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Peter Ankerstjerne Peter Ankerstjerne, MBA, COP, FRICS, IFMA Fellow
Chief Strategy Officer for The Planon Group 

Peter Ankerstjerne, MBA, COP, FRICS, IFMA Fellow has more than 25 years of experience covering most aspects of facility management, service management, outsourcing, marketing and strategy development.

Ankerstjerne has spent most of his career with the ISS Group, where he led the development of the Integrated Facility Services concept from idea to implementation. From 2008 to 2018 he held the position as Group Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). From April 2019 to March 2020 he was Senior Vice President, Head of Digital FM and Workplace Experience, EMEA at Weworks “Powered by We”,  from April 2020 to February 2021 he was Managing Director, Global Lead of FM and Employee Services at JLL and today he works as Chief Strategy Officer for Planon, where he is responsible for Strategy & Innovation, Strategic Partnerships, Marketing and Communications. Peter is member of Planon’s executive board.  

Ankerstjerne has an MBA from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark and is a Certified Outsourcing Professional (COP). As a member of Workplace Evolutionaries, he has been instrumental in establishing the WE Denmark Hub. He has served on several advisory boards, including the Advisory Board for International Business Development at Copenhagen Business School and the Strategic Advisory Board at the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP). He was part of developing the IFMA Regional Advisory Board strategy and was critical in establishing the European Advisory Board on which he still serves.

Ankerstjerne is a former IFMA Foundation trustee and is actively involved in the industry as both a speaker and a debater. Apart from IFMA, he is also a member of CoreNet, RICS and IAOP. In 2015, Ankerstjerne was appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), and in 2016 he was named IFMA Fellow. He joined IFMA in 2005 and has been on the board of directors since 2016.

​First Vice Chair

Laurie Gilmer 2019Laurie A. Gilmer, P.E., CFM, FMP, SFP, LEED AP
Vice President ​/ COO
Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.
Laurie A. Gilmer, P.E., CFM, FMP, SFP, LEED AP, is vice president ​and COO at Facility Engineering Associates (FEA). Gilmer’s primary areas of expertise include facility systems assessments, energy management, sustainability and facility management organizational analyses. Her leadership at FEA has allowed her to positively influence their clients’ growth and knowledge of improved asset management.

Gilmer is a published author, regularly contributing to multiple facility management publications, and she co-authored IFMA’s second manual in the Sustainability How-to Guide Series, “EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.” She has been instrumental in raising awareness for the ENERGY STAR program through the IFMA Energy Challenge, most recently contributing energy analysis to IFMA’s 2017 O&M Benchmarking Report.

Currently serving on the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council’s Building Operator Certification program advisory committee, Gilmer was the committee’s first chair. She is also a member of the National Visiting Committee of Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center. BEST’s mission is to prepare technicians to manage building systems and energy use by advocating for advanced technical education. They facilitate the dissemination and adoption of curricula in sustainable building performance, in addition to engaging industry in collaboration with community colleges across the United States.

A member of IFMA since 2005, Gilmer is an IFMA qualified instructor for IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP®), Facility Management Professional™ (FMP®) and Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®) programs. She is also the past chair of IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Credential scheme committee. Additionally, her strong leadership skills and expertise in energy, engineering and FM have allowed her to greatly contribute through service with IFMA’s Healthcare Institute, Airport Facilities Council, and her local IFMA chapter.

​Second Vice Chair

Dean Stanberry 2019

Dean Stanberry, CFM, LEED AP O+M
IFMA Environmental Stewardship, Utilities ​and Sustainability Community

​Dean Stanberry has more than 20 years of broad-based experience in facility management, real estate portfolio management, process and quality improvement, procurement, workplace services, program and project management, space and occupancy planning, sustainability, information systems implementation, and critical environment operations. Prior to his ​recent role as Director – FM Services with Abraxas Energy Consulting, Stanberry worked at JLL, first on the Charles Schwab account and later on the Xerox account. Before that he worked at the Trizetto Group.

An accomplished communicator, he has presented at international FM conferences, published articles and is a contributing author of the book “Technology for Facility Managers.” Stanberry is an active industry advocate; serving in several volunteer leadership roles as a member of IFMA, the IFMA Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council. He has been an active leader in the IFMA Denver Chapter serving as Treasurer, Vice President and President, earning him a Distinguished Member Award (2005) and Outstanding Contribution by a Professional Member (2006). He served on the IFMA Foundation Board of Trustees (2009-2014) and is currently the chair of the Environmental Stewardship, Utilities and Sustainability Community.

