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IFMA President and CEO to step down in 2025

Don Gilpin, current President and CEO of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), has made the decision to not renew his contract which will conclude at the end of the Fiscal Year 2025 (30 June), in order to pursue other interests.

Gilpin joined IFMA in 2018 as a consultant and swiftly transitioned into the roles of Chief Operating Officer and President. In 2022, he was promoted to the position of CEO. During his tenure, Gilpin successfully led IFMA through a transformative period, steering the organisation from a four-year deficit to a consistent six-year streak of positive revenue growth, managing a substantial $16 million budget.

Reflecting on his time with IFMA, Gilpin said: “It has been a distinct honour to have served as President and CEO of IFMA. Over the past several years, I have had the great privilege of leading an exceptional team of professionals, and it is extremely rewarding to look back on all that we have accomplished together. Today, IFMA has a global audience of over 120,000 followers and members from over 130 countries worldwide. Our conferences are the premiere FM events, our training programs and credentials are at the forefront of the industry, and our research has set the benchmark for the profession.

“With six consecutive years of net positive year-end financial outcomes, I will step away from this role with full confidence in a continued bright future for the association. I also want to express my heartfelt appreciation to the IFMA Board for their invaluable guidance and leadership during my tenure here.”

IFMA Chair, Dean Stanberry commented: “On behalf of the global board of directors, I would like to express our profound appreciation to Don Gilpin for all he has accomplished for IFMA. Don took the helm during a time of challenge for the organisation and was able to skillfully navigate the association to a position of ongoing strength and respect across the industry. During his tenure the association invested $2 million in professional development, formed an internationally respected research department, invested almost $1 million in new technologies, paid off over $1 million in debt, expanded into the Latin America market, and established new influential partnerships across the built environment community.”

First Vice Chair, Lynn Baez added: “While we will miss our interactions with Don, we know that the association is in an exceptional position for continued growth under its next chief executive’s leadership. We are committed to approaching this transition with the same care and diligence that has characterised our organisation, ensuring that IFMA continues to thrive and serve its members with excellence. We are confident in finding a leader who will build upon our foundation and drive IFMA forward into its next chapter of success.”

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