May 2018  

Next Chapter Event

IFMA May 2018 Meeting


Tuesday, May 15, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM


$0.00 Member Ticket before May 11
$5.00 Member Ticket

$10.00 Students

$40 Guest Ticket
($5.00 Late fee)

Register before Saturday, May 12, 2018 to avoid late fees.



Security National Building
Center 53
434 Ascension Way
Murray, UT 84123



This is going to be a terrific meeting with our speaker Craig Weston – Vice President Corporate & Community Development, Financially Fit.  VOI measures the total value of “soft” or intangible benefits derived from technology initiatives in addition to the “hard” benefits measured by ROI. VOI is subjective and difficult to measure with the same precision as ROI.

Craig Weston is a born native of SLC, he attended the University of Utah where he played baseball his true passion in life, he has a business degree in Business Management, Craig has taken a strong leadership role in all of the companies that he has be blessed to be part of.  Some of Craig’s highlights are that he served as Executive Vice President of Aminco International, the exclusive Olympic Pin provider in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Craig’s Olympic legacy is that he created the “Green Jello” pin which is the most collectable Olympic Pin of the Salt Lake Olympic Winter games and to this date is still one of the most collectable in the Olympic Pin movement.

Craig specializes in relationship development and company growth through ownership and accountability. He has more than 20 years of executive sales experience, touting a track record of exceeding client expectations and engaging in company culture.

Craig has a very specific and defined “purpose in life” and that is to serve others and inspire success and happiness, with a focus and emphasis on building strategic partnerships, networking, and building trusted relationships, this principle has not only benefited Craig personally but also those within that effort, living the mantra of “My network is your network…How can I help you….this principle has payed impressive dividends internally and externally

Craig currently serves as Executive Vice President of Financially Fit LLC, he also sits as the Chair for the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce Presidents Ambassador committee, he is also honored to sit on the Board of Directors for The Voice of the Children Foundation for Haiti


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Member Spotlight

The following members of the Utah Chapter will reach Membership Milestones during the month of May 2018:

Jeffrey Hayes - 5 years

Nick Mesker - 4 years

Steve Bond - 4 years

Congratulations to all!

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JOB TITLE: Facility Engineer

Reports To: Director of Events & Operations

Supervises: Part-Time Engineering Staff, Third-Party Vendors

Status: Full-Time, Salaried, Exempt 


Manage, supervise, coordinate and perform the maintenance of the venue, equipment and grounds for the convention center. Provide highly responsible staff assistance to the Director of Events & Operations.

JOB DUTIES (Including, but not limited to): 

  • Provide overall management of services and activities involved in the maintenance and operations of the venue including HVAC, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, trades and grounds keeping
  • Coordinate with Utah County Public Works Department to ensure that the services that they are providing for the convention center are taken care of in a timely manner and do not negatively affect the operation of events.
  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate Part-Time Engineering personnel as needed; provide or coordinate staff training and safety programs; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures as necessary in conjunction with HR.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities of assigned programs and functions
  • Assist in establishing and monitoring work performance and safety standards
  • Assign work activities, projects and work orders; monitor work flow; inspect work product of contractors to ensure accuracy and timeliness of completion; meet with staff to review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures and to identify and resolve challenges
  • Ensure compliance with the facility’s maintenance standards and reporting requirements; assist in managing the facility’s use of the MicroMain program
  • Forecast additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, supplies, and utilities; monitor and obtain approval for all maintenance related expenditures; receive and maintain supplies; make recommendations for, and implement approved budget adjustments as necessary
  • Run electrical service and pick up for events including for exhibitors who both order in advance or onsite the day of the event
  • Assist the Director of Operations & Events in directing and monitoring the work of contractors, engineers, and vendors on building projects
  • Maintain cost records of work performed and prepare cost estimates as requested; prepare invoices for services rendered that are to be used in event settlement
  • Develop and maintain accountings for labor, materials and utilities by event and cost category
  • Maintain hazardous materials communication program, material safety data sheets and required records and permits as required
  • Maintain knowledge of and ensure compliance with relevant federal, state and local regulations
  • Assist in developing and maintaining Capital Improvement Project reports and recommendations for the venue and assist in overseeing execution of Capital Improvement Projects.
  • Assist in administering maintenance and service contracts (i.e. HVAC, elevators, pest control, landscape maintenance, fire systems, etc.)
  • Conduct a variety of industry related operational studies; recommend modifications to programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate; implement approved modifications
  • Schedule & program HVAC system on an ongoing basis
  • Must be available to help as needed with all other aspects of events
  • Perform other duties as required



Knowledge Of:  

  • Operational characteristics, services and activities of venue maintenance programs including HVAC, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and grounds keeping
  • HVAC systems, water-cooled chillers, cooling towers, VAV boxes, AHU’s, fan coil units, boilers, DX systems, etc.
  • Repair and maintenance in various other maintenance related functions including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, trades, grounds keeping, and interior aesthetic finishes
  • OSHA and ADA issues
  • Principles of supervision and training
  • Relevant federal, state, and local regulations
  • Customer Service practices
  • Microsoft Office applications and to effectively operate the computer based building management and building automation systems


Ability To:  

  • Manage multiple maintenance and event related projects simultaneously
  • Work effectively in a service oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities
  • Work under high pressure in meeting urgent deadlines
  • Plan, direct, and evaluate the work of subordinates
  • Provide leadership to maintenance personnel
  • Drive and operate forklifts, scissor lifts, etc.
  • Analyze challenges, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of organizational objectives
  • Communicate clearly and concisely in the English language, both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, contractors and venue users
  • Work a flexible schedule including early mornings, days, evenings, late nights, weekends, holidays, extended (long) work days and extended numbers of days as required




              Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in facility maintenance 


Education / Training:  

 High school diploma or equivalent GED with additional specialized training in the maintenance of HVAC, electrical or related facility systems 


Licenses or Certificates:  

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain a Utah driver’s license


General Manager
Utah Valley Convention Center
Spectra Venue Management
O: 801.851.2201



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