Meet the Board
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
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
Brian Hook, FMP
Russell W. Vance
LifeWay Christian Resources
Russell joined IFMA in 2001, volunteered in several board roles and committee positions over the years. He has worked for LifeWay for the last 24 years. As Director of Corporate Services, he manages the HQ and warehouse facilities. The last 20 years included many exciting projects including the sale of LifeWay’s 15 acres Nashville campus and building a new 277,000 square-foot headquarters in Capitol View.
Faye Ellis, CPM
Faye is a native Tennessean and a graduate of Tennessee Tech with a Masters of Arts in Business Administration Degree. Faye has also been a licensed Realtor and a member of the Nashville Board of Realtors since 1965. She received the Certified Property Manager (CPM®) Designation in 1986.
Currently, Faye joined son Rob Ellis in opening The Ellis Group, LLC, a licensed commercial general contracting firm. She accepted the appointment as broker for Pedcor Homes Corporation. She is also the Association Executive for the Institute of Real Estate, Nashville Chapter and the Middle Tennessee Chapter of CAI along with the International Facility Management Chapter - Tennessee Chapter while at the same time is the owner of Facility Management Services, LLC in Donelson, a full service Real Estate Management and Sales Company and AMO firm. The management portfolio that she oversees is both residential and commercial along with various Condominium Associations.
Faye served as a Board of Director for the Metro Center Development, Nashville and was a member of the original Greenway study group for areas along the Cumberland River in the Metro Center and other surrounding areas. Faye is also a past president of The Greater Nashville Chapter of IREM and the Greater Nashville Apartment Association .
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