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|2018 TAPPA Board Nominations|
Nominations are being accepted for the following elected positions:
To submit a nominee for one of the above board positions, please complete the following link:
Current Director NomineesShorty Schwartz
Senior Manager of Facilities Operations
Shorty is employed at Texas' first University, Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. He is responsible for providing the general management, supervision, and direction involved in planning, organizing, and controlling all maintenance, mechanical, and central plant operations and services. Shorty began his tenure at SU in 2009 as an electrician, learning from the inside out this institution and in just a short while, became Facilities Manager. Shorty mentioned that it has been quite the experience, having come from semi-conductor plants, where money really was no concern, to constantly worrying about what's going to break next and how we're to pay for it. To date, he has approximately 20 years working in Facilities.
Director of Facilities Management
Eastfield College in Mesquite Texas
Michael Brantley (27 years in higher ed) is the Director of Facilities Management at Eastfield College in Mesquite Texas. He oversees Planning, Construction, Remodeling, Building Maintenance, Operations, Housekeeping, Landscaping, Fleet Maintenance, Safety & Security, IT Network Infrastructure and Energy/Sustainability with an operating budget of 47M . Eastfield College is one of seven community colleges of the Dallas County Community College District and one of the largest community college districts in the state. Michael held various leadership positions prior to joining DCCCD . He served as the Senior Engineer of Facilities at UT Southwest Medical Center, managing a 2.3 million sq. ft. research building(s) energy management system. He served as Facilities Operations Supervisor at Collin County Community College and Director of Facilities for the Center Operating Company where he led the commissioning of the $447M American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. He is past president of DFWAPPA and currently serves on the board of Texas Association of Physical Plant Administrators. Education includes: BAAS Texas A&M Commerce Organizational Leadership, Minor construction management, BS Engineering Technology VTI Dallas, Minor Project Management. A.A.S. Management -Richland College, Dallas. He holds certifications with APPA, AFE, and AEE. He serves as the superintendent of Sunday school at his local church and is a member of the outreach board that serves the homeless in the city of McKinney.
Current Junior Business Partner NomineesGary Shoemake, MBA
Gary Shoemake served as the Sr. Business Partner representative for 2017/2018 and is a 22 year insurance restoration industry veteran and currently serves as the Commercial Business Development specialist and Commercial Project Manager for Mooring USA Restoration & Construction. Mr. Shoemake has served in numerous positions within the insurance restoration industry since 1995 and is an experienced licensed residential, commercial and catastrophe property adjuster. He works daily with Risk Insurance Managers, Insurance Brokers, Executive General Adjuster, and commercial/institutional facility professionals across Texas and the nation. Gary has provided disaster recovery services and claims settlement services for major insurance companies and corporations after a weather or man-made event to include the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina and for commercial clients such as Proctor & Gamble and Coke-a-Cola among others. Mr. Shoemake has an associate’s degree in Supervisor Management, a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and an MBA.
It would be his honor to continue to serve on the TAPPA Board of Directors as the Jr. Business Partner representative.