In This Issue
Annual Facilities Reception
CFM & FMP Courses
Professional Member Campaign
IFMA World Workplace
IFMA SD Member News
News fron SDG&E
FM & SFP Courses
Calendar of Events

2015 Sponsors

Quick Links
Join Our List


October 14th Luncheon - Relocation Management
Mark your calendar to attend our luncheon on Wednesday, October 14; 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Doubletree - 1515 Hotel Circle South, San Diego.

The program will be on "Relocation Management - Top Tips for Managing Your Moves" and will feature our panel of Kate Mood, Dynamic Space Solutions, Mac McCardle, My Office and David Suter, CBSI.

Registration details will be announced shortly.
Facilities Reception - 11/5


Mark your calendar to attend the upcoming ISPE, IFMA & BIOCOM Reception on  Thursday, November 5th, 5-7pm; at Farmer & the Seahorse - 10996 Torreyana Rd, San Diego.  More details about registration will be out shortly.


Event S ponsorships Available: 
Sponsor benefits include
  • $500: recognition during the event program, company logo on event materials, shared sponsor table, complimentary attendance
  • $1500: recognition during event program, company logo on event materials, dedicated sponsor table, complimentary attendance, list of event attendees, higher visibility where available (event website, email blasts, event signage, etc.).

Contact:  Marcy Harold, 858-546-2113

SFP Course in San Diego
SFP - Sustainability Facility Professional,
Part 1 & 2
Date & Time: 
Nov 4-6, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Part 1)
Dec. 10-12, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Part 2)

My Office - 6060 Nancy Ridge, San Diego, CA
Registration deadline:  October 25, 2015
Registrants must register for BOTH parts (All six days) 
For more details or to register now, please click here 

Questions:  Please contact Mac McCardle or call 858.210.4020

Plan Ahead - Mark Your Calendar Now! 
2016 FMP & CFM Course - Mark Your Calendar:
Jan 14 & 15 - Leadership & Strategy 
Mar 10 & 11 - Finance & Business 
May 11 thru 13 - CFM Exam Review & FM Learning System 
July 14 & 15 - Operations & Maintenance 
Aug 11 & 12 - Project Management 
Nov 9-11 & Dec 7-9 - Sustainability Facility Professional 

2015 Professional Member Campaign

The Membership Committee is excited to announce the 2015 Professional Member Campaign! We have a goal of inviting 50 new professional members to join IFMA SD by November 30, 2015! 


 We are asking each existing member to invite new potential facility managers to an IFMA SD luncheon during the promotional period. You will receive recognition at each luncheon you bring a new potential facility manager to! 


 For every facility manager you bring, you will receive a ticket for a prize drawing! For every facility manager you sponsor and joins IFMA SD you will receive a second ticket for a bigger prize drawing! The drawing winners will be announced at the December Holiday Social!

For more information please talk to one of your Membership Committee members at check-in or email Lydia Reyes


To sign up a potential Facility Manager for a IFMA SD Luncheon please email Caryn.

IFMA World Workplace 2015
Grants Available

IFMA's World Workplace in Denver on October 7 -9th  


IFMA's World Workplace is a hands-on, interactive learning and networking event for professionals who support all aspects of the work environment.


Together, we find solutions to common facility challenges. Together, we set trends in creating and sustaining livable, lucrative, leading-edge spaces. We Collaborate to Innovate, creating opportunities for ourselves, our profession, our employers and our world.


IFMA San Diego is offering five grants to chapter members to attend this event.  If you would like to apply for a grant, please complete the application (which can be obtain the grant application at the FORMS DEPOT).

Once completed, please return it to Caryn Worcester
by Monday, August 8th.
This month's spotlight shines on our member BEN FRIESEN.  Learn more about Ben at SPOTLIGHT
Vivian Lopez, Family Health Centers of San Diego; Joe Dalton, San Diego Airport Authority and Kandice Judson, Illumina 
Take a Tour with SDG&E
September 25, 2015!  Space Is Limited
SDG&E is pleased to announce its 2 nd annual Energy Champions Field Trip.  This exciting excursion is made available to collaborating business trade associations with SDG&E.  This year's site is an Energy Showcase Champion. To learn more about recognized companies for their energy saving excellence, click HERE

Last year, sustainability and facility management individuals had the unique opportunity to visit the AT&T site in the Miramar area getting a personalized, first-hand look of all their technological advancements that increased efficiency while simultaneously and dramatically reducing energy costs.
This year, the tour includes visiting Ilumina. They were the 2015 Energy Showcase champions in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical industry category.  Additionally, there will be a rare opportunity to tour of the Palomar Power Plant in Escondido.  Seating is very limited.
If you would like to confirm, please email Arnie Garcia,   
Business Customer Outreach and Education Advisor.
In the subject field, please put:  FIELD TRIP
The following are the quick facts about the tour:
  • When:  Friday, September 25, 2015
  • Transportation:  Chartered bus service
  • Time:  Arrive at 7:45am sharp and depart immediately at 8:00am from SDG&E's Energy Innovation Center
  • Return:  Approximately 12 noon
  • Refreshments:  Lunch reception 12-1 at the conclusion of the tour (Energy Innovation Center)
  • Availability:  Approximately 25 spots are available on a first-come-first serve basis.
  • Deadline:  Please respond by  Thursday, September 10, 2015
If you must cancel, please notify immediately as security information must be provided to both Ilumina and SDG&E prior to the visit.  Please keep in mind that there are others on a wait list.
With any questions, please contact: Arnie García at (858) 654-1115

