Celebrating 10 years!

Turn and Face the Strange

Recognizing that we will emerge from these disruptive times stronger if we band together, HEFFv was developed as a chance to help higher ed facilities leaders strengthen relationships with their peers, discover new allies, and identify strategic partners to help them realize their future initiatives and concepts — virtually.

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Topics We’ve Explored


Long-Range Planning in a Time of Uncertainty


Addressing Shortages in the Workforce


Reassessing Space in the Age of Remote Work and Virtual Learning


Determining When to Outsource


A New Framework for Resiliency in Facilities


How to Reduce Expenses While Generating Revenue

Discussion Leaders

HEFFv 2.0  Lineup:

Dr. Irma Becerra


Marymount University

Chris Kopach 

Assistant Vice President, Facilities Management

University of Arizona

Christopher M. Kopach, Assistant Vice President of the Facilities Management Department at The University of Arizona obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management while working full time.  He has 30+ years of facilities management experience from the University of Michigan, contract services and The University of Arizona.  Chris is currently the Past President of APPA and the focus during his Presidency was “Harnessing and Transferring Knowledge” within our facilities field to address the large turnover of staff due to retirements by mentoring the younger professionals through education, leadership development and succession planning. He provides a solid leadership background that focuses on developing one team of highly efficient and effective employees working to improve processes that generate operational and financial savings back to the University, all while providing outstanding customer service.

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Dr. Mohamed Attalla

Executive Director, Facilities and Services

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
John D'Angelo Chicago

John D’Angelo

Assistant Vice President, Facilities Services

University of Chicago
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Dave Irvin

AVC for Facilities 

Florida State University
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Pete Zuraw

VP, Market Strategy & Development

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Paul Scialla



Karren Bee-Donohoe

Associate Vice Chancellor for Capital Facilities

SUNY System
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Brian Reyes

SVP, Higher Education

C&W Services

Jessica Brumley

Vice President for Facilities Operations and Planning

University of Miami
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Dr. Russell Garcia

Director, Higher Education

North America - Johnson Controls

Nicolle Taylor

VP and Chief Business Officer

Pepperdine University

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