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IFMA Fellows

The Fellowship program was established by the International Facility Management Association in 1992 to recognize members who have distinguished themselves by achievement in and around IFMA and the field of facility management.

The first class of Fellows included founders of the association and the IFMA Foundation, early IFMA leaders, facility management researchers who defined the profession, luminaries, authors, industry giants and a prominent journalist/publisher. Subsequent classes of Fellows have been equally diverse and significant. Fellowship is the highest honor bestowed by the association. Because IFMA is the world's largest network of facility management professionals and the recognized leader, IFMA Fellowship is unparalleled and unmatched among workplace-related recognitions.

The cumulative impact IFMA Fellows have had on the profession and the association is immeasurable. Fellows' talents also often are quite diverse. Though no single activity advances a Fellows candidate, some of the individual accomplishments have included:

  • Exhibiting outstanding leadership and service to a chapter, council, committee, task force or IFMA’s Board of Directors.
  • Work on important IFMA and industry initiatives like the Certified Facility Manager, Facility Management Professional and/or Sustainability Facility Manager credential(s) and Accredited Degree Programs.
  • Writing facility management related articles or books for trade, national, or international publications.
  • Being recognized in the trade or business press and using the opportunity to advance the profession or further awareness of the association.
  • Establishing a medium or publication for sharing facility management knowledge.
  • Developing facility management related continuing education materials, promoting facility management education, and/or serving as an instructor for facility management related programs on a college or university level.
  • Serving as a certified IFMA instructor in education programs and courses.
  • Conducting ground-breaking facility management research.
  • Initiating or assisting in the establishment of alliances or ongoing relationships between IFMA and other facility management related professional organizations, in North America and/or globally.
  • Forming and supporting IFMA components using complementary personal/company resources.
  • Serving in leadership roles within other facility management related associations.
  • Mentoring students or young facility management professionals.
  • Furthering the expansion, recognition, and influence of the facility management profession through personal facility management related achievements or recognition, such as being recognized by his/her employer or customers for outstanding work.

As of January 2016 IFMA has recognized 103 IFMA Fellows, 13 of which are deceased/very ill. Out of the 90 remaining Fellows:

  • 6% are solely involved with a chapter/council/community of practice;
  • 54% attended IFMA’s World Workplace and/or Facility Fusion conference in the past three years;
  • 38% have been a trustee/instructor/global committee and/or task force member in the past three years; and
  • 9% have been a chapter/council/community of practice leader in the past three years.

Fellows are added each year only if there are qualified, distinguished candidates. You may view photos of each Class of Fellows through the hyperlink for each class listed below.

Fellows form a core of respected leaders, advisers and ambassadors for the association who are frequently called upon for their unmatched knowledge of the facility management profession.

A Nominating Committee consisting of Fellows is charged with identifying qualified candidates annually and assists those who wish to write a nomination submittal. A Jury is selected each year with three members being selected from the Fellows by majority ballot. The IFMA Chair and President/CEO also serve on the Jury. The Jury uses a standardized evaluation methodology when judging nominations to ensure fairness and uniformity.

A Nomination Data Form is required for each candidate. The Nomination Data Form allows nominators to provide information about the nominee in three primary areas: Professional Experience & Accomplishments; Association Involvement; and Enriching the Profession. Secondary but no less important is the overall contribution the nominee has made in the past combined with the potential of the nominee to be an ambassador of the association and profession into the future. A Sample Candidate Review Form is attached outlining the primary areas.

The nominator is expected to provide a quality submission targeted at an executive level audience including the appropriately detailed information regarding the nominee’s degrees and certifications, work history, identification of significant facilities-related work accomplishments and leadership and major contributions to the profession. The nominee’s publication history, teaching and public speaking experience is also considered. IFMA involvement is required to be documented and all levels of participation and leadership roles are considered. Service to other facility management related societies and associations along with leadership roles and achievements in these organizations are reviewed. Special recognition and significant awards or honors bestowed by IFMA and other organizations are also considered. In addition to the completed form, three one-page letters of testimony are required where each specifically targets a different primary area of evaluation: Professional Experience & Accomplishments; Association Involvement; and Enriching the Profession.

For additional information regarding IFMA Fellows contact:
Linda Pate
800 Gessner Rd., Suite 900
Houston, Texas USA 77024 
+1-713-623-4362
linda.pate@ifma.org

Download The Sample Candidate Review Form »


The most prestigious title bestowed by IFMA is that of IFMA Fellow. Fellowship recognizes outstanding contribution and services rendered to the Association. Fellowship creates an elite core of respected leaders who can be called upon to act as advisors to and ambassadors for the association. 

IFMA 2016 Fellows

Class of 2016 David (Dave) Wilson, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Jon Seller, IFMA Fellow
Stephen Ola Jagun, CFM, FRICS, FNIVS, IFMA Fellow
Peter Ankerstjerne, MBA, FRICS, COP, IFMA Fellow
Class of 2015 Howard K. "Buck" Fisher, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Marc S. Liciardello, CFM, MBA, CM, IFMA Fellow
Steve Lockwood, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Class of 2014 Alana F. Dunoff, FMP, IFMA Fellow
John McGee, IFMA Fellow
Melissa Van Hagan, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Class of 2013 Francis J. Kuhn, CFM, CFMJ, IFMA Fellow
Thomas L. Mitchell, Jr., CFM, CFMJ, IFMA Fellow
Curtis L. Slife, CFM, NCARB, AIA, IFMA Fellow
Ondrej Strup, IFMA Fellow
Class of 2012

