Jim Whittaker and Teena Shouse are excited to offer their new book on understanding and achieving excellence in the Facilities Management (FM) environment, “High Performance As A Goal: Achieving Excellence in Facilities Management”. Jim and Teena bring a wealth of combined knowledge from their years of experience in the FM world; offering solutions and guidelines for some of the most challenging issues facing FM today. Their recently published book offers insight and advice on leading trends in the industry from the best minds in the facilities management world, along with simple, effective steps to help FM professionals achieve a high performance facilities organization.
Jim Whittaker is the President/CEO of Facility Engineering Associates, and is a well-known leader in the Facilities Management industry and leading member in such prestigious institutions as the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA), National Academies of Sciences, and various others. His many talents and strengths 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.
Teena Shouse is Vice President and Board Member of Facility Engineering Associates, and is a passionate advocate promoting the best in FM practices throughout the world. Teena’s multiple strengths in business, facility management, and teaching have led to high demand for her skills on the world stage as a speaker, writer, and thought leader in the industry. Having sat on the Board of both IFMA and Global FM, Teena continually promotes innovate thoughts and practices in the FM industry and continues to share her knowledge for the advancement of facilities management as a whole. Teena brings experience from private industry, education, and governmental agencies to combine the best qualities in the FM world today.