2021 IFMA Education Summit and Awards Gala

When: 09/16/2021 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: 
Springhill Suites
311 E 5th St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Come and join your fellow FM's and Service Providers for a day and night of education and celebration at our second annual IFMA Carolina's Summit and Gala. This event kicks off with the Educational Summit, followed by a cocktail reception and awards dinner where we will celebrate the leaders in the FM industry in the Carolinas. Awards will be presented in the following four categories: FM of the Year, Associate of the Year, Innovation of the Year and Young Member of the Year. 

To honor the FM's that have led our industry through this bustling economy, any Facility Manager can attend this event for free, regardless of whether they are an active chapter member or not. Service Providers who are active members of one of the five (5) Carolina chapters (Greenville SC, Upstate SC, Charlotte, Triad, Triangle) may purchase tickets for $125 each which provides full access to the educational sessions, cocktail reception and awards dinner and numerous opportunities for networking. Service Providers may also purchase tickets for additional members of their company who are not active members. Service Providers who do not have an active Chapter membership may not attend.

Please select the correct category from the ticket choices below:

  • Facility Manager
  • Service Provider
Education Summit and Awards Gala Agenda
Schedule (all times Eastern)
o   1:00pm Onsite registration
o   1:30pm - 2:30pm Speaker Session 1 with Jeff Ross-Bain, Quality in FM
o   2:45pm - 3:45pm Speaker Session 2 with panel of FM professionals
o   4:00pm - 5:00pm Speaker Session 3 with Dr. Dhaval Gajjar, Quality in Data for Facilities Management
o   5:00pm - 6:00pm Cocktail hour reception
o   6:00pm Dinner and awards banquet

Click here if you would like to make a reservation in our block of hotel rooms at the Springhill Suites in Uptown at 311 E 5th St, Charlotte, NC 28202.

The IFMA Carolinas 2nd Annual Education Summit and Awards Gala is being planned as an in-person event on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Springhill Suites Charlotte.  We are committed to hosting an in-person event.  We want members (and non-members) to feel comfortable attending; therefore, every effort will be taken to provide a safe environment for all attendees.  Social distancing and mask requirements will be adhered to, and we will be working with the venue to keep everyone safe.  In the event that mandates and restrictions change, or otherwise prevent this event from being held in-person on September 16, all sponsorships and registrations will carry over to the new date.  Registrations will be refunded for all of those who cannot attend the new date.  Thank you for your continued support of the FM industry and IFMA chapters throughout the Carolinas. 