Stanberry studied at the University of Washington, U.S. West Advanced Technical Education Program. He earned an Executive Programs Finance Certificate from Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University, a Project Management Certificate from Regis University and both a Process Management Certification and Quality Improvement Process Certification from QualTec. He earned his CFM in 2010.


Don Gilpin

Don Gilpin
President and COO
International Facility Management Association (IFMA)

An accomplished executive with more than 27 years of experience in international association management, trade show production, education and certification programs, legislative advocacy and workforce development, Don Gilpin has served as IFMA President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) since March 2020.

 Previously serving as IFMA COO, overseeing global events, credentials, membership experience, international business development and association operations, Gilpin renewed focus on core business, organizational stability and financial growth. As president and COO, he has continued to concentrate on internally focused items such as finance, human resources and operations, while also interacting with volunteer leaders globally and building relationships with other like-minded industry associations.

 Gilpin began his career in the marketing department of Fortune 500 companies Dayton Hudson Corp. (Target stores) and Deluxe Check Printers. Prior to joining IFMA, Gilpin spent 18 years leading an international trade association in the smart home industry. As executive director and COO of the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA), he was instrumental in growing the organization’s conference and trade show into Trade Show Weekly’s “Top 50 Trade Shows in America.” Gilpin was responsible for opening new markets for the industry in Latin America, Europe, China and Australia. He was part of a team that created one of Europe’s largest technology events, ISE – Integrated Systems Europe, which now attracts more than 70,000 global attendees.

 Gilpin was also instrumental in creating a new research and benchmarking department for CEDIA, working with industry leaders, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Veterans Administration to re-establish an apprenticeship program for the Electronic Systems Technician – EST, and promoted workforce development through the “Hiring Our Heroes” campaign.

Past Chair

John Carrillo 2018

John Carrillo, CFM, IFMA Fellow

John Carrillo has more than 40 years of experience in facility management and corporate real estate at technology-related companies. John just retired as Director, Planning, Design and Construction, West Region for AT&T. Responsibilities included planning/project management oversight of 40M square feet for the 13 western U.S. states and Guam. His team included facility/project managers, alliance architectural and engineering firms, general contractors and technical consultants, who managed several thousand capital and expense infrastructure replacement and repair projects totaling up to US$250M per year. As Director of Property Management for AT&T John developed a preventive maintenance program for 20,000 buildings.

Before AT&T, Carrillo worked as Director, Corporate Real Estate – Aircraft Division at Northrop Grumman. Over the course of his career, he has managed as many as 1,500 FM employees, developed strategic programs, built a missile factory, decommissioned a nuclear reactor and managed large seismic retrofit projects in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A frequent presenter at IFMA events, Carrillo has also prepared and presented coursework on FM/Real estate and ISO 9001 quality processes, John is currently doing virtual presentations on digitization technology in the workplace and Post Pandemic FM trends in the industry.  Mr. Carrillo is currently Immediate Past Chair of IFMA Global Board and is Chair of Global FM for 2021-2022.

Carrillo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture from California State Polytechnical University in 1975. In 1986, he earned an Advanced Management Certificate from Claremont University Graduate School and in 1996 he was awarded his ISO 9001 Registrar Team Certification. He earned his IFMA Fellowship award in 2006. His significant contributions to the FM industry have been recognized by IFMA and other organizations, such as the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE), and the Western Construction Consumer Council (WCCC).

Board of Directors

Jos DuchampsJos Duchamps, MSc. Eng.
Managing Director

Jos Duchamps has more than 25 years of facility management experience. He started his career as a project manager with a general contractor, managing large construction and renovation projects. As a quality manager, he implemented ISO 9001 in the mid-90s. Managing the building department in a public authority covering facility and project management, architecture, engineering, and health and safety, he implemented an integrated workplace management system and was a member of the steering committee to integrate technology and automation in the business processes.

Duchamps joined PROCOS Group as a consultant in 2000, becoming a partner in 2003 and managing director in 2010. He manages the PROCOS Group teams across Europe providing Space, Software & Soul services to corporate clients and the public sector to improve the work environment.

Duchamps holds a master’s degree in Engineering (construction) and a bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics. He’s a certified Health & Safety professional and participated in management programs for the public sector. He co-founded the IFMA Belgium chapter and served as board member for six years. To increase recognition of the FM profession, Duchamps participated in standardization programs of the European Center for Standardization. He is an FM thought leader in the Belgian Standardization Body NBN.

