I have been a member of the Greater Phoenix IFMA Chapter since 2004. I have seen this chapter flourish into an organization that is very influential in the field of Facilities Management. Over the years I have served the chapter by participating on committees, chairing committees, being a board member and Vice President of the chapter.    The benefits that members receive from participation in IFMA chapter are numerous. As an Associate Member, I have been able to meet Facility Managers through social events, chapter meetings, educational programs and conventions. I will say that my business has grown by nurturing the relationships I have made through this organization. As a sales person, cold calling is one of the hardest parts of our job; to have an active organization that promotes the introductions of services to customers is very helpful and takes the "cold" calling out of the meeting process.

Mary Thul- Executive Vice President, Commercial Service Solutions

When I attended my first Greater Phoenix Chapter of IFMA monthly member meeting 15 years ago there were less than twenty in attendance. Today the chapter is recognized internationally and copied frequently.  

There’s an old saying out there that I have always lived by “people want to do business with people they know and they trust”.   The Phoenix chapter is full of those people that care and are trusted.   Vendor or professional I have always considered the Greater Phoenix Chapter of IFMA family.

That was especially true during 911 when our FM family was tested.   The chapter became a life line to members and jobs. Today remnants of that life line still exist helping our FM members find jobs. A proud legacy.

Kent Miller- GHD

I would recommend IFMA to anyone in the facility management and construction industries.  Entering the FM profession after over a decade in Construction Management was a little difficult until I was able to complete the FMP course, which helped me bridge that knowledge gap.  The ongoing professional development and networking opportunities that IFMA offers have also helped me connect with other professionals in the industry and have helped me grow in this profession. 

Tammy Wallace- Desert Botanical Garden


IFMA has provided my organization with numerous leads and an opportunity to work with a variety of businesses. The lunches and social events are a great way to interact professionally while having an enjoyable time; Top Golf, Spring Training games and Casino night are a few events I’ve participated in and would highly recommend.

Jaime Parpart- ESC Federal