Meet the Committees
Brian M. Anderson CFM
Multi-faceted Facility Management Leader with balanced strengths in Operations and Design/Construction. Excels at meeting the complex, multi-site/multi-use demands of rapidly growing organizations, incorporating strategies to maximize space utilization, operating efficiencies and employee productivity. Background emphasizes project leadership, negotiations, internal planning and teaming, supplier relationships, budgeting/expense control, LEED and sustainability strategies, production automation, staff management, and computerized system efficiencies. Experience leading enterprise-wide operational improvement projects is the result of business acumen/vision, organizational savvy and a friendly, positive communication/personal style
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Hastings serves as the Program Coordinator for Vanderbilt University, within The School of Medicine in Basic Sciences. Reporting directly to the Assistant Dean of Facilities, Infrastructure & Risk Management, she is responsible for office and/or lab renovations, upkeep of infrastructure, and risk management for 300,000+ square feet of Vanderbilt School of Medicine research labs within the departments of Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Cell & Developmental Biology, and Molecular Physiology & Biophysics.
Hastings’ background includes 9 years at Vanderbilt; 4 years as implant contract manager and purchasing agent for Vanderbilt Medical Center, 3 years as research sciences purchasing agent and now Program Coordinator. In her past life, a.k.a. when she was young(er), she spent her time in outside sales in the hospitality industry. Hastings, her husband Trent, two kids, one poodle and one guinea pig have lived in Nashville for 20 years.
Scholarship / Education
Global Workplace Initiative
Global Grab Technologies, Inc.
Cheri is a Middle Tennessee native, born in Nashville. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where she studied Marketing and has been involved in sales leadership in Nashville for more than ten years. Cheri has held positions on the property management committee of a local non-profit board and First Baptist Nashville. She also volunteers with the Nashville chapter of IFMA serving in the Membership Chair role. She has been an active member of IFMA since 2013.
Cheri is a Senior Sales Manager with Global GRAB Technologies, Inc. Global GRAB Technologies, Inc. is a manufacturer of vehicle barriers. Known for our innovation in less-than-lethal products and solutions, Global GRAB has earned a reputation as a perimeter security innovator and trusted partner for hte US Military, Federal Government Agenicies and various corporate sectors across the globe. I manage our Government vertical to include Military, Federal, State & Local, and Airports.
JC Blakely CFM
JC Blakely started his professional career in 1983 and has held a number of leading management positions with both startups and Fortune 500 companies. JC has developed and managed a variety of Facilities organizations from single source to international sites. Additionally, he has led efforts and produced publications detailing local municipalities’ disaster recovery plans and worked directly with 13 local municipalities to streamlined and globalized the building permit process within Silicon Valley.
In 2007, JC led the effort to construct one of the first Green Friendly commercial buildings in Middle Tennessee utilizing raised access flooring, lighting control, HVAC control, and movable wall systems that not only sustain but benefit the environment. JC continues to be cited in numerous trade periodicals as a valued resource contributor.
In 1985 the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) accredited JC as a Certified Facilities Manager. JC continues to actively contribute to the success of the Nashville Chapter of IFMA. While serving as Chapter President, IFMA Nashville was awarded IFMA’s 2011 Chapter of the Year. JC holds his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree. His current position is the Director of Corporate Facilities for ProAssurance based in Franklin, TN with direct responsibility of the physical work environment