He was member of the EuroFM working group to develop market research on the size of facility management in Europe. In 2014, he co-authored “Facility & Real Estate Management for Local Authorities,” and is presenting a trend report about the FM profession in Belgium in collaboration with IFMA. He’s a lector at several universities and a speaker at international conferences. Duchampsserves as chair of the IFMA EMEA advisory board.

Both in his professional and association activities, Duchamps is passionate about the FM profession. He’s convinced that FM has an impact on the quality of our lives and has an increasing impact on our environment. He wants to increase the connection between our profession and policy makers through education and influence. Building bridges between all stakeholders and sharing experiences are his tools; leveraging the FM profession is his driver.

Hari Hedge 2019Hari Hegde
Senior Vice President & Global Head, Operations
Wipro Limited

Hari Hegde is a neo-generalist, working in a range of spaces, from deep engineering to executing large, complex infrastructure projects to running a business. He is the Senior Vice President and Global Head of Operations at Wipro Ltd., a leading technology services provider operating in over 71 countries. Hegde is responsible for all the workplace enablement functions that support the corporation globally, which includes the function that builds state-of-the-art facilities. Prior to this role he built and ran Wipro Water, the water treatment business of Wipro

Hegde’s broader interests in ecological and societal well-being are evident from several initiatives that he leads at Wipro in water, energy, mobility and sustainable urbanization. He was a core member of the industry working group of the Planning Commission of India on Land and Water and Green Manufacturing for the 12th five-year plan and was on its Implementation Advisory Committee for the Water Resources Division.

He sits on the Executive Board of Indian Green Building Council, and on the Asia-Pacific World Regional Board of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He is a member of the board at the Bangalore International Centre. Hegde chairs Electronics City Industrial Township Authority, an urban municipal body. A Mechanical Engineer by training, Hegde lives in Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Luis Morejon 2019Luis A. Morejon
Senior Managing Director, CBRE Global Workplace Solutions; Division Director, West Division,
Bay Area, Northern California

In his role as senior managing director, Luis Morejon provides leadership for all aspects of CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions for an important group of accounts, with emphasis on achieving business growth, financial performance and client satisfaction. In addition to building a team of strong alliance directors who can execute GWS strategy and operations within his region, Morejon collaborates with all platform leaders when an integrated delivery model is proposed or in operation and increases overall account performance through the promotion and utilization of best practices, processes and operational excellence initiatives.

Before relocating to California, Morejon was based out of Madrid, Spain, where he held several positions in GWS (Johnson Controls). He served as vice president of operations EMEA, overseeing the implementation of Six Sigma programs across the region, and served as EMEA alliance director for several data center and industrial field accounts.

Morejon began his career in the field of infrastructure construction and maintenance. He has worked on several projects for the World Bank and other multilateral financial institutions in Russia, Mexico, Bolivia, India and the Dominican Republic. He is fluent in English, Russian and Spanish.

As a member of CoreNet Global, Morejon has taken an active role as a founder of the Southern European Chapter. He also served as a EuroFM board member. He has been an IFMA member since 2006, participating in several World Workplace conferences as a presenter and moderator. He served as director of education on the board of IFMA’s Silicon Valley chapter, working on various initiatives to develop the future generation of facility managers

Morejon holds the title of Aeronautical Engineer, with a master’s of science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the National Aviation University of Ukraine. He earned his MBA at the IE Business School of Madrid and continued his executive education at the IESE Business School Barcelona/Madrid, completing the General Management Program.

Kate North 2018Kate North
Vice President, Workplace Innovation Advisory, Corporate Solutions (Americas)
Colliers International

For more than 25 years, Kate North has helped organizations create innovative workplaces and adopt new ways of working. Her global expertise includes workplace strategy, change management, training, research, sustainability, design and leadership. Her global clients include Cisco, AT&T, Zurich Financial, Deloitte, Manulife Financial, Fifth Third Bank, Regions Bank, Duff & Phelps and the United States General Services Administration. She has authored more than 40 workplace case studies and hosts numerous learning industry events within IFMA and CoreNet. Today, North is vice president of workplace innovation at Colliers International, providing workplace consulting to clients to ensure alignment of the workplace to their organizational goals, objectives and culture.

