Governance

President:
Kathleen Lausman

Kathleen is a Building Industry professional providing expertise in capital planning/life cycle asset management and Project Management using principles and processes enabled by technology systems and LEAN methodology. She is focused on sustainable solutions reducing waste, improving asset value and the facility occupant experience. Kathleen’s 30+ years of practice includes direct Project Management experience delivering capital projects. 


Vice President:
Brent Ward, FMP, SFP

Brent was born and raised in the Construction Industry, working for his uncle and with his father after school and during off periods from 12 years old. Brent went to Utah Technical College @ Provo (now Utah Valley University) and has a degree in Drafting and Design.
Brent is the owner of Left Coast Facilities Consulting, working with smaller businesses to help them become more profitable through PM procedures and sustainability.
Brent is a member and treasurer of the Oregon Southwest Washington Chapter, and chairman of the Emerging Professionals and Career Development committee. He is on the Ambassadors Committee for the IFMA Foundation. Brent will be going through Accreditation Training in the spring so that he can audit universities FM programs to ensure that they are meeting IFMA and Accreditation standards. Brent has his FMP, SFP, and hopes to have his CFM by August. He recently received his CFT (Certified Facilitator of Training) so that he can teach IFMA’s courses.


Treasurer:
Dr. Dan
iel Goldsmith

Daniel Goldsmith holds a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) degree from Argosy University. His earlier degrees are an MBA from Strayer University and bachelor degree in Business from the University of West Florida.
Dr. Goldsmith works in the federal space as a Facility Management Program Manager with management and operational responsibility for approximately two million square feet in Washington, DC. Dr. Goldsmith holds memberships in the following organizations: The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Institute of Management Consultants. Dr. Goldsmith has served on multiple boards including the Institute of Management Consultants, the Transportation Federal Credit Union, The Facilities Management Consultants Council (affiliated with IFMA), and The Carlton Condominium.
Dr. Goldsmith is principal of Daniel M. Goldsmith Consultancy, LLC which is a management consultancy specializing in the practice areas of Strategy, Organizational Development (Performance), Research, and Training.
Dr. Goldsmith’s hobbies include playing classical guitar and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Daniel and his wife, Christine, reside in Chevy Chase, MD.


Secretary:
Stephanie Brounstein

With a background in Interior Design and LEED, Stephanie is a Facilities Management Professional providing strategic project management, building operations, and workplace customer success across all spectrums of the corporate landscape.  With 25+ years of experience, Stephanie is passionate about creating an office space that is functional, productive and a fantastic customer experience.


Immediate Past President:
Dale Schuss, CFM SFP FMP RPA


Dale joins the Board in supporting FMCC members and associates, whether established or new to the marketplace and building a consulting career around their workplace expertise.

Dale lives in London in the United Kingdom and works there as the Portfolio Facilities Manager for Gravity Co.  Previously in 2008, Dale founded Randall North Real Estate Services Inc., a property and facility management company which he sold in 2021.  Dale joined IFMA in 2008 however prior to that Dale worked for a multi-national facility management company and was a regional manager on the RBC Royal Bank, Canada Post Corporation and EDS contracts.  Dale has been in the real estate industry since 1990 and current facility management contracts involve gas stations, convenience and liquor stores, along with general retail.  Dale received his SFP in 2013 and his RPA in 2002; and held three real estate licenses in British Columbia.  Dale holds a Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Victoria and is completing his Diploma in Public Relations.

Dale has spent years volunteering for Habitat for Humanity Victoria and the non-profit Ready to Rent and also a genealogy society.  Dale is married to Amy and has three grown children.  Dale enjoys reading, traveling and hiking – but most of all Dale loves to learn new skills. 


Global Liaison:
Val Moraes, IFMA Fellow, CFM, MBA, Assoc RICS, Past President IFMA FMCC

Val Moraes, is the Founder CEO and Managing Director of GregMore Group, a Facilities Management Company specialized in FM Consultancy, Project Management and FM Operations, based in Auckland, New Zealand.  His past experience includes senior Facilities Management roles with Super Deluxe Hotels (Oberoi Group), High Rise Commercial Buildings (Colliers International) and Supermarkets (Progressive/Woolworths Australia) besides large Corporates.  He is also the first New Zealander to be accredited as a Certified Facilities Manager (CFM) by International Facilities Management Association, USA (IFMA) and is accredited Assoc RICS from Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the first New Zealander as IFMA Fellow.  He is one of the Founding Fathers/Foundation Board Members and Past Chair of Facilities Management Association of New Zealand (FMANZ) besides being the Past President of IFMA FM Consultants Council (FMCC) and currently as Strategic Advisor for the IFMA Business (BIZ) Community.  Val is also an Accredited Professional for Green Star rating of Buildings in New Zealand (GSNZAP).


Ask the Experts Coordinator:
Kathleen Lausman

Kathleen is a Building Industry professional providing expertise in capital planning/life cycle asset management and Project Management using principles and processes enabled by technology systems and LEAN methodology. She is focused on sustainable solutions reducing waste, improving asset value and the facility occupant experience. Kathleen’s 30+ years of practice includes direct Project Management experience delivering capital projects.


The Regional Directors function at the board level and concentrate on FM consultant networking and capabilities best realized in the business circumstances and cultures of their regions.  For more information on the Regional Directors, click here.