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IFMA Advocacy Day in Washington DC

On September 13, the Atlanta Chapter sent two delegates to the IFMA Advocacy Day in Washington DC.  John Means and Christine Neldon participated in a day of training followed by a day of advocating FM priorities on Capitol Hill.  This year’s hot topics were: Appointing an FM to the Public Buildings Reform and Savings Board […]

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Past IFMA Atlanta President, Joseph Geierman, Runs for City Council

What have you been up to since you were president of IFMA Atlanta? Immediately after stepping down as president of the IFMA Atlanta chapter, I started a 2-year term as President of the IFMA Legal Industry Council. That just wrapped up in June. I thought I would be taking a little break from IFMA leadership […]

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Joe Pearson, IFMA Atlanta President – Podcast Interview

Joe Pearson, MBA has a strong belief in FM education and partnerships that will allow us to face our current workplace challenges and the ever-evolving “future of work” together. As both Location Manager of the Georgia Market for EY and President of IFMA’s Atlanta Chapter, Joe is leading the way with innovative education programs and […]

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Korean students attend summer FM program in Atlanta

Written by Henri Brickey, Whitco Roofing. Twenty two undergraduate students and one graduate student from Kyung Hee University in South Korea recently participated in the Facility Management Intensive Program at Georgia Tech, which took place in Atlanta from June 30 to July 29.  The program was taught and organized by Dr. Eunhwa Yang, assistant professor […]

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Membership Spotlight – Kennesaw State University Construction Management Student Lauren R. Kimsey

Name:  Lauren R. Kimsey Age: 26 What is your Hometown/High school? I was born in Hallsville Texas and raised in Georgia. In 2009, I graduated from Faith Academy in Loganville Georgia. Why did you choose to attend Kennesaw State? I began my Construction Management education journey at Gwinnett Tech in 2013 and quickly realized how much I enjoyed learning about the industry. In […]

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Membership Spotlight – James Boston with Comfort Foods

How long at current position? Comfort Foods opened in the summer of 2015 Previous Companies/positions: Owner of RADIANT3, a video production company in Atlanta that focuses mostly on corporate video and advertising mainly for large manufacturing companies like Dura-Line, Graphic Packaging, HOYU of America, and InComm. What made you decide to work in the field […]

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Lake Lanier Boat Cruise Recap

IFMA Atlanta kicked off 2017-2018 with a 5 hour boat cruise on Lake Lanier this year. It was an amazing time for our Chapter and the perfect setting for the swearing in of our new Executive Committee. Lake Lanier is located in North Georgia, offering 692 miles of shoreline, and bordering five counties. The lake […]

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IFMA Engage

Have you ever wished there was someone you could connect with who was facing the same work challenges that you are facing today?  Do you sometimes feel that no one in your organization has a thorough understanding of the issues you face in your Facilities Department? IFMA has launched a new and enhanced online discussion […]

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IFMA Atlanta Member Spotlight – Lee Thomas – Facilities Manager at Graphic Packaging International Global Headquarters in Atlanta

Written by Henri Brickey, Whitco Roofing. Lee Thomas first realized he was interested in a career in facilities management when a light bulb went off – literally. About five years ago, Lee was working as an office manager at Graphic Packaging International’s global headquarters in Atlanta. Facilities maintenance wasn’t part of his job title. But […]

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