Member Jim Disalle in the Spotlight

How long have you been a member of IFMA Charlotte?
I’ve been a member for three years, having joined in early 2017.

Why did you join IFMA Charlotte? 
There were a couple of reasons. I was looking forward to meeting folks both in the facilities management world, as well as those looking to partner with FM’s. As someone new to providing a service that would be valued by FM’s, I wanted to understand that role better. I was also looking forward to the educational opportunities that are presented each month.

What do you enjoy most about the FM industry? 
The people. I have met some terrific individuals along the way. I’ve learned a ton from them and really enjoy their company.

What is your favorite tip for someone new in this industry? 
Take advantage of the learning opportunities that IFMA has to offer. There are too many to name, but they are a great resource for professional development.

What do you like to do in your free-time? 
I like to stay active. I do triathlons, as well as road races, and I play a lot of softball. I also took up surfing a few years ago and try to get to the beach whenever possible. This past November I did the NYC Marathon, an absolutely overwhelming experience.

If you could adopt an animal from the zoo, what would it be and why?  
I’ll skip the zoo and stick with dogs. I’ve had the good fortune to rescue two of the greatest dogs ever.

What was your first concert, when and where?   
Do I have to admit the year?!?! It was at the Meadowlands in NJ. 1978. Aerosmith was the headliner, but it included Journey, Ted Nugent, and Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush. My ears are still ringing.