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The IFMA Fellows program was established by the International Facility Management Association in 1992 to recognize distinguished members with achievements and dedication to IFMA and the facility management profession.

IFMA Fellows form an elite core of respected leaders, advisors and ambassadors who are frequently called upon for their unmatched knowledge of the facility management profession. Collectively the Fellows represent the most esteemed facility management professionals, distinguished authors, prolific academicians and leading facility management visionaries.

The first class of Fellows includes 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. Being named an IFMA Fellow is the highest honor bestowed by the association. Because IFMA is the world's largest network of facility management professionals and the recognized industry leader, the title IFMA Fellow is unparalleled and unmatched among workplace-related recognitions.

The cumulative impact the body of IFMA Fellows has on the profession and the association is immeasurable. The talent and contribution of IFMA Fellows is diverse and extraordinary. No single activity advances an individual to being named an IFMA Fellow; some individual accomplishments include:

  • Outstanding leadership and service to a chapter, council, committee, community, task force or IFMA’s Board of Directors or the IFMA Foundation Board of Trustees.
  • Contribution to important IFMA and industry initiatives such as the Certified Facility Manager, Facility Management Professional and/or Sustainability Facility Manager credential(s) and Accredited Degree Programs.
  • Authorship of facility management related articles or books for trade, national, or international publications.
  • Recognition by trade or business press thus leveraging the opportunity to advance the profession or further increase awareness of the association.
  • Establishment of a medium or publication for sharing facility management knowledge.
  • Development of facility management related continuing education materials, promotion of facility management education, and/or service as an instructor for facility management related programs on a college or university level.
  • Qualification as an IFMA instructor in education programs and courses.
  • Creation of ground-breaking facility management research.
  • Development or establishment of alliances or ongoing relationships between IFMA and other facility management related professional organizations worldwide.
  • Formation and support of IFMA components using complementary personal/company resources.
  • Service in leadership roles within other facility management related associations.
  • Mentoring students or young facility management professionals.
  • Expansion of recognition, and influence of the facility management profession through personal facility management related achievements or recognition, such as recognition by his/her employer or customers for outstanding work.

As of the naming of the class of 2021, IFMA has recognized 127 IFMA Fellows.  Of these, the 2021 IFMA Fellows Jury confirmed Emeritus status for 40 IFMA Fellows. Fellows who have passed away or are no longer active (usually due to illness or retirement), were honored with the title of IFMA Fellow Emeritus. This new title was approved by IFMA’s board of directors in 2021 and removes them from being counted in the 0.5 percent but continues to recognize and honor their service to IFMA and the profession.

Fellows are added each year if the IFMA Jury of Fellows identifies qualified, distinguished candidates. You may view photos of each Class of IFMA Fellows through the hyperlink for each class listed to the right.

An IFMA Fellows Nominating Committee consisting of Fellows is charged each year to identify qualified individuals and aids those who wish to nominate a member. Self-nominations are not permitted.  Members of the IFMA Fellows Nominating Committee are available to assist those wishing to nominate a member to this elite core of respected professionals.

Nominations are submitted to the Jury of Fellows which is selected each year by the entire body of Fellows and consists of three IFMA Fellows, joined by the IFMA Chair and the President/CEO of IFMA. The Jury of Fellows utilizes a standardized evaluation methodology to determine results and ensure fairness and uniformity.

A Nomination Data Form is required and 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 Nomination Data Form is available at the link below.

The nominator is expected to provide a quality, well-written submission targeted at an executive level audience.  The submission must include appropriately detailed information regarding the nominee’s degrees and certifications, work history, identification of significant facilities-related work accomplishments, leadership and major contributions to the profession. Information about the nominee’s publication history, teaching and public speaking experience and IFMA involvement must be included.  Participation and leadership at any level within IFMA as well as service/leadership to other facility management related societies and associations may be listed. Special recognition and significant awards or honors bestowed by IFMA and/or other organizations are a plus.

The submittal package, in addition to the Nomination Data Form, must include an introductory letter written by the nominator and three one-page letters of testimony by IFMA members in good standing who know the nominee well, have first-hand knowledge of his/her achievements, and can add to the content of the Nomination Data Form without repeating information about the nominee. 

Download ​the ​sample ​nomination data form »

If you would like to nominate an individual for the title of IFMA Fellow, please send an email to Fellows@IFMA.org and request a nomination data form.  The IFMA Fellow Staff Liaison will verify the nominator (current active member) and nominee’s status and tenure (eight years of membership and service) of membership and will, if both meet the requirements, send the official Nomination Data Form to the nominator and inform the IFMA Fellows Nominating Committee of the possible nomination.

