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IFMA President and CEO David J. Brady Announces Retirement

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in FM Alert, Professional Development

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Published on March 30, 2009 with No Comments

Following nearly 16 years of service to the International Facility Management Association, President and CEO David J. Brady has announced he will retire during the first quarter of 2010. Brady’s leadership has seen the association’s membership grow from less than 9,000 members when he joined IFMA in 1993, to nearly 20,000 members internationally today. Under Brady’s guidance, the association has formalized its strategic planning process and implemented the balanced scorecard management methodology.

During his tenure, Brady has worked as the association’s director of member services, vice president of education and event management, vice president of administration, and executive vice president and chief operating officer. He has represented IFMA on the board of the Society of American Military Engineers and on the executive committees of the Energy Efficiency Forum and the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate. Additionally, Brady has received two IFMA Chairman’s Citations for his leadership, and his presentations on facility management and workplace trends have been featured globally.

“Much of the success we’ve achieved during my time at IFMA has occurred as a result of the strong team we have in place here at IFMA headquarters and the collaboration between that team and the association’s board of directors,” said Brady. “What I’ll miss most about IFMA is its vibrancy and being a continued part of its growth and success.”

Brady leaves IFMA with 26 years in association management experience. Prior to joining IFMA, he worked for the National Association of Credit Management and Michigan National Bank. Brady is a graduate of Olivet College in Olivet, MI.

John McGee, MBA, chairman of the IFMA board of directors, will appoint a committee to oversee the process of naming a new president and CEO. Brady will work closely with the new committee to help determine his successor. Following his retirement, Brady plans to continue to give back to the association management community by becoming an industry consultant.

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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