Committees

Communications Committee

The communications committee is responsible for the following:
*Producing the monthly newsletter, which is distributed to chapter members
*Managing the chapter LinkedIn group and initiating discussions as appropriate
*Reviewing website content and updating it as necessary
*Reviewing and approving notices before they are sent to the membership
*Providing subject lines for meeting notices

​If you would like to lend your talent to the Communications Committee, please contact René Carter at [email protected]

Sponsorship & Industry Partnering Committee

Sponsorship & Industry Partnering encompasses 3 critical areas of the Chesapeake Chapter; Corporate Sponsorships, the Golf Committee, and Industry Association Relationships.

Corporate Sponsorships: The Committee focuses on creating long term partnering relationships with companies and industry organizations that support the fundamentals and principles of Facility Management. By promoting and nurturing these partnerships, it is our desire that both the Chapter membership and the partnering organization achieve the benefits of long-term win-win relationships.

Annual Golf Outing: The Golf Committee is responsible for organizing all aspects of the Annual Golf Outing. This has become not only a signature event, but through the events’ proceeds, has become the primary supporter of Chapter sponsored education and certification opportunities for Chapter members.

Industry Association Relationships: The Committee fosters continued outreach to partner with Industry Associations that support the needs of Facility Managers and our Chapter members.  The committee seeks to develop partnerships that promote learning opportunities that support the Facility Manager through joint events, seminars and networking.

We welcome all interested professional and associate members to seek an opportunity to get involved with any of these committee actives or to partner with us through various levels of sponsorship.

If you would like to join the Sponsorship & Industry Partnering Committee please contact:
Willie Arce at [email protected]  OR  Ed Delaha at [email protected]

Networking & Member Services Committee

The committee focuses on retaining and growing chapter membership, and supporting and communicating benefits and advantages of membership.  Our responsibility also includes establishing a Hospitality Committee (responsible for the exhibit/booth at NFMT and the Holiday Gathering) and a Young Professional/Emerging Leader Committee.

If you are interested in becoming a member of this committee contact:
Bill Sell at [email protected]  OR  Tony Breeze at [email protected]

Learning & Professional Development Committee

The committee focuses on the development of educational programs and monthly meetings for current and new chapter members to attend and network with fellow peers. We strive to create exciting events with tours and provide informative topics for Facility Managers to relate to.  Our group is always open to new ideas for programs and venues.  

Meetings are the third Thursday of each month and are hosted at the following location:
Tower Federal 
7901 Sandy Spring Rd, Laurel, MD 20707

Meeting schedule:  Upcoming 2020 - 2021 meeting schedule to be announced.

If you would like to be a part of this creative committee please reach out to:
Nicholas Laswell at [email protected]  OR  Mike Antill @ [email protected]    

Education & Credentialing Committee

CFM: The Premier Certification for Experienced FM Professionals

The Certified Facility Manager (CFM) credential sets the industry standard for ensuring the knowledge and competence of practicing facility managers. The CFM Exam covers the broad range of facility management duties.

IFMA's certification process is designed to assess competency in the field through work experience, education and the ability to pass a comprehensive exam that covers 11 competencies that make up the facility management body of knowledge. Since the program began in 1992, more than 3100 facility managers from 32 countries have achieved this prestigious recognition.

If you are interested in becoming a member of this committee contact:
Don Boos at [email protected]  OR  Jimmy Patel at [email protected] 

Advisory Board

Consists of Past Presidents

Goal: Fostering leadership within the chapter
• Ensure smooth Transfer of Board Knowledge from an historical perspective
• Help provide direction or clarity on matters chapter related and strategies for moving     forward
• Advisory capacity as needed for transitioning board members
• Ongoing mentoring of seated board members
• Align ongoing strategies for collaborative success between board and administrative team
• Interface with National as needed

Nominating Committee

Chaired by the Immediate Past President

Function: Helping nominate a board at Executive level

During election period (March-May of election year) Chapter Past Presidents (min 3- max 5)will serve as Nominating committee/strategists for soliciting and or selection of candidates that are members in good standing of the Chesapeake Chapter for Incoming (open) Board member positions. Seated Chapter President Recommendations will be considered for the nominations committee.