The International Facility Management Association is pleased to announce the formation of the Hospitality Facility Managers and Engineers Community, a new community of practice focused on the hotels and hospitality industry. IFMA’s communities of practice are organized special interest groups that unite members of specific industries not represented by IFMA councils. The new community will provide a network for hospitality professionals to connect with one another, share resources and take advantage of continuing education opportunities.

“I see this group as an avenue to discuss problems that engineers may face and make new contacts that could be beneficial in the long term with larger projects,” said Bill Masefield Jr., FMP, engineering manager at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, Mass., and a member of the community design team. “This is an opportunity for me to share my experiences with other managers and build a community that will help recent graduates like me connect with more experienced industry professionals all over the globe.”