Advancing the Facilities Management Profession in the Philadelphia Region by providing exceptional services, products, resources and opportunities.

Chartered in 1985, the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of IFMA has over 350 members in the Tri-State region. Approximately 3/4 of our members are facilities management professionals. It is our vision to become the preeminent Facility Management Organization in the Philadelphia region.

President's Message

Dear IFMA Members,

I want to start by saying that I am honored to be your President. Over the last three years, things have changed quite a bit. As most FMs are unsure of their new role or what it will be in the future, we take one day at a time, but each day can be an adventure. One thing that has not changed is that the IFMA Philly Chapter is still here and will continue to be here for you as a resource

The chapter already has some great events lined up for the 2023-2024 year. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please share them with me and I will pass them on to the Board. Please keep an eye open for the weekly blast to see what is happening.

I would like to thank our Annual Sponsors for their continued support of the Chapter. Sponsorships are available for every budget and provide an excellent opportunity for investment. To get information on sponsorship and to view our current sponsors, please visit

If you would like to get involved, we would love for you to join one of our committees. If you are interested, please reach out to me at

Once again, I am looking forward to a wonderful year.

George Courtnye
IFMA Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Chapter Facts

Our purpose is to provide educational resources and networking opportunities for Facility Managers and industry related professionals. As a Chapter, we provide numerous services and resources to our members, including:

Our membership is strong, diverse and represents major facilities and affiliated services in our region. As a Chapter, we are nationally recognized by the Association for our work with the IFMA Foundation and with other leadership opportunities. We have a vibrant and dedicated Executive Board guiding the Chapter on a daily basis.

Meet the Board - IFMA Greater Philadelphia Board of Directors

Executive Board


George Courtnye has been employed at Health Partners Plans since 1994 and has a BA in Business Management from Peirce College. He earned his FMP (Facility Management Professional) in 2020. George has been a member of IFMA since 2016 and has served in the Membership Committee in 2016, the Program Committee in 2017, and later became Co-Chair of Activities in 2018, Vice President in 2022 and is currently the President.

Although George started his career in Facilities, over the years his path did take him in another direction, in 2013 George found his way back to Facilities as a Manager. In 2022, he became the Director of Facilities.

Vice President

Kevin Cote is the Business Development Manager for CBRE GWS Local Facilities Management in the Greater Philadelphia market. Kevin works closely with clients solutioning world-class Facility Maintenance Services that provide superior outcomes for CBRE clients.

Before joining CBRE in January of 2021, Kevin was an Account Manager at Veolia Energy in Philadelphia. Kevin has a diverse background, including 20 years as a maintenance technician, and last held a lead role at NFL Films in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, before becoming customer-facing. Kevin is currently the Treasurer for IFMA Philadelphia.

Past President

Colleen is currently Past President and prior to that President, Vice President, and Co-Chair of the Sponsorship committee for IFMA Philadelphia. Colleen has been a CFM for over ten years and been active with IFMA Philly for the last 10 years. Colleen has also been involved in the planning of the 2019 Holiday Party and helps with the Annual Golf event.
Colleen recently retired from Radian Group Inc after 27 years, where she was a Senior Vice President, overseeing Corporate Real Estate, Facilities Management, Business Continuity, Records Management and Construction management. Colleen has been a member of IFMA for over 15 years and a CFM for 12 years. Colleen has sat on many residential boards and currently sits on an architectural review committee. Colleen has four children, seven grandsons, one granddaughter and another grandson on the way. Colleen, while retired, will hold the position of the Past President of the Philadelphia IFMA Chapter. Her hope is to keep FMs engaged and provide education for all our chapter members. Colleen is thankful for the other Board Members who work tirelessly to support our Philadelphia Chapter.


Chapter Admin

Bridget has been the daily point of contact for the Philadelphia Chapter’s Board, Committees and Members as well as IFMA National since 2005. She routinely attends committee meetings and Board meetings and also assists the committees with program planning, including the annual trade show and golf outing, and is the person who will greet you at the registration table at most events.  Bridget keeps members up to date with the weekly and quarterly newsletters, website postings and social media.


Our Committee Chairs round out the Board and help the Executive Board to meet its goals!
Each committee also has members with duties which play an important role in making the committee successful.


