After Mark Sekula graduated from UWM with a degree in architecture, he spent his entire 42-year career in facility management, as a practitioner and as a consultant. He is a certified instructor of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and has taught classes in facility management all over the United States and the Middle East. He has also been on the adjunct faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Northern Illinois University. Mark is the co-author of two books, “The Facility Manager’s Field Guide” and “Sustainable Facility Management – The Facility Manager’s Guide to Optimizing Building Performance,” and has published articles on facility management and business issues in a variety of professional journals. Among the awards he has received, in 2013 and 2014 Mark was named Distinguished Author of the Year by IFMA. He is also an IFMA Fellow. Mark is now happily retired and spends his time being mindful of life.