BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|Blake Bishop – President
Blake was born and raised in Charlottesville, Va. Attended Christopher Newport University and then finished his Bachelor of Science at the University of Virginia. Met his beautiful wife Christian in between schools and now has one beautiful daughter, Naomi. Blake started as a Service Manager for a small hearth shop while in college and then transitioned into facility management. He currently works for Willow Oaks Country Club as the Facility Manager. Blake is responsible for all physical buildings and systems of the 250,000sqft facility, in 5 buildings across 620 acres.
Blake enjoys spending time with his family out by the pool at their home in the summer and riding his Harley. Blake looks forward to his professional development with the IFMA and is appreciative of the opportunity to serve on the board.
Andrew Baker – Vice President
Andrew is the Director of Business Development for Paul Davis Restoration of Greater Richmond. He grew up on the coast of North Carolina and he attended Elon University, graduating with a B.A. in Journalism, before moving to Virginia in 2006. After a 13 year banking and wealth management career he decided to leave it all behind and help his friend get his restoration business up and running in 2018.
Andrew also has a long history of serving on non-profit boards and is currently president of two fraternal organizations that raise money and award scholarships to college students locally and his alma mater, Elon. He has been married to his wife, Alison, since 2014 and in his spare time spends time with his daughter, Abby, and is an avid football and soccer fan. Andrew looks forward to working with the members of IFMA to help make it one of the premier organizations in our city!
Michael Calkins – Secretary
Michael Calkins is the co-owner of Trolley House Refreshments, Inc. and Groovin’ Gourmets. After attending St. Christopher’s School, he graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a B.A. in Economics. He has over 25 years of experience building client relationships, providing customized breakrooms and catering experiences for business throughout Central Virginia. His enthusiasm for creating the best experience for clients, as well as his employees, is recognized across the industry. Michael wears multiple hats within his organization, but his passion for providing a service to customers that not only enhances their work environment; but gives them refreshments needed to stay productive, is inspiring.
With the philosophy, work hard play hard, Michael balances hard work by enjoying the weekends with his lovely wife Kelley, and their 3 children, Michael, Lily and Claire.
|Rob White – Treasurer
Rob White has been an owner/operator of small businesses the majority of the past fourteen years. He started Rainbow International Restoration of Richmond in early 2004 and is now an owner of FASTSIGNS in Richmond and Fredericksburg. Between business ownership, Rob served as the President of Rainbow International Restoration, a Dwyer Group Company, with responsibility for leading a brand of over 320 franchisees in the US, Canada, UK, and Germany. Rob is currently a multi-unit owner of FASTSIGNS. Four of these FASTSIGNS businesses are in Richmond and one in Fredericksburg.
|Adam Larsen – Immediate Past President
Adam is a proud Richmond native, married for 6 years to his beautiful wife Kayla, and a father of 3 precious children: Harper, Halle, and Hunter. He enjoys spending time with his family, participating in various sports activities, and eating any type of food someone puts in front of him!
Adam spent the majority of his professional career (13 years) with Chick-fil-A at the franchise level as well as the corporate level, and made a transition into consultative sales about 4 years ago. In his current role as Distribution Sales Consultant at Allegion, Adam works with door hardware distributors as well as corporations, universities, hospitals, municipalities, and various organizations to provide expertise in the design and specification of door hardware. Adam is thrilled to be a part of such a fantastic organization as IFMA, and is grateful for the opportunity to serve on the board.
|2019-2020 COMMITTEE CHAIRS|
|Chris Worley – Membership
Chris is married to Amanda Worley, and is the father of Caleb and Austyn Worley. With two kids under the age of four, Chris can usually be found chasing the kids from one activity to the next. Chris is an avid sports fan, and a graduate of Virginia Tech in 2007. Chris has 13 years of experience in the elevator industry and is currently working with Priority Elevator. Chris is excited about the opportunity to join the IFMA board and serve as membership chair.
|Allen Hurt – Membership
Allen has been happily married for 11 years to his beautiful bride, Nicole. He enjoys challenging his 17 year old son, Tyler, in all kinds of sports. He proudly supports his 10 year old daughter, Jaden, at her cheer competitions. If you can’t find Allen at a car show or working on his own cars, you might find him educating his community about snakes and a wide variety of other reptiles and amphibians. Allen has worked for ColonialWebb Contractors for 4 years as a Business Development Advisor. He has been a member of IFMA for four years.
|Ashley Hawks- Programs
Ashley is an Owner Account Representative at Johnson Controls. She provides building owners, facility managers, and property managers solutions for developing, improving, and maintaining their HVAC, fire alarm, and security systems. A building is only as good as the environment provided for its tenants to live and work. The service Ashley provides helps end users ensure that the mechanical, security, and fire alarm equipment in the building is serviced and maintained to increase asset longevity, functionality, and provide the highest energy savings. This also assures that the air quality is clean and comfortable, and that the building is safe and secure from a range of dangers, including failing equipment, intruders and fire.