This committee is responsible for getting the necessary information out to our members. Overseeing the website, Social Media posts, the Quarterly Insite Newsletter and emails play a big part in keeping you informed! 

David is President of Cadapult Ltd, implementing Cadapult FM Facilities Management software and services for over 25 years nationwide.He has been an IFMA member since 2001 and became a Philadelphia Chapter board member and co-chair of the education committee in 2011. He went on to serve as Vice -President and President of the chapter, after which he continued as part of the Programs, Education and Communications committees.

David is a graduate of the Temple Architecture program. He was on the advisory board for the Temple University Bachelors of Facilities Management program at it’s onset, and was also initially an adjunct professor as part of that program.

Committee Members

Every year the committee holds a golf outing and the proceeds go exclusively towards scholarships for students in Facilities Management degree programs at local Universities as well as local charities.

Orlando has been with CORT for six years. Orlando joined IFMA in 2008. Orlando graduated from Upsala College in 1990 and is a member of DE & Philly IFMA, DE & Philly ALA, Corenet, HFMADV

Committee Members:


The Chapter Membership Committee is primarily responsible for MEMBER GROWTH and RETENTION by developing processes to meet our projected goals. The methods for accomplishing them are limited only by our imagination.

Phuong has been in the Building Automation industry since 2017, starting as a sales engineer and moving on to technical marketing/business development for Radius Systems, a Building Automation, Security, and Lighting controls integrator. Currently she is the Director of Sales, Marketing & Business Development and has been an active member of IFMA Philadelphia since 2021. After graduating from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, she went into process engineering at Samsung Austin Semiconductor before transitioning to a sales role at Radius Systems.

Chris has been in the building services field for over 10 years. Chris spent 5 years with Electronic Security Solutions in the fire alarm service sales department for 5 years, before transitioning to the New Construction Sales department with Otis Elevator. After three years with Otis, Chris returned to Electronic Security Solutions to take the role of Security and Fire Protection End User Account Executive. Chris joined the IFMA Philadelphia group in 2021 and has been on the Membership committee since 2022 before moving into the Co-Chair position. Chris is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University.

Committee Members:

Programs Committee Chairs

The Programs Committee utilizes their professional expertise and connections to obtain volunteers to present on substantive topics related to the Facility Management profession. Define an annual series of professional presentations on Facility Management topics. Solicit and coordinate presentations for the educational sessions.  Coordinate an annual trade show including educational programs and service/vendor information for Facility Managers.

Christine has been employed at MHI Consulting since 2020 and has been in construction for 30 years with the last 13 years in the elevator trade. Christine has been a member of IFMA since 2015.  Christine received her MBA in Project Management, FMP, OSHA outreach trainer, DDI certified trainer.  Other Professional and/or Industry Associations: NAWIC Membership Committee Chair, Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce Women in Business committee, HFMADV member, PBMOA member, GPHA member.

Steve has been a member of IFMA Philadelphia since 2010 serving previously as Program Committee co-chair, assisted on the membership and golf committees and followed up by being Vice President in 2014 and President in 2015. Steve also is a member of the IFMA Delaware Chapter.

Committee Members:


The Education committee plans professional development and educational opportunities to improve and sustain the growth of our current and future facilities professionals.

Matt has been in Facilities Management for 18 years and is currently employed at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. Matt joined IFMA in 2013 and became a member of the Programs Committee in 2021 and earned his FMP (Facility Management Professional). As the Education Chair, Matt wants to engage the FM’s that are not currently involved with the chapter.


The Sponsorship Committee works to create financial partnerships that will enable the Chapter enhance our members’ experience through integrated advertising opportunities, networking, and integrating professional members to top vendors in support of business development.  The Sponsorship Committee assists in establishing goodwill and credibility by seeking a deeper association between our membership and our Sponsors’ target markets.

Scott Shelley has over 23 years’ experience in Facilities Management. Currently the Director of Administrative and Facilities Service for Sun East Federal Credit Union, Scott has previously worked at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, PNC, American Cancer Society, and David’s Bridal

Scott is a past Greater Philadelphia Chapter Treasurer, and President. He has also volunteered on the Programs Committee.