporate, GSA, Education,
Healthcare, Gaming, Hospitality, Senior Living, Multifamily
and Worship clients. With over 85 full-time employees,
Business Environments serves clients across New Mexico,
Indian Country and West Texas, offering the convenience
of financing and leasing options.
Rebecca Rodriguez has been serving the Commercial Real Estate
community in New Mexico for over 6 years in one form or another
and has been with Yearout Service for 3 years in Maintenance Sales.
Rebecca holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from UNM. 
For the last year, she has been focused on growing the company’s
market share in Southern New Mexico and El Paso, Texas
where she lives with her husband and two sons.
Luke Dye, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, has been with
Yearout Service for 2 years.  In addition to Maintenance Sales,
Luke has been a key employee with the Yearout Service Team,
filling almost every front office seat at one point or another. 
Outside of work, he enjoys time with his wife Kristen and his
heavily involved in the community of Desert Springs Church.

Yearout Service LLC, is a Commercial HVAC and Plumbing Service provider offering:

  • Professional Maintenance & Service
  • 24/7 Emergency Service Calls
  • Highly Trained & Professional Staff
  • Full Service Plumbing
  • Sewer & Drain Service
  • Backflow Certifications
  • System Balancing and Fine Tuning
  • Re-Commissioning
  • Building Renovations
  • Custom Preventive Maintenance Agreements

Upcoming Events


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


Visit:  www.ifma.org

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.



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