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APPA 2020-2021 Board of Directors

APPAs Board of Directors is the planning and decision-making body for activities, programs, and finances of the association. The Board is composed of six senior and six junior representatives from each of APPAs six North American regions, up to two non-voting members from outside the facilities management field, and an elected Executive Committee.

The Board of Directors meets twice a year to discuss budgets, regional reports, new association initiatives, and other matters.

Executive Committee Members

Jim Jackson
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Facilities Operations
University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Dave Irvin

Associate Vice President for Facilities
Florida State University 

Immediate Past President
Ruthann Manlet
Associate Director, Facilities Management
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Margaret Tennessen headshot
Vice President for Member and Community Engagement
Margaret Tennessen
Deputy Associate Vice Chancellor
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Vice President for Information and Communications
David Handwork
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Facilities Management 
Arkansas State University

Vice President for Professional Affairs
Dan Bollman
Vice President for Strategic Infrastructure Planning and Facilities
Michigan State University  

Vice President for Professional Development
Beth Clark
Budget Analyst III
Penn State University

Chair, Senior Representative to the Executive Committee
Luis Rocha
Associate Director, Facilities Management
University of Arizona

At-Large Board Member

Jim Hundrieser
Vice President for Consulting and Business Development

Regional Board Members

CAPPA: Central Region
Senior Representative
Barry Mielke, South Dakota State University    

ERAPPA: Eastern Region
Senior Representative
Jessica Abbott, University of Hartford

Junior Representative
Sherell Vucci, Smithsonian Institution

MAPPA: Midwest Region
Senior Representative
Jim Bogan, University of Wisconsin Madison 

Junior Representative
Steven Gilsdorf, Western Michigan University

PCAPPA: Pacific Coast Region
Senior Representative
Winnie Kwofie, California State University – East Bay

Junior Representative
Eric Johnson, University of Southern California

RMA: Rocky Mountain Region
Senior Representative

SRAPPA: Southeastern Region
Senior Representative
David Smith, University North Carolina – Charlotte

Ex-Officio Board Member
Lander Medlin, APPA Executive Vice President