Letter from the President (July, 2014)

IFMA Atlanta Members:

Incoming President, Joseph Geierman, with outgoing President, Ken Bryson, at the June Luncheon

Incoming President, Joseph Geierman, with outgoing President, Ken Bryson, at the June Luncheon

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your chapter president this year.  I have derived so much personal and professional benefit from this organization, and I look forward to giving something back and contributing to its operation and growth for the 2014/15 year.

As Vice President, I advocated for a few changes that will begin this July.  These include

  • Lowering the cost of monthly luncheons from $45 to $30 per event.
  • Making a deal with Maggiano’s at Cumberland to hold our monthly lunch-time meetings there (with the exception of the December holiday luncheon). This is a restaurant with ample parking, and that’s fairly easy to get to from the freeway.

Some of my goals for the coming year include:

  • Holding a class for people studying for their Certified Facility Manager (CFM) designation.
  • Developing guidelines for a Facility Management internship program that can be a resource for small Facility Management departments.
  • Engaging you – our members – and doing what I can to help you make the most out of your membership.

If you have ideas, questions, or just want to talk – please contact me.  My e-mail is joseph.geierman@troutmansanders.com and my phone number is 404-885-3557.  I’m looking forward to serving you this year.

Sincerely,

Joseph Geierman, CFM, FMP
President, Atlanta Chapter of IFMA