Effective July 1, 2013, Jim Whittaker, President/CEO of Facility Engineering Associates, has been elected as 1st Vice Chair of the Executive Board of IFMA (International Facility Management Association). IFMA is an international organization whose purpose is to further the knowledge and advancement of the facilities management (FM) industry. Jim is excited about new ideas and innovations within the industry and IFMA’s participation in promoting these ideas to the global FM community.
“I am delighted to take on the responsibilities of IFMA 1st Vice Chair and to work closely with Jon Seller (Chair), Mike Feldman (2nd Vice Chair), and the IFMA Board and staff next year to continue to build on a truly exciting IFMA strategy. We have a number of positive initiatives to promote FM public policy, research, standards, and education around the world – all aligned with providing exceptional value to more than 23,000 IFMA members and elevating the FM profession.” Jim Whittaker, CFM, P.E., CEFP, FRICS
Jim has served successfully with the IFMA Board for the past three years and brings a significant, diverse background in Facilities Management to his role as 1st Vice Chair. His many talents and strengths have been recognized by IFMA in multiple positions and include a background in international consulting; facilities asset management; FM technologies research; and education and training. Jim has managed FM implementation and organization projects for a wide range of clients, including universities, government agencies, and commercial facilities, while continually promoting best practices for the industry on both a national and international level.