Meeting / Event Information

The Utah Chapter meets once a month, usually during lunch time. Each meeting includes lunch, an educational presentation, and networking.  The meeting often includes a tour of a local facility. Meetings are intended to help professional members gain knowledge and networking contacts.  The following is a list of what to expect throughout the year:

  • Months of the year for Regular Monthly Luncheons
    • 2nd Tuesday of the month - 11:30am-1:00pm
    • January - February - March - May - June - September
  • Months of the year for Special Events
    • March or April - Spring Conference - 8:00am - 3:00pm
    • August - Golf Tournament - 7:30am - 3:30pm
    • October - Fall Conference - 8:00am - 1:00pm
    • November - Service Project - 11:00am - 1:30pm
    • December - Christmas Social - Lunch or Dinner
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March 08, 2019

Spring Conference 2019
March 08, 2019
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Utah Valley Convention Center
220 W Center St
Provo, UT 84601

Utah Chapter of IFMA - Spring Conference

Utah Valley Convention Center – Friday, March 8, 2019

7:15 am - 8:00 am                   Registration/Check-in

7:15 am - 8:00 am                   BREAKFAST: Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:15 am                   Opening and Keynote Speaker, Dr. Dean Kashiwagi

9:15 am – 9:30 am                   Visit Vendor Booths

9:30 am - 10:15 am                  Breakout Sessions #1

10:15 am - 10:30 am                Visit Vendor Booths

10:30 am - 11:15 am                Breakout Sessions #2

11:15 am – 12:00 pm               Visit Vendor Booths

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm                 LUNCH: Keynote Speaker, Sam Bracken (

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm                   Breakout Sessions #3

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm                   Vendor Prize Drawings / IFMA Bucks Auction & Conference Wrap-up



Dean T. Kashiwagi, PhD, PE, IFMA Fellow Director, Professor, Professional Engineer

Arizona State University, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Performance Based Studies Research Group (PBSRG)

A thought leader in the facility management (FM) and construction industries for more than two decades, he’s a respected adviser and mentor within the association, the public sector, and academic circles. He is a past recipient of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA)’s Distinguished Educator award (2009). He is credited with establishing FM programs at six universities around the world. This includes receiving a Fulbright Scholar award to share state-of-the-art facility and project management research and practices with the people of Botswana, Africa. Dean’s groundbreaking FM Model of the Future graduate program into practice at ASU and was instrumental in the investment of $100 million in the institution for outsourcing food services. A powerful force in the Greater Phoenix Chapter of IFMA, as well as Arizona State University, he has championed programs to advance the FM profession, and continues to prepare the next generation of FMs.


Sam Bracken - Keynote Speaker and Breakout Session Presenter 

Sam Bracken, who chronicles his story in My Orange Duffel Bag: A Journey to Radical Change, was homeless at age 15. Sam managed to graduate #11 out of 700 students from his Las Vegas high school and landed a full-ride football scholarship to The Georgia Institute of Technology. The title of his graphic mini-memoir self-help book comes from the fact that when he came to Georgia Tech in Atlanta, everything he owned fit in an orange duffel bag. Sam was a Brian Piccolo award nominee for overcoming potentially career-ending injuries to re-earn a starting position on one of Georgia Tech’s most successful football teams, under Coach Bill Curry. He also earned a spot on the All ACC Academic team for two years running. Sam graduated in 1986 from The Georgia Institute of Technology with honors and a degree in Industrial Management. In 1993 Sam received an MBA with an emphasis in Marketing from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of management. He and his wife Kim live in Kaysville, UT, and have four children, Beau, Ben, Jacob and Hannah. Sam serves as The VP of Business Development for Garff Enterprises. A member of the National Speakers Association, Sam frequently speaks about how to implement radical change and become your best self.

GUTS Find Your Greatness, Beat the Odds, Live From Passion is Sam’s latest book. This book teaches people to find their greatness, beat the odds, succeed, and do it over and over again. GUTS was published by Mango, and available in 2017.

Unwind, 7 Principles for a Stress-Free Life is Sam’s second book. This unique, whole- person approach, gives the reader a simple and straightforward way to feel less stressed- physically, mentally, and emotionally. Unwind was published by Grand Harbor, part of Amazon in 2014.

My Orange Duffel Bag - A Journey to Radical Change has won 9 national and international awards. Crown Archetype, part of Random House, purchased the worldwide rights in 2012. Sam has several life coaching videos he offers for free. Just go to his YouTube Channel: SamBracken67 and you will have access to some great additional personal development information for your own growth and development.


