Board of Directors

2016 IFMA Officers 2016-2017

For twenty years, IFMA has provided educational speakers, tours, round table discussions, golf tournaments and other events to engage a diverse community of facility professionals and the companies who serve them. The 2016-2017 board is honored to be entrusted with goals of new and past members’ engagement; while providing a well-rounded chapter to the members who include designers, showroom dealers, architects, contractors and service professionals. The board serves as IFMA’s eyes and ears when it comes to the latest trends, products, design influences and technologies --- we encourage the sharing of information on the latest in our industry.

Matthew Edwards, President

Director of Business Development

Guarantee Restoration Services

Graduate of Georgia State University BA in Political Science

Matthew has been building relationships for political candidates, organizations and in the financial services sector. He joined Guarantee in 2012 and has reached the company’s 10 year sales goals in 4 years. 

Matthew is the Chair of Kohlmeyer Krewe for LSU MOA’s Young Professionals, LSU MOA’s Development Committee, 2017 Co-Chair of Fur Ball supporting CAA and serves on the Message to the Future Foundation board to engage students in the arts and land conservation.

When not focused on the community or business; he enjoys wine and dinner at Digiulio Brother’s with friends.

Dave Maharrey

Executive Director of Facility Services

Louisiana State University

Graduate of US Air Force Academy, BS of Civil Engineering 1986, Masters in Engineering and Environmental Management at the US Air Force Institute of Technology

Dave has 30 years of sustained work within facility management and operations.  After retiring as an Air Force Colonel in 2012 after 26 years of service, he joined LSU as Associate Director of Facility & Utility Operations and was promoted to Executive Director in January 2016.

Dave has served our community and nation as an Air Force Officer, Director of Installations and Mission Support, 7th Air Force and currently serves as President of SRAPPA since 2015 and member of the Southeastern Regional Association of Physical Plant Administrators.

When he isn’t serving his community and profession, Dave’s Wife Judy and their 5 Children and 8 grandchildren get his full attention. 

Heather Folks –Givens

Agent at Guarantee Investments, LLC

Graduate from LSU with a BS in Marketing & Political Science in 2001

Heather has over 13 years of human resource management working for her family’s business in the housing and construction industry.  Her focus of service to Baton Rouge is evident from her many board positions.

Heather serves as Chairperson of the Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade, Hospitality Chair for the Society of Human Resource Management and has served as Vice President of Cortana Kiwanis Club, Junior League and board member of Iris Domestic Abuse Center.

She married Kevin Givens in 2015 and enjoys time with her family and time on the beach.   

Martha Salomon, Secretary

Sr. Project Architect, WHLC Architecture

Graduate of Millsaps College; B.B.A. in Accounting

Graduate of LSU in 1986; Bachelor of Architecture

Martha is an architect at WHLC. 

Martha has been a leader of IFMA since 2000, serves on the National Register Review Committee for Louisiana, and Board Member of Foundation for Historical Louisiana.

Martha is married to Rene’ Salomon.

Committee Chairs

Elizabeth Laborde

Workplace Resource, LLC

Bert Callender
LaCap Federal Credit Union


Tracy Burns
Owner, Commercial Design Interiors, LLC

Delisa Arnold
Arnold & Associates Interiors, Inc.



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