JC Blakely, CFM
Since 1983, JC has held a number of leading management positions with both startups and Fortune 500 companies. JC has developed and managed a variety of Facilities organizations from single source to international sites. His current position is the Director of Corporate Facilities for ProAssurance based in Franklin, TN with direct responsibility of the physical work environment as well as direct management of the company’s real estate portfolio.
In 1985, the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) accredited JC as a Certified Facilities Manager. JC continues to contribute to the success of the Nashville Chapter of IFMA. While serving as Chapter President, IFMA Nashville was awarded IFMA’s 2011 Chapter of the Year.
Russell W. Vance
LifeWay Christian Resources
Russell joined IFMA in 2001, volunteered in several board roles and committee positions over the years. He has worked for LifeWay for the last 24 years. As Director of Corporate Services, he manages the HQ and warehouse facilities. The last 20 years included many exciting projects including the sale of LifeWay’s 15 acres Nashville campus and building a new 277,000 square-foot headquarters in Capitol View.
CBRE | Global Workplace Solutions
Matthews Real Estate Investment Services
Kirksey & Co.
Angela Cherry has years of experience in the workplace furniture industry. Currently she holds a National Sales position with Kirksey & Co. Her goals have always been to provide clients with options that are flexible and adaptable to grow and change with the ever-evolving workplace landscape. Angela has been a member and served on the board for IFMA for over 3 years.
Angela Cherry is a Nashville native and resides in Nashville, TN with her 3 daughters.
Immediate Past President
Brian M. Anderson, CFM
Multi-faceted Facility Management Leader with balanced strengths in Operations and Design/Construction. Excels at meeting the complex, multi-site/multi-use demands of rapidly growing organizations, incorporating strategies to maximize space utilization, operating efficiencies and employee productivity. Background emphasizes project leadership, negotiations, internal planning and teaming, supplier relationships, budgeting/expense control, LEED and sustainability strategies, production automation, staff management, and computerized system efficiencies. Experience leading enterprise-wide operational improvement projects is the result of business acumen/vision, organizational savvy and a friendly, positive communication/personal style.