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FM Roundtable Luncheon

Deep Dive Breakfast: Mergers, Acquisitions, & Divestitures Challenges to the FM



7:30am- 8:00am- Registration and Breakfast

8:00am-10:00am- Presentation




3 Technology Drive

Milpitas, CA 95035




FM Roundtable Luncheon: Got Pavement? Get Educated. Save Money. Become Dangerous. Be a Hero!

We will discuss multiple topics regarding pavement maintenance and cover everything you need to know—including the most current technological processes being used in the industry. You will understand the importance of bidding apples to apples, be equipped with all the right questions to ask, and have the confidence to receive optimal value on all projects.


What can you expect to take away?

• Understanding the difference between asphalt and concrete

• Distinguishing seal coat applications: spray versus squeegee

• Identifying the types of pavement failures and how to repair them

• Understanding the life of pavement (the “Performance Curve”)

• Becoming familiar with a pavement management system

• Learning how to handle parking lot ADA compliance effectively

• Gaining insight about the most current technological processes

• Knowing what value is and how to get it



Daren Young- Founder of DRYCO

Daren Young is the founder of DRYCO, developing the business over the last 32 years with a core set of values focused on people first that has led to retention of a strong team of leaders and employees. Initially, Young worked as a laborer for his father, and then started DRYCO in 1985 doing driveways in the Bay Area’s high-end Peninsula residential community. With continuing success, he incorporated in 1988 and has continued growing the business based on quality of workmanship and a team of employees who take pride in their work—his company stands by its “3R’s” motto: Reliable, Responsible, and Results-driven.




42745 Boscell Road

Fremont, CA 94538



11:30am-12:00pm- Registration and Lunch

12:00pm-1:00pm- Presentation



Online registration for this event has closed as of 3:15pm on Tuesday 6/11/2019.  If you would like to attend, please join us at DRYCO and register at the door.



Deep Dive Breakfast: Social Styles- Communicating with Emotional Intelligence

Social Styles: Communicating with Emotional Intelligence

In managing projects and deliverables, it’s actually the people that make the difference in the outcome for success. For any organization or team, the fundamental issues always boil down to effective communication. Our style of interaction determines behavior patterns that reflect our identity – how we make decisions, resolve problems and achieve great outcomes. Join IFMA SV in sharing an interactive assessment in advance that will take about 10 minutes to complete. Then, Emily Ransone, Partner and Principal at SideMark, will facilitate an engaging conversation that will get you thinking differently about how to work well with others, whether they be colleagues, clients, teammates, and even your friends and family!

What are the top 3 key points/takeaways from the presentation:

  • Identify how you make decisions
  • Find ways to work well with others
  • Problem solving


Emily Ransone- Partner & Principal @ SideMark

Emily Ransone is Co-Owner and Principal at SideMark, a Bay Area office furniture dealer. Emily has supported organizations as a speaker and facilitator including CoreNet, CREW, Lean In Circle and RED. Leveraging her ability to bring people together, Emily fosters conversations to drive results for industry colleagues, clients and her SideMark team.



7:30am-8:00am- Registration

8:00am-10:00am- Presentation



Air Systems

940 Remillard Ct

San Jose, CA 95122




FM Roundtable Luncheon- Hospitality in the Workplace- Beyond Coffee and Tea

Please join us for a panel of insiders anchored by Rene Jackson where we will discuss what it means to provide a sense of hospitality in today’s modern workplace.  Both professionals and associates familiar with the objectives from creating a workplace that enhance the human experience to supporting corporate events, valeting conference rooms and onboarding employees so they appreciate their corporate mission and resources.  We will explore the journey, surroundings, and offerings that have become intrinsic elements of a company’s narrative.  In addition, we will discuss flexibility with an awareness that circumstances will change – that a building’s context will evolve; it may be used in different ways and will need to incorporate new technologies that we cannot yet predict.


Sara Tanner- Regional Manager, Facilities Ops Real Estate and Workplace Services @ Google

Sara Tanner is a corporate real estate professional with 15+ years of experience in commercial real estate, facilities, project management and leadership for several globally recognized Fortune 100 companies. Since joining the Microsoft account in 2009, Sara has been responsible for and has led teams in all phases of facility management in both the New York and San Francisco markets. Her passion is to connect-the-dots between people, processes and business to achieve mutual success each day for her clients and her teams.

Sara’s holistic, solution-based leadership approach is simple yet highly effective. She is also greatly skilled at developing customized strategies designed to meet real estate complex and ever-changing needs, which includes CapEx projects, program management and long-range planning.


Caroline Silver- Commercial Accounts Manager @ Pivot Interiors

At Pivot, Caroline leverages both expanded selection of furniture products like Framery modular offices or phone booths and construction design elements as well… why?   Because occupiers are demanding an interior fit that reflects their very specific company culture.   Furniture can’t do it without the rest of the design derivatives. Creating an atmosphere of hospitality that is powerfully engaging is what we are after.  More than ever, we’re involved early on the design process focusing on wellness and enhancing the human experience.


