November Newsletter PDF

November Meeting

December 20: 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

Click here for more information


  • 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

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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



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November 17 Executive Director

As your Executive Director, I recognize that I am truly thankful touched by the support I receive from the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico.

Fresh off another profitable golf tournament, the Facility and Building Operations & Maintenance Show was also very successful, featuring quality supplier displays and numbers of facility managers in attendance.  The wide-ranging variety of products and services represented and enthusiastic effort by the supplier members to involve their present and future facility management associates undoubtedly contributed to the productive, high energy event.

The fact that the same folks who have helped me run the event for many years show up each time to again assist touches me.  Thank you for believing in our mission—to raise scholarship money for the next generation of facility managers at UNM and CNM-- with as much passion as I do.

The 2017 FAB O&M venue, the urban Hyatt Albuquerque, the Halloween theme, the delicious food, the nicely-appointed conference hall, and spirit of enterprise through cooperation and relationship building set the stage for another memorable educational opportunity.          

FMANM is not only strong but thriving beyond belief in a still difficult atmosphere.  Thank you to my Board of Directors, but also, thank you ALL, facility managers and supplier members, for your loyalty and encouragement.  TOGETHER we are FMANM.      


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What’s Up at the Sunport?
Big Projects Detailed in November

Using $520,000.00 in funds secured from the Works Progress Administration, New Mexico Governor Clyde Tingley first broke ground for an airport project on February 28, 1937.  Albuquerque Municipal Airport opened in 1939 with two paved runways, a Pueblo-style terminal building, and a massive hangar designed to accommodate the  Boeing 707 aircraft, the state of the art aircraft of the era. The terminal has since been expanded several times, first in 1971, when a west wing was added with a large gate and jetbridges able to handle new wide-body aircraft.

From 1987 through 1989 during a major renovation, the terminal was expanded and a satellite gate building was replaced with two concourses, A and B, giving the Sunport 19 new gates, all with jetbridges. Concourse A was further expanded in 1996 with four additional gates.
Welcome to the present.  Millions of dollars are being invested in facility projects, including the total renovation of the pre-security terminal, a significant project.  Many smaller projects, including 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 (including the air ambulance services), and the replacement of all overhead and informational, way-finding signage throughout the property are on-going. 
What about energy savings?  High-efficiency boilers and air handlers, LED lighting, solar panel installation, and many other cost saving initiatives are in progress.

Announced in March 2017, The Aviation Center of Excellence, or ACE, is the centerpiece of a new development known as Destination Sunport 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 after decades of use.  This project will be paid for through the airport capital program, with no use of general fund money or no new debt being issued. The 80-acre site will house aviation and aerospace-related industry, high-tech research and development, and retail.



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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