Membership

Industry Council Benefits

Focus on common concerns and special needs specific to your unique workplace.

Councils support the specialized interests and job responsibilities of FM professionals within certain industries. A highly targeted source of facility management education, information and interaction, IFMA councils benefit members through:

  • Focused networking: Share work experiences and exchange best practices with colleagues who support similar facility types or business sectors.
  • Active online community: Participate in discussion groups to solve job-related problems and assist fellow members with projects and career objectives.
  • Targeted information: Keep current on the latest practices, trends and technologies relative to your industry or work environment.
  • Targeted resources: Access news, case studies, webinars and other tools to enhance your knowledge and skills.

Non-members: Join IFMA and an industry-specific council today!

 

Members: To add a council to your membership, contact IFMA's member services team.

 

Find your industry-specific council.

With more than 9,000 council members worldwide, you can compare workplace practices with facility professionals representing a variety of organizations, work environments, cultural backgrounds and corporate cultures.

Academic Facilities

Provides a forum for sharing information relative to academic facilities including, but not limited to, primary and secondary schools, technical and community colleges, and private and public colleges and universities.

Council President:

John Shenette
Smith College
Email: jshenett@smith.edu
Website: http://www.ifma-afc.org/

Airport Facilities

Open to IFMA members who have some degree of responsibility for an airport facility and those offering specialized products or services to meet their needs. The mission of this council is to effectively address the challenges of managing airports in a global economy. Members focus on benchmarking, security practices, business development, and emergency/disaster planning within airport facilities.

Council President:

Ed Clayson
SLC Department of Airport
Phone: +801-531-4553
Email: ed.clayson@slgov.com
Website:http://airp.ifma.org/

Banking Institutions & Credit Unions Council

Focuses on issues such as security, money handling, banking equipment and regulations, customer liability, drive-up lanes, information privacy, disaster recovery and benchmarking. Council meetings concentrate on education and networking.

Council President:

Peter Stein 
Amplify Federal Credit Union
Phone: +1-512-834-6505
Email: pstein@goamplify.com
Website:http://bicuc.ifma.org/

City & Country Clubs Council

A network of facility managers from city or country clubs that offer golf, gourmet dining, public events and/or private parties. Members benefit from networking and continuing education opportunities.

Council President:

Wilfredo Arce
Chevy Chase Club
Phone: +1-301-652-4100, ext. 217
Email: willie@chevychaseclub.org
Website: http://clubs.ifma.org/

Corporate Facilities

Focuses on facilities that serve as central control points for business operations. Common characteristics of membership include leadership and executive presence, financial/MIS operations, primary offices and associated services, and churn.

Council President:

Alice Hogueisson, CFM 
Edelman 
Phone: +1-312-297-7577
Email: alice.hogueisson@edelman.com
Website: http://www.ifmacfc.org

Corporate Real Estate

Focuses on the real estate and facility issues affecting the day-to-day operations endemic to corporate America. Topic areas include: workplace innovation, national and global real estate leasing/occupancy trends, corporate resource management, service delivery trends and Web-based real estate technology.

Council President:

Jim Ware 
The Future of Work...unlimited
Phone: +1-619-997-3300
Email: jim@thefutureofwork.net
Website: http://crec.ifma.org/

Environmental Health & Safety

A forum for facility professionals to share ideas and experiences regarding such complex issues as ergonomics, disaster recovery, blood-borne pathogens and asbestos abatement.

Council President:

Patrick Okamura, CFM, SFP, FMP, CSS
General Dynamic
Phone: +1-480-441-3180
Email:patrick.okamura@gdc4s.com
Website: http://ehsc.ifma.org

FM Consultants

Supports new and existing FM consultants as they build a career around their workplace expertise. Through geographical and cross-discipline networking, best practices and small business management skills, the council empowers members to step out into the marketplace. This is a noncommercial forum for members to network and share ideas.

Council President:

John Ringness, SFP, CBIFM, MRICS
NEXT Facility Management Solutions
Phone:+918879790906
Email: john.ringness@nextfms.com
Website: http://fmcc.ifma.org

 

Food Service & Restaurant Council

The goal is to provide a network for restaurant and food service facility managers and professionals to share resources, connect with other professionals, benefit from continuing education and advance the facility management profession as it relates to the industry.

