History

Skyline ClevelandThe Northern Ohio Chapter was chartered on December 7, 1987 by Richard Palmer, Regional Vice President of the North Central Division of IFMA.

Organization of the Chapter began in the Spring of 1984 when Todd Anderson of (then) Sohio, Barbara Bachman of Eaton Corporation and John Fawcett of TRW met for lunch at Stouffer’s Top of the Town restaurant on the 38th floor of 100 Erieview Tower. At that time, there were only five or six members listed in the area. These individuals spent the better part of three years bringing facilities professionals into the organization that became the Northern Ohio Chapter.

The original officer for the Chapter were: Todd Anderson (Sohio/BP), President; Tony Peskar (National City Bank), Vice President; Judy Misek (TRW), Treasurer; and Maggie Wetzel (Wyse Advertising), Secretary. The first year boasted a membership of 42 members.

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