IFMA announces 2021-22 global board of directors Jul 01, 2021 IFMA is pleased to announce the member-elected executive committee and appointees to the global board of directors for the 2021-22 fiscal year (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022). Due to the irregular circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, IFMA’s Nominating Committee recommended the executive committee (EC) of its global board of directors remain in office for an additional year. Members of the EC typically serve one-year terms; however, the committee’s objective in extending the EC’s term was to maintain stability heading into 2021-22 and minimize unnecessary risks. Peter Ankerstjerne, MBA, COP, IFMA Fellow, Chief Strategy Officer for Planon Group will continue his term as board chair through June 30, 2022. Laurie A. Gilmer, P.E., CFM, SFP, LEED-AP, Vice President/COO of Facility Engineering Associates, P.C., will remain as first vice chair; and Dean Stanberry, CFM, LEED AP O+M, Chair, IFMA Government Affairs Committee will remain as second vice chair. To better reflect the scope of Don Gilpin’s responsibilities, his title has changed from president and COO to president and CEO. “This is the first time in IFMA’s history that all three executive committee members will remain in office for another year. I believe it will be of great benefit to the association,” said IFMA President and CEO Don Gilpin. “With so many positive changes happening at IFMA — such as introducing our new mission and vision, unveiling a refreshed logo and brand, and broadening our educational offerings — we need that continuity in leadership. Peter, Laurie and Dean have brought us through one of our most challenging times. Their hands-on experience and deep knowledge of current projects and objectives will help us hit the ground running as we move forward.” Newly appointed board members Cheryl R. Carron, Christa Dodoo, CMQ/OE, CFM, FMP, CIWFM, and Samson Lee will serve on IFMA’s global board of directors until 2024. These individuals bring a broad range of subject matter expertise to the organization, including integrated facility management, operations maintenance, capital projects management and strategic planning. “I greatly appreciate our membership’s vote of confidence,” said Chair Peter Ankerstjerne. “The past year has been an unsettling time for all of us. Like many organizations worldwide, IFMA had to halt, delay or modify certain goals and projects as a result of the pandemic. I’m grateful that IFMA’s executive committee has been given another year in office. We look forward to implementing the strategic initiatives we intended to carry out before COVID-19 hit.” Nominating Committee Chair John Carrillo, CFM, IFMA Fellow, who served as board chair from 2019 to 2020, will remain involved with the association as past chair. 2021-22 IFMA Global Board of Directors EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chair Peter Ankerstjerne, MBA, COP, IFMA Fellow Chief Strategy Officer, The Planon Group Copenhagen, Denmark First Vice Chair Laurie A. Gilmer, P.E., CFM, SFP, LEED-AP Vice President/COO, Facility Engineering Associates, P.C. Santa Rosa, California, USA Second Vice Chair Dean Stanberry, CFM, LEED AP O+M Chair, IFMA Government Affairs Committee Denver, Colorado, USA Ex-officio Don Gilpin President and CEO International Facility Management Association Houston, Texas, USA Past Chair John Carrillo, CFM, IFMA Fellow Retired San Ramon, California, USA DIRECTORS Cheryl Carron Global Head, Facilities Management & Experience Services Corporate Solutions, JLL Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Christa Dodoo, CFM, FMP, CIWFM, CMQ/OE Head of Facilities Management Services United Nations World Food Programme Rome, Italy Jos Duchamps, MSc. Eng. Managing Director, PROCOS Group Antwerpen, Belgium Hari Hegde Senior Vice President Operations, Wipro Limited Bangalore, Karnataka, India Samson Lee Chair of IFMA Asian Advisory Board Hong Kong, China Luis Morejon SVP – Head of Corporate Real Estate Transformation, Operations and Delivery, Bank of the West San Francisco, California, USA Lorri Rowlandson Global Senior Vice President, Strategy & Innovation, BGIS Markham, ON, Canada Colette Temmink, CFM, FRICS, CPM, CRE, MCR, SLCR Chief Strategy and Product Officer, Blue Skyre, IBE (BSI) San Francisco, California, USA Mindy Williams-McElearney Director, Turner & Townsend New York, New York, USA Learn more about IFMA’s global board of directors at ifma.org/about/leadership-staff/board-of-directors/global-board-of-directors/.