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NPMA Newsflash
Vol. 2016, Issue 28 August 3, 2016
Advance the profession of Asset Management through leadership in education, standards, compliance, and certifications.

Cast Your Vote for The Property Professional’s Best Article!

This year, we are asking you, the NPMA members, to help us recognize the outstanding literary contributions of our authors by selecting one article from The Property Professional as the “Reader’s Choice” for Best Article. Please take a few moments to participate in our online survey to select what you feel are the top three articles that were published during the past year in The Property Professional. The article that receives the most votes will be awarded the prestigious “Reader’s Choice” award, along with a monetary prize, at this year’s NES in Nashville. A Literary Award of Merit, and monetary prize, will also be awarded to the first and second runners-up. You can read all articles under consideration and take the survey by clicking on the link below. Please be sure to submit your survey by August 15 in order for your vote to be considered! To take the survey, please click here.

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Get to Know Your 2016 Executive Board Candidates

2016 Candidate for National President

Cinda Brockman, CPPM CF
San Diego Mission Chapter

Mission and Goals:
In representing NPMA as the President, I would bring my years of experience as a property professional to continue to strengthen NPMA as the leading organization for Asset Management along with mentoring younger members to become our future NPMA leaders. As Executive Vice President for NPMA, I created and implemented a Strategic Plan for the Executive Board where goals and timelines have been established, and would continue to execute on the plan we have established to guide our organization into the future.

I would continue to play an active role in ensuring that the Special Interest Groups (SIG) are receiving the attention and oversight needed to accomplish their missions. I would also ensure that the NPMA Executive Board understands and votes on standards being written by ASTM E53 Committee and other initiatives such as ISO 55000. I would be an active, vocal member of the Executive Board to move the association forward in a positive manner to the benefit of all members. NPMA is one of my passions, as demonstrated by my career-long involvement, and I want to take that to the next level. My goal is to bring my work, leadership and volunteer experiences to the table, offer a fresh view on the Executive Board, and encourage a cohesive team environment.

Biography and Experience:
Cinda Brockman, CPPM CF has more than 30 years of experience in property management, including government property, capital assets and leased equipment. She has been an active member of NPMA since 1986 and has held a variety of positions for the San Diego Mission Chapter, Western Region and National Board. Cinda brings invaluable management experience to this role; she has run a corporate property organization overseeing 25 employees and an annual budget of $25M, and has held numerous leadership positions in industry groups.

Cinda is currently serving as Executive Vice President for NPMA and is the President of the San Diego Mission Chapter. Prior to 2014, Cinda served as Western Region Director of Special Interest Groups (SIG) and was National Director for Certification (2012-2014). She represented SAIC as Chair on the Aerospace Industries Association’s Property Committee from 2010-2012. Cinda currently serves as Vice Chair for ASTM International Committee E53 and has been elected E53 Chair for 2016-2018. She is also a member of the Asset Leadership Network (ALN) Steering Committee where the focus has been on the recent publication of ISO 55000.

Cinda has been a frequent presenter at Western Region Seminars and NES. As National Director of Certification, she lead a team on updating and revising the curriculum for the CPPA manual and assisted the Certification Governing Board with its first application for accreditation of one of NPMA’s certifications.

Cinda currently works as an Internal Governance Property Manager for Honeywell. Previously she was a Consultant in Property Management for A2B Tracking Solutions, and prior to that was with SAIC for 33 years where she served as the VP, Director of Corporate Property for thirteen years. Cinda holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree.

2016 Candidate for Executive Vice President
Brandon Kriner, CPPM CF
LA Chapter

Statement of Experience:
I have served in a leadership position with NPMA at the Chapter, Region and National level for the past 9 years.
I have served as the NPMA VP of Finance since 2012. In that role I worked with the Executive Board to implement financial reforms and controls that led to positive revenue in each year of my term. I served as Eastern Region VP from 2010-2012 and became familiar with many of the opportunities and challenges that our chapters face. I served as Treasurer and then President of the NOVA chapter from 2007-2009, gaining leadership experience at the chapter level.

Mission and Goals:
My mission is to serve the President, the Executive Board, and the members to continue to make NPMA a strong, vibrant association. My goals for office would be to continue to develop and implement the NPMA Strategic Plan and to continue to pursue strategic partnerships with other Property and Asset Management organizations to expand the educational, networking, and career growth opportunities for our members. I will also partner with Meeting Expectations and the Executive Board to ensure that this growth is pursued in the spirit of fiscal responsibility and in preservation of the values and traditions of NPMA.


Periodically the NPMA publishes the “Journal of Property and Asset Management.” Through the contribution of our members we have expanded the depth and breadth of technical information related to our profession. Here is a wonderful opportunity for our membership. If you have a paper from a college class related to Property and Asset Management, if you have been doing some good, solid research for your employment in Property and Asset Management, if you have empirical evidence of a best practice or a customary commercial practice – here is your opportunity! We have some excellent articles already submitted and are just looking for a few more to provide additional substance for the next publication of the Journal.

So, if you have some writings, ponderings or deep thoughts – whether that is on contract property, Government property, commercial assets, state and local Government property, university applications, ISO 55000, Voluntary Consensus Standards – please, support your profession and your professional association with your contribution! Contact Doug Goetz if you require further information or click here to learn more about The Journal.

2016 NES Keynote Released!

Come see compelling keynotes from respected industry thought leaders at the 2016 National Education Seminar (NES) in Nashville from August 29 through September 1. Leading voices include:

Lt. General Wendy M. Masiello
Opening Keynote: What DCMA Does

Lt. Gen. Wendy M. Masiello is the Director of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA). As the Director, she leads a Department of Defense agency that consists of more than 11,900 civilians and military personnel who execute worldwide contract management responsibilities, covering more than 20,000 contractors and more than $223 billion in unliquidated obligations. Join us for this not-to-be missed keynote for an overview of what the DCMA does and how it impacts you!

Matthew Tenney
General Session: Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery and a Boardroom

In this inspiring program, Matt Tenney, President, Wanna Save the World, Inc., introduces the power of "servant leadership" through his story of spending five-plus years confined to military prison for arranging an unauthorized delivery of government funds, learning to be happy with nothing, living like a monk for over three years, discovering the power of a life devoted to serving others, and co-founding and leading two non-profits. Matt will show you how to improve your capacity for servant leadership, and how that shift results in greater success as a leader as well as greater happiness.

Make Your 2016 NES Hotel Reservations Today

Ready to reserve your place? The official hotel for the 2016 National Education Seminar is the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center! The hotel reservation room block closes August 5th, or when full, whichever occurs first.

Click here to make your reservation!

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