North’s thought leadership is well established. She served on the Advisory Board for the New Zealand Green Building Council and was on the Advisory Board for New Ways of Working, a research consortium. She led global development for, leveraging innovative technologies to create highly interactive e-learning designed to prepare the workforce for a new way of working. She was also the Director of Global Ideation, a workplace consultancy and research group within Haworth Inc. focused on emerging global workplace trends, and VP, Strategic Business Group within Herman Miller Inc., supporting organizational workplace transformation projects throughout North America.

North joined IFMA and CoreNet Global in the early 1990s and has been active in both organizations. She was the recipient of the CoreNet Luminary Award.

In 2013, North co-founded the Workplace Evolutionaries (WE), a vibrant community within IFMA, and continues to serve as the global chair. She has co-authored the IFMA Foundation best-selling books, “Work on the Move” and “Work on the Move 2,” which are used extensively by IFMA members and associated academic institutions. In 2014, she was the recipient of the prestigious International Associate Award for her contributions within IFMA and in 2017, North was awarded the IFMA Chair Citation from the global board chair for the impact the Workplace Evolutionaries has had on IFMA and the profession. North is an active member of the Chicago Chapter of IFMA.

Michael Redding 2019Michael Redding
Managing Director

Michael Redding is a facility management thought leader and founder of Agile OAK LLC, a management consulting firm advising companies on real estate and FM. His advisory experience reflects the industry’s globalization, with work in North America, Europe, the Middle East, China and Brazil. His clients have included BD, BMW, Cargill, Columbia University (Teachers College), Express Scripts, Harley-Davidson, Humana, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, Morgan Stanley, PG&E, Thomas Jefferson University, Toyota and Unilever.

Prior to founding Agile OAK in 2008, Redding had 10 years of senior real estate and FM advisory experience during which he developed and delivered methodologies for FM assessments, organizational design, vendor optimization, outsourcing, performance management and best practice implementations.

Redding is author of numerous articles and white papers on topics of interest to senior-level FM and real estate executives. Among both international and North American publications, he has been published in IFMA’s FMJ magazine and is a co-author of the Building Owners and Managers Institute International® online training course “Talking with the C-Suite,” designed to help facility managers communicate effectively with corporate senior executives and business leaders.

Redding holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Chemical Engineering (University of Waterloo), a Master of Engineering Degree (University of British Columbia) and a Master of Business Administration (University of Toronto).

Lorri Rowlandson 2019Lorri Rowlandson
Global Senior Vice President, Strategy & Innovation,

As Global Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation at BGIS, Lorri Rowlandson works with clients and BGIS team members to identify and implement high-value real estate solutions. She advises C-Suite real estate executives, consulting on a wide variety of topics to define and drive best outcomes for clients.

Rowlandson is a hands-on thought leader, steering strategic transformation initiatives for key clients on a variety of topics, including employee experience, total cost reduction, smart buildings, organizational design, workplace and portfolio strategy, multiyear roadmapping, future proofing for disruption, practical innovation and measuring productivity.

She is a highly sought-after industry expert and regularly participates in speaking engagements on emerging trends and innovation in real estate and outsourcing. Her influence across the real estate sector and beyond is further demonstrated through her presence across social media channels with over 30,000 followers on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Colette Temmink 2019Colette Temmink, CFM, FRICS, CPM, CRE, MCR, SLCR
Chief Strategy & Product Officer
Blue Skyre, IBE

Colette Temmink currently serves as Chief Strategy & Product Officer at Blue Skyre, IBE (BSI). BSI provides a digital performance & operations platform providing data management and process automation for real estate portfolios. Colette oversees the strategy; product development and quality being delivered to customers to enhance their real estate performance. 

Prior to cofounding BSI, Temmink was President of Property Services at Eden where she was responsible for enabling companies to seamlessly run and scale their real estate portfolios, using technology. Previously, Colette was Global Head of Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) for Cushman & Wakefield. There she also oversaw a platform of technical services that includes engineering, environmental health & safety, energy & sustainability, and critical systems. Temmink also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Administration Officer at Apollo Education Group. Her responsibilities included leading the shared service organization, which included select HR and Finance business processes, sourcing, real estate, facilities and security functions. She also served as Vice President of Global Real Estate Operations for Oracle and a Vice President and General Manager at Johnson Controls. In addition, Colette has held positions as Vice President of Boeing Realty Corporation and Director of Shared Services Business Process Sourcing.