Prof. (FH) Dr. Thomas Madritsch, IFMA Fellow
Pat Turnbull, MA, LEED AP®, IFMA Fellow
Dean T. Kashiwagi, PhD, PE, Professor, IFMA Fellow
Helena Ohlsson, IFMA Fellow, CFM, MScArch, IFMA Fellow

Class of 2011

Alex K. Lam, MRAIC, IFMA Fellow
Mark R. Sekula, CFM, LEED AP®, IFMA Fellow
Peter M. Winters, CFM, CFMJ, FAIA, IFMA Fellow

Class of 2010

Gary P. Broersma, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Charles N. Claar (deceased), P.E., CFM, CFMJ, IFMA Fellow
Patrick Okamura, CFM, CCS, CIAQM, LEED AP®, IFMA Fellow

Class of 2009

Oscar K. C. Chan, Ph.D., MA, CFM, CFMJ, FPFM, MCILT, IFMA Fellow
Andy Fuhrman, ICBO, IFMA Fellow
John E. (Jack) Grinnalds, CFM, AIA, IFMA Fellow
Teena G. Shouse, CFM, IFMA Fellow

Class of 2008

Bruce Kenneth Forbes, IFMA Fellow (deceased)
Jon Eldon Martens, CFM, CFMJ, IFMA Fellow
W. Kirtley (Kirt) Miller Jr., CFM, IFMA Fellow
Michael K. Schley, IFMA Fellow

Class of 2007

William T. Conley, CFM, CFMJ, LEED® AP, IFMA Fellow
Diane H. MacKnight, CFM, FRICS, IFMA Fellow
Kathy O. Roper, CFM, CFMJ, MCR, LEED® AP, IFMA Fellow
Sheila Sheridan, CFM, CPM, LEED® AP, IFMA Fellow

Class of 2006

John M. Carrillo, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Sharon B. Harrington, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Ira A. Marcus, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Richard D. Pierce, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Albert MM Pilger, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Cheryl Waybright, CFM, CFMJ, MCR, FMA, RPA, RID, IFMA Fellow

Class of 2005

Jeffrey L. Campbell, Ph.D., IFMA Fellow
Christopher P. Hodges, P.E., CFM, IFMA Fellow
Guy Thatcher, CMC, IFMA Fellow
Meredith Thatcher, CFM, LEED® AP, IFMA Fellow
Frederick P. Weiss, CFM, IFMA Fellow

Class of 2004

Lanny I. Felder, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Jaan Meri, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Philip N. Roberts, RIBA, AAIA, IFMA Fellow

Class of 2003

Dr. Doug Aldrich, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Joanne M. Anderson, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Jennifer A. Corbett-Shramo, IFMA Fellow
Richard Fanelli, CFM, AIA, IFMA Fellow
Patricia J. Harris, CFM, IFMA Fellow (deceased)
Glin W. Jay, CFM, CFMJ, IFMA Fellow
Barry Lynch, CFM, NCARB, IFMA Fellow
Andrew McCready, CFM, ACP, IFMA Fellow
John L. Stanley, CFM, CFMJ, IFMA Fellow
Eric Teicholz, IFMA Fellow

Class of 2002

Richard B. Cooper Jr., CFM, IFMA Fellow
Ted Eedson, IFMA Fellow
John D. Gilleard, Ph.D., IFMA Fellow
Michael L. Hoots, PE, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Philip Lo, IFMA Fellow
James E. Loesch, PE, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Peggy A. McCarthy, CFM, CFMJ, IFMA Fellow
Phyllis J. Meng, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Ken Owens, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Rodney M. Stevens, CFM, AIA, IFMA Fellow
Kit Tuveson, CFM, IFMA Fellow (deceased)

Class of 2001

G. Philip Booker, CFM, IFMA Fellow
James C. Elledge, IFMA Fellow
Subodh A. Kumar, CFM, IFMA Fellow

Class of 2000

Mary D. Gauer, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Walther Moslener, CFM, IFMA Fellow (deceased)
Arvid B. Stonkus, IFMA Fellow
Carroll Thatcher, CFM, IFMA Fellow

Class of 1999

Gerald Davis, CFM, AIA, ASTM, IFMA Fellow
Stormy Friday, IFMA Fellow
Gerald V. Hinchman, PE, CFM, IFMA Fellow

Class of 1998

William L. Gregory, PE, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Art Horton, IFMA Fellow (deceased)
Nancy J. Sanquist, IFMA Fellow
Bernard J. van der Hoeven, Ph.D., IFMA Fellow

Class of 1997

Keith Alexander, IFMA Fellow
Peter S. Kimmel, IFMA Fellow
William R. Sims, CFM, IFMA Fellow

Class of 1996

Samuel E. Johnson, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Maury Keiser, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Sydney B. Welch, IFMA Fellow

Class of 1995

William W. Back, CFM, LEED® AP, IFMA Fellow
Arthur Hahn, CFM, IFMA Fellow (deceased)
Christine H. Neldon, CFM, CFMJ, IFMA Fellow

Class of 1994

Carol E. Farren, CFM, CMC, IFMA Fellow
Robert J. Gross, IFMA Fellow
George T. Trayer, IFMA Fellow

Class of 1993

Gerald M. Hubbard, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Earnie C. Leake, MBA, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Erik C. Lund, IFMA Fellow (deceased)

Class of 1992

David L. Armstrong, IFMA Fellow
James W. Chambers, IFMA Fellow (deceased)
David G. Cotts, PE, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Anne Fallucchi, IFMA Fellow (deceased)
George W. Graves, IFMA Fellow (deceased)
James M. Hickey, CFM, IFMA Fellow (deceased)
Edmond P. Rondeau, CFM, AIA, IFMA Fellow