IFMA NYC Committees
Awards for Excellence Committee
In order to continue providing quality services and programming to our members, fellow IFMA NYC members join the executive board and volunteer their time to participate in a wide range of projects as members of our established committees. Fill out our Volunteer Form to get more involved and get the most out of your membership!
Cynthia Lindberg - Ogilvy
Peter Lorenz - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Matt Poveromo - Waldner's Business Environments
Caitlin Virgil - Knoll, Inc.
Andrew Weinberg - LF Driscoll Healthcare
The Awards Dinner Committee is responsible for the organization of IFMA NYC's Annual Awards Dinner Gala, which takes place each January.
This committee is responsible for the online newsletter highlighting information about chapter activities and members. In addition, this committee explores exposure opportunities for the chapter through the media and acts as a liaison with press and other public entities. It also ensures that the IFMA NYC name is shown in a positive light throughout the region.
EMERGING LEADERS Committee
Emerging Leaders is a group of IFMA NYC chapter members with 5 years or less of experience in the industry. This group will make sure that people who are new in the industry have networking opportunities with peers and attend educational events.
global workforce initiative (gwi) Committee
Jonathan Abreu - LIM College
Luis Acevedo - InterActiveCorp (IAC)
Regina Ford-Cahill - Pratt Institute
Ann Caruso - Cross Management Corp.
Larry Charlip - Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Diane Coles Levine - IFMA
Peter Corrigan - Neuberger Berman Group, Inc.
Paul Haley - EHE Health
Caroline Horton - DEShaw
Brynnemarie Lanciotti - Stantec
Leslie Lehman - Kaufman Music Center
Alexandra Liz - Lazard
Jose Loren - Facebook
Peter Lorenz - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Ayda Melo-Taveras - CBRE
Odette Rose - Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
Susan Veres - Acorda Therapeutics, Inc
Sonya Verny - Mace Group
The Annual Golf Outing is a special event coordinated by this group of dedicated members who work to promote the organization through our Annual Outing. Often joined by professional athletes, the Golf Outing is a day of networking for our members and guests
ifma cares Committee
The IFMA Cares Committee is the charitable arm of IFMA NYC. IFMA Cares is dedicated to improving the lives of New Yorkers in need. The committee provides this civic service by supporting New York charities either via direct donations, fundraising activities and/or the creation of volunteer opportunities for our members.
Kirsten Beck - Avison Young Project Management
Timothy Flannery - KI
Zoë Hutzler - Savcon
Helena Loman - SBFI, Inc.
Brett Kaplan -Steelcase, Inc.
Ryann Menges - ESD
Bonnie Pfleiderer - Ryan Soames Engineering
Debbi Schonberger-Pierce - Art Solutions
Milagro Suarez - Natural Resources Defense Council
Member + Career Services Committee
The Member + Career Services Committee connects with new and existing members, works toward enhancing members experiences by encouraging participation and introducing them to chapter services through personal contact, serves as a liaison to other committees, hosts New Member events, and welcomes chapter members and guests at chapter programs and events. The committee is a resource for those in transition or planning a change – making personal connections and hosting development workshops. We look forward to seeing you at the next IFMA NYC event!
This committee helps build relationships using a unique structure of networking. The monthly networking breakfasts promote members and their products and services through personal introductions.
Professional Development Committee
The Professional Development Committee's primary objective is to positively promote the many benefits of earning the CFM, SFP and FMP Credentials and Certifications. The group explores opportunities to successfully accomplish this goal by hosting special events, and working with local IFMA chapters to recruit members to participate in these credential preparation courses. The group is currently applying for accreditation from IACET to enable the offering of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for educational programs that qualify.
Chair: Meryll Effron - Image Office Enviornments, LLC
special events committee
The Sponsorship Committee works with the associate members to obtain sponsorship at the beginning of the fiscal year to help fund the educational programs and special events offered throughout the year. Vendors are encouraged to participate.
This committee is charged with being a clearinghouse of information, resources and educational material for IFMA NYC. It serves to show IFMA NYC support for and endorsement of sustainability in design and lifestyle.
student chapter committee
The Student Chapter Committee collaborates with Facility Management students (and students in similar fields) from local colleges and universities to assist with their transfer from student to professional. As a committee we facilitate an FM Student Mentorship Program in the fall semester for both graduate and undergraduate degree students. The mentorship program includes a multitude of IFMA NYC professional member mentors, from all aspects of the FM profession, that help educate our students on real life experiences as an FM professional.
Additionally, our committee facilitates and sponsors the annual IFMA NYC FM Worthy Student Scholarship for any NYC based student (Link to Foundation Scholarship page) for anyone interested in applying. Please feel free to reach out with any questions!