Laurie Giller

 

 

Laurie Giller

Chair – Career Services

ISS Facility Services, Inc.

Ms. Giller is a Facility Manager for ISS Facility Services, Inc. and is currently managing the ISS Facility Services team that is responsible for facilities management, maintenance & operations, providing services at a client’s site in Morton Grove and Crystal Lake, IL.

Experience

Ms. Giller has a diverse and wide range of professional experience in Facilities and Project Management. Prior to ISS Facility Services, Ms. Giller worked at Echo Global Logistics as the Manager of Facilities & Office Services, overseeing day-to-day facilities operations for the almost 250,000 square foot facilities located in Echo’s Chicago headquarters in River North. Prior to Echo, Ms. Giller worked at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as the Director of Agent Services in the far south suburbs of Chicago, while attending graduate school. Prior to Coldwell Banker, Ms. Giller was employed by Andersen (formerly Arthur Andersen) as the Facilities Operations Supervisor & Project Manager overseeing facilities operations of over 850,000 square feet of office space, and successfully completed a major building re-stack to accommodate Andersen’s new business unit floors and completely renovated practice floors at the Chicago Headquarters. Andersen won the "Building of the Year” award for two consecutive years for the firm’s best practices in facilities management and innovative design (1998-1999 & 1999-2000) presented by the Chicago Chapter of IFMA. Ms. Giller began her career in Facilities Management and worked her way up to Facility Manager at Material Service Corporation’s Chicago Headquarters, managing over 50,000 square feet of office space at the company’s main office headquarters and all plant/operating locations. Ms. Giller also managed external facility projects and successfully relocated sister companies Freeman United Coal Mining Company and Marblehead Lime Company to new buildings outside of Chicago, and managed facility project for Darlington Brick Company in Darlington, Pennsylvania.

Education and Affiliations

Ms. Giller earned a Master of Arts Degree in Managerial Communications from Bellevue University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Governor State University. She is a Past President and is currently the Chair of Career Services and Board Member for the Chicago Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). Ms. Giller is also a Past President of the Financial Services Council of IFMA International.