STAG (Strategic and Tactical Action Group)

During 2014, the FMCC Board launched the Strategic and Tactical Action Group (STAG). The primary focus of STAG is to execute the initiatives as per the FMCC’s Board approved Strategic Plan and Balanced Scorecard.

We would like to introduce our STAG Team Members representing various initiatives for the current council year 2016-2017.

If you would like to become involved (short term or long term) with any of the following member initiatives, please contact Ricardo Crepaldi

3globesStrategic and Tactical Action Group (STAG)

Ricardo Crepaldi (STAG Chair)
David Reynolds (Board Liaison, 1st Co-Chair Western Hemisphere & Podcast Program Coordinator)
Graham Constable (1st Co-Chair Eastern Hemisphere & Webinar Coordinator-Eastern Hemisphere)
Ricardo Crepaldi (interim Webinar Coordinator-Western Hemisphere)
Trudy Blight (White Papers Program Coordinator)
Daniel Goldsmith (Scholarship Program Coordinator)
Mark Sekula (“Ask the Expert” FMJ Submissions)
Michel Theriault (Blog Coordinator)
Doug Aldrich (Business Development)
Gay Tuttle
Glenn Hodge
Stephen Brown
Mohamed El Agroudy
Olumide Aina
Geoff Parnell
Daniel Goldsmith (Kit Tuveson Scholarship Committee)


Ricardo Crepaldi, MSc
Ricardo 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).


David Reynolds, CFM,FMP
David Reynolds is located in Mississippi, U.S.A. David is new to FMCC, a recent CFM, and an FMP since 2004. His background is in systems, project management, and consulting, in small companies serving a variety of clients and industries.  He holds degrees in science, engineering, and allied health areas.  He focuses on FM as organizations adopt asset management principles and practices following ISO 55000, where clear, visible, interactive, maintainable, process and risk models, data, and measurements can better frame FM in organizational strategies and objectives.  Pro bono work includes construction, maintenance, safety, and health. David is also a member of the IFMA Environmental Health and Safety Council.

Graham Constable, BSc, MBA, PVM
Graham Constable, BSc, MBA, PVM is a freelance consultant working in asset and facilities management, value management, change, facilitation and mentoring. Based in Sydney Australia, he offers clients proven competence in strategic and operational asset and facilities management gained over many years in operational leadership and consulting roles in the UK, Europe and Australia. He undertakes in-depth tactical and strategic analyses of clients’ asset and facilities management regimens transposing the results into viable and durable strategic plans and operational models that are aligned with and support client business goals. He focuses on operational readiness and continuous improvement specialising in change, developing and improving the performance of individuals and integrated teams.He is also a certified value management (VM) practitioner with the Institute of Value Management completing strategic and tactical VM Work Studies for clients.Graham has co-authored and had published a book on ‘Leadership & Team Building in Primary Care’. He is studying for his CFM accreditation and for a CoreNet certification in Core Fundamentals of Corporate Real Estate.

Trudy Blight, BID, NCIDQ, PIDIM, IDC, CFM, SFP, PMP, LEED Green Associate, Associate, Manager of Facilities Consulting Stantec Architecture
Trudy began her career by obtaining her Bachelor of Interior Design from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba.  She led her own design firm working as a Professional Interior Designer while completing the National Council for Interior Design Qualification.  Keenly interested in the benefits arising from sound Facility Management she obtained the necessary training and experience in order to implement such benefits for clients.  She also spent several years as an Asset Manager for the Federal Government of Canada administering a large and diverse portfolio.  Trudy has earned her Certified Facility Management (CFM) designation along with the Sustainable Facility Professional (SFP) from the International Facility Management Association.  Committed to continuing education, Trudy strives to learn more to further benefit her clients including receiving the LEED Green Associate designation from Canadian Green Building Council as well as the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation from the Project Management Institute.  Most recently she completed her Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt certification.  Trudy has had the privilege to serve on the Board of the Manitoba Chapter of IFMA for 13 years, serving as President for 10 of those years.  Working with colleagues is viewed as a valued opportunity and Trudy has served as a volunteer in the capacity as a Subject Matter Expert for the International Credentials Commission CFM exam and the SFP Scheme Committee.  Recently, she was honoured to receive the inaugural FM Consultants Council Kit Tuveson Scholarship. Currently, Trudy is an Associate, Facility Management Consulting with Stantec Architecture, providing Facility Management Consulting services.