Before joining Johnson Controls in 2016, Ashley worked at ColonialWebb Contractors as a Project Specialist; before that she worked for Avis Electric Company for eleven and a half years. She earned two Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Psychology from Virginia Tech as well as a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from Mary Baldwin University. After work hours, she enjoys participating in several professional networking groups, but especially loves being a part of IMFA. When she is not networking she is either captaining her kickball, wiffleball, dodgeball, or bowling league…and here and there a mediocre game of golf. More than anything she loves to be near the water, explore the city, and hang out with her husband Nick and their two Border Collies, Lulu and Jett.
|Stacey Brooks – Hospitality
Stacey has over 14 years of experience in facilities, including design, security, and construction with a focus on planning for operational efficiencies. Stacey spent the majority of her career as a Facilities Administrator for Patient First. She currently works at Magellan Health overseeing projects and day-to-day facility needs for sites throughout the country. Stacey is an avid football fan and animal lover. Fun fact – Stacey was once a captain on a women’s tackle football team.
|Bud Vye – Public Relations
Bud is a strong advocate for our IFMA Richmond Chapter. Bud is retired as a Maintenance Manager from Circuit City Stores. Before that position, he was a Senior Director of Maintenance & Utilities for Best Products. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Operations for Basco and worked for the Philadelphia Department of Recreation as Manager of Philadelphia Veterans Stadium.
Bud has a B.S. in Physical Education, Springfield College, and an M.A. in Recreation Administration, New York University. Bud has been a dedicated Member of IFMA-Richmond Chapter since 1984. He has been on various committees and is very involved with the board. Bud is a Retired CFM, Past President (‘86, ’87). We consider him the historian of our Chapter and received IFMA Distinguished Member Award (’88).
|Ranny Robertson – Newsletter Communications
Ranny is a retired Director of Facilities with Dominion Virginia Power. He has been on our chapter board for many years, and we are glad that he is our volunteer for our highly-detailed monthly newsletter. He is a charter member of the Richmond Chapter and is a Retired Certified Facility Manager (CFM). After retiring in 1995, he consulted on new construction work for Randolph Macon College, but is now fully retired. Ranny is currently our Newsletter Editor, a position he has held since March of 2006, and is a past Treasurer and Program Chair of this chapter
Steve Weeks MCM, CFM, FMP – Social Media
Steve is originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina but has spent the past four years in Western Maryland years in FM and Operations leadership roles. Steve and his family recently moved to the RVA to take on a position at Amsted Rail in Petersburg, VA. Since his move to Amsted Rail Steve has moved into a new position and is now the Manager of Capital Initiatives at Amsted Rail Bearings Division. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from Western Carolina University (WCU) and a Masters in Construction Management also from WCU. Steve also maintains his NC electrical contractors license and has credentials a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Steve has been a part of IFMA for many years and holds the CFM and FMP credentials. He received two scholarships from the IFMA Foundation and through this was able to complete his masters work. Steve has served as chapter president for the IFMA NC-Piedmont/Triad chapter and has been working recently as the RVA chapter chair for social media to help re-brand the chapter and update the website and social media presences.
|Maureen Roskoski, LEED AP, SFP – Professional Development
Maureen is a Senior Professional and Corporate Sustainability Officer for Facility Engineering Associates. At FEA the company specializes in making buildings last longer and improving ways facilities are managed. FEA is in business to ensure that facilities are operated, maintained, and repaired in a productive and sustainable manner, to optimally perform, and help clients successfully achieve their organization’s overall mission. Maureen is proud to be an Instructor for IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Professional program and is a co-author of the IFMA How To Guide Series publications on ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems.
|Brian Workman – Sponsorship
Brian joined MOI in 2013 and has been in the contract furniture industry for over 13 years.. The MOI footprint includes the mid-Atlantic region and is one of Knoll’s largest dealerships in the country. Brian’s focus is on the area’s commercial sector. Besides being a member of IFMA for over ten years, he also served on the Board of Directors of West Richmond Businessmen Associates and is active in several other trade associations including, GRACRE, IIDA and VCU Alumni.
|Tim Hume – Golf Tournament
Recently retired after 15 years as Director of Facilities Management at Hermitage Country Club. After 44 years associated with most aspects of Real Property Accounting, Technical, and Management I have now moved primarily into in support of continuing education for Facility Management Professionals. My varied experience and education presented unique opportunities for me throughout my life. I am a CFM and achieved a BS in Financial Management from Old Dominion University. I was also able to secure certifications in Electrical and HVAC technical programs through Richmond Technical Institute. I loved Facilities Management and was blessed to have the career of my choice and passion. Married for life with two children my home is in the greater Richmond area which I really enjoy.
|Chapter Administrator – Vacant|