Join us for our February Program Workplace - Open Space Plan Office Strategy. We have limited space available for this meeting, - CLASS IS FULL

Speaker:  Mike Dowd, CFM
Sr. Manager - Real Estate, Construction, Space Planning VSP Global
Mike leads a team of 12 professionals responsible for managing VSP's real estate portfolio, managing construction, and strategic and tactical space planning at VSP's Rancho Cordova campus and remote locations.

Prior to joining VSP last July, Mike retired from a 26 year career in facilities at Intel Corporation.  His roles at Intel included construction project management, facilities planning, California Planning Manager, manager of Folsom Workplace Services, and Program Management of several facilities upgrades including cafes, high visibility lobbies, and executive briefing centers.  In his last six years at Intel Mike managed workplace transformation projects around the world.

Mike graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor's in Industrial Technology and received his MBA from Golden Gate University.  He is a Certified Facility Manager (CFM) and has served as Vice President and President of the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA).  Mike instructed for the CSUS Facilities Management certificate program.

When not working, Mike, an Eagle Scout, volunteers his time in leadership positions with his son's Boy Scout Troop; keeps tab on his daughters's first year in college; and enjoys swimming, mountain biking, and tennis with his wife of 23 years.

11:30a.m. - 12:00p.m. Registration/Lunch and Networking
12:00p.m. - 12:15p.m. Chapter Business
12:15p.m. - 1:00p.m. Presentation

IFMA Facilities Professional Member - $20
IFMA Associate Vendor Member - $35
Nonmember - $50

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