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President: Joyce Roper
Vice President: Ken Gwinner
Treasurer: Wayne Battles
Secretary: Dave Flory
Administrator – Association Headquarters, Inc – Bob & Vernon Thomas 404-766-1632


Council Liaison: Lindsey Bradshaw
IFMA Foundation: Sheila Foster
Newsletter: Suzanne Thomas
Community Service: Tom Haslach
Membership: Beth Chaplin
Mentoring/Hospitality: Lendy Buchman
Associates: Steve Sperling
Career Services: Marty Mason, Don Knight
Awards: Matt Dawson
Programs: Tammy Gaither
Professional Development CFM: Kathy Roper
Golf/Tennis Day: Marty Mason
GA Tech Committee: Matt Dawson
Sustaining Patrons: Harry Ludwig
Public Relations: Patti Stewart

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Marriott, 103 West, Villa Christina, Cator Woolford Gardens, Held 3rd Wednesday each month.
Programs developed around IFMA International CFM core competencies.


approximately 420 Professional and Associate Members
Theme – “Work hard, but have fun doing it.”


  • Hosted the IFMA Chapter/Council management conference in March
  • Officers and Chapter Admins. Attended IFMA Leadership Conf. In Houston in Feb.
  • Continued IFMA sustaining Patron program to fund Chapter Administrator and other projects
  • ·Continued the two-year strategic plan developed in 1999.
  • Experienced more than 10% membership growth for the year.
  • Created a new board position for Council Liaison
  • Charged each board member and committee chair to produce a set of procedures for their positions so that IFMA Atlanta is able to sustain a succession plan. Also each board member is to mentor at least one member as replacement opportunities.
  • Prepared submission for Chapter of the year.
  • Presented with CHAPTER (Large) OF THE YEAR Award at Awards Banquet World Workplace 2000 in New Orleans.
  • Continued working with the YWCA.
  • 2000/2001 Joint Board Planning Retreat hosted by Milliken and Co. in La Grange in Nov.
  • Sponsored successful live/silent auction to raise $15,000 toward Georgia Tech endowment in Nov. Joyce Roper chaired.
  • Total gift to IFMA Foundation in 2000 was $30,000. Committed to IFMA Foundation for continued support in 2001 for Polsky Grant and Ga. Tech.
  • Sponsored Golf/Tennis outing in May to continue support of partnerships with YWCA, IFMA Foundation, and Georgia Tech – proceeds split between YWCA and Foundation.
  • Matched Polsky Family Grant to IFMA Foundation in amount of $5,000 in April.
  • Updated the web site
  • Planned for redevelopment of Professional Development Committee to enhance Member Services. Tom Haslach slated to chair committee in 2001. New program was finalized and geared up by November, with goal to win IFMA International Award of Excellence in Professional Development.
  • Assisted with Georgia Tech successful kickoff of Masters Degree in Integrated Facility and Property Management
  • Presented check for $25,000 to endow Georgia tech Masters Program to IFMA Foundation during Foundation Gala at World Workplace 2000 in New Orleans.

Chapter Award Recipients:

  • Achievement in Facility Mgnt- Harriet Whelihan, United Parcel Service
  • Distinguished Member- Mitch Rabil, Turner Properties, Inc.
  • Outstanding Associate- Sarah Bailey, Milliken and Co.
  • Special Recognition Awards: Harry Ludwig, King and Spalding, Brian Benedict, Humphries and Co.
  • Special President’s Gavel Award for Outstanding Service – Joyce Roper, Coca-Cola Enterprises

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President: Beth Chaplin (6 months)
Vice President: Rachel Blankenship
Vice President Professional Development: Ellen Townsend
Treasurer: Chet Bounds
Secretary: Stewart Smith


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