Sue Thompson is an author, speaker, trainer, and coach, and the president of Exceptionality LLC. She's also a facility manager with AAA Mid-Atlantic, taking care of multiple properties in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC. She has been a member of IFMA for 17 years, previously serving as a past president of IFMA's Corporate Facilities Council, as secretary on the Delaware chapter board, and as VP of the chapter and a continuing member of the program committee. Sue has presented at our chapter and at IFMA chapters throughout the country, and numerous times at World Workplace and Facility Fusion.
Mark Mankin, CFM
Mark Mankin began his career in higher education at Delaware Technical and Community College, and then served as coordinator in student life at Goldey Beacom College. He then returned to his alma mater, the University of Delaware, and held progressively responsible positions within the University's residence hall system for more than 25 years. Mark retired as coordinator of facilities, in which he implemented project management practices on an annual budget of over one million dollars, dedicated to improving the overall appearance and experience of on-campus living. Mark holds the IFMA Certified Facility Manager credential. He remains active at all levels of the chapter’s administration.
Cheryl Titcher has been a member of IFMA since 2005 and served on the program committee for several years before taking on the office of vice president. Cheryl is the marketing manager for BrightFields, Inc., an environmental consulting and remediation services firm headquartered in Wilmington with offices in Philadelphia, PA, and Baltimore, MD.
Pamela Paone has been an active member of the Delaware Chapter since 2005. She has been serving as secretary since early 2011, and jumps in to help any committee needing her assistance. Pam works for CADapult FM which provides facilities software management solutions to small, medium and large corporations, government agencies, hospitals, and other institution in the US and around the world. She also is experienced with Building Information Modeling (BIM) and best practices for space management, project collaboration and coordination.
The chapter currently has four active committees: Membership, which recruits professional members and provides information on joining the chapter to all interested parties; Program, which develops and schedules chapter meetings and other events; Communications, which manages meeting announcements; and Sponsorship, which encourages companies involved in providing facility management services to invest in support of chapter programs. Volunteers are needed and welcome on all committees.
ounded in 1990 by Youness Baftechi, the Delaware Chapter of IFMA provides facility managers the opportunity to further their professional and personal development through education and networking in a welcoming environment.
The chapter has approximately 100 members, including four elected executive board positions and several appointed chairpersons. Chapter meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month, September through June, and offer a variety of programs and meeting formats. We also hold two “Lunch & Learn” meetings planned to address topics of particular interest.
We participate in the local community by supporting various charitable endeavors. Each year the chapter participates in a golf outing fundraiser for the New Castle County chapter of Habitat for Humanity, formerly sponsored entirely by the chapter and now expanded to include other organizations. We have been proud to make donations each year, at times reaching $25,000. In addition to our work with Habitat, we support the profession of facility management by offering academic scholarships for individuals who are pursuing a degree in the field. We also give to the IFMA Foundation.
We welcome you to attend one of our meetings to learn more about our chapter and to explore the many resources and benefits that come with membership in the Delaware Chapter of IFMA.
Mark Mankin, Chair
Steve Huff, Chair
Youness Baftechi, Chair
2008 IFMA Award of Excellence for Membership Marketing
2006 IFMA Award of Excellence in Web Communication
The membership chair and committee posts for the new program year are open to eligible members.
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