For additional information regarding IFMA Fellows contact:
Linda Pate
800 Gessner Road, Suite 900
Houston, Texas USA 77024 


  IFMA Fellows Class of 2021

Class of 2021 Trudy Blight, CFM, FMP, SFP, BID, PIDIM, PMP, IFMA Fellow
Steven Ee, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Erik Jaspers, IFMA Fellow
Darin Rose, CFM, SFP, GGP, CRFP, IFMA Fellow
Lena Thompson, FMP, SFP, IFMA Fellow
Graham Tier, FMP, CFM, MRICS, PMP, IFMA Fellow
Class of 2020 Diane Coles Levine, MCR, IFMA Fellow
Geoff Williams, CFM, FMP, SFP, IFMA Fellow
Kenneth FOO Yew Hoong, Beng (Hons), GDipM, IFMA Fellow
Valerian Moraes, CFM, MBA, Assoc. RICS, IFMA Fellow
Class of 2019 Johnny Vinken, M. Eng., CFM, FMP, SFP, CET, CRSP, CEM, IFMA Fellow
Michael Ross Riseborough, RPA, FMA, AAE, FMP, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Ted Ritter, CBD, PMP, LEED AP, IFMA Fellow
Class of 2018 Stephen Ballesty, CFM, MBA, FRICS, FAIQS, ICECA, CQS, IFMA Fellow
Jeffrey Jie-Li Budimulia, CFM, MBA, IFMA Fellow
Paul Doherty, R.A., CDT, IFMA Fellow
Joachim W. Hohmann, CFM, M.Sc., Ph.D., IFMA Fellow
Class of 2017 Collins Osayamwen, CFM, FMP, IFMA Fellow
Rick Corea, IFMA Fellow
James P. Whittaker, P.E., CFM, CEFP, FRICS, IFMA Fellow
Class of 2016 David (Dave) Wilson, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Jon Seller, IFMA Fellow
Stephen Ola Jagun, CFM, FRICS, FNIVS, IFMA Fellow
Peter Ankerstjerne, MBA, COP, FRICS, 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 (deceased)
Charles N. Claar, P.E., CFM, CFMJ, IFMA Fellow (deceased)
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 (deceased)
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 (deceased)
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 (deceased)
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 (deceased)
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 (deceased)
Stormy Friday, IFMA Fellow
Gerald V. Hinchman, PE, CFM, IFMA Fellow

Class of 1998

William L. Gregory, PE, CFM, IFMA Fellow
Art Horton, CFM, IFMA Fellow
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 (deceased) 
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) Tobin, CFM, CFMJ, IFMA Fellow

Class of 1994

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

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

IFMA Fellow Emeritus

The inaugural list of those named as IFMA Fellow Emeritus includes all deceased IFMA Fellows, as well as those who voluntarily submitted their intention to be designated with this esteemed title.

Keith Alexander, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
David L. Armstrong, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
William W. Back, Jr., LEED AP, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Gary P. Broersma*, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
James W. Chambers*, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Oscar K.C. Chan*, CFM, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Charles N. Claar*, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
David G. Cotts, P.E., CFM, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Gerald Davis*, CFM, AIA, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Ted Eedson, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
James C. Elledge, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Anne Fallucchi*, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Lanny Felder, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Bruce K. Forbes*, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Andy Fuhrman, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
George W. Graves*, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Robert J. Gross, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Arthur P. Hahn*, CFM, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Patricia J. Harris*, CFM, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
James M. Hickey*, CFM, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Michael L. Hoots, P.E., IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Glin W. Jay, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Samuel E. Johnson*, CFM, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Maury Keiser, CFM, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Francis J. Kuhn, CFM, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Earnie C. Leake, CFM, MBA, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Erik C. Lund*, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Ira A. Marcus, CFM, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Jaan Meri, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Walther Moslener*, CFM, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Ken Owens*, CFM, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Richard D. Pierce*, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Philip Roberts, RIBA, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
John L. Stanley, CFM, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Carroll Thatcher, CFM, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Guy Thatcher, FMP, CMC, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
George T. Trayer*, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Kit A. Tuveson*, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Bernard J. Van Der Hoeven**, Ph.D., IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Frederick Weiss, CFM, IFMA Fellow Emeritus
Sydney B. Welch, IFMA Fellow Emeritus


**In Absentia