Boston, MA The Boston chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) named the winners of the 2018 Awards of Excellence.
Lori Stewart Coletti Award (formerly the You Make it Happen Award): Lori Stewart Coletti
The “You Make it Happen” award was renamed this year to the Lori Stewart Coletti award to establish a legacy to the late Lori Stewart Coletti, IFMA Boston past president and champion within the FM industry. This award is given in recognition of service to the IFMA Chapter that goes above and beyond expectations, and makes a substantial impact on the membership and success of the organization.
President’s Award: Jessamine Wigfall, CFM, Liberty Mutual
The President’s Award recognizes an individual who is passionate about what they do–either as a leader from within or outside the IFMA Boston chapter. They go beyond what is asked of them and give it their all.
Exemplary Service Provider Award: Georgiana Olwell, ECO Logic
This award is presented to the representative of an associate member in recognition of voluntary contributions to IFMA Boston. These contributions may include sponsoring programs or educational offerings, presenting innovative sessions on FM-related topics, sponsoring educational research or scholarships, providing technical assistance to members, or serving as chapter or council officers or committee members. Nominees must be associate members who recognize that IFMA is a forum for the interchange of ideas with members.
Exemplary End User: Debbie Benjamin, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Exemplary End User Award is presented to a professional member of the Boston Chapter who has provided sustained, outstanding leadership to the chapter. This person is highly valued by his or her company, IFMA, and the facility management profession. This individual keeps current on changes in the facility management profession and educates other IFMA members and peers. Recipients demonstrate the best in leadership and ethics.
Educator & Professional Development: John Gioioso, CFM, MCR, Fresenius Medical Care
The Education and Professional Development Award may be presented to a Boston Chapter IFMA member demonstrating exceptional support of professional development in their organization and/or facility management community. The member receiving this award consistently presents or plans outstanding programs designed to meet the needs of facility management professionals, provides career support, designs professional development seminars or classes, and/or champions CFM certification.
Emerging Leader Award: Kyle Prates, Creative Office Pavilion
This award is presented to a Boston Chapter IFMA member who has been an active member within the chapter and shows initiative in both their work and professional settings. They go above and beyond in their efforts with skilled execution and follow through and motivate others to participate.
Best Practices Awards
These awards are presented to the individual or team whose facility management new construction or renovation project has had a substantial, positive effect on the success of their organization. They demonstrate how their project impacted business objectives and contributed to improved success by going “above and beyond” the normal project scope.
• Small Project (<25,000 s/f): AIS Headquarters (nominated by NELSON) and Restoration of the Old Chapel at UMass Amherst (nominated by STV | DPM);
• Medium Project (25,000 – 75,000 s/f): EMD Serono Project Sagamore (nominated by Fort Point Project Management);
• Large Project (>75,000 s/f): Brown University South Street Landing (nominated by Fort Point Project Management).
Operational Innovation Awards
These awards are presented to the individual or team whose facility management innovation, process, and/or initiative has had a substantial, positive effect on the success of their organization. They will demonstrate how their project impacted business objectives and contributed to improved success.
• Dunkin Brands Inc. Headquarters Energy Efficiency Project (nominated by JLL in Partnership with Dunkin Brands).
• People’s Choice Award: Red Hat Seaport Offices (Nominated by Structure Tone).
The entire A/E/C community was welcome to vote online for their choice for People’s Choice during one week in April. This year more than 2,500 people cast their vote.
Established in 1980, the International Facility Management Association is a non-profit, incorporated association dedicated to serving the facility management profession. The International organization provides education, research, publications, events, and alliances with other related associations and organizations. The Boston Chapter of IFMA was founded in 1984 by ten facility managers. Today the chapter numbers nearly 600 members, making it the third largest chapter in the world and long recognized as one of the most active and progressive Chapters. For additional information, visit www.ifmaboston.org.