Governance

President: Chris Gardner, PMP, FMP

Chris Gardner lives in Kansas, in the U.S., where he manages facilities in a dozen cities for Foley Equipment. Chris has an extensive background in commercial & multi-family real estate, facility management, and is a project Management professional. He holds a BS in Business, FMP, and Project Management Institute PMP credentials. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Japan, then returned to Kansas City, taking up FM and commercial real estate, an interest that he developed while managing restaurants. He moved ahead with college studies, managed facilities and teams in a variety of industries, and joined the corporate real estate department of Humana. He has remained focused on FM, working for multiple Fortune 100 companies. He leads his own company, CTG Real Estate Services.

Chris served as President of the Kansas City Chapter of IFMA. He is a founding member of Built Environment Partners, an association that serves the commercial real estate community, focusing on educational opportunities. He and his wife have four children. He is a foodie and gets around by motorcycle, snowmobile, or on foot outdoors. His enthusiasm about real estate, FM and his clients and colleagues, combined with abundant skill and knowledge, are a welcome in service to the FMCC membership.

FMCC Responsibilities:  Oversight of the Board of Directors


Vice President: Dale Schuss, RPA, SFP


Dale Schuss 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 British Columbia, Canada.  In 2008, Dale founded and still owns and operates Randall North Real Estate Services Inc., a property and facility management company.  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 has 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 volunteers for Habitat for Humanity Victoria and is on the boards of the non-profit Ready to Rent and 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.

FMCC Responsibilities:  Marketing, including the FMCC website, FMCC LinkedIn, webinars, etc.


Treasurer: Daniel Goldsmith

Daniel Goldsmith is the principal of Daniel M. Goldsmith Consultancy, LLC, a consultancy specializing in Management and Facility Management.  Daniel is a Doctorate level academic and contributes to the Strayer University Master of Business Administration Program.  Daniel has extensive experience in managing commercial level facilities within the United States Government.  Daniel also contributes to the Institute of Management Consultants – National Capital Region Chapter, the American Statistical Association (AMSTAT), the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Daniel has created IFMA FMCC specific content — namely the following:

  • Ask The Expert Advisory Column – Triple Bottom Line. Facilities Management Journal (March/April 2019)
  • White Paper: Strengthening Your Value Proposition – Relationships. IFMA FMCC
  • Webinar: Strengthening Your Value Proposition – Relationships. IFMA FMCC
  • IFMA Chapter Newsletter Article: Key Performance Indicators: The Tell Tale of Business. IFMA National Capital Chapter
  • Webinar: The Business of Facility Management. IFMA FMCC
  • Podcast: Healthy Client Relationships: From Strategy to Troubleshooting. IFMA FMCC

Daniel can be reached on www.dmgmc.com or daniel@dmgmc.com.

FMCC Responsibilities:  Treasurer


Secretary: Trudy Blight

With over 30 + years of successfully leading projects and organizations, Trudy has been privileged to participate in a variety of activities and work with many skilled individuals. Her career has evolved through her roles as asset and facility manager, project manager, program facilitator, and client service director. Leadership skills were initially developed while she co-owned and led a successful design firm and were further honed and developed in leading large, complex programs of work involving a diverse range of projects and a multitude of project managers. Her passion to improve the lives of the facility occupants has been the drive to ensure effective, sustainable, quality and inspiring work environments while advancing the organization’s strategic objectives. .

FMCC Responsibilities:  Secretary, Board Meeting Minutes


Immediate Past President: David Reynolds, CFM, FMP

David lives in Mississippi, in the U.S. He is a founding partner in the FM consultancy Global Facility Management Alliance and an independent FM consultant. He has a lifelong interest in how people experience the built environment and how the built environment hosts organizations and advances their purposes. His principal FM interests are in organizational problem solving for continuous improvement. He is an advocate of technology as an FM resource.

He holds degrees in science, engineering, and allied health areas and served in the U.S. Coast Guard. His pro bono work concerns safe and healthy housing, workplace safety, environmental health, and key process design and measurement.

David joined IFMA in 2003, became an FMP in 2005, and CFM in 2014. In addition to FMCC, he is active in support of programs of the OMHS Community of Practice and in the Pipeline group engaged with the Facilithon (U.S.) competition for students of the trades who are interested in FM. He enjoys rehabilitating boats and houses and keeping a kitchen garden. He has a new grandson, a promising FM whose Mom and Dad just built a new home in New Orleans, hands-on from start to finish.

