YOU are the Fastest and Most Capable First Responder:
Gain the Skills to Protect, Guide, and Strengthen Your Community
Plan Now to join the August 24 FMANM Presentation
Join the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico at 8 am (MST) on Wednesday morning, August 24, 2022 for a Zoom meeting presented by a nationally recognized expert on community safety and readiness with an emphasis on shootings and violent encounters. Jimmy Graham is the CEO of Able Shepherd Training. He is a veteran US Navy Seal, former CIA Protective Officer, and Fellow on Community Safety at the Centennial Institute.
As the founder of an emergency readiness training center based in Denver, Colorado, Jimmy and his professionally trained staff provide consulting and personalized training for schools, churches, businesses, as well as responsible citizens. He also co-founded Able Nation, a 501c(3) that provides financial assistance to underfunded organizations in order to better provide for those in their care.
Highly sought-after as an expert contributor, his recent appearances include the Mike Huckabee Show, The Mandy Connell Show, the Outdoor Chanel, NBC, Fox 31, and Fox News.
Learn how you can become empowered to use situational leadership and protective tactics that can be applied to virtually any threatened environment. Sadly, the FBI reports active shooter incidents are on the rise with schools and churches as the innocent targets. Be prepared to take care of one another!
Topic: Safety and Security - Able Shepherd- Jimmy Graham
Time: Aug 24, 2022 08:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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No Holds Barred: Golf is BACK
October 7th at Isleta—Celebrate with Us!
Join these forward thinking companies and register NOW to sponsor THE golf tournament of the season for facility managers, property managers, building owners and their esteemed critical infrastructural services and products suppliers. Best price in town and best media exposure EVER!
Sign up now—get three months of marketing for your effort! Visit the website for quick and easy intake www.fmanm.com and See YOU on Friday, October 7, 2022 at the Isleta Championship Golf Course.
Fast-Forward to the Future: RRPS Career Technical Education
Sets Foot into Tomorrow with Hands-On Education for the Trades
The Facility Manager Association of New Mexico’s members and guests gathered bright and early for a breakfast burrito and some coffee followed by an interactive networking event and site visit to the rapidly evolving Rio Rancho Public Schools facility supporting the trades. Aiming to train the tradesmen and facility managers of the future, the institution’s hands-on approach will offer accredited opportunities for high school students to learn project and construction management and the techniques needed by electricians, plumbers, HVAC specialists, carpenters, and property managers.
The site visit lined up directly with FMANM’s mission to support scholarships and encourage technical education. The crowd of participants included the commercial real estate manager who brokered the deal to lease the building, the facility manager for the previous tenant, suppliers who understand and can support the infrastructural needs of the new endeavor, and staff from the RRPS team including Lawrence Davis, the CTE Director.
Past-President of FMANM Tom Plummer commented, “This is the right educational level to get our young students thinking about the opportunities for a solid and well-paid career inthese technical fields. I am happy to hear that the classes for 2023 are already filling up! I look forward to revisiting this facility when it opens in the near future.”
Executive Director Column
Christmas in August: Never Burn a Bridge
If anything, I am probably a hoarder—of relationships. As I scroll through my oft-updated I-phone’s contact list, I KNOW for certain there are dead people, retired people, moved-away people, re-employed and unemployed people included in the roster (not to mention bosses I disdained and co-workers who didn’t). But in a town as small as New Mexico, you never know when the need to reconnect with someone will float to the surface.
Case in point: Jason Miller (on the left, Kevin Givens on the right), who is now the Chief Security Officer at Paper Excellence in Castle Rock, Colorado. Jason was a stand-out FMANM member in 2014 when he worked for Advantage Security here in Albuquerque. To meet Jason is to never forget him and I didn’t. I called him to help me find a speaker on security and safety for the August meeting.
Typical of Jason (former Navy SEAL officer and top-tier university graduate with 25 years of corporate and military experience), he had the absolute highest-level referral in his pocket as he fondly remembered his time with FMA. He delivered our August presenter, Jimmy Graham with Able Shepard. One phone call to Jimmy from Jason netted this organization with this nationally renowned, highly acclaimed expert speaker. Just like that.
I am glad I hung onto Jason. Hang on to FMANM. We have the connections!
August 2022 Reggie’s Rant
Patience is the key in today’s world!
