January Meeting

Executive Director Corner

Last Meeting


Copper Theft Situation

2014 golf tournament

FMANM Healthcare Committee

January Newsletter PDF

Upcoming Events Calendar

2015 Programs Announced
Thank you to the participants who provide thoughtful deliberation and guidance in formulating the program agenda for the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico and the New Mexico Society for Healthcare Engineering Division for the upcoming year.

January 21— Distracted Driving: The REAL Cost of Multi-Tasking

February 18—Albuquerque Economic Development Update
March 18—NFPA 70-E: Is YOUR Facility in Compliance?

April 15— Solar or Not? Which Applications Benefit Your Facility?

May 20— San Juan Chama Water Project Update

June—Isotopes Baseball

July—Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

August 19—Healthcare Insurance Updates/Affordable Care Act

September 16—The Film Industry and Your Facility

October—FAB O&M Show

November 18—Facility Energy Efficiency Audits

December 16—Holiday Social


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Board of Directors


George Jimenez
New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union

Vice President

Tom Plummer
Sr. Project / Program Manager at US Army Corps of Engineers


Lori Gunnare
National Roofing Company
W 505 883 3000 
C 505 252 2707
F 505 883 1719

Dave Jensen
R.E. Michel Co.
505-239-5721 cell


Kevin Givens
The Johnston Co.


Joseph Rodriguez
Superintendent of Facilities
Sandia Resort & Casino
505-328-8404 jmrodriguez@sandiacasino.com
Mary Beth Hames
ARMA SW Region Director
Mike Chavez
Account Manager
Ace Asphalt
Selby Lucero
Facility Manager
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union
Jessica Leyva
Account Manager
SMI Facility Services
Micaela Sandoval
Account Manager
Moving Solutions

Executive Director

Carolee Griffin
Kone Elevator and Escalator
505-975-6753 cell


Web Master

Roy Evans
505 577 4145



Distracted Driving: The Real Cost of Multi-Tasking


  • Drivers spend more than half their time focused on things other than driving.
  • Distraction contributes to more than 5,000 traffic fatalities each year
  • Texting and phone calls aren’t the only distractions:  passengers, eating, and in-car technologies can also cause distractions

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Culture says that distracted driving consistently ranks as one of the traffic safety issues at forefront of many drivers’ thinking.  Each year, more than 80% of drivers in the annual “Culture Index” cite distraction as a serious problem and a behavior that makes them feel less safe on the road. Nearly half of all people who say they feel less safe than they did five years ago say distracted driving by other drivers fuels their concerns.

Teens are among the drivers most impaired by distraction. A recent study showed that young drivers were distracted almost a quarter of the time they were behind the wheel. Electronic devices, such as texting, emails, and downloading music, were among the biggest distractions.

Captain Cary Langehennig serves with the New Mexico Motor Transportation Police.  In his service to the motoring public, he has become an expert witness to the serious risks that distracted drivers present to themselves, and to those around them.  Today’s business environment pressures us all to multi-task as we go about our day, but what is the REAL cost of inattention, especially when driving?

Join the Facility Managers Association of New Mexico at 7 am at Garduno’s Uptown Restaurant on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015, to hear this important information which affects us all.  Cost is $30.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members.  FIRST TIME FACILITY MANAGERS ARE ALWAYS FREE, but must rsvp by January 19th to carolee@fmanm.com to be included.



January Executive Director Column

Well, another year is in the books. The Facility Manager Association of New Mexico experienced tremendous growth and change for the better in 2014, despite a still struggling economic environment. FMANM had the best turn-out at this year’s golf tournament in the organization’s history. The Isotopes baseball game was sold out for the 9th year in a row. The venue for the FAB O & M Show at Sandia Resort and Casino brought more than 50 suppliers to showcase their goods and services and 200 facility personnel to the aisles. FMANM now counts the additional members from the New Mexico Society for Healthcare Engineering among our ranks.  New faces have joined the Board of Directors and new officers are in position to lead the group into the future.

What does all this mean? It means that this organization is well positioned to be stronger than ever, thanks to your continued support, dedication, and feedback. The upcoming year’s meeting agendas and events will be no exception. FMANM’s growing strength has brought it favorable attention in the business community, allowing us to book some very exciting speakers in 2015.

