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A Facility Management Story

René Jackson is Regional Manager of Real Estate and Facilities at Ciena Corporation in Silicon Valley, CA. Mike Petrusky asks René about her FM story and the support she has received throughout her journey from the IFMA community. René shares an inspirational quote about goal setting and discusses how anticipating employees’ needs is essential to … Continue reading "A Facility Management Story"

A Facility Management Story

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René Jackson is Regional Manager of Real Estate and Facilities at Ciena Corporation in Silicon Valley, CA. Mike Petrusky asks René about her FM story and the support she has received throughout her journey from the IFMA community. René shares an inspirational quote about goal setting and discusses how anticipating employees’ needs is essential to creating great experiences and workplace satisfaction. Mike and René talk about the integration of technology and real estate as Ciena moves forward with testing a new workplace strategy to create better environments for different employee activities. It is an exciting time of change in the workplace, so René and Mike celebrate the value of FM voices being heard and they’ll put a smile on your face with their “podcast karaoke” version of a 70’s disco classic!

Connect with René on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/René-jackson-b57b01/

Find Your Local IFMA Chapter: https://www.ifma.org/

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As the host of both the Workplace Innovator Podcast and the Asset Champion Podcast, Mike's role at Eptura is to share thought leadership with CRE, FM, and IT leaders in the digital and hybrid workplace. As an in-demand public speaker, Mike engages audiences with his focus on the human element of workplace and facility management at International Facility Management Association, CoreNet, and other industry events.

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