Temmink’s professional affiliations include Counselor of Real Estate (CRE®), Fellow Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), Certified Property Manager (CPM), Masters of Corporate Real Estate (MCR), Senior Leader of Corporate Real Estate (SLCR) and Certified Facility Manager (CFM). She is an editorial board member for the Corporate Real Estate Journal, Henry Stewart Publication. She has a master’s degree in Business Administration, International Finance from the American University, Washington, D.C., and a bachelor’s of science degree in Business Administration - International Business from the American International College, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.

Mindy Williams-McElearney 2019

Mindy Williams-McElearney

Mindy Williams-McElearney is a Director at Turner & Townsend, an independent professional services company that specializes in Program Management, Project Management & Cost Management  services.  She has over 25 years of experience working in partnership with the real estate, design and construction industries.  In this position, Mindy collaborates with the East Coast-based Directors, and other Turner & Townsend colleagues to develop, plan and implement a strategic program to expand the firm’s brand profile and market share within the region.  Her previous work experience at architectural firms and construction management companies, as well as her involvement with CoreNet and IFMA, lends a unique perspective on industry trends and market trajectories.

Mindy is also extremely involved in several industry organizations. She currently serves on the Global Board of Directors for IFMA, and is the Immediate President of the IFMA NYC Chapter. She serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the CoreNet NYC Chapter as the Chair of Membership.  She is also actively involved with several charitable organizations serving as the Co-Chair of the Special Olympics New York Dinner Gala and is a member of the AHRC Golf Committee.

Prior to joining Turner & Townsend, Mindy worked with L&K Partners as their Vice President of Client Services, IA Interior Architects as their Director of Business Development, served as the Business Development Manager for TSC Design Associates and spent 13 years at Knoll, Inc.

Jenny YeungJenny Yeung, CFM, MRICS, MSOE, CEnv
Vice President, Hong Kong Portfolio Manager – Office and Data Center

Jenny Yeung is a Vice President at Citi based in Hong Kong. She has more than 25 years of property and facility management experience. Prior to Citi, Yeung was the Operations Director with JLL, managing a facility management strategy project and portfolio of 14 accounts in financial and technology sectors covering a mix of grade-A corporate offices, banking branches and critical environments of more than two-million square feet. Previously, Yeung was in J.P. Morgan accounts for nine years. She also served for major developers including Wharf Group and Cheung Kong.

Yeung is past chair of the IFMA Asian Advisory Board and a member of the Environmental Stewardship, Utilities and Sustainability Strategy Advisory Group (ESUS SAG), Standards Committee, Government Affairs Committee and Asia O&M Benchmark Survey Task Force. Yeung is also a dynamic leader in the Hong Kong Chapter. She was the chapter president for two terms (2011-12 and 2012-13) and served in executive offices and committee roles including vice president, secretary, treasurer, professional development, membership, education and government affairs. Yeung also served in other local green groups as steering committee member including the World Green Organization and Hong Kong Green Building Council – Green Tenancy Driver.

Yeung was chair of the first World Workplace Asia 2011 and chair of Integrate Facility Management Conference for many years. She introduced the first Inter-institutional Competition for Best Facility Management Project Presentation 2011, which has been established as a signature annual student event. Students further advanced themselves in IFMA Foundation Scholarship Programs and achieved remarkable results year on year. Yeung expanded IFMA Asia Pacific Awards of Excellence from a single award to 10 award categories providing a splendid platform to let individuals and FM teams shine in the region.

To promote facility management as a profession, Yeung has been heavily involved in preparing the Hong Kong Chapter in local government’s Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme and organized submissions to the Property Management Services Authority (PMSA). IFMA is now PMSA’s Recognized Professional Body. Certified Facility Managers® (CFMs®) who are also a Professional Member, Associate Member or Young Professional Member of the Hong Kong Chapter of IFMA can meet the proposed criteria on professional qualification requirements of property management practitioner (PMP) Tier 1 license by PMSA.

Yeung’s dedication to the industry has been recognized on many occasions, including Environmental Performance Award - Outstanding Individuals in Industry Award 2009 by RFP Magazine, Grand Award in Financial Sector of the Hong Kong Awards of Environmental Excellence 2012 by HKSAR Government, IFMA’s Awards of Excellence – Large Chapter of the Year Award for Web Communications, and Large Chapter of the Year Award in 2016. Yeung was the international winner of IFMA’s Distinguished Author Award: Web Based/Social Media in 2018, and received the Asia-Pacific Facility Manager of the Year Award of Excellence in 2019.