Facility Management Courses Offered by UCSD
FM Work Group  
Principles of Facilities Management
09/28/15 to 11/28/15

Real Estate Property Management
09/26/15 to 12/05/15

Facilities Operations and Maintenance
10/01/15 to 12/03/15

Introduction to Sustainability - 09/28/15 to 11/28/15

Environmental Regulatory Compliance - 09/28/15 to 11/21/15

Clean Energy - Clean Tech - 09/30/15 to 11/25/15

Environmental Economics: Evaluating the Impact of Sustainable Practices  - 09/28/15 to 11/28/15 

Facility Related Events in Our Area
2015 San Diego Green Building Conference & Expo - Sept 22nd
Working to deliver its biggest annual event, the 2015 San Diego Green Building Conference and Expo will to cover topics from community resiliency to collaborative construction, net zero design and many more. Three conference tracks will deliver 14 sessions and look at Value of Sustainability through impact on people, planet and profit.   Click here for details.
Balboa Park 's Sustainability Expo - Oct 3&4    
Attend the 2015 Sustainability Expo held in Bea Evenson Plaza (in between the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and San Diego Natural History Museum). It will be held in conjunction with Change a Light Bulb Day, enjoy discounted LED lighting. Click here for more details. 
Courses Offered California State University San Marcos Extending Learning
  • Business Emergency Preparedness Course - Fridays, Oct 9-Nov 13th. - details
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity - details
Calendar of Events - Plan Ahead
IFMA-SD eNews Banner
2015 Events - Mark Your Calendar

September 1 - Educational Breakfast (tentative) 
September 9 - Monthly Luncheon
September 15 - BOMA/IFMA Expo
October 7-9 - IFMA World Workplace
October 14 - Monthly Luncheon
November 4-6 SFP Course:  Sustainability Facility Professional - Part 1
November 9 - FM Roundtable
November 11 - Monthly Luncheon
November 17 - FM Roundtable
November 18 - FM Roundtable
November 19 - FM Roundtable 
December 1 - Educational Breakfast (tentative) 
December 7-8 - Decorating at SDYS Storefront
December 10-12 - SFP Course:  Sustainability Facility Professional - Part 2
December 16 - Holiday Social 
2016 Events
January 14-15 - Leadership and Strategy
March 10-11 - Finance and Business
May 11-13 - CFM exam review and FM Learning System
July 14-15 - Operations and Maintenance
August 11-12 - Project Management
November 9-11 - SFP Part 1
December 7-9 - SFP Part 2
IFMA San Diego Board & Committee Meetings
2nd Wednesday - Community Services Committee
2nd Wednesday - Membership Committee
3rd Wednesday - Government Affairs Committee
4th Thursday  - Communications Committee
4th Thursday - IFMA San Diego Board Meeting
4th Thursday - Social & Events Coordination Committee
Last Tuesday - Education & Professional Development Committee 
Last Friday - Sustainability Committee  
Please note:  Topics may change at the last minute from what is listed above.
Welcome New Members
The San Diego Chapter is proud to announce the following individuals have joined our chapter.
  • Steve Acquista, Teledyne RD Instruments
  • Donald Bottger, San Diego Convention Center
  • Clark Crider, Hensel Phelps
  • Kirsten Finneran, USA Security Associates
  • Ken Gorman, ETC Building & Design
  • Ismael Macario, NAVFAC
  • Stephanie MacLeod, California Institute of Biomedical Research
  • Ali Mohammadian, Strategic Facilities & EHS Inc.
  • Sharaynne Nichols, Port of San Diego
  • Daniel Rubio, Jabez Building Services
Update Your Contact Information with IFMA International!

Have you recently changed e-mail addresses, phone numbers, your job, gotten a promotion, moved, or experienced a merger at your firm? Please contact the Membership Department at, to update your records.

Remember: IFMA International maintains the MASTER Membership Database, so your contact information needs to be updated with IFMA International.  Your Chapter Administrator and committees will pull information from this master database, so make sure your information is correct with them.


To update your information, just contact:


International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
800 Gessner Rd., Ste. 900, Houston, TX  77024-4257
Phone: 713-623-4362; Fax 713-623-6124
IFMA San Diego eNews
IFMA San Diego E-News is a monthly news bulletin sent to members of the
San Diego chapter of International Facilities Management Association to provide information about upcoming events and chapter activities.

E-News Submission
E-News articles should address near-term activities and announcements. Hyper links may be included. To submit an article, please send it to by the 15th of the month.  Other articles of less timely nature should be submitted to Donna Frick for inclusion in the San Diego Chapter Of IFMA Blog.

About IFMA San Diego 
IFMA San Diego is a volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the performance and professional growth of our members through networking, education and promoting the practice of facilities management.

Through educational programs, networking, career support and communications, the IFMA San Diego objective is to be the premier organization for facility management professionals.

For more information about IFMA San Diego, please consult the website or contact us at:

IFMA San Diego
PO Box 712322, Santee, CA 92072-2322
877-4IFMASD (443-6273) · f: 858-228-4365 ·