President's Letter

Dear Chicago Chapter of IFMA members,

As I begin to write this letter, I am one week away from completing my first 3 months as Chapter President.  It is also the birthday of the most important leader of my lifetime, my father.  He would have been 78 years old. 

My father was self-employed his entire working career.  He was always energized by the work he performed and the teams of people that surrounded him.  My father showed me the value of recognizing the members of his team and all they contributed.

In my father’s honor I would like to recognize the volunteer leaders and committee members who serve to support all of the members of the Chicago Chapter of IFMA.  These individuals are dedicated and commit countless hours to the growth and development of the facility management profession.


Name                                    Committee                                         Company


Caree Martens                  Sponsorship                                    Arch Insurance         

Christian Swiencki            Professional Development              Right Size Facility Performance

Chuck Hodgin                    Career Services                               Service Master

Conor O’Brien                   Membership                                    Premier Maintenance Systems, Inc.

David Burggren                 Sustainability                                   Midwest Mechanical

Debbie Breclaw                Associates                                        1st & fresh Catering

Derek Jayson Rusch         Sponsorship                                       Teknion      

Drew Bishop                    Communications                                MilliCare by Floor Innovations

Gene Sallee                      Associates                                         Yonan Carpet One

Geoff DeLucca                 Community Services                           Food For Thought

Helee Hillman                  Sustainability                                     Goby

Justin Moore                     Sustainability                                     Guaranteed Rate

Kevin Corrigan                  Executive Board                                 Levenfeld Pearlstein

Kristine O’Hollearn          Career Services                                  Spacetrak

Linda Murdix                    Career Services                                  Greeley and Hansen

Liz Vonesh                        Executive Board                                 HIMSS

Manuel Rodriguez            Sponsorship                                       Careerbuilder 

Mark Radtke                     Executive Board                                 ProCure Proton Therapy Center

Mary Basel                       Membership                                       Haworth

Maryna Silchenko            Professional Development                 Koroseal

Mike Joyce                       Associates                                          3MD Relocation

Mike Rich                          Sponsorship                                       Teknion    

Nancy Miller                     Hospitality                                          American College

                                                                                                     Healthcare Executives

Nicole Pawlowski             Associates                                           Des Plaines Office Equipment

Nicole Satterly                 Executive Board                                   Locke Lord

Pamela Coan                      Membership                                      GRM Information Management

Rick Knox                          Community Services                            Vanguard Archives

Russ Benson                      Hospitality                                          Strategic Dining Solutions

Stephanie Burns               Sponsorship                                          NPK Associates        

Teri Kaskin                        Community Services                            Wennsoft, Inc.                                                 

Tracy Fioretti                   Hospitality and Associates                    Interior Investments

Wayne Shulman              Community Services                              Newark, Grubb, Knight, & Frank


I would also like to extend a special thank you to our administrators, Michelle Fowler and Chris Glatz from Glatz Management Services who do a great job supporting all of us. 

We are planning some exciting changes for 2014.  Please continue to check out the chapter website at to learn about upcoming presentations, networking events and chapter developments.  As my father would say each morning, “Today is the best day of my life and tomorrow will be better.”  Please make it a great day and I look forward to seeing or meeting you at one of “tomorrow’s” events.


Jerry DiCola