Pat Reed, CFM, FMP
3665 Discovery Drive
Boulder, CO 80303
The Boulder Network Committee researches, develops, coordinates and implements the quarterly programs for the Chapter. The Committee assembles a schedule of topics and tours for approval by the Board. Once approved, the Committee contacts speakers, panelists and tour locations to finalize the schedule.
In order to establish a network group, a unique area is defined. That uniqueness might be an area that is growing rapidly, has a particular type of industry, or is separated by distance or culture. Regularly held meetings that are casual and informal are scheduled on dates that do not conflict with Chapter meetings. The focus of these meetings is to network, to bring facilities professionals with much in common together. Meetings can be held at various local facilities and may include lunch or breakfast, a tour of the facility, and/or a very short presentation. Rules are lax, membership is not required, and the costs are kept to a minimum and covered by the attendees. Network groups are a casual but very effective introduction to the Denver Chapter and to the International Association at large.
A mailing and/or email list is maintained, separated by members and non-members. This list is updated once or twice a year by cross-referencing with the Chapter's membership list, by calling the non-members, and by researching new companies and their facilities professionals.
Primarily coordinating with the Treasurer (Executive Board Liaison) and the Education Committee, the Boulder Networking group:
-Actively researches companies in the Boulder area for potential members.
-Identifies companies that are large enough (50-100 employees) or growing quickly enough to justify a facilities role.
-Develops the quarterly programs and events.
-Solicits network members for topics of interest.
-Solicits Chapter members and non-members for speakers/venue locations.
-Coordinates events with the provider of the venue.
-Implements the approved annual programs and events.
-Coordinates with the Education Committee on CEU/Maintenance point requests.
-Coordinates all logistical support for programs and events.
-Provides budgetary input to the Executive Board annually.
The team provides administrative support to the Committee. This may include, but not be limited to:
-Assisting in the soliciation for speakers and venue locations.
-Assisting in the implementation of the approved annual programs and events.
-Assisting in the administrative support to the team.
-Providing logistical support for the programs and events.