Membership

Industry Council Benefits

Focus on common concerns and special needs specific to your unique workplace.

Councils support the specialized interests and job responsibilities of FM professionals within certain industries. A highly targeted source of facility management education, information and interaction, IFMA councils benefit members through:

  • Focused networking: Share work experiences and exchange best practices with colleagues who support similar facility types or business sectors.
  • Active online community: Participate in discussion groups to solve job-related problems and assist fellow members with projects and career objectives.
  • Targeted information: Keep current on the latest practices, trends and technologies relative to your industry or work environment.
  • Targeted resources: Access news, case studies, webinars and other tools to enhance your knowledge and skills.

Non-members: Join IFMA and an industry-specific council today!

 

Members: To add a council to your membership, contact IFMA's member services team.

 

Find your industry-specific council.

With more than 9,000 council members worldwide, you can compare workplace practices with facility professionals representing a variety of organizations, work environments, cultural backgrounds and corporate cultures.

  • Religious Facilities Council

    The religious facilities ccouncil identifies hot topics for roundtable discussions held via a webinar (web and phone session).

    President
    Tim O'Malley, CFM, CFMJ

    tomalley@omalleyafl.com
    Website:
    http://rfc.ifma.org
  • Information Technology: Council

    The Information Technology council reviews computer-aided facility management and general business hardware and software; develops criteria for evaluating the usefulness of FM-specific programs in addressing the major functional areas of facility management; and develops procedures to be used in the automation of FM operations.

    President
    Ted Ritter, LEED AP

    +1-480-371-0027 | ted.ritter@gmail.com
    Website:
    http://www.ifma-itc.com/
  • Environmental Health & Safety Council

    The Environmental Health & Safety council is a forum for facility professionals to share ideas and experiences regarding such complex issues as ergonomics, disaster recovery, blood-borne pathogens and asbestos abatement.

    President
    Patrick Okamura, CFM, SFP, FMP, CSS
    Facilities Manager

    +1-480-441-3180 | patrick.okamura@cbre.com
    Website:
    http://ehsc.ifma.org/
  • Banking Institutions & Credit Unions Council

    The Banking Institutions & Credit Unions council focuses on issues such as security, money handling, banking equipment and regulations, customer liability, drive-up lanes, information privacy, disaster recovery and benchmarking. Educational and networking sessions are a focus at meetings.

    President
    Peter Stein
    Banking Institutions & Credit Union Council
    Amplify Federal Credit Union

    +1-512-834-6505 | pstein@goamplify.com
    Website:
    http://bicuc.ifma.org/
  • Corporate Real Estate Council

    The Corporate Real Estate Council will focus on the real estate and facility issues affecting the day-to-day operations endemic to corporate America. Focus areas include: workplace innovation, national and global real estate leasing/occupancy trends, corporate resource management, service delivery trends and Web based real estate technology.

    President
    Mark Ellis, CFM

    (919) 641-2488 | robertmarkelliscfm@gmail.com
    Website:
    http://crec.ifma.org/
  • Manufacturing, Industrial & Logistics Council

    The Manufacturing, Industrial and Logistics council provides the opportunity to share similar interests, insights, technical innovations and efficiency improvements, as well as unique processes and procedures, to meet the future demands and challenges of external and internal customers. The council’s membership is open to those that have some degree of responsibility for a manufacturing facility and those offering specialized products or services to meet their needs.

    President
    Gary Rudkin, CFM
    Corix Utilities

    gary.rudkin@corix.com
    Website:
    http://milc.ifma.org/
  • FM Consultants Council

    The FM Consultants council supports new and existing FM consultants as they build a career around their workplace expertise. Through geographical and cross-discipline networking, best practices and small business management skills, the council empowers members to step out into the marketplace. This is a noncommercial forum for members to network and share ideas.

    President
    John Ringness, SFP, MRICS
    CEO & President
    NEXT FMS

    +1-250-863-3678 | john.ringness@nextfms.com
    Website:
    http://fmcc.ifma.org/
  • City & Country Clubs Council

    The City and Country Clubs Council provides a network for facility managers from city or country clubs offering golf, gourmet dining, public events and/or private parties. Members can connect with other professionals as well as benefit from continuing education opportunities.

