Elections held during the winter meeting of Facilities Services Network earlier this month in Santa Monica, Calif., produced several changes in the FSN's leadership: Jared Manning is now president, Dave Jarka is vice president and Jack Drewien commenced service as a regular member of the Executive Committee. Manning and Jarka remain members of the six-person governing board.
The March 4 elections were held in accordance with FSN by-laws providing for a yearly refreshment of the Executive Committee, or governing board, and an orderly transition of responsibility from one year to the next. Gene Kosman ended his year as president and rotated into a one-year term as past president, a non-voting advisory role on the Executive Committee. The sitting vice president, Jared Manning, automatically moved into the office of president.
"It has been a privilege to be a member of FSN," said Manning, the managing partner of Manning Group, based in Phoenix and serving Arizona and New Mexico. "I have benefitted both personally and through my company. It was an honor to be elected by my peers when I first came onto the Executive Committee and it's even more so now that I have additional opportunities to give back to this organization. I look forward to increasing our value through participation and new membership."
Dave Jarka, who will serve a one-year term as vice president, is the CEO of JEi, Corporate Services, which is based in San Jose and serves Northern California and Portland.
Jack Drewien, the newest member of the Executive Committee, is a principal of Southwest Installation Services, which serves central, west central and south Texas from its headquarters in Austin.
The two other regular members of the Executive Committee are Mark Cordell and Aubrey Kimberlng. Mark is the president of Environments Plus, which serves Southern California from its headquarters in San Fernando and an office in San Diego. Aubrey is the president of Professional Installers, serving central Missouri and southern Illinois from its headquarters in St. Louis.
Gene Kosman, now serving as past president, is the CEO of Colonial Systems, which is based in Boston and serves markets throughout New England.