Irene Thomas-Johnson, San Fernando Valley Chapter Past President,

The San Fernando Valley Chapter’s mission is to promote knowledge sharing with integrity and professionalism to our members in the built environment and in the practice of facility management. At the San Fernando Valley Chapter, we aim to support, sustain, and develop our membership through programs & educational opportunities. Further we empower leadership training and mentoring for the continued success of the San Fernando Valley IFMA Chapter, and for the future of the facilities management profession.

In this quest we understand the importance of sustainability in the built environment and the criticality of ensuring that current and future facility managers are guiding their organizations toward sustainable practices. The attainment of these goals can be assured only if these managers acquire the knowledge, expertise and understanding of energy and sustainability performance and are able to communicate their knowledge in a transparent way to the clients they serve.

As a sponsor of the Eric Teicholz sustainability scholarship, we are contributing to the future of the FM profession by providing a pathway for those interested in earning their Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP). Our goal is to make the world a better place by giving facility managers the tools they need to maximize efficiencies and streamline operations toward boosting the triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit.