IFMA announces 2020-21 global board of directors Jul 01, 2020 IFMA is pleased to introduce the member-elected executive committee and appointees to the global board of directors for the 2020-21 fiscal year (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021). Peter Ankerstjerne, MBA, COP, FRICS, IFMA Fellow, Global FM and Experience Services Lead for Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (JLL) begins his term as board chair today. He is joined by first vice chair Laurie A. Gilmer, P.E., CFM, SFP, LEED-AP, CxA, Vice President/COO of Facility Engineering Associates, P.C., and second vice chair Dean Stanberry, CFM, LEED AP O+M. Members of the executive committee serve one-year terms. Past chair of the IFMA Asian Advisory Board and past president of the Hong Kong Chapter of IFMA (2011-13) Jenny Yeung, CFM, MRICS, MSOE, CEnv is a newly appointed board member, serving a three-year term. Returning board members include Jos Duchamps, MSc. Eng.; Hari Hegde; Luis Morejon; Kate North; Michael Redding; Lorri Rowlandson; Colette Temmink, CFM, FRICS, CPM, CRE, MCR, SLCR; and Mindy Williams-McElearney. These individuals bring a broad range of subject matter expertise to the organization, including integrated facility management, ecological and societal well-being, workplace innovation and transformation, smart buildings, sustainability and energy management, project and performance management, and facility management operations. “With the recent changes in work, workplace and workstyle brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, there has never been a more critical time to be in facility management than now,” said chair Peter Ankerstjerne. “FM professionals across the world are being recognized for their contributions in keeping employees healthy and safe, while also keeping the business afloat. This has brought the facility and workplace management industry at a critical juncture where we see an increased focus on flexibility, resilience, digitalization and experience. As IFMA celebrates our 40th anniversary this year, we are challenged by the short-term ramifications of the pandemic; however, I strongly believe that the long-term impact will provide great opportunities to elevate our profession and unite it internationally. Together, we will be able to take IFMA to the next level and lay the foundation for the next 40 years.” IFMA is grateful to outgoing chair John Carrillo, CFM, IFMA Fellow for his insightful, balanced and compassionate leadership. In a trying time of uncertainty, Carrillo reminded us to find support and inspiration among our colleagues. His words of support amid natural disasters, the coronavirus pandemic, economic uncertainty, and global outrage and grief over acts of discrimination and injustice helped soothe and bolster our professional community. Carrillo will remain involved with the association as past board chair. 2020-21 IFMA Global Board of Directors Executive Committee ChairPeter Ankerstjerne, MBA, COP, FRICS, IFMA FellowGlobal FM and Experience Services Lead for Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (JLL)Copenhagen, Denmark First Vice ChairLaurie A. Gilmer, P.E., CFM, SFP, LEED-AP, CxAVice President/COO, Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.Santa Rosa, California, USA Second Vice ChairDean Stanberry, CFM, LEED AP O+MChair, IFMA Environmental Stewardship, Utilities and Sustainability CommunityDenver, Colorado, USA Ex-officioDon GilpinPresident and COOInternational Facility Management AssociationHouston, Texas, USA Past ChairJohn Carrillo, CFM, IFMA FellowRetiredSan Ramon, California, USA Directors Jos Duchamps, MSc. Eng.Managing Director, PROCOS GroupAntwerpen, Belgium Hari HegdeGeneral Manager, Operations Support, WIPRO TechnologiesBangalore, Karnataka, India Luis MorejonSenior Managing Director, CBRESan Francisco, California, USA Kate NorthVice President, Workplace Innovation Advisory, Corporate Solutions (Americas), Colliers InternationalChicago, Illinois, USA Michael ReddingManaging Director, Agile OAK LLCSparta, New Jersey, USA Lorri RowlandsonGlobal Senior Vice President, Strategy & Innovation, BGISMarkham, ON, Canada Colette Temmink, CFM, FRICS, CPM, CRE, MCR, SLCRPresident, Property ServicesEdenSan Francisco, California, USA Mindy Williams-McElearneyVice President, L&K Partners Inc.New York, New York, USA Jenny Yeung, CFM, CEnv., MRICS, MSOEVice President/Portfolio Manager, CitiHong Kong Biographies and contact information are available online at ifma.org/about/leadership-staff/board-of-directors.