List of Attendees

First Name Last Name Company Type Guest of
Mark Abernathy Cabro Associate Member Ticket
Christy Allen Movement Mortgage Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Ryan Anders Arborflora, Inc Associate Member Ticket
Amy Andrus KBS Sponsor
Lindsay Barrier Alexandria Real Estate Colleague of Associate Member Ticket
Summer Berry Contents Crew Inc Associate Member Ticket
Staris Best Powell North Carolina Central University School of Law Professional Facility Manager Nonmember Ticket
Cristian Bitter Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Tatyana Blankenship The 416 Group Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Angel Bond Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Jenny Carr JLL Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Mark Caudill Bobbitt Sponsor
Norm Cella KBS Sponsor
Chris Charlesworth ISS Facilities Services, INC Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Bobby Ciampa GreenView Partners Associate Member Ticket
Rick Cooper MG Capital Restoration Associate Member Ticket
Philip DeNoto Suddath Associate Member Ticket
Travis Dodson The American Board of Pediatrics Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Matt Domini Royal Cup Coffee Associate Member Ticket
Elizabeth Donovan BMS CAT Dinner guest of attendee Jeff Watson
Connie Drake Little Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Tyler Emery Aramark Associate Member Ticket
Cameron Falkner Infogrid Associate Member Ticket
Tolulope Fasiku Professional Facility Manager Nonmember Ticket
Ashley Felder Pinnacle Property Consulting Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Ricardo Forges Service Restoration Sponsor
Ursula Foxworthy R.L. Hoffman & Associates Speaker
Blake Frenier CTS Sponsor
Anna-Martin Fritts EDS Waterproofing & Restoration Sponsor
John Furlough Gilbarco Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Dhaval Gajjar Clemson University Speaker
Michael Gann Volvo Group Real Estate Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Ashley Garten ERS, ART & TEX of NC Associate Member Ticket
Jack Gillespie The Budd Group Associate Member Ticket
Blake Gilley Little Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Chip Goines ARC Facilities Sponsor
Cameron Guice Cleanstreak Engineered Surface Cleaning Professional Facility Manager Nonmember Ticket
Cameron Guice CleanStreak Associate Member Ticket
Danny Havens Kellermeyer Bergensons Services Sponsor
Scott Herring Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Chris Hills Eaton Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Jason Huddle ServPro Associate Member Ticket
Christy Hutchins Cotton GDS Associate Member Ticket
Ben Jacoby Domtar Professional Facility Manager Nonmember Ticket
Jothie Jacoby Dinner guest of attendee
Nick Jakab Radco Roofing Sponsor
Tracey Jeffcoat Dinner guest of attendee Christy Allen
Brittany Jones MG Capital Associate Member Ticket
Melissa Jones Service Restoration Sponsor
Gilbert Joseph Flagship Facility Services Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Kim Keenum C&W Services Associate Member Ticket
Hubert King Economy Exterminators Associate Member Ticket
Jonah Lawhead Watson Electrical Associate Member Ticket
Jonathan Lee Atrium Health Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Bernice Lopes Carolina Restoration Associate Member Ticket
Michele Lowery Highwoods Properties Colleague of Associate Member Ticket
Peter Luciano US&S, Inc Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Penny McGhee CornerClean Sponsor
Richard McLaughlin The Keith Corporation Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Bryan McManus Thermo Fisher Scientific Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Garrett Mills Carolina Services of the Triad, Inc. Associate Member Ticket
April Morris Milliken Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Lauren Moss Atlas Realty Group Speaker
Randal Muhlenkamp Watson Electrical Associate Member Ticket
Rob Nielsen Fusion Audio Video Associate Member Ticket
Anne Ninde-Nielsen Prisma Health Dinner guest of attendee Rob Nielsen
Bob O'Brien Ally Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Shana Overdorf Cleanstreak Associate Member Ticket
Don Parris National Gypsum Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Laura Peres The Duke Endowment Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Caroline Petty Scotties Building Services Sponsor
Nick Post Dinner guest of attendee
Lane Prince TaylorMade Golf/ISS Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Kellie Renzi McDonald York Building Company Associate Member Ticket
chaudhry riaz CMS building services Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Nick Riddle Bobbitt Sponsor
Jeff Ross-Bain Speaker
Jorge Salazar S&ME Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Dan Schmidt Service Restoration Sponsor
Dallas Schwerin Cognizant Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Roberta Scoblick Sunstates Security Associate Member Ticket
Mark Shanahan Carolina Friends School Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Mike Simpson Watson Electrical Associate Member Ticket
Dennis Smith Mechworks Mechanical Contractors Associate Member Ticket
Joleen Stephan-Mease Wells Fargo Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Nicole Stetkiewicz Carolina Restoration Services Associate Member Ticket
Gary Stevens C&W Services Speaker
Luke Stoiber Patcraft Associate Member Ticket
Dakota Taylor Executive Building Maintenance, Inc Associate Member Ticket
Tyner Tew GreenView Partners Associate Member Ticket
Pete Thompson Cleanstreak Surface Cleaning Associate Member Ticket
PETER THOMPSON Cleanstreak Engineered Surface Cleaning Professional Facility Manager Nonmember Ticket
Douglas Van Wirt Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
bruce voorheis Relocation Strategies Associate Member Ticket
Jeff Watson BMS CAT Associate Member Ticket
Shane Whatley THS Constructors Professional Facility Manager Member Ticket
Justin Williams Bobbitt Sponsor
Matt Wimsatt Service Roofing and Sheet Metal Co of Raleigh Inc. Associate Member Ticket