Mike Hoedeman, CRFP
Taco Bell Corporation
What year did you join RFMA? 2010
What groups are you involved in with RFMA? CRFP
What do you like most about RFMA? I appreciate the selfless sharing of best practices, and the tremendous vendor resources.
Which RFMA Resource do you utilize the most? The annual RFMA Conference App is a great resource. It helps me plan my agenda, as well as provides key contacts of the vendors I intend to make post-conference contacts. The App’s ability to integrate with my own Outlook calendar is a big win!
Where did you grow up? I grew up in the small town of Mason, MI. It is the County Seat of Ingham County and is only 12 miles from Michigan State University. The small town values have become my own, and it was a natural fit for me to attend Michigan State. My grandfather was the first to attend the school. My wife graduated from MSU in 2007, and my youngest son will graduate in 2020.
What is your proudest accomplishment? My family may not be an ‘accomplishment’, but I am proud of them nonetheless. My wife Kathleen followed her dream, put herself through school, and is a highly successful 5th grade teacher. My two sons are grown and very independent. They bring me great joy when they are around. As far as work goes, I am blessed to have a terrific team. They work well together and complement each other’s skills.
If you weren’t in the Facilities Industry, what would you be doing? Playing in a rock-n-roll band!
Who is your favorite sports team? The Dallas Cowboys, of course. They are America’s Team!
What is your favorite place in the world? My wife and I love Hawaii. We have traveled there together five time, each time exploring new places. It is a place to truly relax and enjoy ourselves.
What’s your favorite type of food? That’s a tough question as I like so many different foods. We have Mexican food most often at home. We make a terrific guacamole.
What is your favorite book? 1984
What is one of your favorite quotes? "The tests of life are not to break you but to make you."
What is your favorite song? “Come Sail Away” by Styx is my favorite song. To me it is about posing the impossible and following your dreams.
Do you have a secret talent and if so, what is it? I am a Hall of Fame rock and roll drummer (in my mind) while behind the steering wheel of my car.
If you could meet an iconic person from History, who would it be? General George S. Patton
Who knows you the best? My wife definitely knows me best, even better than I do sometimes. She has an amazing way of seeing me, and anticipating what I am thinking, or about to do.
In his time as a 9 year RFMA Member, Mike has achieved his CRFP designation and attended the RFMA Annual Conference every year since joining. Connect with Mike on InSite! Click here to view Mike's profile and connect now.
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