Here we are, it’s late summer and once again we’re thinking, how did that go by so fast? The kids and grandkids are gearing up for a new school year and fall is around the corner. That’s always a good thing because fall represents two amazing events. The Packers will be starting their run to the Super Bowl AND the FMANM Golf tournament is here soon. I’m positive the fall symbolizes other great things but I’m kinda narrowly focused.
There is one item here that can’t be overlooked. The FMANM Golf Outing on Oct 7th is fun. A few years back I stumbled on this group and event and have not looked back since. I was new to the area and the event provided a quick way to get to know people in this facility manager world. Carolee’s energy and excitement was inspiring. The event is truly a blast, and the door prizes are unbelievable. This is your chance to book a foursome and meet/bring a facility manager in a relaxed environment. FMANM is a great group to join because it has a healthy mix of fun and great facility related education programs and site visits. We look forward to seeing you and are hoping you bring a new member to an event this fall. We look forward to adding to our membership roster.
Thanks to all my fellow board members who work hard and make this association grow when most aren’t. It seems like the economy is starting to shake out a little but with high inflation there will be pain to come for a few more months. The good news is that there are still more jobs than people willing to work. Best of wishes to all of you who are fighting the good fight and remember we will all get through this crazy world we are experiencing!
Reggie Roberson-Division Manager
Eaton Sales & Service LLC New Mexico
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What is Your IAQ?
Zoom in June to See
Most people spend 90% of their time indoors. Are you living in a clean, comfortable, healthy and safe environment?
The Facility Manager Association of New Mexico, on Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 had a Zoom meeting on indoor air quality. This short seminar ikicked off to an educational series focusing on “The 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building” and will be facilitated by the region’s preeminent facility managers and experts from Honeywell Building Solutions.
Is your building a dummy or a doctoral candidate? How do you control the way your building responds to these critical questions? What can you do to improve? Take a deep breath and see you on Zoom in June.
Top Golf Tops the Charts!
Thanks Again to Our Sponsors
Our 2nd annual Top Golf Tournament was a hole-in-one success because of our wonderful sponsors. Heartfelt thank you to Alan Peter with Outta Control (controls troubleshooting and process analysis), Scott Hollingsworth from Lift Works (an elevator company), Bernadette Combs of Industrial Water Engineering (the name says it all), and Clint Green and crew from DVL Group (services for mission critical environments—power, cooling, and infrastructure). And, to all the players—seems you had a good time, too!
Consider this event your practice warm-up for the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico’s Lucky 13th Annual Golf Tournament and Scholarship Fundraiser at the Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course scheduled for Friday, October 7th, 2022. Mark your calendar today; you don’t want to miss out!
Know-It-All, or Know Nothing?
Risk Management Explored in April
The Facility Manager Association of New Mexico brought you virtual meeting on Wednesday, April 20th to hear an industry expert detail how you can analyze or improve your company’s critical risk management programs. Larry Vigil, CSP, Senior Risk Manager for Risk Services with Poms & Associates Insurance Brokers, LLC lead a detailed discussion and answered questions to help you understand and potentially mitigate the risk that your business faces every day.
Facility manager or supplier, this is ground that all must cover in the course of doing business. Loss Control Auditing Services, Regulatory Safety Compliance and Safety Program Development are among the topics Vigil touch upon in his presentation. Share this invite with your staff. The presentation will also be recorded and archived on the www.fmanm.com for later viewing and further review.
Brews, Views, Industry News
Highlighted at Industrial Tour
To say that Nick Jones, an instructor in the Brewing and Beverage Management program at Central New Mexico Community College, is an enthusiastic cheerleader for the craft brewing business in New Mexico would be an understatement. Leading the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico’s crew of three dozen denizens of drink through the inner sanctum of the Bosque Brewing Company in Bernalillo, his passion for the industry bubbled over like the thick foam on a finely crafted and correctly poured porter.
A state-of-the-art brewing laboratory to teach CNM students the art and craft of fermenting fine beers, ales, and seltzers is currently under construction, slated for completion in the fall of 2022. Here students will master the basics to enter the growing field of microbrewing. FMANM’s scholarship contributions to the trades—plumbing, electrical, building controls, and HVAC—provide assistance for the technicians in this program as they attend the state’s largest two-year college.
Special thanks to Pluma Construction (who brought their whole team to the event) and to Tim Woodward, Bosque’s head Brewmeister, for their support and spirit. And thanks to Mother Nature who provided a temperate open-air backdrop, the perfect late spring in New Mexico, drinks-on the-patio weather. Cheers!
