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Sunday, 18 August

Obituary - Kit Tuveson (1944-2015)

There is great sadness within the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) as it the loss of long-time member, Kit Tuveson, IFMA Fellow, CFM, SFP. 

He was regarded as a thoughtful leader, guide, mentor and a friend and viewed the IFMA as a part of his family.

Since 1983, Mr Tuveson dedicated his career to serving IFMA and the global facility management community. He provided leadership as 1998 chair of the IFMA Board of Directors and as president of IFMA’s Facility Management Consultants Council (FMCC) from 2008-2010.

Mr Tuveson made noteworthy contributions to IFMA’s strategic planning process as part of the Strategic Planning Oversight Team. He gave his subject matter expertise to the development of IFMA’s Facility Management Professional (FMP) credential programme and FM Learning System, and instructed many FMs in attaining their FMP, SFP and CFM designations.

Because of his numerous contributions to the FM industry and its practitioners, Mr Tuveson was awarded a Chairman’s Citation at IFMA’s 2014 World Workplace Conference and Expo by IFMA Chair, James P. Whittaker. In addition, IFMA’s FMCC named its annual scholarship for him in 2014.

Kit Tuveson was reported to have ‘passed away peacefully’ at his home in El Dorado Hills, California, USA on Monday, 13 April following a battle with cancer, and is survived by his wife Afton, his daughters Jennifer and Carrie, and four grandchildren.

Among the tributes paid to him were:

Mike Liddle – Business & Facilities LLP: "Kit was the ultimate FM professional and a dear friend and I thank God for the great times that we all had together."

Wayne Tantrum – New World Sustainable Solutions: "He was not only an excellent practitioner within our industry, he was also a true gentleman in our field and will be greatly missed in person but always remembered for his dedication to the global FM industry."

Picture:    Kit Tuveson whose death was announced on Monday and who was described as “the ultimate FM professional”.

Article written by Mike Gannon

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