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*Committee Descriptions:

Program Committee
This committee develops monthly membership programs for the St. Louis Chapter of IFMA, ranging from paid out-of-town, speakers, to local corporate facility tours/programs. The committee also develops relationships with other similar organizations to share or co-sponsor special programs/events. A committee member is asked to assist in recommendations for monthly programs, speakers and facilities that will host program meetings. A committee member is responsible for the coordination of one or two programs per year. Typically, this committee meets on the 3rd Friday of each month, 11:30am at William Tao & Associates. This committee is chaired by Gary Wood - [email protected]

Education Committee
The purpose of this committee is to provide educational opportunities and support to obtain a Certified Facility Manager (CFM), Facility Management Professional (FMP) designation and Sustainable Facility Professional (SFP). Committee responsibilities include: establishing continuing education level FM courses; establish FM degree program at a local education institution; improve membership awareness of the CFM process, increase number of CFMs in the chapter and promote and coordinate CFM study group. This committee is chaired by Michael Wright, CFM - [email protected]

Membership Committee
This committee is responsible for identifying and attracting prospective new members by reaching out to facility managers and vendors, with special emphasis on professional member recruitment. Committee reviews monthly membership data and identifies trends in the industry.  In addition, this committee is responsible for the retention of current members. Committee members will place phone calls prior to meetings, serve as greeters at events, encourage membership renewals, and plan new member programs twice per year. Typically, this committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 11:30am at Monsanto. This committee is chaired by Sean Gallagher - [email protected]

Sponsorship Committee
The main responsibility of the committee is to encourage members to participate in the Partner with IFMA Program, as well as monthly program sponsors. Proceeds from this fund-raiser subsidize the chapter’s monthly educational programs. Committee members are needed to place phone calls to the membership.  For additional information contact Matt Huelsing - [email protected]

Golf Classic Committee
This is a sub-committee of the Sponsorship Committee.  The committee is responsible for coordinating the annual golf tournament. This event is the chapter’s main fundraiser. This committee is chaired by Andrew Dillard -[email protected] or for additional information contact Karen Shymanski – [email protected]

Marketing Committee
The primary focus of this committee is to spearhead the communication platform for the organization. A monthly newsletter will be distributed to the membership informing them of events and schedules,  provide informational background articles covering subject matter of interest, and to communicate “members in the news” topics as well as IFMA International topics. The Communication Committee will interface all chapter communication from staff and leadership to membership, from committees to membership and releases to local media. The information will be communicated by utilizing e-mail, the web site, and social media. This committee is chaired by Erin Valentine - [email protected]

Sustainability Committee
For more information, please contact Karen Shymanski - [email protected]

Additional Volunteers Needed!
Still not sure what would be the best for you? If you would like to share a special talent, such as photography, writing, event planning, charity organization liaison, etc., please Contact Karen Shymanski - [email protected]  She will be happy to find the best spot for you, whether you have a little or a lot of time.

Committee Descriptions