FMCC Responsibilities:  FMCC Sponsorships


Global Liaison: Val Moraes, CFM, MBA


Val Moraes is the CEO & Managing Director of GregMore Group, a Facilities Management Consultancy based in Auckland, New Zealand.
He has more than 30 years of Facilities Management experience in various countries including India, Australia and New Zealand. His past experience includes senior FM roles with Super deluxe Hotels (Oberoi Group), High Rise Commercial Buildings (Colliers International) and Supermarkets (Progressive/Woolworths Australia) besides large Companies.
He holds a Graduate Certificate in Building Management (GCBM) and a certificate in Project Management from Victoria University, Wellington.
He is also the first New Zealander with Certified Facilities Manager (CFM) credentials from International Facilities Management Association, (IFMA).
Besides being one of the Founding Fathers and Foundation Board Member of Facilities Management Association of New Zealand (FMANZ), he is also the Past Chair and serves as an ambassador for FMANZ.
Val is an Accredited Professional for Green Star rating of Buildings in New Zealand (GSNZAP).  He is also past President of FMCC.
FMCC Responsibilities:  Global Liaison


Here’s How Coordinator: Karla Reid, MSc.BSc. CBIFM MIFMA

Karla Reid, MSc, MIFMA is an FM Consultant based in the Abu Dhabi.  An IFMA member for over 10 years and has worked in various capacities to advance the practice of FM Consulting and delivery of FM Services.  Karla is a qualified Physical Planner & Facilities Engineer having studied Building Maintenance at Edinburgh Napier University and holds a Masters in Building Services Facilities Management from Heriot Watt University.
She has held various positions internationally including;-Physical Planner with Conrad Douglas and Associates, Building Systems Officer at the Jamaica Public Service Company (Jamaica).  FM Advisor/ Consultant with Mott Macdonald Intl. working on key PFI projects across Scotland & England. A Certified BREEAM Assessor- Buildings with interests in the academic development and Training in Facilities Management worldwide.
Her commitment to advancing the profession began in the early days with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) as part of the Examiner Board assessing aspiring Facilities Professionals. Currently supporting the FMCC on various initiatives including membership liaison, development of webinars & articles to support our FMCC members and the wider IFMA membership.
As a Consultant, Karla’s key practice areas; is Transition Management; Transitioning of development projects from design & construction through to operation. Asset Management; Asset Lifecycle Planning, Management & Replacement. Asset Information Modelling & BIM for Operations and Technology geared to building performance and end-user wellbeing.
Interests include; training of aspiring FM team members, mentoring of FM Management personnel and academic development of the profession. Personal interests include spiritual growth, travelling, food enthusiast & an avid lover of music.

Karla can be contacted by email at archreid@yahoo.com

Publications

  • IFMA -FMCC “ Here’s How series”
  • FM in the Middle East ( IFMA-WWP Presentation 2015)
  • Applying the FM ISO Standards (IFMA Reviewer)
  • Various Reviews & participation in Case Studies IFMA and BIFM

FMCC Responsibilities:  Here’s How Coordinator


Ask the Experts Coordinator: Daniel Goldsmith

Daniel Goldsmith is the principal of Daniel M. Goldsmith Consultancy, LLC, a consultancy specializing in Management and Facility Management.  Daniel is a Doctorate level academic and contributes to the Strayer University Master of Business Administration Program.  Daniel has extensive experience in managing commercial level facilities within the United States Government.  Daniel also contributes to the Institute of Management Consultants – National Capital Region Chapter, the American Statistical Association (AMSTAT), the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Daniel has created IFMA FMCC specific content — namely the following:

  • Ask The Expert Advisory Column – Triple Bottom Line. Facilities Management Journal (March/April 2019)
  • White Paper: Strengthening Your Value Proposition – Relationships. IFMA FMCC
  • Webinar: Strengthening Your Value Proposition – Relationships. IFMA FMCC
  • IFMA Chapter Newsletter Article: Key Performance Indicators: The Tell Tale of Business. IFMA National Capital Chapter
  • Webinar: The Business of Facility Management. IFMA FMCC
  • Podcast: Healthy Client Relationships: From Strategy to Troubleshooting. IFMA FMCC

Daniel can be reached on www.dmgmc.com or daniel@dmgmc.com.

FMCC Responsibilities:  Ask the Experts Coordinator


The Regional Directors will function at the board level and concentrate on FM consultant networking and capabilities best realized in the business circumstances and cultures of their regions:

 

OPEN Australasia
Kimberly Snow Canada
Ondrej Strup Central & Eastern Europe
Karla Reid Middle East
Ricardo Crepaldi South America
Mike Liddle Sub Saharan Africa

 


Regional Director-Australasia: OPEN

FMCC Responsibilities:  Australasia


Regional Director-Canada: Kimberly R. Snow, FMP, CFM, ABCP

Kimberly Snow leads the Workplace Services Department at the Canadian Home Office of global off-price retailer TJX, in Ontario, Canada. She and her staff oversee: janitorial services, interior and exterior building maintenance, fitness centre, cafeteria, internal communication, business continuity planning, data centre infrastructure, mailroom, onsite print service, inbound samples management, space allocation, and move management. Kimberly participates with Workplace Services managers throughout global TJX to align services, lead projects and share knowledge. Her previous FM posts, concentrated in the commercial sector, feature leadership and management roles across the FM competencies, progressively adding scope and responsibilities.

