IFMA CPA Officer Ballot - 2017

One vote per member and only chapter members may vote.  June 21st is the Central PA Chapter of IFMA's Annual Meeting at Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim, PA.  At this time, we will swear in all elected Officers (President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary. and Treasurer). Votes will be tallied prior to the meeting.  President Thomas Koontz, Jr., FMP will announce the Officers and swear them in at the meeting. The deadline for voting is June 16, 2017 at close of business, so that we have time to tally the votes. Thanks!

Thomas Koontz, Jr., FMP
Thomas Koontz, Jr., FMP
President, IFMA Central PA Chapter

President

Jolene Fink, FMP
Jolene Fink, FMP
PHEAA
Facilities Project Manager

Jolene is PHEAA’s only Facilities Project Manager. She oversees all major construction projects, space planning activities, and most recently she now manages the Agency’s Maintenance team.  

Jolene has been with PHEAA for over 22 years, 12 of those years were spent in IT in various roles.   In 2006 Jolene was working in the IT Project Management Office and was tasked with relocating one of the Agency’s   call centers to a new office as PHEAA was running out of space at their Headquarters building.   That project hadn’t even been completed when Jolene was approached and asked to join the Facilities team.   Jolene earned her FMP in January of 2014, and was recognized as the Facility Manager of the Year in 2015 by the Central PA Chapter of IFMA.       

Jolene has completed several million dollars’ worth of construction; fit out and opened new offices in Chester and Pittsburgh, PA; redeveloped over 200,000 square feet of occupied space in the Headquarters facility; replaced a 70,000 sq. ft. roof on our six-story Headquarters building; demolished and imploded a six-story building to make way for parking; enclosed the catwalks connecting the Headquarters building to our parking garage; administered all move/add/change activity for the Agency; and has just commenced work on relocating a remote office.  

Jolene loves the outdoors and spending time with her husband and her two boys.   If she’s not at home she can be found camping with her family and their two dogs or at the ball field cheering loudly from the stands for her boys.    

Why do I want to serve as President on the Central PA Chapter IFMA board?

I believe you get what you give.   I’ve been part of this organization for 10 years and this is my way of giving back to those who were there for me over the years in leadership positions.   To me, the IFMA organization is like a tool that Facility Managers can’t be without.  

Or Write-In Candidate:

1st Vice President

Lauren Leipzier, MBA, FMP
Lauren Leipzier, MBA, FMP
PA Turnpike Commission
Concession Services Business Specialist

Lauren Leipziger, MBA, FMP, has worked in facility management since 2006, most recently as the concession services business specialist for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. In this role, she is responsible for daily inspections of seven service plazas, working to ensure lease and regulatory compliance. In addition, Lauren’s position includes preparing system change requests for service plaza signage, addressing customer inquiries and ensuring the accuracy of the PTC website. As an active member of IFMA’s Central PA chapter, Lauren Leipziger is looking to expand her presence and is seeking the 1st Vice President position on the Exectutive Board. Currently, Lauren is active on the Credentials Committee, having obtained her FMP in 2016.

Or Write-In Candidate:

2nd Vice President

Chris Coller
Chris Coller
Cleanteam Building Services, Inc
Owner; Sales Manager

I am a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Graduated from Juniata College with a BS in Biology, and have also earned an M.Ed. from Millersville University. This spring will be my 20th year in the industry.

I am active in many organizations in the area, including an officer in LeTip, the Alliance Partnership and Hershey Boys Basketball Booster Club. I am a member of various professional (Building Contractors International and ISSA) and fraternal organizations such as the Elks and the Mechanicsburg Club

My interested include sports, the outdoors politics and history.  I also coach football at Bishop McDevitt High School

I am interested in the 2nd Vice President Position because I want more involved in the chapter.  I think that I would bring enthusiasm, imagination and energy to the position and the board. I am one who believes that if you want to have input, you should get involved and not stand on the sideline and “armchair” quarterback

Or Write-In Candidate:

Secretary

Kristan Screen
Kristan Screen
C J Maintenance
Senior Account Executive

My name is Kristan Screen and I am the Senior Account Executive with C J Maintenance and I am hopeful of becoming the Secretary of the Executive Board for IFMA of Central PA.

Leading up to this point, I have been an active member of IFMA CPA for 8 years.   I have served on the Executive Board as Vice President, President and Past President.   I have also served on several committees such as Membership, Publicity and currently co-chair the Sustainability committee.  

I have strong management skills that I feel will help me to perform well in the position of Secretary.   Secretaries need to have sharp interpersonal skills, time management skills and a high skill in organization.   Being part of the Executive Board in the past, I am aware of how the meetings work, the different tasks that are performed by the present Secretary and the amount of responsibility that goes into making IFMA of Central PA a success!   I am willing to assist the other Executive Board Members, Committee Members, Professional Members and Associate Members in anything they need me to do that will benefit IFMA.   I hope you have the confidence in my leadership skills and I look forward to becoming part of the Executive Board in June.

Or Write-In Candidate:

Treasurer

Rob McFadden, CFM
Rob McFadden, CFM
Long Community at Highland - Presbyterian Senior Living Retirement Community
Director of Environmental Services

Rob McFadden, CFM, currently serves as Director of Environmental Services (DES) for the Long Community at Highland.  The Long Community at Highland is part of Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL), a not for profit, Christian based organization, providing retirement and senior care services.  As DES, Rob is responsible for the day to day facility operations of (4) buildings consisting of 500,000 square feet located on 16 acres of land.  Rob also serves as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Presbyterian Senior Living for stewardship and sustainability, risk management for multi-story senior living apartments, CMMS, and part of the support team for the PSL policy and procedures manual.

Before working for PSL, Rob served 8 years as the Operations Manager for Royal Farms Arena, a 14,000 seat arena venue in Baltimore, MD.

Rob has been a member of IFMA Central PA since 2015 and is eager to assist the chapter in growth initiatives.

On a community level, Rob sits on the Board of Directors for the Manheim Township Community Life Task Force and assists with The Long Home Gala and Taste and Tour events.  Rob is also a member of USGBC Central PA, Lancaster County CCRC and Lancaster County Association of Landlords.

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