Eddie Clayson – Director of Maintenance at the Salt Lake City International Airport

Ed will present the reasons for the current airport project, provide an update on the status and phasing issues, and will cover lessons learned.

Eddie Clayson was appointed as the Director of Maintenance at Salt Lake City International Airport in 2016. Eddie has been with the Airport since 1993, during this time he has experience working in building controls and as the Facilities Superintendent for many years. Before coming to the airport, he graduated with a BS in Electronics Engineering & Technology from Brigham Young University. He is involved with the Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). He earned his Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) from the AAAE in 2013. Through IFMA he has earned his Certified Facility Manager (CFM) and the Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) credentials. He has been active in the IFMA Airport Facilities Council and is a past president of the council.


Jeremy Macdonald & Ashlee Yoder – Presentation on Sustainability

Ashlee and Jeremy will lead a group discussion on sustainability.  How to increase employee engagement while reducing costs and risks through sustainability.  Prepared material includes waste diversion, energy management, and trend analysis for Sustainability.

Jeremy Macdonald gets to save the world by reducing energy consumption and diverting waste from the landfill.  He works as the Global Head of Energy and Sustainability for ISS Facilities Services.  He volunteers as the Utah Chapter of IFMA Sustainability Chair.  His background is in architecture, procurement, and operations and specializes in finding solutions that are inclusive and beneficial to all parties.  Saving the world is a big job and no one person can do it alone, who wants to help?

Ashlee Yoder has been working in Sustainability in Salt Lake County government over the last 9 years but been passionate about waste reduction and recycling for much longer.  Her chief goals are to educate and inform both Salt Lake County residents and policy makers in the benefits of reducing our impact on the natural environment through thoughtful changes.  Ashlee stared her career at Salt Lake County in Human Resources and continues to value improving the human component to our environmental endeavors. 


Brandon Fugal – Presentation on Utah’s Commercial Real Estate & Utah’s Growth

Brandon Fugal is a prominent business leader, recognized over the past decade as the #1 Agent Globally with Coldwell Banker Commercial and EY Entrepreneur of the Year – Western Region, and is now Chairman of Colliers International in Utah.

Before merging and partnering with Colliers International, Brandon was co-founder and owner of CBC Advisors. Currently, Colliers International is the number one commercial real estate firm in the Intermountain West and the fastest growing commercial real estate firm in world located in 69 countries with over 15,000 professionals.

During the past 12 months alone, Brandon leased over 1.5 million square feet spanning the entire Wasatch Front, negotiating over 150 major transactions (including numerous building and land sale transactions). 

Brandon has developed unmatched market intelligence — delivering bottom-line results for hundreds of clients. Most recent transactions have included the Mountain America 330,000 square foot headquarters in Sandy, Jive Communications (now LogMeIn) 100,000 square foot headquarters in Lindon, 200,000 square foot headquarters in Lehi, Podium 125,000 square foot headquarters in Lehi, 112,000 square foot DealerTrack headquarters in Draper and American Express 100,000 square foot build to suit in Sandy, to name a few.


Marc Johnson & Sally Woodward – Presentation on Space Management

The various tools associated with space management are viewed as time consuming and complicated. Explore cost saving fundamentals in the transition from AutoCAD to Revit. Review basic tools for space management, including, space standards, move planning, and people tracking. Learn the significance, cost savings, and daily business use of an as-built catalog.

Marc Johnson is the Space Manager for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Headquarters Facilities Department, managing a staff of architects, designers and draftsmen. He oversees space management and planning for an 8,000,000 sq. ft. downtown campus that encompasses industrial, grounds, event, office, housing, school, and religious space.

Marc teaches design Studio at LDS Business College in Salt Lake City. He graduated from the University of Utah with his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Architecture. He is a licensed architect with a certificate in historic preservation.

Sally Woodward is a Space Analyst/Architectural Archivist for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Headquarters Facilities Department, organizing and providing chronological documents for facility maintenance purposes. Her work entails collecting, digitizing, and cataloging any documents related to a variety of facility types including industrial, office, grounds and religious space.

Sally recognizes the immense value of easily accessible, cataloged and digitized historical facility documentation. She understands the critical efficiency and savings these documents provide to facility management.

Sally holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in architecture from the University of Idaho.








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Brandon Fugal


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Brandon Fugal


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Ed Clayson


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Sam Bracken


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Ed Clayson


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