Lynn Baez, FMP, SFP
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Lynn is the corporate facility manager for Dr Pepper Snapple Group. Lynn is a Facility Management Professional, a Sustainability Facility Professional, serves on Dr Pepper Snapple’s Environmental Committee for its Corporate and Social Responsibility Goals, and serves as the main point of contact for all internal and external environmental reporting. Lynn oversees DPS Headquarters’ facility operations and services as well as environmental, health, and safety. Lynn was the champion for DPS Headquarters’ LEED project which was certified Gold last year in Existing Building, Operations and Maintenance. Recently Lynn was the project lead for DPS’ company-wide third party assurance audit for environmental reporting. Under Lynn’s management, DPS Headquarters was rated in the top 10 percent of buildings in reduction for both water and energy consumption for Energy Star’s 2012 Battle of the Buildings. Her next initiative is to embed all Dr Pepper Snapple Group sites (approximately 220) into Energy Star to benchmark consumption data and to determine if any locations are eligible for the Energy Star rating.
Ed Clayson, A.A.E., CFM
Salt Lake City Department of Airports
Facilities Management Superintendent
Eddie Clayson graduated from BYU in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. He was employed with Lockheed Engineering and Sciences in Dugway Utah as an Electronics Engineer for 5 years. He has been employed at the Salt Lake City International Airport since 1993. After working a few years as a building controls analyst he accepted the Airport Facilities Maintenance Superintendent position. In August of 2007 he received the Certified Facility Manager (CFM) and in June 2012 he received the Sustainable Facility Professional (SFP) credentials from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). Mr. Clayson currently serves as the President of the Airport Facility Council of IFMA and recently received his A.A.E accreditation from the American Associations of Airport Executives (AAAE).
Christopher Hodges, P.E., CFM, LEED AP, IFMA Fellow, FRICS
Facility Engineering Associates
Chris is a Principal of Facility Engineering Associates, an engineering and facility management consultancy. He is a registered Professional Engineer, Certified Facility Manager, and LEED Accredited Professional. He is an IFMA Fellow, and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Chris is a former board member, current Chair of the Sustainability Committee, member of the Education Committee and Master Instructor for IFMA. He has over 30 years of engineering and consulting experience with clients on facility asset management, life cycle management and strategic planning to optimize facility performance.
Christopher Laughman, CFM, SFP, LEED AP O&M
Corporate Facilities Manager
Chris Laughman is the Corporate Facilities Manager for Graybar Electric, Inc., one of the world’s largest employee-owned companies, a Fortune 500 distributor of electrical & comm/data products, with a 140+ year history. Graybar has specialized in supply chain management services and distribution of high-quality components, equipment and materials for the electrical and telecommunications industries through a network of 240 locations across the United States.
As the Corporate Facilities Manager, Chris oversees facility operations, manages interior space use and the interior environment in addition to the site exteriors. Chris manages the contract services as they relate to facility operations, oversees tenant relations and manages leases, develops and executes both operational and capital budgets and insures sustainable operations for Corporate Headquarters and Support Facilities in St. Louis, Missouri.
In addition, to Facility Operations, Chris serves on Graybar’s Corporate Green Team, leading projects that impact the triple bottom line, providing assistance in sustainability planning at both the strategic and tactical level, as well as generally serving as "Graybar's Green Guy." Chris has attained the designation of LEED AP O&M through the USGBC as well as his SFP and CFM credentials. He is also a trained Climate Educator for the Climate Reality Project.
Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors for the St Louis IFMA Chapter as well as IFMA’s National Sustainability Committee.
Eng. Sherif Maged, MBA, MSC, SFP
The American University in Cairo (AUC)
Faculty Housing and Transportation
Sherif Maged currently serves as the Senior Director of Housing and Transportation at The American University in Cairo. In this role he is responsible for the planning and supervision of faculty housing projects, creation of policies and procedures as well as directing all transportation services. Recently, Sherif championed the integration of sustainability into a new faculty housing facility for the university and is in the process of achieving LEED EB certification for the building. Sherif is a Sustainability Facility Professional and received his MBA from The American University in Cairo; he is an engineer and received his M.SC. and B.SC. from Cairo University.