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IFMA’s 2016 Awards of Excellence recipients honored at World Workplace

Oct. 07, 2016

IFMA announced the recipients of ​the 2016 Awards of Excellence at ​its World Workplace Conference and Expo on Oct. 7 in San Diego, California, USA. The annual awards recognize the outstanding achievements of IFMA members, chapters, councils and partners. Recipients were announced at a luncheon and banquet honoring those who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of the facility management profession and the association.

“Recognizing accomplishments is an important aspect of any organization. We have a high regard for skill, talent, creativity and proficiency, in our members and our staff,” said IFMA president and CEO, Tony Keane, CAE. “We believe that people come first. This is IFMA’s credo. IFMA is nothing without its members, volunteer leaders, sponsors and staff. And IFMA is a much better organization as a result of the efforts of our award winners.”

IFMA introduced a new award this year to recognize ingenious achievements that have a profound impact on the facility management profession, the workplace and business as not-so-usual. The FM Innovation Award was presented to iO​ffice in recognition of the new iOffice Marketplace — the first app universe created for facility management space.

Winners were announced in 16 categories, with judging panels comprised of industry experts evaluating nominees individually and scoring them in a number of specific areas. The 2016 IFMA Awards of Excellence recipients are as follows:

Chapter Award of Excellence in Professional Development
Silicon Valley Chapter of IFMA

Council Award of Excellence in Programs & Professional Development
Utilities Council of IFMA

Chapter Award of Excellence in Web Communications
Hong Kong Chapter of IFMA

Distinguished Author Award, Web-based/Social Media
Wayne Whitzell, LEED AP, BEP, GBO

Distinguished Author Award, Book or Instructional Materials
Richard Payant, CFM

Facility Management Innovation Award

Associate Member Award
David Karpook

Distinguished Educator Award
Kathy Roper, CFM, LEED AP, IFMA Fellow

George Graves Award for Facility Management Achievement
John D. Christensen, CFM, REP

Sheila Sheridan Award for Sustainable Facility Operations & Management
Compass Properties Green Team & Project Lead Todd Greenwald

Emerging Professional Award
Thomas Allen Koontz, Jr.

Distinguished Member Award
Carolyn McGary, CFM, FMP, SFP

Student Chapter of the Year Award
Brigham Young University Student Chapter of IFMA

Council of the Year Award
Utilities Council of IFMA

Small Chapter of the Year Award
Shanghai Chapter of IFMA

Large Chapter of the Year Award
Hong Kong Chapter of IFMA

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