Tom Sprinkle, AIA at HKS

Specializing in mixed use design, hospitality, commercial space, and urban planning, Tom is the Design Director for the HKS San Francisco hospitality studio. With more than 25 years of design experience in regional, domestic and international markets, Tom is well equipped to deliver the finest design results for his clients—that sweet spot where form and function intersect with value and worth.




2445 Augustine Dr. #150

Santa Clara, CA 95054



11:30am- 12:00pm- Registration

12:00pm-1:00pm- Presentation






FM Roundtable Luncheon: Networking for Pros

“You’re a Pro, you network, it’s what you do”

Many FM Professionals feel building and maintaining their Network is something to do between career stations. Wrong.  It’s what true Professionals like Larry Morgan, John Parsons and  Jennifer Olson do all the time.

Many Pro’s feel bothered when a vendor or chapter associate comes bee-lining their way at a networking function.  But they have info we Pro’s need, let’s get it and catalog.

Great ready and dig in, your professional peers have tricks for building, maintaining and even developing the resources that make up your network of not just other pro’s who’ll guide your career path but vendors who may assist in multiple ways.



JENNIFER OLSEN, CFM, SFP, MCR.w, FMP– Facilities Program Management Consultant at Impec Group

Jennifer is a credited Corporate Real Estate and Facility Management professional with extensive experience in real estate portfolio management, construction and project management, sustainability, and facility operations.  She had been a member of IFMA Silicon Valley Chapter for 13 years.  Jennifer has served in multiple roles including Chapter Vice President in 2013 and Chapter President in 2014.  She currently serves as the Director of Education.


JOHN PARSONS, CFM– Director of Workplace Experience at 23andMe 

For over 20 years John Parsons has been with both mature enterprises (Cisco, Symantec, Sun Microsystems, Varian, Brocade) and emerging growth success stories (Remedy, Active Software, webMethods, PGP, Turn and now 23andMe.) He’s done everything Facilities and Real Estate all over the globe and is always open to sharing his knowledge with those new to the FM career and seasoned peers.

His technical background is in Project Management, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, which he always uses in Facilities Operations management (once a 7.5M SF, 55+ building campus) and coordinating full shell build-outs from programming to punch-list all over the globe. Technical skills aside, every day he strives to create an experience for employees through outstanding customer experience while developing a creative workspace experience that facilitates employee’s best work and enhances the company culture.

John personifies “make your network available to others”, granting IFMA chapter, mentoring meetings and HQ tours of 23andMe. He implements a collaborative and motivational leadership style to lead cross functional teams towards a common goal. In other words, he is strengthening his network of internal partners every day!


LARRY MORGAN, CFM, SFP, FMP– Director of Facilities Management-Environmental Management SME at SAP

Mr. Morgan is a dynamic, accomplished corporate asset and service delivery operations professional with over 30 years of progressive, tangible and thought leadership accomplishments with substantial relationships within the corporate and commercial real estate industry.

His primary focus is in the corporate real estate services environment with emphasis on creating and managing an optimal and sustainable built environment. With his depth and breadth of experience he provides innovative and new approaches in achieving service level improvements across multiple platforms.

He also is a certified global master instructor for IFMA, past IFMA board of director, 2017 IFMA Distinguished Member Recipient, Facilities consultant and a highly sought after guest speaker.



OnePiece Work (Shenzhen Bay Bldg)

3120 Scott Blvd

Santa Clara, CA 95054



11:30am-12:00pm- Registration and Lunch

12:00- 1:00pm- Presentation




Online registration for this event has closed as of 2/12/19 at 5:30pm.  If you would like to attend please register at the door.


FM Roundtable: Title- 24 Changes Impacting FM

Title-24 Changes Impacting FM

Title 24 rules have become more stringent in recent years, especially with respect to the rules for commissioning. Both Energy Code and Green Code now mandate process steps and require documentation. What are these requirements, and how do they apply in particular for existing building retrofits? What should you include in RFP’s so that you receive the documentation the city or AHJ may require from you? What documentation is out there in the marketplace for you that provides guidance? This seminar will provide some guidance and clarifies the often confusing language used in commissioning.



Reinhard Seidl, M.S.- Principal at Taylor Engineering

Reinhard Seidl, M.S., is a registered mechanical engineer. He has 25 years of commercial and industrial HVAC system design experience, initially with a Dutch construction company specializing in industrial projects in Africa and the Middle East and, subsequently, with a design/build construction company in California. His experience includes a wide range of project types, including petrochemical, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, clean room, heavy industrial, hospital and office buildings. He has been a Principal at Taylor Engineering for the last 12 years and is the current chair of ASHRAE’s Standard 202 (Cx Process for Buildings and Systems) committee.




331 Fairchild Dr.

Mt. View, CA 94043



11:30am- Registration & Lunch

12:00pm-1:00pm- Presentation



Online Registration for this event has closed.  If you would like to attend, please join us and register at the door.


