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Join FMANM for LUNCH on March 20th at Pelican's Eastside to
Explore Our Central New Mexico Community College Connection   

Plan today to join your fellow facility professionals and their guests for LUNCH on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at Pelican's Restaurant, 9800 Montgomery NE, Albuquerque, NM beginning at 11:30 am to meet  Kristen Benedict, Dean of the School of Applied Technologies from Central New Mexico Community College, and discover the connection between the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico and our partnership with CNM towards educating the skilled tradesmen of today who are the facility managers of the future.

According to her biography, "CNM offers the residents of our community an opportunity to obtain leading edge training to prepare students for high-paying jobs with a real future. Within the school of Applied Technology, Dean Kristen Benedict has gathered an instructional staff with the knowledge to give students what they need to be successful in the world of skilled trades. Kristen is proud of her community college beginnings, earning her bachelors in from the University of Arizona and Masters from Arizona State University. One such program in Industrial Maintenance is a two-semester sequence leading to stackable certificate. These certificates are stackable, which means that they can lead to a two-year associate's degree and to four-year degrees.   With a focus upon short term, trainings are industry approved to help improve the economic and workforce needs in our community."

PLEASE NOTE that this is luncheon meeting and you will have a choice of entrees, sides, and non-alcoholic beverage when you attend.  Click here to sign up before the Monday, March 18th deadline.  Cost for members is $35.00 and non-members pay $40.00.  Credit cards encouraged. Invite your favorite facility manager! FIRST TIME FACILITY MANAGERS ALWAYS FREE.


Lighting Protection Presentation
Electrified February Seminar

Members and guests of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico listened intently as Antonio Ortega with Baca Lightning Protection shared information about the importance of protecting your facility from the damage and destruction resulting from lightning strikes.  New Mexico is ranked highly among the states where lightning strikes cause damage to property and loss of life.

"Lightning is the natural electric discharge of static electricity in the atmosphere between clouds or between a cloud and the earth…..or your building," he said. "Negative static moves up, trying to get to the positive charges in the sky.  It accumulates on the high point of the building. When a large enough build-up of opposite charges occurs, they smash together and form lightning.  When a building is properly protected, the static electricity is dissipated through the lightning rods.  If the lightning strikes, the charge will be carried to ground through the lightning protection system, preventing damage."

According to the Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., "Each year thousands of homes and other properties are damaged or destroyed by lightning.  Lightning is responsible for more deaths and property damage than tornados, hurricanes, and floods combined, but of these violent forces of nature, lightning is the only one we can economically afford to protect ourselves against.  A lightning protection system provides a means by which this discharge my enter or leave the earth without passing through and damaging non-conductive parts of a structure,.  It provides a means of control and provides a low-resistance path for the discharge of lightning energy."

More information on this presentation and how to reach Baca Lightning is found on the FMANM website at



Executive Director: March 19

Membership Engagement Crew
Revitalizes Our Outreach for 2019

I want to thank the four leaders on my Board of Directors who continue in their determination to infuse their enthusiasm, energy and efforts into assuring that the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico remains YOUR high-profile destination for information, education, and networking among the folks who make out facilities function at every level, from building owner or  facility manager, to facility engineer or trusted supplier.  

Megan Roensch with TP Pump, Jessica Leyva with Honeywell, Micaela Sandoval representing Moving Solutions, and Christi Zimmerman from Cort Furniture have collaborated to hatch some new and dynamic opportunities for YOU to become involved with FMANM.  Don't forget, the March meeting is lunch at Pelican's Eastside, with your chance to meet the new Dean of Applied Technologies from Central New Mexico Community College.

More surprises are in the works! Got a suggestion for this team?  Let your favorite know! Plan now to engage in 2019 in this home-grown enterprise which has supported education for our tradesmen and women for over 25 years.   We're listening!     


FMANM Spotlight on Our Members:
Welcome to Facility Manager Gina Moore

In her own words:

My name is Gina Moore and I am currently the Director of Project Management for Isleta Resort & Casino. My role is to assist the Pueblo of Isleta and Executive Team in building/land use/development, Cap-X projects, and Resort Enhancements. I am a single mother of two beautifully talented young ladies (Jazzy and Shayna) and my entire career has been centered on being the best role model, mother, mentor, friend, and example of hard work, dedication, humility, and compassion.

