Upcoming Events

May 8

May 8, 2018 Meeting

How do acoustics reflect in LEED as part of scoring?





 Thank You!

IFMANM would like to thank Improve Group for sponsoring a portion of our December, 2017 Tour and Social.  You made the night very enjoyable for all who attended and your support of IFMANM is greatly Appreciated.



Sponsor of the Month

The Sponsor of the Month
for March, 2018 is:
Michael Kocurek with
Business Environments


Michael Kocurek Vice President, furniture division, for Business Environments, a major contract furniture dealer in New Mexico. Kocurek brings 24 years of sales and project management experience in New Mexico. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas)


Business Environments is a full service dealership featuring office furniture, commercial floor covering, concrete polishing and interior design/space planning services.  We are New Mexico’s largest contract office furnishings and floor covering dealer, representing Steelcase, HON, Milliken, Shaw, Mohawk, Armstrong and other quality products and services. Business Environments serves the needs of every kind of workplace, large and small throughout New Mexico and surrounding areas from our locally owned and operated facilities.  Business Environments occupies approximately 34,000 square feet of warehouse, office and display space.  We have been in business since 1973 and employ approximately 80 people.Our goal, simply stated, is to build effective work environments that leverage the physical space to improve performance.  It’s a proven fact; the workplace will impact business results.










Samantha Rawlings will be our guest speaker at our May 8, 2018 Luncheon. 

With a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Samantha Rawlings has worked on a wide variety of building types at Veneklasen Associates. Her expertise includes exterior noise analysis, facility assessments, interior noise surveys and acoustical measurements, acoustical finish and materials recommendations, and specifications pertaining to floor/ceiling assemblies, mechanical noise, and partition sound transmission mitigation. In addition to her technical strengths, Samantha often functions as Project Manager and is considered a mentor within the office. Upon her accreditation in 2009, she became VA’s first LEED AP.

Samantha's presentation is titled:

How do acoustics reflect in LEED as part of scoring?  (more info to follow)


Welcome to IFMA New Mexico Chapter 

IFMA NM was honored to have Mary Gaurer, Representative in the House of Delegates perform the swearing in of our Officers for 2017/2018.


 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
Stephanie Jose, Program Manager, program@ifmanm.org
Diana Cordova, Treasurer,

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 Maryhelen Pridham.




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

  The  2017 World Workplace now has 11 of our members attending.

World Workplace 2017 Conference and Expo

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