FMANM Tool Backpack Drive 2022
FMA and ABC’s Young Tradesmen
Rewarded with Specialized Tool Backpacks
Students who completed their first-year studies in the trades were incentivized with essential professional gear at an energetic event in January. The Facility Manager Association of New Mexico joined forces with the Associated Builders and Contractors of New Mexico to donate high-grade Milwaukee-brand tool backpacks to each apprentice. These tradesmen and women of the future networked with their future employers--contractors and facility services providers--who had graciously funded the free event.
The demand for skilled trades is at an all-time high as retirements from the workforce and the effects of the pandemic has decreased the number of candidates in the work pool. High-paying jobs are immediately available for those who possess these essential vocational skills. The event was directly inline with the missions of both FMANM and ABCNM to support and resupply the building services and construction trades with qualified candidates.
With a food truck and libations available, the students, businessmen and women, and representatives from FMA and ABC enjoyed an interactive atmosphere. Students who are remote-learning or were otherwise unable to attend will also receive their valuable tool via alternative distribution.
A heartfelt THANK YOU to our sponsors who include:
SPONSOR A 24 PACK OF BACKPACKS
SPONSOR A 4 PACK OF BACKPACKS
SPONSOR A SINGLE BACKPACK
For more information about this event please contact the Backpack Give Away lead Jessica Leyva at Jessica.Leyva@honeywell.com.
Lively “End-of-Year Meeting” and Social Hour
November 18th at Tomasita’s
Thank yoy for joing the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico for some important business followed by some serious networking as we conduct our “End of Year Meeting”.
Following the meeting we adjourned to the Cantina for some informal social networking. The event was available live-stream on Facebook at
Details on the tool drive to our benefit tradesmen at CNM was shared. Thanks to our gracious sponsors at Eaton Sales & Service, SMI Facility Services Paul Davis Restoration for underwriting this event.
CNM Site Tour a Success:
FMANM Contribution Recognized
Twenty-eight knowledge seekers joined ranks in August as the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico toured the Digital Building Controls Laboratory at the Central New Mexico Community College to witness and investigate the updated equipment the association supported in installing. The partnership among FMANM, CNM and private industry's Epic Controls is a first of its kind.
Maintenance and operations facility managers and engineers have complained for years that no local training is available for internet connected building controls. With the addition of the new equipment in this laboratory, that educational deficit has been filled.
New member and facility manager Tuffy Von Tellrop with Meowwolf commented, "It is great to support an organization that has this kind of direct impact on the facilities community." Alan Peter with Outta Control added, "It is almost impossible to find tradesmen with the right skills to perform this work. This is a huge step in the right direction." Another new member Dianna Cordova with Enterprise Bank added, "I love tours like these! You get to see firsthand how the equipment in your facility is impacted by these critical technological advances."
Maintenance and operations facility managers and engineers in New Mexico have complained for years that no local training is available for internet connected building controls. This is a critical infrastructural process which coordinates and directs all essential building functions including heating and air conditioning, ventilation, boilers, fire protection, security and observation, lighting, electric power, plumbing and water monitoring, and even elevators. Thanks to the educational partnership forged by the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College, that lack of specific educational opportunity is about to change.
FMANM treasurer Dave Jensen has logged 40 plus years in the HVAC industry. He works for Epic Controls in Albuquerque which provides commercial integrated control systems and maintenance in an effort to maximize energy efficiency. In addition, Dave has taught at CNM for 12 years and is passionate about providing quality education. In a "first of its kind" partnership with the college, details were finalized late January this year, and installation to modernize and upgrade the building controls laboratory at CNM began early April. Dave is uniquely positioned in the partnership, being deeply invested both as the appointed dealer, as the college instructor teaching the HVAC course, and as the treasurer for FMANM which provided funding assistance to install the project.
"There's a high demand for technicians but few companies that step up to help," says Dave. He's thrilled that Reliable Controls—a manufacturer of direct digital control equipment--did. Reliable Controls donated the hardware and software, and Epic Controls will perform the installation and subsequent maintenance.
Where does FMANM fit into the scenario? Thanks to the support of our member companies, this organization can point directly to a project we helped fund which will provide an up-to-date working lab for teaching CNM students digital operations systems and trouble shooting. Stay tuned for an upcoming date for an on-site tour of the installation as the return to post-pandemic normalcy evolves.
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