December Newsletter PDF

November Meeting

December 8: Holiday Social

Executive Director Corner

FAB O&M Show

Compliance Training:
Here is a Resource 

FMANM Health Care

Upcoming Events Calendar

2017 Programs

December 8: Holiday Social


Thank you to all the folks whose input was invaluable!

January 17th, 2018: Historical Buildings Facility Challenges

February 21, 2016:  BEER!  CNM Brewers Science Tour

March 21, 2018:  Legislative Update

April 18, 2018:  How to Prioritize Deferred Maintenance

May 16, 2018:  Latest Solar Trends

June 2018:  Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball, TBA

July 2018: FMANM Scholarship Golf Tournament, TBA

August 15, 2018:  How Your Restrooms Affect YOUR Facility

September 19, 2018:  APS Project Updates

October 2018:  FAB O&M Show TBA

November 21, 2018:  SECURITY!

December 2018:  Holiday Party, TBA



  • 2017 BOC Tecnical Webinar Series

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  • SMI Facility Services sales executive


  • Account Executive Ace Asphalt
  • BCBSNM Position
  • Sales Rep for Armour Pavement.
    Asphalt Field Estimator  

Click here for more information


  • Clarie Shay Miller
  • Harold Oliver Madsen

Click here for more information

Board of Directors


Tom Plummer, P.E.
Director of Health Facilities
Albuquerque Area IHS
505-288-6982 (cell)

Vice President

George Jimenez
Facilities Manager
Nusenda Federal Credit Union


Lori Gunnare
National Roofing Company
W 505 883 3000 
C 505 252 2707
F 505 883 1719

Dave Jensen
R.E. Michel Co.
505-239-5721 cell


Kevin Givens
The Johnston Co.


Mike Chavez
Account Manager
Ace Asphalt
Micaela Sandoval
Account Manager
Moving Solutions
Jessica Leyva
Facility Build
Megan Roensch
Outside Sales

CELL 505.280.5575
TEL   505.247.4036 /800.777.8772
FAX  505.243.0308


Executive Director

Carolee Griffin
505-377-5309 cell


Web Master

Roy Evans
505 577 4145



Plan Now to Attend the 2017 Holiday Gala!

Join us from 6 pm to midnight on Friday evening, December 8th, as we gather to celebrate and network at the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico’s annual Holiday Party.  Our elegant private suite at the Hyatt Albuquerque will be a winter wonderland where you can enjoy adult beverages and sumptuous appetizers while enjoying the company of your friends and business associates in an inviting and relaxed atmosphere.   Reservations are required so please let us know you will attend today!

Free parking is provided (bring your parking ticket to the event) and if you need to get a room, special pricing is available.  Break out of the jeans and dress up just a bit!  Share the warmth of this special season with everyone you will meet.

Please RSVP here before Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, to be included in this annual party.  See you there!

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Dec 17 Executive Director

As a 501c6 non-profit organization, the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico has done a great job over the years in efficiently managing our assets.  We have given almost $100,000.00 in money to programs at the University of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College with the goal of supporting the educational programs which provide the training the facility managers and technicians of the future will need to be successful at their jobs. 

Thank you to the conscientious efforts of the members of my Board of Directors in making this possible.   Tom Plummer with the Indian Health Service has very efficiently and enthusiastically continued to lead the group, and George Jimenez with Nusenda Credit Union holds the reins as vice president.  Thank you both for volunteering to lead this storied institution into the future.

My other Board members contribute countless hours into making this look effortless.  Your treasurers, Lori Gunnare from National Roofing and Dave Jensen from the RE Michel Company, balance the books, deal with the on-line payment issues, assure with compliance with our state charter, and so much more.  Secretary Kevin Givens with The Johnston Company keeps us on track with an accuracy tempered with humor.

Micaela Sandoval with Moving Solutions and Mike Chavez of Ace Asphalt supply program guidance.  We are glad that Jessica Leyva has brought her sparkle and energy back to the board.  New board members for 2018 include Christi Zimmerman with Cort Furniture and Megan Roensch from TP Pump.   Of course, we cannot forget to say thank you to our webmaster, Roy Evans, who provides the technical support which shapes our presence in cyberspace and who takes professional photographs at our events.

