President: Jessica Terranova
Jessica has been a member of IFMA for 7 years: 2005-2007 with the Boston Chapter, 2007 - 2008 with the Greater New York Chapter, and 2008-2012 with our Chapter. She graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a BS in Facilities Planning and Management and has been an FMP for 6 years. She is currently employed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as a Senior Facilities Coordinator and has contributed to the expansion of the company and the implementation of an IWMS system. Jessica has served as our Vice President for the past two years, and is very active in all manners of chapter activities.
Vice-President: Robert Kalmer
Robb is the Facilities and Corporate Services Manager for Contractors Register in Jefferson Valley. Robb has been with the company for over 17 years and in this current role since 2007. His hopes and dreams for our IFMA chapter include increasing membership utilizing the Blue Book's database of Facility Managers in our area. Even though the types of facilities we manage are diverse, there are many common issues we face as Facility Managers. Visiting and touring each other's facilities offers a wealth of information we all benefit from.
Secretary: Ann Miller
Ann has been an active member of IFMA Hudson Valley since 2006. Her company, Blondie's Treehouse, Inc., has been a member for many years. Ann has been at Blondie's for 22 years, first in the service department as manager, and since 2006, in sales. As secretary, I look forward to coordinating communication between members and following up with actions on those items which will benefit IFMA's already effective core strengths.
Treasurer: Mark Dari
Mark joined our chapter 2 years ago as an associate member, and has become a sponsor of our chapter. He is interested in keeping our chapter moving forward in membership and with a sound financial position.
Chapter Administrator: Janet Estevez-Filardi
Janet has been a member of the IFMA Hudson Valley since 1996. She has served as Vice-President from 1997 to 1999, she has served as President from 1999 to 2002 and she has held the Chapter Administrator position from 2002 to the present and she was just recently reelected to Chapter Administrator.
Janet has been at Krasdale Foods, Inc since 1996. She holds the position of Facilities Manager. Krasdale Foods, Inc. is a wholesale food distributor serving the metropolitan area. They are celebrating their 100th year! She also has worked at various other companies in NYC such as: Sales Promotion Associate at Estee Lauder Companies; Human Resources and Administration at Applied Graphics Technologies; and Assistant VP Administration at Court TV.
Member Chairperson: Ron Cognetta
Ron has been involved with IFMA Hudson Valley Chapter since 2003 serving as Programs Chairperson. He has been able to connect with great presenters who have very interesting topics. Ron will continue on as Chairperson on the Programs committee.
Ron is Director of Commercial Sales at Clancy Moving Systems, Inc. Clancy Moving Systems employs over 160 packers, movers & relocation/logistical personnel. Additionally Clancy Furniture Installation Services provides installation of new or used office, industrial or retail furniture to commercial furniture dealers and end users. Clancy-Cullen Moving & Storage located in The Bronx, NY, (a Clancy Company) provides the same services as Clancy Moving Systems when union labor (Teamsters local 814) is required. Clients include: The Royal Bank of Scotland, SAC Capital Advisors, Tudor Investments, IBM, GE, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Purdue Pharmaceuticals, Yale University School of Medicine, Yale University (Sterling) School of Chemistry and The NYU School of Law.
Chairperson Job Bank: David Eppinger
David has been an IFMA member since 1985, having started with the Greater NYC chapter. He has been involved with our Hudson Valley Chapter since 1993. He has helped with programs, membership, public relations. He has most recently been Chapter Vice President, and Chapter President. Currently, David is our Job Bank Chairman, and an active member of our Board.
David is involved in the Contract Office Furniture Industry, with over 30 years of experience. He works with major national account clients across the U.S., and many local firms, providing interior furnishing solutions. He has worked with Meadows Office Furniture since 2000 and is based in their Stamford CT office. In addition to IFMA, David is involved as an officer in the Westchester Putnam Boy Scout Council; Temple Beth Elohim (Brewster NY); and in the Bresnan Bicycle Tour benefiting Special Olympics NY and Westchester ARC. Email: email@example.com
Other Chapter Positions
Website Administrator: Lynn Amos
Lynn Amos began her career in Graphic Design over 25 years ago in the publishing industry. Once the internet became a viable communications medium she began designing for the web as well. Her marketing and graphic design has been in the office furniture industry for the last 10 years. Her connection with IFMA began because of her work with marketing and graphic design.
Lynn started her own business, Fyne Lyne Ventures, in 2006. Fyne Lyne Ventures provides search engine-friendly website design and uses WordPress to create websites that her clients are able to update themselves and which have integrated blogs. She also does design for all kinds of print communications.
Lynn grew up in Albuquerque, NM and moved to New York after graduating from college in 1981 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art. She now lives in Peekskill, NY but visits New Mexico often and plans to build a LEED certified house on her little piece of land in the Sandia Mountains someday. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org