IFMA Names 2019 Awards Of Excellence

On October 18, IFMA presented its annual awards that honor stand-out achievements of association members, chapters, councils, and communities.

Last week in Phoenix, AZ, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) announced the winners of the 2019 Awards of Excellence at its World Workplace® Conference and Expo. These IFMA annual awards honor the stand-out achievements of association members, chapters, councils, and communities.IFMA

“Those being honored today have not only endeavored to foster and fortify FM’s current stature in the workplace; but are also paving the way for our profession’s future,” said Chair of IFMA’s Global Board of Directors John Carrillo, CFM, IFMA Fellow at a seated luncheon on October 18, the closing day of World Workplace 2019. “Year after year, our professional community benefits from the ideas, innovations, resources and breakthroughs of every award nominee and recipient.”

Winners of the 2019 Awards of Excellence have been recognized in 12 categories, with judging panels comprised of industry experts scoring nominees individually across a variety of category-specific criteria. Congratulations to:

Associate Member Award

Tim Burdge, MSFM, FMP, 
Senior Associate, Syska Hennessy
, New York City Chapter

Distinguished Author Award, Research Paper

Dr. Audrey Schultz, Associate Professor, Pratt Institute
, “Built Environment Project and Asset Management”

Distinguished Author Award, Book

Geoff Williams, FMP
, “The Facility Manager’s Guide to Information Technology, 2.1 Edition”

Chapter Award of Excellence in Professional Development
Boston Chapter

Chapter Award of Excellence in Web Communication
New York City Chapter

FM Innovation Award

Denver, Greater Phoenix, Dallas/Fort Worth, Capital and Richmond Chapters
, Five-chapter SFP® Collaboration

Sheila Sheridan Award for Sustainable Facility Operations and Management

Emaar Sustainable Facility Management, 
Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE

Distinguished Educator Award

Phyllis Meng, CFM, SFP, IFMA Fellow

Student Chapter of the Year Award
Chaffey College Student Chapter

Council/Community of the Year Award
City and Country Clubs Council

Small Chapter of the Year Award

Chesapeake Chapter

Large Chapter of the Year Award

New York City Chapter

The IFMA Foundation also presented its annual Trustees Awards to those whose outstanding achievements advance the aims of the organization. Foundation Advisor Erik Jaspers and Chair Joe Archie recognized Darin Rose, the Airport Facilities Council of IFMA, Ferris State Student Chapter of IFMA, and IFMA Silver-level Corporate Sustaining Partner Sodexo. Foundation Chair Joe Archie presented a special Chairman’s Award to Bob Dills for his dedicated service as a volunteer and Trustee.