Each person has selflessly given hours of time to the group, realizing that this directly supports the scholarship funds at the two schools, thus changing lives.  2018 is looking good too!  Thank you for your belief in us, and YOUR support.  


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What’s Up at the Sunport?

Big Projects Detailed in November


     Members and guests of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico enjoyed an informative presentation at the November meeting by guest speaker Jack Scherer, Associate Director for Planning and Development for the City of Albuquerque.  With 20 years in the construction industry, he shared his vision for and experiences with the massive construction projects and upgrades happening at the Albuquerque Sunport.   Millions of dollars are being invested in airport facility projects, including the total renovation of the pre-security terminal, resurfacing and expanding the employee parking area, the renovation of buildings which serve the suppliers who need access for aircraft repair and services close to the runways, and the replacement of all way-finding signage throughout the property.

“We work hard to preserve and project our local native inheritance, which makes our airport unique among any other airport you will ever visit,” he said.  “No stainless-steel ticket counters for us.  Indigenous stone-carved frescos will greet folks and we will continue to have local restaurateurs on site to bring the local ambiance to our visitors and locals alike.”

Respectful of the ever-growing need for energy conservation, Scherer also touched on the projects centered on high-efficiency boilers and air handlers, LED lighting, solar panel installation, and other cost saving initiatives.  He also detailed the development of “Destination Sunport”, a project that will showcase “The Landing”, a 10-acre strip at Gibson and Girard Boulevards that will be home to retail businesses.  Estimated to be an $8 million project, it sits on the site of the former north/south runway, Runway 17-35, that was decommissioned in 2012.

”The Albuquerque Sunport will always welcome visitors to the great State of New Mexico with an ambience and vibe found nowhere else in the Southwest.  We are proud to carry on and enhance this vision from the 1930’s for today and into the future.”


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2017 Facility and Building Operations & Maintenance Expo
Deemed a Success by Exhibitors and Facility Managers Alike

Suppliers and facility professionals converged on the Albuquerque Hyatt Hotel in October to share resources and information at the 2017 FAB O&M Show.   Free food, fifty-dollar gift cards, and a Halloween theme set the stage as facility and building operations and maintenance folks visited with their current and future suppliers.

Lori Gunnare with National Roofing, whose company corporately sponsored the event, enthused, “I came away with five solid appointments.”   Chief Engineer Victor Marquez with Allegiance Realty Corporation commented, “I found that folks were willing to take the time to discuss their products and services in unhurried detail.”  The real estate giant CBRE deployed multiple property managers who visited each supplier booth

Selby Lucero from Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union and Becca Hall with Armour Pavement both agreed with Facility Manager Association of New Mexico President Tom Plummer with the Indian Health Service that the spirit of friendliness and cooperation made the event unique.  The trade show was jointly sponsored by FMANM and the FMANM Healthcare Committee

Thank you for your support of the 2017 Suppliers Showcase. Please click here to answer a few short questions so that we can improve this event to meet your needs.

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CNM Foundation letter of appreciation


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Attention Healthcare Facility Managers
Or Any FM Who Needs Compliance Training:
Here is a Resource 

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Hazardous Waste Bureau conducts hazardous waste inspections at hospitals, pharmacies, as well as other types of facilities.  They offer their services to conduct free training concerning managing hazardous waste at hospitals and pharmacies.  Having recently conducted inspections at several hospitals, they have found the majority of them to be out of compliance.  Their aim to provide this training to large audiences spreads the information more quickly than individually inspecting each hospital/pharmacy.

But beyond healthcare, NMED believes they might be able to target some training for other diverse and various types of facilities.  Compliance assistance is a key component in their program and keeping facilities in compliance makes the job a lot easier. 

Need more information to start this discussion? Contact Janine Kraemer, CHMM, Hazardous Waste Supervisor for the New Mexico Environment Department, 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1,Santa Fe NM 87505 office  505-476-4372, or email to  or connect with Facility Manager Association’s vice president, Tom Plummer with the Indian Health Services at

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