Human Resources, Sustainability/Business Continuity

IFMA President and CEO Don Gilpin to Step Down Next Year

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) announced President and CEO Don Gilpin has made the decision to not renew his contract at its conclusion next year and will instead pursue other interests.

Gilpin will continue to serve in his current capacity at IFMA until the end of fiscal year 2025, which concludes on June 30, 2025, as the board of directors proceeds with its succession planning.

Gilpin initially joined IFMA, the world’s largest FM association, as a consultant in 2018 and swiftly transitioned into the roles of chief operating officer and president. In 2022, he was promoted to the position of CEO. During his tenure, Gilpin successfully led IFMA through a transformative period, steering the organization from a four-year deficit to a consistent six-year streak of positive revenue growth, managing a substantial $16 million budget.

Reflecting on his time with IFMA, Gilpin remarked, “It has been a distinct honor to have served as president and CEO of IFMA. Over the past several years, I have had the great privilege of leading an exceptional team of professionals, and it is extremely rewarding to look back on all that we have accomplished together.

“Today, IFMA has a global audience of over 120,000 followers and members from over 130 countries worldwide,” he continued. “With six consecutive years of net-positive year-end financial outcomes, I will step away from this role with full confidence in a continued bright future for the association. I also want to express my heartfelt appreciation to the IFMA board for their invaluable guidance and leadership during my tenure here.”

“On behalf of the global board of directors, I would like to express our profound appreciation to Don Gilpin for all he has accomplished for IFMA,” said IFMA Chair Dean Stanberry.

First Vice Chair Lynn Baez added, “We are committed to approaching this transition with the same care and diligence that has characterized our organization, ensuring that IFMA continues to thrive and serve its members with excellence. We are confident in finding a leader who will build upon our foundation and drive IFMA forward into its next chapter of success.”

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