Council President

Matt Mundok
Innovative Hospitality Solutions, Inc.
Phone:+1 (302) 231-2333
Email: matt.mundok@ihsimpact.com
Website: http://fsrc.ifma.org/

Health Care Council become Health Care Institute

Welcomes facility managers who work for hospitals and other related organizations. Members learn about the latest innovations in the field, tour health care facilities and network with other professionals.

President:

Ron B. Kalich, CFM, SFP
Kaiser Permanente
Phone: +1-510-625-2376
Email:ronald.b.kalich@kp.org
Website: http://hci.ifma.org

Information Technology

Members review computer-aided facility management and general business hardware and software; develop criteria for evaluating the usefulness of FM-specific programs in addressing the major functional areas of facility management; and develop procedures to be used in the automation of FM operations.

Council President:

Ted Ritter, LEED AP
Phone: +1-480-371-0027
Email: ted.ritter@gmail.com
Website: http://www.ifma-itc.com/

Legal Industry

An information-exchange among FMs from law firms, corporate legal departments and academic legal departments. Discussions center on vendor issues, easier and more efficient ways to perform services, emerging technology, ADA, OSHA and other regulatory information.

Council President:

Michael J. Lesage, CFM
Stoel Rivers LLP
Phone: +1-503-656-4014
Email: mjlesage@stoel.com
Website: http://www.ifmalic.org

Manufacturing, Industrial & Logistics Council

Members share similar interests, insights, technical innovations and efficiency improvements, and unique processes and procedures to meet the future demands and challenges of external and internal customers. Membership is open to those who have some degree of responsibility for a manufacturing facility and those who offer specialized products or services to meet their needs.

Council President:

Gary R. Rudkin, CFM
Corix Utilities
Phone: +1-405-763-1467
Email: gary.rudkin@corix.com
Website: http://milc.ifma.org/

Museums/Cultural Institutions

Meets the highly specialized needs of its members by providing education and training specific to the management of science centers, performing arts centers, libraries, historical sites, art institutes, theaters and zoos.

Council President:

Don Rogers, CFM
Hillwood Estate and Museum & Gardens
Phone: +1-202-243-3921
Email: drogers@hillwoodmuseum.org
http://mcic.ifma.org/

Public Sector Facilities

Members manage, maintain or construct government buildings and facilities. The council addresses the constraints of budgets, organizational policies and bureaucracy in city, state, provincial or federal government agencies.

Council President:

Larry Simmons, CFM
University of Central Florida
Phone: +1-321-356-1813
Email: larry.simmons@ucf.edu
Website: http://psc.ifma.org

Religious Facilities Council

IFMA's Religious Facilities Council consists of members who work either as full-time, part-time or volunteer facility managers at their houses of worship. This council provides a valuable network for facility managers interested in religious facilities to benefit from continuing education through webinars and roundtables, participate in religious facilities benchmarking studies and access the online community

Council President:

Tim O'Malley
Religious Council
The O'Malley Group
602-906-1905
Email: tim@omalleyafl.com
Website: http://rfc.ifma.org/

Research & Development Facilities

Dedicated to enhancing the expertise and productivity of FMs supporting R&D facilities. The council provides a communication link through which members can share information on technical challenges involved in supporting the research and development missions of their employers.

Council President:

Robert Blakey, CFM
Strategic Equity Associates LLC
P.O. Box 80224
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: +1-800-532-2430, ext. 1
Fax: +1-800-532-2417
Email: robert.blakey@strategicequity.org
Website: http://rdc.ifma.org/

Utilities

Members function within the regulated and unregulated utility industries. The council's semiannual meetings feature benchmarking sessions, reports, best practices presentations and round table sessions, offering an exceptional opportunity for exchanging ideas and information.

Council President:

Steve Orsargos, CFM
DTE Energy
Phone: +1-313-235-7173
Email: jorsargoss@dteenergy.com
Website: http://www.utilitycouncil.org