Daniel Goldsmith, DBA, Principal, Daniel M. Goldsmith Consultancy, LLC
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 enjoys the privilege of contributing to the community of learning at Strayer University as adjunct faculty.  Concurrently, Dr. Goldsmith works as a Facility Management Program Manager in the federal government 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), the Institute of Management Consultants – National Capital Region Chapter, the American Statistical Association (AMSTAT), and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Dr. Goldsmith also serves on the Board of Directors for the Transportation Federal Credit Union, which provides oversight and direction to a member owned financial institution.  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 Washington, DC.

Mark Sekula, FMP, LEED-AP, CFM, IFMA Fellow, President of Facility Futures, Inc.
Mark Sekula, FMP, LEED-AP, CFM, IFMA Fellow, is President of Facility Futures, Inc. a global facility management consulting firm in Milwaukee., WI.  He is a certified instructor of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and teaches classes in facility management internationally.  He is on the adjunct faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Northern Illinois University.  Mark has co-authored two books, “The Facility Manager’s Field Guide” and “Sustainable Facility Management-The Facility Manager’s Guide to Optimizing Building Performance”and has articles published on facility management and business issues in a variety of professional journals. Among the awards he has been bestowed by IFMA, in 2013 and 2014 Mark was named Distinguished Author of the Year by the International Facility Management Association.  Mark founded the IFMA Facility Management Consultants Council.

Michel Theriault, FMP, RPA, LEED AP, Principal, Strategic Advisor
Michel is Principal of Strategic Advisor, an FM consulting firm helping facilities departments develop strategies, solve problems, improve services and implement best practices.  With 25 years in Facility Management delivering facility services in-house and with an FM outsourcing provider, Michel has deep practical experience managing facilities from high-profile office towers to critical facilities. He has earned awards for the buildings he managed, including several BOMA Certificate of Excellence awards and the Pinnacle Award for customer service.  He is also activity involved in the industry, with 22 years as an IFMA member, participation in FM associations and currently as the Academic Coordinator for Ryerson University’s Facility Management Certificate Program in Toronto, Canada.  Michel has been recognized for his contribution to FM with a Distinguished Author award from IFMA for his book “Managing Facilities & Real Estate”. He contributes FM articles to leading magazines around the world, delivered seminars at national and international FM Conferences and delivered Facilities training in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Singapore, Abuja (Nigeria), Kuala Lumpur, Muscat, Bermuda and Toronto.  Michel’s experience, knowledge and approach to FM comes across in his consulting and training, with practical, real-world solutions that help Facility Managers develop and implement strategic initiatives.

John Ringness

John Ringness, SFP, MRICS
John Ringness is the President & CEO of NEXT Facility Management Solutions, an international consulting practice, and a global FM Conference speaker. For the past 30 years John has held various leadership positions for multinational companies such as Marriott Corporation, Sodexho, Lavasa, Kohinoor Group, Acadia University, Partners in Health. NEXT Facility Management Solutions is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  John is a professional member of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), a member of IFMA’s FM Consultants Council, serving as its President. John is a lifelong learner, having completed the Facility Management program at the University of Toronto, the Sustainability Facilities Professional designation with International Facility Management Association, a Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and completed a number of other educational programs. IFMA utilizes John as a Subject Matter Expert in the development of their educational FM Essentials program, a former member of the Indian Green Building Council, and Founding President IFMA Mumbai Chapter. He also serves as the Global Liaison – India, IFMA’s FMCC, a member of IFMA’s global Sustainability Action Group, and writes for a number of Indian Trade journals.

Glenn Hodge, Vice President at ISS Facility Services A/S
Glenn Hod is Vice President, Client Solutions, ISS-North America. The ISS Group was founded in Copenhagen in 1901 and has grown to become one of the world’s leading Facility Services companies. For the second year in a row (2013 &2014) , ISS has been ranked the global #1 outsourcing provider by an independent industry panel for The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP).  Glenn is a chemical engineer with over 25 years of industry experience working at Honeywell, Medtronic and Intel  including roles in engineering, manufacturing, facilities and finance.  He currently leads the ISS-NA Client Solutions group which is responsible for designing and implementing solutions to deliver.


