HOUSTON, TX – (July 1, 2016) – The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is pleased to introduce its 2016-17 board of directors. IFMA welcomes six new board members with a wide variety of international expertise and experience, including FEA’s Vice President Facility Services – Laurie Gilmer, P.E., CFM, SFP, LEED AP, CxA. Laurie will serve a two-year term.
IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 104 countries. The association’s members, represented in 135 chapters and 17 councils worldwide, manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in facility management, conducts research, provides educational programs and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest facility management conference and exposition.
For IFMA’s press release, visit IFMA announces 2016-17 executive committee and board of directors
Laurie A. Gilmer, P.E., CFM, SFP, LEED AP, CxA
Laurie is vice president of facility services at Facility Engineering Associates (FEA). She leads FEA’s group in its execution of facility asset management, building energy management and sustainability services. Gilmer’s primary areas of expertise include facility systems assessments, energy management, sustainability and facility management organizational analyses. Her leadership at FEA has allowed her to positively influence their clients’ growth and knowledge of improved asset management. Gilmer is a published author, regularly contributing to multiple facility management publications, and she co-authored IFMA’s second manual in the Sustainability How-to Guide Series, “EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.” She is a member of IFMA’s Environmental Stewardship, Utilities and Sustainability Strategic Advisory Group and has been instrumental in raising awareness for the ENERGY STAR program through the IFMA Energy Challenge, most recently producing IFMA’s ENERGY STAR data report. Currently serving on the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council’s Building Operator Certification program advisory committee, Gilmer was the committee’s first chair. She is also a member of the National Visiting Committee of Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center. BEST’s mission is to prepare technicians to manage building systems and energy use by advocating for advanced technical education. They facilitate the dissemination and adoption of curricula in sustainable building performance, in addition to engaging industry in collaboration with community colleges across the United States. A member of IFMA since 2005, Gilmer is an instructor for IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP®), Facility Management Professional™ (FMP®) and Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®) programs. She is also the past chair of IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Credential scheme committee. Additionally, her strong leadership skills and expertise in energy, engineering and FM have allowed her to greatly contribute as a member and leader of IFMA’s Airport Facilities Council and her local IFMA chapter.