Members of the St. Louis Chapter of IFMA (International Facility Managers Association) gathered to recognize two industry members and the facility of the year. Held on Wednesday, June 15, at the Moonrise Hotel in the Delmar Loop, the awards were presented during the chapter’s celebration of National FM Day. Started in 2008, FM Day underscores the value and contributions of facility managers in St. Louis and around the nation who ensure that commercial buildings provide a safe, healthy and productive environment.
Award recipients were:
Distinguished Member Award: Michelle Hoff, Business Development Representative, Paragon Certified Restoration
Hoff was recognized for her contributions to IFMA St. Louis. She chaired the chapter’s recent annual Golf Classic. Additionally, she oversaw marketing for the area’s Industry Expo, which brings building owners, facility managers and suppliers together to discuss common issues and trends. Chapter members lauded her ability to collaborate and find new opportunities that benefit the facility management industry.
Achievement in Facility Management Award: Jacqueline Mattingly, FMP, Workplace Strategy Management, Monsanto
An 18-year veteran in developing and leading complex projects, Mattingly works with senior leadership to identify opportunities to increase performance. As a team leader at Monsanto, she has been an integral part of the global company’s improved service performance. This included launching a new software program earlier this year to streamline office allocations at the company’s St. Louis corporate campus. The new system allows the end user to review and follow all work orders, significantly reducing cycle time and improved service levels. The software also ties directly into Monsanto’s other operating systems.
Facility of the Year: Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis
The new replacement hospital opened in June 2015 not far from its first St. Louis location. The 90,000-square-foot facility represents an extreme departure from a traditional 24/7 full-service hospital. It now operates primarily as an outpatient center with just 12 in-patient beds. Serving a nine-state region, many patients travel several hours to receive the hospital’s specialized care. Hotel-style guest rooms accommodate parents and their children for these visits. Its high-tech, high-touch design features brightly colored décor, interactive technology to engage all regardless of physical abilities, and an accessible playground for children with special needs.
IFMA St. Louis offers its members a learning and networking environment among its diverse membership, and supplies its members with the tools to achieve their professional goals.