Tony Keane, CAE, is president and CEO of the Houston-based International Facility Management Association. In this capacity he also serves as a Board Member of the IFMA Foundation. At IFMA he oversees the global organization from its service center of excellence in Houston, Texas. IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management, supporting more than 23,300 members in 85 countries. The association’s members, represented in 130 chapters and 17 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies facility managers, conducts research, provides educational programs and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest facility management conference and exposition.
Keane is a certified association executive with significant experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to starting at IFMA in 2010 Keane served as executive director of NACE International, the professional association for corrosion prevention. While at NACE he also served as a director on the NACE Foundation Board, chairman of the Four Point Publishing, Inc. board and as a director on the Board of International Registration for Nuclear Coating Specialists.
Keane’s past positions have provided him with a broad range of experience, from accounting to business management. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati with a business degree in accounting and management. He is a non-practicing Certified Public Accountant.
Additionally, Keane serves on the board of directors for GlobalFM, the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, and is president for the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives. He is also a member of the American Society of Association Executives.