I am the daughter and granddaughter of a former Electrical Contractor and Electrical Inspectors in East St. Louis, IL.  I quickly followed their footsteps and can distinctly remember installing my first outlets and switches at the age of 10. From there I learned concrete forming, plumbing, framing, heating/cooling, roofing, and everything in between. Some of my past work experience includes Heavy Equipment Operator, Plant Engineer, and Bio-Technical/Pharmaceutical Industry Electrical Designer. I am a veteran of the US Army Reserves and possess two Bachelor of Science Degrees in Electronics Engineering and Engineering Management.

Prior to Isleta resort, I was a 13 year resident of Las Vegas, Nevada. I worked for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Principal Business Consultant for QLI International. I have managed hospitality remodels, re-branding, remediation, sustainability, re-purpose, and refurbishment for various clients such as Starwood, Hilton, and Holiday Inn across the United States. I worked for MGM Resorts International primarily housed between two of the most iconic resorts in the world; Excalibur Hotel & Casino and Luxor Hotel and Casino. It was such an amazing experience working in both a castle and pyramid. Las Vegas has a magical effect when it comes to guest service, sensory overload, star studded culinary venues, nightlife, and accommodations for all walks of life. My dream is to build guest experiences, now I get to share my knowledge and love for hospitality enhancements with the Isleta Resort and Casino family.  

One of my most valued achievements was receiving 2015 Goodwill's, Corporate Donor of the Year on behalf of Excalibur Hotel and Casino for spear heading a donation of 250,000 lbs. of furniture, fixtures, and furnishings into the Las Vegas Community. I have served as a Board Director for the NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction and Board Secretary for the Nevada Professional Facility Managers Association (NPFMA) from 2012 through 2017, raising over $300k in charitable donations to various causes; veterans, childhood cancer, victims of domestic violence, people with disabilities, and autism. In my spare time, I plan to expand my Philanthropy by creating programs that promote education, life skills, and trade knowledge in the ABQ community.

I can't be more honored to work with this new team as we have so many special things to accomplish together. I firmly believe Leaders Create Change and it is our responsibility to make sure that happens through team engagement, guest experience, mentoring, and development.



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Upcoming Events Calendar

2019 Programs

February 20—Lightning Protection and Your Facility

March 20th—LUNCH & LEARN - Train Your Team: CNM Trades Offerings - Pelicans Restaurant 11:30am–1:00pm

(sponsored by CORT & Honeywell) - Ponderosa - 4 pm-7 pm

May 15th—LUNCH & LEARN - Drones: New Technology & Facility Applications by Calibri - Hollow Spirits - 11:30am-1:00pm

June 19th—SITE TOUR: Facility O&M Tour - APS Pro Services Bldg. time TBD

July 19th—ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT -Golf at Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course - 7:00am-4:00pm

August 21st—LUNCH & LEARN- TBD - Hollow Spirits - 11:30am-1:00pm

September 13th—NETWORKING CHILI COOK-OFF - TBD - 12:00pm-5:00pm

October 25th—FAB O&M TRADESHOW - Sandia Resort and Casino

November 20th—NETWORKING MIXER - TBD - 4:30pm-6:30pm

December—VOLUNTEER DAY - Roadrunner Food Bank


Board of Directors


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


Vice President

John Dufay
Executive Director, Maintenance & Operations,
Albuquerque Public Schools



Lori Gunnare
National Roofing Company
C 505-252-2707


Dave Jensen



Jessica Leyva
Account Manager
Honeywell Building Solutions



Mike Chavez
Sales Manager
Ace Asphalt

Micaela Sandoval
Account Manager
Moving Solutions

Megan Roensch
Outside Sales
C 505-280-5575
F 505-243-0308

Christi Zimmerman
Account Representative
Cort, A Berkshire Hathaway Company

Brian J. Garr;ity

Executive Director

Carolee Griffin


Web Master

Roy Evans

505 577 4145