Member Jim Caldwell in the Spotlight
How long have you been a member of IFMA Charlotte?
Why did you join IFMA Charlotte?
This is an amazing profession which badly needs more FMs. I began working with IFMA in 2015 when I helped establish an Associates Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Facility Management. Through this effort I joined the IFMA Silicon Valley chapter and decided to join the Charlotte chapter when I moved here in 2019 to continue FM workforce development.
What do you enjoy most about the FM industry?
It's the people. The FMs I've met are bright, dedicated professionals, and the Associates are equally motivated to help make advances in the built environment.
What is your favorite tip for someone new in this industry?
I'm not an FM, but if I were it would be to continue professional development and stay current on building technologies.
What do you like to do in your free-time?
I manage my nonprofit, Workforce Incubator, and spend time with family.
If you could adopt an animal from the zoo, what would it be and why?
An elephant. They're intelligent and have a strong presence.
What was your first concert, when and where?
Neil Diamond at Forest Hills in New York, 1976