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

July 2020

Dear IFMA Members,

I am proud to be your IFMA President! This year has been an interesting one to say the least. We are facing new challenges as Facility Managers and Business Partners, both personally and professionally. The way we do business in Philadelphia may look and feel different, but our connections here at IFMA can withstand these changes. As a member of IFMA for the last 6 years, I have always found this association to be a place to find support and encouragement (through good times and bad).

As your newest Chapter President, I make it my goal to roll with the changing times and provide our members with knowledge and resources we can use at home and in our offices (if and when we return). A special thanks to all our current members, sponsors and board executives who continue to support IFMA Philadelphia.

To our prospective and future members, we can not wait to have you as a part of our group. Please reach out to me for more information on how to get involved. Whether you are a facility professional or a service provider in our region, you are a vital piece of the future of facilities in Philadelphia.

Sending virtual good vibes to you all. I hope to see you soon!

~ Kayla Paonessa


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.

Board of Directors

2020-2021 Executive Board

Committee Members