Vice President Operations – Facilities Management
Lynn Baez, CFM, SFP, FMP, CBCP is the Vice President Operations – Facilities Management with Sodexo. Lynn oversees the facility operations of 130 sites in North and South America including a $65 million portfolio in the United States. Lynn has more than 17 years of relevant experience as an integrated facilities management leader with a keen focus in life cycle operations for the built environment. Previously, Lynn has served as the Workplace Services Director for the Cushman & Wakefield ‐ Ericsson Account, a Regional Facility Manager for T-Mobile USA and a Corporate Facility Manager for Dr Pepper Snapple Group. She has also served as Principal Consultant for renowned Workplace Management Solutions. In these roles, she has cultivated a skillset that includes occupational health and safety, business continuity, corporate social responsibility, administration, lease administration, transactions, projects and facilities management. Lynn has a strong background in sustainability, compliance and standards. She was the champion for DPS headquarters’ LEED initiatives, which was certified Gold in 2012 in the Existing Building Operations and Maintenance category. Lynn also earned recognition as the Dallas/Fort Worth LEEDer of the Year in 2012. Driven by her passion for advancing the facility management profession and developing new talent, Lynn is a celebrated leader within the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), serving as the Second Vice Chair of IFMA’s Global Board of Directors, Member of the Board of Trustees for IFMA Foundation and Chair of IFMA’s Government Relations Committee. She also maintains affiliations with the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA), the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA), Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF), American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) and CoreNet International. Lynn is a Dallas/Ft. Worth area resident since 2004, sports enthusiast, enjoys traveling with family and volunteering in various local charities.