    President
    Wilfredo Acre
    Chevy Chase Club

    willie@chevychaseclub.org
    Website:
    http://clubs.ifma.org/
  • Academic Facilities Council

    The Academic Facilities council provides a forum for sharing information directed at academic facilities including, but not limited to, primary and secondary schools, technical and community colleges, and private and public colleges and universities.

    President
    Bruce Boyer
    Executive Director, Facilities Management
    Stonehill College

    bboyer@stonehill.edu
    Website:
    http://www.ifma-afc.org/
  • Food Service & Restaurant Council

    The Food Service and Restaurant Council is for those facility professionals in the restaurants and food services industry. The goal is to provide a network for restaurant and food service facility managers and professionals to share resources, connect with other professionals, benefit from continuing education and advance the facility management profession as it relates to the industry.

    President
    Barbara Kane
    VP-Industry Relations
    EcoLab, Inc.

    +1-312-560-4761 | barbara.kane@ecolab.com
    Website:
    http://fsrc.ifma.org
  • Research & Development Facilities Council

    The Research & Development Facilities council is dedicated to enhancing the expertise and productivity of FMs dealing with R&D facilities. The council provides a communication link through which members can share information on technical challenges involved in supporting the research and development missions of their employers.

    President
    David Kaye
    Facilities Mgmnt Solutions, LLC

    dpkaye@comcast.net
    Website:
    http://rdc.ifma.org/
  • Corporate Facilities Council

    The Corporate Facilities council focuses on facilities that serve as central control points for business operations. Common characteristics of membership include leadership and executive presence, financial/MIS operations, primary offices and associated services, and churn.

    President
    Steven Pons, CFM
    Regional Manager, Real Estate & Facilities Services
    Direct Energy

    +1-412-667-5664 | steven.pons@directenergy.com
    Website:
    http://www.ifmacfc.org/
  • Airport Facilities Council

    The Airport Facilities council’s membership is open to IFMA members who have some degree of responsibility for an airport facility and those offering specialized products or services to meet their needs. The mission of this council is to effectively address the challenges of managing airports in a global economy.

    President
    Mike Riseborough, CFM, RPA, FMA
    Director Aviation Infrastructure, Energy and EnvironmentSLC Airport
    Greater Toronto Airports Authority

    +1-416-776-5994 | mike.riseborough@gtaa.com
    Website:
    http://airp.ifma.org/
  • Public Sector Facilities Council

    The Public Sector Facilities council is for those managing, maintaining or constructing government buildings and facilities. The council addresses the constraints of budgets, organization policies and bureaucracy in city, state, provincial or federal government agencies.

    President
    David Dunn, CFM
    University of Central Florida

    407.246.3873 | david.dunn@cityoforlando.net
    Website:
    http://psc.ifma.org/
  • Utilities Council

    Members of the Utilities council function within the regulated and unregulated utility industries. The council's twice-yearly meetings feature benchmarking sessions, reports, best practices presentations and round table sessions, offering an exceptional exchange of ideas and information.

    President
    Steve Orsargos, CFM
    DTE Energy

    +1-313-235-7173 | orsargoss@dteenergy.com
    Website:
    http://www.utilitycouncil.org/
  • Legal Industry Council

    The Legal Industry council shares information among FMs from law firms, corporate legal departments and academic legal departments. Discussions center on vendor issues, easier and more efficient ways to perform services, emerging technology, ADA, OSHA and other regulatory information.

    President
    Michael Lesage, CFM
    Facilities Supervisor
    Stoel Rives LLP

    +1-503-294-9180 | mjlesage@stoel.com
    Website:
    http://www.ifmalic.org/
  • Museums/Cultural Institutions Council

    The Museum/Cultural Institutions council meets the highly specialized needs of its members by providing education and training specific to management of science centers, performing arts centers, libraries, historical sites, art institutes, theaters and zoos.

    President
    Don Rogers, CFM
    Hillwood Estate and Museum & Gardens

    +1-202-243-3921 | drogers@hillwoodmuseum.org
    Website:
    https://mcicouncil.org/