Kimberly’s academic background includes media studies and business management. She earned the FMP in 2011 and CFM in 2012. She is a member of the IFMA Toronto Chapter and DRI International, the Disaster Recovery Institute.
FMCC Responsibilities:  Canada


Regional Director-Central & Eastern Europe: Ondrej Strup, IFMA Fellow

Ondrej Strup graduated as a steel construction designer (15 years experience), then CAD (leader of computer center of designing company, vendor of CAD, EDM and CAFM – Nemetschek AG)

  • 1999 established Czech Chapter of International Facility Management Association, first President, at present Past President of IFMA CZ.
  • External teacher of Facility management at Czech Technical University (CVUT FSv), The University of Economics, Prague (VSE), lector of Facility management etc.
  • Leader of accredited Facility Management education program under IFMA CZ and Czech Ministry of Education (FM Institute).
  • IFMA Foundation Ambassador.
  • Named as head of Czech Republic for preparing of new EU FM standard (member of TC 348) and its translation.
  • Named as head of Czech Republic for preparing of new ISO Asset management standard (member of PC 251) and its translation.
  • IFMA Foundation Ambassador Czech and Slovak Republic.
  • IFMA Fellow.
  • EuroFM Liaison in ISO PC 267 (ISO 18480 “Facility management”) + representative of Czech Republic in this Committee.

Speciální zkušenosti: Facility management, Real Estate, Asset management, Property management, IT (CAFM, CAD, EDM), Education
FMCC Responsibilities:  Central & Eastern Europe


Regional Director-Middle East: Karla Reid

Karla Reid, MSc, MIFMA is an FM Consultant based in the Abu Dhabi.  An IFMA member for over 10 years and has worked in various capacities to advance the practice of FM Consulting and delivery of FM Services.  Karla is a qualified Physical Planner & Facilities Engineer having studied Building Maintenance at Edinburgh Napier University and holds a Masters in Building Services Facilities Management from Heriot Watt University.
She has held various positions internationally including;-Physical Planner with Conrad Douglas and Associates, Building Systems Officer at the Jamaica Public Service Company (Jamaica).  FM Advisor/ Consultant with Mott Macdonald Intl. working on key PFI projects across Scotland & England. A Certified BREEAM Assessor- Buildings with interests in the academic development and Training in Facilities Management worldwide.
Her commitment to advancing the profession began in the early days with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) as part of the Examiner Board assessing aspiring Facilities Professionals. Currently supporting the FMCC on various initiatives including membership liaison, development of webinars & articles to support our FMCC members and the wider IFMA membership.
As a Consultant, Karla’s key practice areas; is Transition Management; Transitioning of development projects from design & construction through to operation. Asset Management; Asset Lifecycle Planning, Management & Replacement. Asset Information Modelling & BIM for Operations and Technology geared to building performance and end-user wellbeing.
Interests include; training of aspiring FM team members, mentoring of FM Management personnel and academic development of the profession. Personal interests include spiritual growth, travelling, food enthusiast & an avid lover of music.  Karla can be contacted by email at archreid@yahoo.com

Publications

  • IFMA -FMCC “ Here’s How series”
  • FM in the Middle East ( IFMA-WWP Presentation 2015)
  • Applying the FM ISO Standards (IFMA Reviewer)
  • Various Reviews & participation in Case Studies IFMA and BIFM

FMCC Responsibilities:  Middle East


Regional Director-South America: Ricardo Crepaldi, MSc

Ricardo Crepaldi is educated in chemistry and has more than 29 years of professional experience. For 23 years, he has been involved in industry, always in facilities and environmental areas, working with companies including Boehringer Ingelheim (Pharmaceutical), AB-InBev (Beverage) and General Motors (Automotive). He is a ISO 14000 auditor and has a Specialization Degree in Environmental Eng’g., as well enhancement in Controller and Business Administration. With more than 6 years in the academic area, he recently finished his Master’s Degree in Science and Environmental Technology, based on nanotechnology as the first step of a personal project of Post Ph.D. level.  Nowadays Ricardo works in academic research and teaching. He is also is a senior freelance consultant for companies in contract management, environmental management, facilities operations, continuous improvement, cash conservation, crisis management, problem solving, and sustainability.  He is an active member in many associations in Brazil and the US for facilities, environmental, and academic areas. His principal tasks are as an Advisor for ABRAFAC (Brazilian Facilities Association), Vice President of GRUPAS (Facilities Manager’s Group) and a President of a Chapter of ABES (Brazilian Environmental Association).
FMCC Responsibilities:  South America


Regional Director-Sub Saharan Africa: Mike Liddle, CFB

Mike runs Business & Facilities an independent Real Estate and Facility Management consultancy operating in EMEA. His experience includes the control and co-ordination of multi-million Pound projects involving all aspects of FM, Real Estate, Design and Construction.  After managing the merger of Merck Sharpe & Dohme and Schering-Plough in 17 countries he has specialised in large scale outsource programmes on an EMEA basis for companies such as, AstraZeneca, Microsoft, Imation, Telefonica, Oracle, Kings College London and is currently working and advising on a major leading edge Free Zone Technology Village Flagship building in Abuja Nigeria.  He served as President of IFMA UK, President of European IFMA and is a past President of IFMA’s global Facility Management Consultants Council.

FMCC Responsibilities:  Sub Saharan Africa