Stephen Brown, CFM, FMP, SFP, CPE, CBCP, CESCO, REM CEO, FM-adviso, Ltd.
After a successful career in stateside facilities management, Stephen Brown assumed a position with an international portfolio. Since that time, Brown has held senior posts in the Caribbean, UK/Europe, and the Middle East. After more than 20 years managing the built environment for both private and public sector organizations, Brown founded FM-adviso to support organizations with specialist and credentials training in addition to consulting on operational efficiencies, outsourcing, policies and procedures, contract management, environmental matters, and emergency response / business continuity.  Brown earned an MBA after undergraduate work that combined studies in Architectural Technology and Business Management. Qualified as a trainer for IFMA and DRII credentials programs, he has been published and has been an instructor for other environmental, emergency response and disaster preparedness training programs.  For more than eight years, exceptional studies have been applied to refining two key facility assessments – IAQ (indoor air quality) and Business Continuity Management.  Active in IFMA program development activities, Brown has earned IFMA Certified Facility Manager®, Facility Management Professional®, and Sustainable Facilities Professional®credentials. He also holds Certified Plant Engineer, Certified Business Continuity Professional, Registered Environmental Manager, and Certified Environmental and Safety Compliance Officer credentials.

Mohamed El Agroudy, Chairman, PhD, CCT, PMP, RMP, TRC, ACIArb, M.ASCE, Misr for Services & Maintenance,MSM
Dr. Mohamed El Agroudy has decades of experience in construction engineering and management. He is a Certified Corporate Trainer (CCT), a Project Management Professional (PMP), a Risk Management Professional (RMP), a Transnational Referral Certified (TRC) and an International Arbitrator. Dr. El Agroudy had his BSc in civil/construction engineering, a Masters in contracts and a PhD in contracts and risk management. He is teaching Contracts/Risk Management at the American University in Cairo. He is also the Chairman of Misr for Services & Maintenance, MSM, one of the leading Facility Management companies in the Middle East. Moreover, he is a project management consultant for mega projects in the Middle East. With both his academic and practical construction industry experience, El Agroudy has trained many professionals around the globe and has performed a lot of workshops and keynote speeches in many countries. His areas of expertize include: Contracts, Risk and Facility Management. He is an active member of Project Management Institute (PMI), International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Olumide_AinaOlumide Aina, MSc, MBIFM
Group Operations Manager at Filmo Group
Olumide Aina MSc, MBIFM, is the Group Operations Manager at Filmo Group and a member of the Strategic and Tactical Action Group (STAG) of Facilities Management Consultancy Council (FMCC). He holds a degree BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, Masters degree (MSc) in Facilities Management and presently in the pursuit of a Masters in Project Management from University of Roehampton, UK and a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D) in Building with focus on Sustainable Facilities Management in public buildings.  He writes passionately about Facilities Management as a tool for business excellence on his blog at and also host a Radio programme (FM Talk360, on Nigerian Info 95.1 FM (Abuja) where he educates people on Facilities Management. Olumide is a trained and certified Quality Management System (QMS) Lead auditor in ISO 9001:2008, a Safety Professional with NEBOSH certificates in General safety and International Fire Safety. He is also a National Expert on Energy Management having been trained by “Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit” (GIZ) a consultant with the Nigeria Energy Support Programme (NESP) with the implementation of the ISO 50001:2015 Energy Management Standard in the Industrial sector. He has held various Facilities Management, Project Management and Consultancy project positions in a number of organisations including Alphamead Facilities and Management Services Ltd, Ora Egbunike & Associates and Total Facilities Management Limited.  Olumides’ vast experience also spans across strategic and sustainable facilities management solutions, project management, energy management, team development, machine design, property investment & analysis, real estate and project risk appraisal.


Geoff Parnell, Director, A&O Facility Management
Geoff Parnell is a joint founding Director of A&O Facility Management. He has extensive experience in the strategic, tactical and operational aspects of facilities management. Geoff has held senior executive roles in a wide range of organisations.  He is a past chair and life member of the Facility Management Association of Australia, a member of IFMA and the IFMA Facility Management Consultants Council, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Geoff has delivered a variety of papers and presentations on asset and facilities planning and service delivery strategies to both national and international conferences and seminars in Hong Kong, Malaysia, United Kingdom, United States, France and Australia.  He also lecturers in Facilities Management at Curtin University.