Committees

Committee Benefits.jpgThe strength of BOMA Greater Minneapolis lies in the outstanding work of its committees, each staffed by member volunteers. The dozens of commercial real estate professionals involved are drawn from every part of the commercial real estate industry. These people provide the breadth of leadership and the solid core of interested volunteers who make BOMA Greater Minneapolis one of BOMA International’s most active and dynamic associations.

Committees are created to carry out the mission and goals of the Association, consistent with policies adopted from time to time by the Board of Directors. Committees report to the Board of Directors through their committee’s board champion. The committee recommends, the Board approves, and then committee members together with BOMA staff implement the plans.

Click HERE to read about the different committee roles and our expectations of our committee members.

BOMA Greater Minneapolis enjoys a remarkable participation rate from our generous members. One out of every 5 members serves on a committee. Even more members, however, are interested in getting involved. A moderate rate of committee member and leadership turnover is good for committee function, and diversity of committee members brings fresh ideas and a depth and breadth of experience.

Click HERE to fill out a committee interest form.

Once you submit the form to the BOMA office, your information will be passed along to the committee you prefer and either the committee chair or a BOMA staff member will contact you to notify you if there is an open spot.

Awards & Recognition Committee
This committee coordinates, promotes, and supports BOMA's recognition and awards of excellence to the people and buildings that represent the "best" of our association, including the TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) Awards as well as the Best of BOMA Awards. This committee is made up of property managers, building engineers, and service provider members. 

Committee meets on the second Tuesdays of the month at 10:00 AM.
Committee Chair: Paul Turner, Piedmont Office Realty Trust
Committee Co-Chair: Jami Klausen, Ryan Companies
Board Champion: Lee Davis, Target Corporation
BOMA Staff Liaison: Mackenzie LaSota
All Committee Members

Best of BOMA Committee
This committee plans BOMA's annual celebration of the best commercial real estate professionals, the best properties and the best service providers in the industry. The planning committee is active from July-December in planning the next season's event. It is divided into subcommittees and made up of Regular and Service Provider members selected from other active committees. 

Committee meets on the second Wednesdays of the month (limited months) at 10:00 AM.
Committee Chair: Caitlin Schouviller, Hines
Committee Co-Chair: Position Open
Board Champion: Caitlin Schouviller, Hines
BOMA Staff Liaison: Kristine Frederick

Communications Committee
This committee works to develop content of the BOMA electronic quarterly newsletter, electronic weekly newsletter, and website, in order to communicate relevant and timely topics to BOMA members. Note: members of this committee do not necessarily have to write the articles themselves, but instead will be expected to secure articles from other authors.

Committee meets on the second Mondays of the month at 11:30 AM.
Committee Chair: Sam Shimak,  Accesso Services, LLC
Committee Co-Chair: Alison Donohue, Duke Realty
Board Champion: Kristin Longhenry, Wildamere Capital Management
BOMA Staff Liaison: Mackenzie LaSota
All Committee Members

Education Committee
This committee plans high quality and creditworthy monthly membership meetings, seminars and BOMA Ed sessions for the membership. They source topics of interest and relevance to members and select experienced presenters. The committee meets on a monthly basis throughout the year and is made up of Regular members from our Property Management member companies. 

Committee meets on the second Thursdays of the month at 9:00 AM.
Committee Chair: Chris Smith, Cushman & Wakefield
Committee Co-Chair: Jeff Kreger, Zeller Realty Group
Board Champion: Brenda Grams, CBRE
BOMA Staff Liaisons: Kristine Frederick & Kevin Lewis

Emerging Leaders Council
This Council provides quarterly educational, networking, or volunteer opportunities for those new to the commercial real estate industry. Participation in this council is for regular members who have completed the BYP program. 

Committee meets on the second Wednesdays of the month at 2:00 PM.
Committee Chair: Justin Luetschwager, Ryan Companies
Committee Co-Chair: Kayla Stepan, Cushman & Wakefield
Board Champion: Alexx Smith, Newmark Knight Frank
BOMA Staff Liaison: Mackenzie LaSota
All Committee Members

Energy & Environment Committee 
This committee provides members with up-to-date information on energy services, products, and regulatory issues. To keep BOMA on the forefront of sustainability, this committee advocates for reasonable solutions and educates members on voluntary green and sustainable practices.

Committee meets on the third Mondays of the month at 3:00 PM.
Committee Chair: Steve Trulen, Target Corporation
Committee Co-Chair: Julie Samuelson, Cushman & Wakefield 
Board Champion: Kurt Wilczek, Piedmont Office Realty Trust
BOMA Staff Liaison: Kevin Lewis

Engineers Program Committee 
This committee develops the monthly engineers meeting program content and selects relevant speakers who are of interest to our engineering and building operations members.

Committee attends engineers meetings on the first Wednesdays of the month at 11:30 AM and meets approximately twice a year.
President: Umberto Rivera, Transwestern
Vice-President: Nick Geng, CBRE
Secretary/Treasurer: Damon Monthei, Accesso Services, LLC
Committee Chair: Josh McCombs, Commonwealth Commercial
BOMA Staff Liaisons: Rylee Hanson & Mackenzie LaSota

Events Committee
This committee works to engage in the organization in a way beneficial to all members. Plans events that provide extra opportunities for networking and more meaningful opportunities for Associate and Professional members to engage directly with Property Management members. This committee is open to all Regular and Service Provider members and meets on a monthly basis throughout the year to plan quarterly events such as the Resource Fair, Golf Tournament, Summer Social, Holiday Party and additional smaller networking and volunteer activities. 

Committee meets on the fourth Thursdays of the month at 11:30 AM.
Committee Chair: Dan Herman, FLUID Interiors
Committee Co-Chair: Beth Molitor, Hines
Board Champion: Liz Morrissey, CBRE
BOMA Staff Liaison: Kristine Frederick & Mackenzie LaSota
All Committee Members

Government Affairs Council
This council oversees the government advocacy activities of the Association in a variety of local and regional arenas and coordinates out involvement with BOMA Minnesota, BOMA International, and other outside coalitions. Holding a position on this Council is by invitation only.

Committee meets on the first Tuesdays of the month at 8:00 AM.
Committee Chair: Kim Ihle, CBRE
Committee Co-Chair: Position Open
Board Champion: Ted Campbell, Ryan Companies US, Inc. 
BOMA Staff Liaison: Kevin Lewis

Medical Buildings Special Interest Group
This Special Interest Group provides educational meetings and tours specifically relevant to the problems, issues and trends unique to medical office buildings. The committee meets 4-6 times per year to plan a spring and a fall event. It is made up of Regular and Service Provider members with responsibility for medical building development, management and services. 

Committee meets approximately four times per year.
Committee Chair: Molly Tehle, Welltower Inc.
Committee Co-Chair: Angie Kairies, MSP Commercial
Board Champion: Todd Balsiger, JLL
BOMA Staff Liaison: Kristine Frederick

Membership Committee
This committee works to strengthen our association by drawing in more individual members, promoting a broader base of support by members’ buildings, and seeking strategies to retain members, especially during ownership and management changes.

Committee meets on the first Thursdays of the month at 8:30 AM.
Committee Chair: Alexx Smith, Newmark Knight Frank
Committee Co-Chair: Monique Slaughter, Cushman & Wakefield
Board Champion: Christy Speck, ABM
BOMA Staff Liaisons: Rylee Hanson & Kevin Lewis


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