Celebrating over 36 Years!

Here are some interesting facts about the foundation of the Richmond Chapter which is celebrating over 30 years as a Chapter of the International Facility Management Association.

The Chapter’s Founding Members were: Tom Jarrett of the Computer Company, Ranny Robertson of Virginia Power, Rhonda Poindexter, of Bank of Virginia, plus Jere Dennison of Blue Cross & Blue Shield, John Gordon of A. H. Robins and John McElwee of United Virginia Bank. All were in attendance at this first meeting.[/caption]

In October of 1982 – Tom Jarrett, then with the Computer Company, convened the Richmond Facility Management Association by putting out a call to potential members. On Nov. 11th 1982 – the first organizational meeting of the Richmond Facility Management Association was held.   In August of 1984 the chapter voted to affiliate with IFMA and The Richmond Chapter of the International Facility Management Association was formed. In December of 1984, Regional VP Christine Williams (now Neldon) of Atlanta presented us with our Charter and Banner and we elected our officers for 1985.


Below is a photo from our 20th Anniversary celebration at Maggianno’s on October 12, 2004. Four of the Chapter’s six founding members and 16 of the 19 Presidents attended and appear in the photo below.  

The Richmond Chapter of IFMA has a very interesting history which is too long to publish on this page in its entirety. Special thanks to Bud Vye for his diligence in documenting our Chapter History.

Please click here to view our entire chapter history.