Committees and Task Force

Our Committees and Task Forces exist to serve as mechanisms for change within the Association.  Since CFTA is a volunteer-based organization, it relies on the participation of its community to help define long-reaching goals and evolve to meet them.  

Listed below are our current, Board approved Committees and Task Forces.  Are you passionate about something that you feel CFTA should be a body of knowledge of?  If so, you are encouraged to contact us to learn how you can be a steward of CFTA and use our resources to meet shared goals. Read the CFTA Task Force Guidelines to learn about what's involved.

Membership Committee

The CFTA Membership Committee provides advice and counsel on matters related to membership benefits, engagement, recruitment, and retention.  The Membership Committee is composed of a Chair, Co-Chair, and four active CFTA voting members.

Steve Sywak, Georgia Institute of Technology, CFTA Board Director, CHAIR

Liz Goetz, University of Colorado - Boulder, CFTA Secretary, CO-CHAIR 

*Committee Members: Actively looking for Campus Members to serve. If interested, please email Board Director, Steve Sywak


Awards Task Force

The CFTA Awards Task Force was established in 2018 to recognize CFTA community project achievements. 

Naveed Ahmed, University of Arizona, CHAIR

Grant McCormick, University of Arizona

Monty Combs, Brown University, CFTA Treasurer

Devon MillerWestern Michigan, CFTA Director


Business Partner Task Force

The CFTA Business Partner Task Force was established in 2015.  It is comprised of active CFTA business partners that serve to guide the Association with what it offers CFTA business partners in terms of membership benefits and equity across membership levels. 

Chris Akin, Dunaway Associates

John YoungPatrick Engineering


Conference Planning Task Force

The CFTA Conference Planning Task Force was established in 2016 and is comprised of members that help plan the Campus FM Technology Association's annual conference and make recommendations on conference programs, vendors, activities, promotions, and materials. The Conference Planning Task Force includes the active CFTA Conference Planner, CFTA members from CFTA Leadership, the hosting institution, and the previous years' hosting institution.

Ann Hollins, CFTA Conference Planner, CHAIR

Sue Stewart, University of Texas at Austin - 2019 Conference Host, CFTA President

Assad Reichdan, Weber State University - 2020 Conference Host 


Grant Review Task Force   

The CFTA Grant Review Task Force was established in 2016 to help institutions gain new knowledge that they can disseminate to the CFTA community.  This task force provides a mechanism for members to submit grants that, if approved, will afford participation at events that the member may not have been able to attend otherwise.  The grant recipient will provide a white paper on their participation that will be published to CFTA members and constituents at no cost. Submissions are judged on their value to our members and ability to serve as a change agent in the advancement of campus FM technologies.

Sue Stewart, University of Texas at Austin, CFTA President, CHAIR

Elizabeth Goetz, University of Colorado - Boulder, CFTA Secretary


Leadership Nomination Task Force   

The Leadership Nomination Task Force was established in 2016 to facilitate the CFTA Leadership nominations process.  This task force ensures positions are secured in accordance with CFTA Bylaws.  The responsibilities of this task force include soliciting nominations, contacting nominees, tallying eligible nominees, and organizing the voting procedure at the CFTA All Member Meeting during the annual conference.

Sue Stewart, University of Texas at Austin, CFTA President, CHAIR 

Elizabeth Goetz, University of Colorado - Boulder, CFTA Secretary

Michelle EllingtonUniversity of Kentucky, Immediate Past President


Surveys & Reports Task Force   

The Survey & Reports Task Force was established in 2015  to develop surveys and reports in the following areas: Salaries, Org Structure, System Implementations, and Standards.  These published works will enable our collective voice to reach a broader audience of practitioners and management nationwide.

Monty Combs, Brown University, CFTA Treasurer

Michelle EllingtonUniversity of Kentucky, Immediate Past President