10.07 The Facility Manager Toolbox

Friday, April 13, 2012
12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Track Topic Area: Corporate Facilities (CFC)
Format: Panel Discussion
Organization: IFMA
Knowledge Level: 200 level
Session Description: What is in your toolbox? This panel will provide FMs with resources, strategies and information about how to seek and capture information and materials that are available, whether online, peer-to-peer or in print.  Part of being successful is knowing where to look.

The panel will focus on these key topics:

  • Ergonomics
  • Energy Conservation Reduction
  • Disaster Preparedness & Business Continuity
  • Future Technology of Building and Mechanical Systems
  • Moves add and changes –  Green moves
  • Budgets
  • Problem solving
  • Greening the office

Review and discuss key ingredients and strategies to be a more successful facility manager. Discuss the latest trends and technologies affecting facility managers. Acquire tips and resources for embracing our ever-changing profession. Highlight the tools and resources that are available through IFMA chapters, councils, website, online communities and bookstore.

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss key ingredients and strategies to be a more successful facility manager.
  • Discuss the latest trends and technologies impacting facility managers.
  • Acquire tips for embracing change and managing change.
  • Discuss strengths and weaknesses of facility managers.
  • Speakers:

    Alice Hogueisson, CFM, CFMJ
    Senior Vice President
    Corporate Real Estate

    Alice Hogueisson has more than 20 years of experience in facility management. She joined Edelman in 2000 and continues to play a strategic role in the company’s overall facility function. She currently maintains the real estate portfolio for Edelman in excess of 867,983 rentable square feet. Alice continues to work on identifying ways for reducing global energy consumption and decreasing our overall CO2 footprint. She will also work with the local and regional sustainability champions around the network to ensure that the current environmental policy is properly enforced and consider new environmental initiatives. Alice is a CFM and CFMJ, and is a member of the International Facility Management Association. She has served on the Chicago board of IFMA, working closely with program development and education committees. She currently serves as vice president of the Corporate Facilities Council of IFMA.

    Dave King, CFM
    Samson Products/Crate Express

    Dave King was awarded the IFMA Facility of the Year in 2006, the Associate Company of the Year in 2007 and the IFMA Robert Schaefer Outstanding Achievement Award in 2008. Currently the president of ICB LLC, Dave has more than 27 years experience as a facility manager and corporate architect, including 14 years as a global facility/real estate executive for companies such as American Medical Association, FMC Corp., University of Chicago, Heller Financial and GE Commercial Finance. He is a licensed architect and a registered real estate broker in Illinois. He has a broad range of experience in facility development and management, strategic sourcing, and real estate disposition. He also has worked as a carpenter, corporate asset manager, lead project manager, corporate change agent, and merger and acquisition real estate team leader. Dave was a member of the Financial Research and Advisory Committee for the Chicago Transit Authority and the Education Advisory Committee for the Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg. He has been published by the National Association of Purchasing Management (Construction Services: “How to Hire the Trades”), FMJ, AMSA Directions Magazine and has written several white papers on operational improvement for GE, Kinko’s and Pitney Bowes. He is a recognized public speaker on sustainability topics like green sourcing and FM operations. He received his B.A. from DePaul University in Chicago, with engineering studies at the University of Illinois. Dave has training in Six Sigma (Green Belt) and is also LEED AP-New Construction accredited. Dave’s company specializes in corporate real estate technology, relocations and facility de-commissioning. They also design and manufacture several sustainable material handling products.

    Michael O'Brien, CFM
    Director of Global Real Estate and Facilities

    Michael D. O’Brien, CFM, Director of Global Real Estate and Facilities for Quintiles Inc., has more than 30 years of progressively responsible facilities management experience directing as many as 500 employees Mike’s experiences include major capital project management and strategic facilities planning, departmental re-organizations as well as company acquisition integrations and specialized lab facilities operations. Among his previous positions, Mike has worked in the educational environment at Monroe Community College, a leading national community college in Rochester, New York and as a Director at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the best university in North Carolina! Michael O’Brien holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Roberts Wesleyn College and graduate coursework at Michigan State University, Colorado State University, The University of Rochester, and Cornell School of Labor Relations. He has served as an adjunct faculty member of Monroe Community College and is past president of the Greater Triangle Chapter of IFMA and currently serves as the Chair of their Professional Development Committee. Mike has served as a panel presenter to IIDA chapter in Raleigh and is an Advocacy Representative for the chapter on Capital Hill.