Deirdre Jimenez Named President & CEO of BIFMA

Grand Rapids, MI, June 18, 2020-BIFMA has appointed Deirdre Jimenez as its first president and chief executive officer (CEO).

In the new role as the president and CEO, Jimenez will be responsible for leading BIFMA and partnering with its board of directors, membership (regular, supplier, service, and international), and staff by connecting and advancing the industry’s common interests through a period of disruption and growth.

Jimenez is both an architect and interior designer with over 25 years of leadership experience serving in executive and ownership roles in corporate real estate and national AE consulting firms. Most of her career focused on the workplace environment, where she developed an understanding and appreciation of the role furnishings play in the emerging practice of workplace strategy. Deirdre is a registered architect in several states, earned the NCIDQ certification, and numerous professional industry awards.

Jimenez will succeed Thomas Reardon, who is retiring after a 22-year tenure as Executive Director and playing a major role in shaping BIFMA for the future.

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