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Grainger Heads BOMI International Board of Trustees

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


Published on August 08, 2012 with No Comments

Greg Grainger, RPA®, CPM, CCIM, regional managing director of the North Texas region for Colliers International, will become chairman of the Board of Trustees at BOMI International effective August 17, 2012. Grainger is a long-time Board member and officer who is also active in related trade and professional organizations within the commercial real estate industry. Grainger fills the unexpired term of Dolores A. Bocian, RPA®, FMA®, who served as Chairman since her election in June 2011.

“Bocian decided to pursue an opportunity outside professional property and facility management,” said Jeffrey A. Horn, BOMI International’s president and CEO. “In order to devote the time and energy required for this new opportunity, she decided it was necessary for her to step down from the Board of Trustees. Bocian has done a remarkable job leading and representing the entire BOMI International organization, and we are all excited for her in this new chapter in her life. She devoted many years of service to our organization in addition to her Chairmanship, and we wish her all the best.”

Grainger explained that while it is disappointing to lose Bocian from the Board, “the direction she was instrumental in establishing for BOMI International will continue. Dolores has been a longstanding asset to BOMI International, as well as an outstanding, award winning property manager. We will miss her insightful leadership on the Board.”

Assuming the vice chairman position will be Jean Sayles-Jacobson, CFM. Sayles-Jacobson is the supervisor of facilities and space management for the Omaha Public Power District.

“I am pleased to announce  Sayles-Jacobson as our new vice chairman,” said Grainger. “Jean has long played an important role on our Board, and her wisdom and experience will continue to be of great benefit on our path of ongoing success.”

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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