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IFMA Announces 2024-25 Global Board of Directors

Jul 01, 2024

HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA – (July 1, 2024) – The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is pleased to announce the member-elected executive committee and appointees to the global board of directors for the 2024-25 fiscal year (July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025). 

Lynn Baez, FMP, SFP, IFMA Fellow begins her term as board chair today. She is joined by First Vice Chair Christa Dodoo, CFM, FMP, CIWFM, CMQ-OE and Second Vice Chair Luis R. Viña. Members of the executive committee serve one-year terms. 

“Lynn brings outstanding business acumen with compassionate human touch to our global chair position,” said IFMA President and CEO Don Gilpin. “Her tenure coincides with not only a foundation of sustained growth for IFMA, but a vision for a strategic path of continued success.” 

Baez, Enterprise Vice President, Facilities and Workplace at McKesson, said she is excited and grateful to assume the reins of IFMA leadership. 

“I extend my sincere thanks to IFMA’s membership to entrust me with this role,” she said. “The opportunity to represent the association and our profession is something that fills me with hope and appreciation.”  

Newly appointed board members include Nick Heibein, FMP, MCR, and Bobby R. LaRon, FMP, MScM. These individuals bring a broad range of subject matter expertise to the organization, including emerging technologies real estate and accommodations, change management, tactical execution, stakeholder management and client relations. 

IFMA thanks outgoing Chair Dean Stanberry, CFM, SFP for his insightful steady leadership over the last 12 months. He will remain involved with the association as past chair. 

During his tenure, IFMA welcomed new chapters in Macau, Greece, United Arab Emirates and Rhode Island, USA. IFMA also strengthened its global outreach by preparing best practices for launching new chapters and conducting an analysis of Spanish language needs. 

“Together, we have made significant strides in advancing the facility management profession and enhancing the value IFMA provides to its members,” he said. “Our collective efforts have not only strengthened IFMA's position as a global leader in facility management but also paved the way for continued innovation and growth. I am confident that the foundation we have built will serve as a catalyst for even greater achievements in the years to come.” 

Learn more about IFMA’s global board of directors at ifma.org/about/leadership-staff/board-of-directors/global-board-of-directors/. 

2024-25 IFMA Global Board of Directors 

Executive Committee 


Lynn Baez, FMP, SFP, IFMA Fellow 
Enterprise Vice President, Facilities and Workplace 
Irving, Texas, USA 

First Vice Chair 

Christa Dodoo, CFM, FMP, CIWFM, CMQ-OE 
Chief, Infrastructure and Facilities  
United Nations World Food Programme  
Rome, Italy 

Second Vice Chair 

Luis R. Viña 
Senior Director, Global Operations 
Ciudad de México, Mexico 


Don Gilpin 
President and CEO 
Traverse City, Michigan USA 

Past Chair 

Dean Stanberry, CFM, SFP 
Contractor to the U.S. General Services Administration 
Denver, Colorado, USA 

Board of Directors 

Trudy Blight, CFM, FMP, SFP, BID, PIDIM, PMP, IFMA Fellow 
Assistant Director, Operations & Maintenance, University of Manitoba 
Winnipeg, MB, Canada 

Jason E. Callis, CFM, SFP 
Chair - IFMA Government Affairs Committee 
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 

Lorena Espada 
EMEA Head of Facility Management, Chubb European Group 
Madrid, Spain 

Nick Heibein, FMP, MCR 
Global Operations Officer, RBC Account 
Toronto, Ontario CANADA 

Bobby R. LaRon, FMP, MScM 
Senior Commercial Property Manager 
Portland, Oregon USA 

APAC Delivery & Performance Director, GSK 

Lena Thompson, FMP, SFP, IFMA Fellow 
Director, Building Operations & OFM, American Psychological Association 
Washington, D.C., USA 

About IFMA 

Founded in 1980, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the world’s largest, most widely recognized association for facility management (FM) professionals. Supporting more than 24,000 members in over 130 countries, IFMA is a key contributor to the development of international FM standards and works with decision makers to inform FM-related policy. IFMA provides career resources and continuing education, offers three industry-respected credentials, maintains the largest repository of FM-related content on the web and hosts year-round global events. With a vision to lead the future of the built environment to make the world a better place, IFMA believes in the benefit of global diversity, inclusion and social equity, and recognizes that sustainability, resilience and responsible environmental stewardship are paramount. For more information, visit ifma.org and our LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Threads, X and Flickr pages. Follow IFMA’s Connected FM podcast and blog for expert insights on trending industry topics.