Deep Dive Breakfast: UL- Working for a Safer World

UL Fire Alarm Service Certification

UL (Underwriters Laboratories)

The major focus of this breakfast will be on UL’s Fire Alarm Service Certification program. Participants will learn about the certification program that delivers the highest level of confidence in alarm systems, between property owners, service providers, and other stakeholders; including code authorities, insurance companies, and government agencies. UL’s technical experts asses alarm companies for their ability to install, maintain, test, inspect, and monitor alarm systems, provide runner service, as well as communicate with the proper authorities.

To learn more about the Fire Alarm Service Certification program, visit

More about UL:

UL helps companies demonstrate safety, confirm compliance, enhance sustainability, manage transparency, deliver quality and performance, strengthen security, protect brand reputation, build workplace excellence, and advance societal wellbeing.

Services cover a wide range of categories, solutions and industries. Some categories include certification, testing, inspection and auditing. Solutions that may affect you include Chemical Regulatory Compliance, Cybersecurity, EHS Sustainability, Functional Safety and more. Some of the industries UL certify are Energy, Fire Suppression, Hazardous Locations, Healthcare, HVAC/R, Life Safety and Security, and Lighting. To learn more, visit


Todd M. Iaeger, UL

Todd joined UL’s Building and Life Safety Technologies Group as an AHJ Educational Outreach Specialist and Alarm System Auditor with the Life Safety and Security Division; Fire Alarm Certificate Services Program in 2016 after working 26 years in public safety as a police officer, firefighter and fire marshal in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Todd provides educational outreach and technical training to the AHJ community throughout the Unites States and completes audits of UL Listed Fire Alarm Service Companies. He is based in Pennsylvania assigned to the UL Facility in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Todd is a certified building inspector, fire and building plans examiner and fire investigator. He is an Adjunct Instructor as the National Fire Academy (NFA) in Emmitsburg, MD and has presented numerous training courses and contributed to publications related to the fire and building code enforcement, legal administration of code, code enforcement technology, fire investigation, expert witness testimony and fire investigations involving fire protection systems.


John McMahon, UL

John joined UL’s Building and Life Safety Technologies Group as an Alarm System Auditor within the Life Safety and Security Division; Fire Alarm Certificate Services Program in 2001 after working 23 years in the fire alarm industry. John completes audits of UL Listed Fire Alarm Service Companies throughout the United States as well as provides educational outreach and technical training to the AHJ community primarily on the West Coast. John holds a NICET Level II Certification and possesses system knowledge and expertise in fire, security, government and central station facilities applications. He is based in Southern California assigned to the UL Facility in Melville, New York.




601 McCarthy Blvd.

Milpitas, CA 95035



7:30am-Registration and Breakfast

8:00am-10:30am- Presentation




Online registration for this event has closed.  You can join us at FireEye and register at the door!


Deep Dive Breakfast: Acoustic Controls in the Office Environment

Why is noise a problem?

Biologic effects of exposure

What can facility managers do about it?

  • Engineering Controls
  • Administrative Controls
  • New construction/Existing Spaces

Get informed on the evolution of noise controls in the office and what technologies are available now and in the near future.


Ethan C. Salter, PE, LEED® AP, Vice President, Charles M. Salter Associates, Inc.

Consultant specializing in architectural acoustics, environmental noise impacts, and mechanical equipment noise and vibration control.
Project experience includes multi- and single-family residential, mixed-use, educational, commercial, worship, and governmental facilities around the country, with a specialty in sustainable design.
• Co-author of “Architectural Acoustics: Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition”, published by Wiley (2009). Contributed the chapter on acoustical design of sustainable projects.


Cristina Miyar, Principal, Acousthetics LLC

Provides technical sales representation for a select group of high-quality acoustical product manufacturers. Our services include engineering applications assistance and engineered shop drawings for design-build assemblies. Cristina has managed many acoustic projects and will share her experiences and provide some insight to what’s coming next.


Pete Sullivan, Partner, Quality Contract Group

A premiere Manufacturing Representative Group serving Northern California and Northern Nevada. Pete presents a CEU course on noise control to architects and designers and is a provider for Pivot Interiors. He will share his perspective on noise control and offer some examples of solutions.


Amy DuFrane, Vice President of Workplace Strategies, Acoustical Solutions

Acoustical Solutions-CA is a professional manufacturer representative that proudly represents Acoufelt. LLC, Lencore Acoustics, and Techlite Acoustics. We provide customized acoustical solutions to corporate facilities, health providers, call centers, hospitality facilities, and financial institutions. Committed to the field of acoustics, we assist our clients in determining the correct acoustical decisions with the most innovative products that specifically fit their acoustical needs.



7:30-7:45 – Registration-Breakfast

7:45 – 8:05 – History and Science – E. Salter, PE, LEED AP

8:05-8:25 – Acoustic control project management and technology experience, C. Miyar

8:25-8:45 – Panel solutions – Where they work best, P. Sullivan

8:45-9:05 – Felt solutions – How it can be a custom solution, A. DuFrane

9:05-9:30 – Facility tour of controls elements.

*Agenda subject to change based on additional speaker availability



Pivot Interiors

3355 Scott Blvd. #110

Santa Clara, CA 95054




Online Registration for this event has closed.  If you would like to join the deep dive, please join us at Pivot Interiors and register at the door.