President's Message


Dear FFMA Membership,
It gives me great pleasure to take the helm of the Florida Facility Managers Association for the next two years as your President. Since moving to Florida almost 15 years ago to open the Palm Beach County Convention Center, I have been lucky enough to meet and create great working relationships with many of you through what I consider the best state wide facility management organization in the country. The FFMA membership and its vast number of industry related sponsors who support us at the annual conference and throughout the year, have created a business network that continues to grow and allows those new to the industry or the state to quickly become one of our team. Our organization has made great strides since its inception, because so many of you continue to stay engaged and participate in one way or another through the year.
My goal moving forward is to work with all of you to build on the amazing accomplishments from our past membership, sponsors, board members and past Presidents such as Scott Glaser. The world of venue management and its daily challenges continues to change, so my hope is to lead us through these crazy times and set the stage for our organization to grow and proposer for many more years to come. The current challenge I have for all of you is simple. To help me grow the membership by bringing on one new member each during the current membership year. This challenge is not about generating more money, it’s about bringing fresh faces to our organization that for one reason or another have not been involved in the past. There is also no better place to educate the future leaders of our facilities and our organization. 
If there is anything that I can do for any of you moving forward please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you all once again for your support and contribution to FFMA and I look forward to seeing you at the annual conference this June.
Dave Anderson
General Manager-Palm Beach County Convention Center
Regional Vice President-Spectra Venue Management