Human Resources, Maintenance and Operations

IFMA Welcomes 2024-25 Global Board of Directors

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has announced the member-elected executive committee and appointees to its global board of directors for the 2024-25 fiscal year.

Effective July 1, Lynn Baez, FMP, SFP, IFMA Fellow, will lead the board as chair. She is joined by First Vice Chair Christa Dodoo, CFM, FMP, CIWFM, CMQ-OE, and Second Vice Chair Luis R. Viña. Members of the executive committee serve one-year terms.

“Lynn brings outstanding business acumen with compassionate human touch to our global chair position,” said IFMA President and CEO Don Gilpin. “Her tenure coincides with not only a foundation of sustained growth for IFMA, but a vision for a strategic path of continued success.” (Notably, Gilpin previously announced plans to step down from his leadership roll when this new fiscal year ends on June 30, 2025.)

Baez, enterprise vice president of facilities and workplace at McKesson, said she is excited and grateful to assume the reins of the IFMA board.

“I extend my sincere thanks to IFMA’s membership to entrust me with this role,” she said. “The opportunity to represent the association and our profession is something that fills me with hope and appreciation.” 

Newly appointed board members include Nick Heibein, FMP, MCR, and Bobby R. LaRon, FMP, MScM (read LaRon’s “Faces of Facilities” profile here). These individuals bring a broad range of subject matter expertise to the organization, including emerging technologies, real estate and accommodations, change management, tactical execution, stakeholder management, and client relations. 

IFMA thanks outgoing Chair Dean Stanberry, CFM, SFP, for his insightful steady leadership over the last 12 months. He will remain involved with the association as past chair. 

During his tenure, IFMA welcomed new chapters in Macau, Greece, United Arab Emirates, and Rhode Island. IFMA also strengthened its global outreach by preparing best practices for launching new chapters and conducting an analysis of Spanish language needs. 

“Together, we have made significant strides in advancing the facility management profession and enhancing the value IFMA provides to its members,” said Stanberry. “Our collective efforts have not only strengthened IFMA’s position as a global leader in facility management but also paved the way for continued innovation and growth. I am confident that the foundation we have built will serve as a catalyst for even greater achievements in the years to come.” 

Learn more about IFMA’s global board of directors here.

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