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Meet our RFMA Member, Shane Sommer

Posted By Rheagan Willis, RFMA, Thursday, May 23, 2019

What year did you join RFMA? 2014. I joined RFMA to network and connect with other professionals in facilities management and to learn more about the industry.

What RFMA events have you attendedI have enjoyed attending and networking at Member Meet-ups, Peer to Partner calls and RFMA Gives.

What do you like most about RFMA and why? The people in RFMA are awesome and fun to be around. I look forward to the national conference each year because I truly enjoy meeting new people and catching up with all of the fantastic people I have met over the years.

Which RFMA Resource do you utilize the most and why? I utilize RFMA Online and the membership directory frequently. I like to connect with other members through SocialLink on because it is a great way to share personal information in a safe, non-threatening manner.   

Where did you grow up? New Berlin, IL population 700, a small farm community near Springfield, IL.

What is your proudest accomplishment? I am so very proud of our amazing children. Both of them are firmly grounded in their Christian Faith and I know they will have very positive impact on our society in the future.

If you weren’t in the Facilities Industry, what would you be doing? Construction Management

Who is your favorite sports team? I love the Tampa Bay Lightning. I watch them on TV whenever I can and I attend a few of the home games at Amalie Arena in Tampa each year. GO BOLTS!

What is your favorite place in the world?
 The Rock House in Negril, Jamaica

What’s your favorite type of food? BBQ

What is one of your favorite quotes? “If you love your job, you haven’t worked a day in your life” Tommy Lasorda

What is your favorite song?
 Tom Petty, “Running Down a Dream”

Do you have a secret talent and if so, what is it? I help construct sets for my kid’s local theater and school plays/musicals.

If you could meet an iconic person from History, who would it be? Thomas Jefferson

Who knows you the best? My wife, of course.


Shane has been a RFMA member for 5 years, participated in Peer to Partner virtual calls, Regional Member Meet-Up events, and utilizes SocialLink on Click here to view Shane's profile and connect now!


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