2022 Board of Directors Candidates

CFTA Directors are elected members that serve the governing body of the association. There are five (5) Director seats in the association and each serves a 3-year term with alternating start years, for purposes of staggering Board turnover.  An election occurs annually during the CFTA Conference.  CFTA Officers do not have terms and are chosen in such a manner as determined by the Board of Directors.

There is one Director position available for the term of August 2022 - August 2025

Active members interested in serving as a Director are welcome to submit a Willingness to Serve Form. Others interested in nominating someone they believe will be successful in this role may submit a Board of Directors Nomination Form.

Director Qualifications

  • Be a voting* member of the Association in good standing.
  • Have demonstrated a personal dedication to the work and goals of the Association through active participation in past Association activities.
  • Have attended at least two (2) annual conferences of the Association within a four (4) year period prior to serving on the Board of Directors**.
  • Maintain active membership in the Association and be able to commit to active participation, attend member conferences, and attend Board meetings during that person’s service on the Board of Directors.
  • Have expressed a willingness to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.

*Campus members are voting members; Business Partners are non-voting members
**One of the two conferences attended within a 4-year period may include the conference where election will occur.

Director Responsibilities 

  • Board of Directors serve as the fiduciaries of the Association and set policies that guide the growth of CFTA in accordance to its mission.
  • All directors shall serve three (3) year terms, which begin and end during the All Member Meeting at the annual CFTA Conference.
  • All directors shall hold their offices until the terms of the offices expire and their respective successors are elected and have qualified.
  • Board of Directors meet remotely on average once monthly for a two (2) hour meeting using web-based meeting tools.
  • Board of Directors meet in-person annually in conjunction with the Association’s annual conference to receive reports from the Officers of the Association and conduct whatever business is appropriate and necessary.  Typically this meeting occurs the day before the official conference start date (historically on a Monday).
  • Board of Directors are responsible for reviewing monthly Board meeting minutes prior to monthly meeting as well as other preparation as-needed for intent of active participation.
  • Participate in special projects related to governance issues, as assigned by the President.
  • Chair task forces as assigned by the President.

Important Dates

April - June:  Nominations Accepted and Reviewed
July/August:  Election 
August:  New Term Begins

Meet the Candidate

Julius Paulo | GIS Coordinator

University of Hawai‘i, Office of Systems Integration

Julius is a cartographer who joined the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s facilities management group as a graduate student in 2012, primarily to develop, improve, and manage the group’s GIS database. He was involved in the Planning Office’s BIM Project which produced updated floor plans using Revit BIM, and was tasked with creating a workflow to integrate GIS, BIM, and CAD. He also acquired space management experience as he aided in classifying rooms with the correct FICM codes and entered the information in UHM’s space inventory system.  

Now a member of the Office of Systems Integration, Julius has been managing and administering the newly-implemented enterprise GIS system and is spearheading the creation of new map viewers for the UHM campus. Two applications are currently being developed: one for the general public and one for internal facilities staff; both scheduled for release in Fall 2019.  

Prior to joining the university’s FM team, Julius was a freelance cartographer as well as the instructor for an upper-division field mapping course that taught students field surveying methods using compasses, plane tables, total stations, and hand-held and survey-grade GPS. He possesses a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Geography, and is an FAA-certified UAS remote pilot.

Appointed Directors

Chad Cavanaugh | FIS Manager

Brown University, Systems and Services
Filling the remaining one year of Joe Porostosky's term, as Joe moves into the CFTA Treasurer role August 2022

Chad started at Brown University as a CAD Operator in December of 1998, maintaining the floor plans for all the buildings on campus. Over time he became responsible for the campus maps, which includes the campus infrastructure maps. Chad hopes to grow his team, embark on a GIS journey, and eventually transition to Revit/BIM. Recently he was promoted to FIS manager in the Systems & Services group within the Brown Facilities Management department.

Chad has been a member of CFTA for many years and outside of work, he is actively involved in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary where he is boat crew qualified and frequently performs safety patrols and training drills during the summer. Chad has also been elected as a flotilla commander where he received a great deal of leadership training and was in charge of a team that consisted of about 25 members at the time.

Brad Averbeck | Manager of Facilities Systems and Data Services

Washington University in St. Louis, Facilities Planning & Mgmt
Filling the remaining one year of Pamela Locke's term, as Pamela moves into the CFTA Secretary role August 2022 

Brad has spent the last 30 years building the IT infrastructure for the Facilities Planning and Management department on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis. During this time, he has built systems and infrastructure to manage Building Automation, GIS, Building Access, Document Management, Drone Imagery as well as desktop and general technology support. His next challenge is to build a team to manage the data that these systems generate.

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