Testimonials

Jennifer Cox
Jennifer CoxNashville Machine
We are proud to have our brand aligned with IFMA Nashville to help grow and develop the future of Facility Managers. Our mission at Nashville Machine Inc. is to be the ‘Best Performance Mechanical Service Company’ and a crucial part of that mission is to have our brand supporting the local IFMA chapters. We hope to be a part of IFMA Nashville for years to come.
Andy Moon
Andy MoonPinnacle Services, Inc.
IFMA Nashville has really changed my business. The network of folks I have met and continue to interact with on a monthly if not weekly basis has allowed me to pursue more opportunities within the facilities world. It is rare that you find an organization filled with so many passionate, good hearted, giving, not to mention fun professionals. That being said, it was an easy decision for us to partner with IFMA Nashville to be a sponsor and have been for some time now. I know the sponsorship money is used to help advance facility managers with education courses, events, and to reach out into the community more. We are glad to be part of IFMA.
Blair Bego
Blair BegoExecutive Management Services, Inc.
Over the past five years, Executive Management Services, Inc. has been a proud supporter of the Nashville IFMA Chapter, with its participation in both chapter and event related sponsorship opportunities. From the “Sponsor Spotlights” at monthly membership meetings, to referrals from the IFMA website and other active members, EMS has developed stronger name recognition in the area and more importantly, has built lasting partnerships with the growing IFMA Nashville community.
Graham Sanford
Graham SanfordFlood Brothers Commercial Location
Flood Brothers Commercial Location has been involved with IFMA for many years. We first joined the Atlanta, GA chapter of IFMA and as our company grew we joined other IFMA chapters. We have made it a point to sponsor the local chapters in many different capacities, but I think one significate way is with the Title Sponsorship. It gives us huge brand recognition amongst other things. We will definitely keep sponsoring the local IFMA chapters. 
Ted Helm
Ted HelmModular Designs
I have been an IFMA member in five different cities over my career. (IFMA Nashville is obviously the best!) Frankly, IFMA been one of my anchors through that time. I’ve developed a number of IFMA friendships that have been so helpful with both personal and professional advice. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been able to talk through facility issues rather than learn the hard way. It’s hard to choose my favorite meeting, but the most fun was the first time I heard Russ sing the Facility Managers’ Christmas Song.
Lis Wyatt, CFM
Lis Wyatt, CFMVanderbilt University
As an Army Engineer Officer I spent most of a 20-year military career working in facility and construction project management positions, when not in a troop assignment.  My very first facilities job in the Army was as an Operations Officer for the Directorate of Facilities Engineering at Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, culminating with the position of Director of Public Works for the Frankfurt Military Community in Germany.  Once retired and ready for my civilian career I searched for a way to prove to myself and others how my acquired military skills in facility management could translate into the civilian world.  I learned about the CFM credential before I retired and prior to joining IFMA.  Not only was I successful in achieving the credential, but having the CFM letters behind my name added credibility to my years of facility management experience in the military, and had a positive influence on those who made the decision to hire me for my current position.
Jeff Martin, FMP
Jeff Martin, FMPCaterpillar Financial
I have been involved with IFMA since 2008, after my previous manager suggested I join to get some experience in the FM world, network with others in the field and gain additional knowledge and education. I enjoy the monthly meetings and have learned many things and picked up on some great ideas throughout the years, which I have applied in my career. When I am able to attend World Workplace events, I find those valuable to further my education and help keep up with what is new, trending and learn from others, discussing best practices. I see this not only as a benefit to my personal growth, but to my employer as well.  I have watched  IFMA Nashville grow since 2008 and have always enjoyed visiting other facilities and learning what they do, how they manage things and love the fact that we get the “behind the scenes” tour and info that most do not. I would say my favorite event, to date, was the tour of the state capital building and I look forward to the future of our Chapter as it continues to grow.
Debbie Robertson, CFM
Debbie Robertson, CFMAsurion
My IFMA membership has been invaluable to me throughout my career in Facility Management. I’ve enjoyed participating on the Board with talented professionals that are committed to supporting our IFMA members. There are many benefits, but I would say that the top three call outs are (1) Knowledge sharing - being able to tap into theexperience and knowledge of both our professional and associate members; (2) educational opportunities for my FM team to learn about best and next practices and go for their credentials; and (3) being able to spend time networking at some of our afterhours events like the Toast and Tours. The 2014 Christmas party was one of my favorite events. The venue was perfect and it was fun and inviting.
Blair Bego
Blair BegoEMS
I have been involved with IFMA since relocating to Nashville in 2013. In these few short years, I have served on the Programs Committee, Sustainability Committee and since 2014 have been the Events Committee Chair. In addition to my personal involvement, my company —Executive Management Services, Inc — has been a proud sponsor of the Chapter since 2012. This is an awesome (and growing) city and I feel that our IFMA Chapter fits right in line with that description! I am grateful for the relationships and friendships I have developed through my involvement with this group.As the Events Chair, its difficult for me to pick a favorite, but a few events that truly stand out in my mind are the 2014 Membership Appreciation Event at Jack Daniels Distillery and last year’s Holiday Cocktail Party at East Ivy Mansion. I am also really looking forward to the upcoming Haunted Tour of Franklin and this year’s Holiday Party at OZ Arts Nashville. I hope to see you all out and about at our monthly Toast & Tour Events or any of our special events throughout the year, including our annual Golf Outing, Holiday Party and Membership Appreciation Events!
Chris Corby, CFM, LEED AP
Chris Corby, CFM, LEED APSFM
For nearly all of my fifteen years of involvement with IFMA Nashville, I have served in some capacity on the board or on a committee.  I love the membership meetings,events, tours, and educational opportunities.  But for me, the real value of IFMA comes from the networking and the long and strong relationships I have built withboard members over the years.  Lis Wyatt, Director of Plant Operations at Vanderbilt, is a great example of this for me.  I think she and I walked into our first IFMANashville chapter meeting back around 1999 or 2000.  Our friendship has been very important, but also important to me is that I can pick up the phone and call her andknow that I will not only connect, but I can rely on getting intelligent, honest and candid feedback.