All this being said, it is vital that we continue in this direction. The Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and our volunteers play a part in this effort, but also a HUGE responsibility lies with the membership-at-large to promote, advertise, invite, include, and welcome new and current facility managers and members. Make FMANM a frequent part of your business interactions. Invite guests to accompany you to the monthly breakfast meetings. Remember, first time facility managers attend for free! Organizational growth, in large measure, is more important than any other FMANM endeavor.  See YOU in January, and a Happy and Successful New Year to us all.

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Holiday Party Nets Bucks for Joy Junction

And Fun for All

Happy folks in the holiday spirit enjoyed an early afternoon of camaraderie while contributing to the coffers of a local community homeless shelter at the December gathering of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico.  Commandeering the golf course club house, the frosty mountain view provided the backdrop for the classy soirée with a philanthropic twist.

FMANM’s  Joseph Rodriguez collected checks for Joy Junction and personally delivered the funds on the group’s behalf on the next day.   About 40 facility managers and their guests and service providers enjoyed delicious food and beverages as the sun set over the West Mesa.  Guests included visitors all the way from Denver and Phoenix, all cheerfully supporting the organization in its efforts to help those less fortunate.

FMANM completed 2014 on a high note with the most successful golf tournament in the organization’s history which was held in July, followed by the sold-out and heavily attended Facility and Building Operations and Maintenance Show held last October.

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2014 Facility & Building
Operations & Maintenance Expo
Another Success

Facility professionals and their suppliers converged on the Sandia Resort and Casino in October to share resources and information at the 2014 FAB O&M Show. Free food, fifty dollar gift cards, and a fun Fall Festival theme set the stage as facility and building operations and maintenance
folks visited with their current and future suppliers.

Special thanks and appreciation was afforded to the corporate sponsors, KONE Elevator & Escalator, and National Roofing, who, alongside the Facility Manager Association of New and the FMANM Healthcare Committee made the event possible.

The folks from D&H Petroleum won the cost of their booth rebated to them by sweeping the “Best in Show” category for their fun, interactive display which featured giant, battery-operated spiders cruising through the crowd.

Facility Engineer Joe Brown with Greer Enterprises commented, “I found that folks were willing to take the time to discuss their products and services in unhurried detail. I always get some great new ideas from the show.”

The greater good of the gathering is to add funding to scholarships at the University of New Mexico and the Central New Mexico Community College.

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PNM Copper Theft Legislation Update

March 10, 2014

During the 30-day legislative session that just concluded in Santa Fe, we saw good progress in our efforts to address copper theft, a crime that has hurt many of our customers. Governor Susana Martinez signed a new law that criminalize metal theft. Additionally, $200,000 has been appropriated for enforcement of the Recycled Metals Act as part of the state government budget. Customers who contacted their legislators to share their first-hand experience with copper theft on their church, business or service organization made a big difference.

SB 21, Disruption of Communications and Utilities, sponsored by Sen. Steve Neville, makes it a criminal act with penalties to create a public safety hazard or disrupt communications and utility services by theft or intentional damage to customer or utility‐owned equipment.

The law, which had support from the metal recycling industry, law enforcement and the business community, makes copper theft a misdemeanor for the first and second offenses, punishable by up to one year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine, and a fourth degree felony for the third and any subsequent offense, punishable by up to 18 months in jail and up to a $5,000 fine. The statue is one of the first to recognize copper theft as a safety hazard to innocent people, including children, who could come into contact with energized equipment left exposed by thieves, as well as to our employees who work on energized equipment. The law takes effect on May 21.

In 2012, PNM supported an amendment to the Sale of Recycled Metals Act that created a recycled metals reporting data base, but at the time no money was appropriated for enforcement activities. This year, bills sponsored by Rep. Patti Lundstrom in the House and Sen. Steve Neville in the Senate provided a $200,000 appropriation to the N.M. Regulation and Licensing Department (NMRLD) that will fund that department’s investigation and prosecution of those who deal in stolen metal plus training and support for other law enforcement entities.

At PNM, we will continue to work with law enforcement, legislators, the recycling industry, other utilities - and you - to stop copper theft. As a reminder, through our partnership with Crime Stoppers, a $500 reward will be paid to anyone whose tip leads to the arrest and conviction of a copper thief. Please share that information with friends, family and co-workers.

To ask a question or provide input, contact Manuel Quintana, PNM account manager, at (505) 241-4716 or manuel.quintana@pnm.com.

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  • Manuel Quintana
    PNM Account Manager


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