The International Facility Management Association has appointed Catherine Pavick to the position of vice president of education. Pavick will now sit on IFMA’s senior strategy team (SST) with IFMA President and CEO David J. Brady; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer R. Alan Thomas, CAE; Vice President of Administration Linda Beverly, CAE; and Vice President of Communications Donald Young, APR.
IFMA’s SST is responsible for conducting the business of the association and for implementing strategies to achieve the objectives defined in IFMA’s strategy map and balanced scorecard. The IFMA board of directors sets the strategic focus and the SST aligns staff, volunteers and other resources to achieve the desired outcomes.
“I am excited to be given this tremendous leadership opportunity to help advance the facility management profession worldwide,” Pavick said. “This will allow me to play a more active role in achieving IFMA’s strategic initiatives by working with our members to develop new educational programs and services to advance their careers.”
As vice president of education, Pavick will work directly with facility management professionals, IFMA Foundation Accredited Degree Programs, IFMA members and stakeholders, academic institutions, and students. She will be responsible for the global expansion of IFMA’s educational programs, and credential offerings while playing a significant role in the implementation of IFMA’s strategic plan.
“IFMA’s board of directors and senior strategy team continue to define and prioritize the association’s strategic direction,” said IFMA President and CEO David J. Brady. “This appointment underscores the importance that education and credentialing products and services hold in our forward thinking strategies. It is richly deserved.”
Pavick has a strong background in education and association management. She holds a master’s degree in educational administration from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania. Prior to joining IFMA in 2008 as the director of education, Pavick served as executive director of the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association where she established business partnerships with major Fortune 500 companies and worked closely with federal and state legislators and regulatory agencies.