Upcoming Events

Sep 12

IFMANM September Luncheon

How Place Can Be Used As a Tool to Support Organizational Strategy and Culture





Sponsor of the Month

The Sponsor of the Month for August is Louvenia Magee with DIRTT                                                     

                                                                                                Louvenia Magee from DIRTT with IFMANM President Maria Dion

DIRTT is a leading technology-driven manufacturer of highly customized interiors. We’re working to create a positive shift in the construction industry by placing as much value on the environment and people as we do on beautiful and functional design.  We combine our proprietary ICE® 3D design, configuration and manufacturing software with integrated in-house manufacturing of innovative prefabricated interior construction solutions and an extensive Distribution Partner network across two continents. Our technology allows us to create custom prefab interiors with minimal waste, fast lead times and a precise fit and finish.  By giving you complete design freedom, your space looks, feels and functions not only how you imagined it, but even better than you thought possible. This is construction you can feel good about! 

DIRTT is underpinned by a strong entrepreneurial culture and we provide a unique, end-to-end customer solution for the construction industry.  

Louvenia Magee . LEED AP BD+C, CSI d (505) 363-6103
DIRTT Environmental Solutions, 816 Stover Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 www.dirtt.net
click here for presentaion on August 8th, 2017

The DIRTT Approach

The IFMANM Board and members who attended the luncheon on August 8, 2017 voted to change the luncheon meeting venue from LePeep Restaurant to DreamStyle Arena previously known as the Pit.  This new venue allows for additional privacy and room to get around and mingle with other attendees.  It was also approved that we would increase our registration amount by $5 in order to cover the additional cost of the luncheon.  Members will now pay $20 and non-members will pay $25.  You will notice this change when you register for this next meeting which will be very informative.  The meeting for September 12, 2017 will be held in the McDavid Lounge. We hope to see you all there.

"How Place Can Be Used As a Tool to Support Organizational Strateghy and Culture"

In a recent Deloitte survey focused on current organizational issues and priorities, organizational culture, engagement, and employee brand proposition remain as top priorities in 2017 for global companies, while employee experience ranks as a major trend again this year.

The world’s leading organizations are after the same thing; how to improve performance, fuel innovation and thrive into the future. And CEOs are recognizing the importance of engaging their people, both the individuals and teams that create value and drive bottom-line results as evidence shows a clear correlation between employee engagement and organizational performance.

As more and more organizations acknowledge that the workplace is a key strategic asset for enabling new behaviors that will directly affect performance and drive bottom line results they also recognize that it’s not easy and they must adopt a strategic approach that includes these three components:

Research-driven insights into human behavior. Deep understanding of human interactions in the organization. An evidence-based plan for how the workplace can support desired behaviors and corporate culture. 

The presentation will focus on how companies can think about the relationship of strategy, culture and the work experience to maximize organizational performance, and how one company designed their corporate headquarters with this focus.

Competencies: Finance & Business, Leadership & Strategy, Real Estate & Property Management.

Jeffrey Block Principal, Applied Research and Consulting  

Mr. Block is a principal with Steelcase’s Applied Research and Consulting group (ARC).  The role of ARC is to take Steelcase’s research, findings and insights and help clients apply them to their business challenges.  Mr. Block has over thirty years of experience working with clientsand helping them link their business, culture and organizational strategies. He began his career at Albert Kahn Associates in Detroit, Michigan where he worked on a variety of projects for Fortune 500 companies.  From there he joined Steelcase where he has held a variety of sales, marketing and consulting positions.  For the last fifteen years he focused on consulting work as part of the Applied Research and Consulting team. He was recently named as a Principal for the group.  His experience includes over eighty client engagements including working with clients like Ford, General Motors and Chrysler, several major healthcare providers, higher education institutions and a large variety of corporate clients. He has also served as an advisor for Design Michigan in the past and has spoken at a number of events including the Conference Board in New York, the IDSA Regional meeting in Detroit and the Michigan State Graduate Business School.

Sponsor Presenter for this event will be
Ray Segura with American Fire Protection Group, Inc

We Would Like to Thank Our Annual Sponsors






  The  2017 World Workplace winner will be announced soon, once they are notified.

World Workplace 2017 Conference and Expo

  • Date: Oct?. 18-20, 2017
  • Location: Houston, Texas, USA
  • Venue: George R. Brown Convention Center 


Welcome to IFMA New Mexico Chapter 

 2017-2018 Officers and Directors

Maria Dion, President, 2017-18pres@ifmanm.org
Jim Lloyd, Vice President, vicepresident@ifmanm.org
Andrew DeMattos, Past President, pastpresident@ifmanm.org
Rick Henrard, Program Manager, program@ifmanm.org
Diana Cordova, Treasurer, treasurer@ifmanm.org

Amy Townsley, Secretary,secretary@ifmanm.org

Peggy Baca, Director, dir@ifmanm.org

Marissa Oakeley, Marketing Chair, marketing@ifmanm.org
Amy Lawler, Sponsorship Chair, sponsorship@ifmanm.org
Mary Anne Giangola, CFM, Backup, backup@ifmanm.org
Maryhelen Pridham , Chapter Administrator newchapadmin@ifmanm.org

The energies of many people are needed for our Chapter to function. Would you like to get more involved? Contact one of the persons above to learn how.


Our numbers are growing! We are proud that our ratio of Professional to Associate members is 75%:25%. We appreciate our Associate members, as they are in the field every day contacting facility managers. As you can see, many of our Associate members are helping the chapter to grow even more. Thank you for your support! For more information about membership in the New Mexico Chapter of IFMA, contact Marissa Oakeley




Join IFMANM today.  It's quick and it's easy. 

 Individual benefits:

  • Local, global and industry-specific networking with a knowledgeable and supportive community of facility professionals.
  • Opportunities to hone your skills, broaden your expertise and heighten your credibility in all FM-related areas.
  • Opportunities to grow, both personally and professionally — earn recognition with an IFMA credential, get involved in association activities and contribute to the advancement of your profession.
  • Keep up-to-date with developments in your field.
  • Raise your professional profile as an FM dedicated to best-in-class facility management.


Company benefits:

  • See a noticeable improvement in the efficiency and productivity of your facility and FM team.
  •  Identify facility strengths and weaknesses through benchmarking studies.
  • Best workplace practices, sustainability how-to guides and relevant FM training at your facility professional’s fingertips.
  • Heighten awareness of issues, trends and legislation affecting the workplace.
  • Reduce liability risks through an informed FM staff.
  • Reliable information on the latest product and service solutions to meet your diverse workplace needs.


Visit:  www.ifma.org

Don't forget to join the New Mexico Chapter when registering.



The IFMA Spring Conference attracted 50 attendees and 15 sponsors to the Sandia Resort and Casino for a day of "Disruption & Resilience: from Surviving to Thriving."

Five speakers graced the conference hall with their perspectives on the topic. Here are some of the take-aways: 

Jonathan Lewis: Old principles of success may be your undoing.

Wayne Whitzell: Remember not to remember.

Matt Procter: Don't live in the "what" - live in the reason behind it.

Larry Morgan: What's it going to cost if we do this?  What's it going to cost if we don't do this?

Charles Rath: We must develop the capacity to adapt.

Other conference highlights: Board President Andrew DeMattos provided a great acknowledgement of Mary Anne Giangola for her years of service to the IFMA NM Chapter.  Los Angeles Comedienne Rachel Hroncich provided real-life disruption and emceed the event.

Attendees and Sponsors, we'll be sending a brief survey for your feedback. For those of you who missed the conference, we hope to see you at a meeting soon!

Click here to view Conference Brochure