Global Liaisons Group

Nancy Johnson Sanquist, IFMA Fellow

Diane Coles Levine, MCR

James Ware, PhD

Kate North

Nancy Johnson Sanquist

Nancy is an IFMA Fellow and AIA Associate; she is a Vice President with Manhattan Software. An internationally recognized technology specialist with 25 years of diverse experience in Corporate Real Estate (CRE) and Facility Management (FM),  Nancy is a leader in the CRE/FM technology field; she created the first seminar for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) over 20 years ago.

Nancy has conducted numerous technology seminars and training sessions for both IFMA and CoreNet Global in North America, Europe, Australia, India, and Asia. Additionally, she has contributed substantially to the research and development of CRE/FM through her many written works, the latest being as co-editor and chapter author for the award-winning Work on the Move(published by the IFMA Foundation in 2011). She has a B.A. from UCLA, an M.A. from Bryn Mawr College, and an M.S. from the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning at Columbia University.

Diane Coles Levine

Diane is the Principal at Workplace Management Solutions and Chair of the IFMA Foundation. With over 20 years of’ experience in corporate real estate, facilities management and workplace strategy, she spearheaded an innovative workplace strategy called the AWESOME project and won the 2009 IFMA George Graves Facility Management Achievement Award, the 2009 CoreNet Southern California Remmy for “Workplace Innovation” and was named  a Southern California Real Estate Journal “Woman of Influence.’

Diane is a guest lecturer at MIT Professional Education and Vienna University of Technology and a speaker at international conferences.  She is the Co-Editor and Co-Author, along with Nancy Johnson-Sanquist of Work on the Move: Driving Strategy and Change in Workplaces, a co-author of Cut it Out: Save for Today, Build for Tomorrow and a contributing author to facility management journals.

James Ware, PhD

Jim Ware works with senior executives who want to take charge of their future by creating workplaces that leverage people, attract talent, and save money. He is a former Harvard Business School professor who has spent his entire career helping clients invent their own futures. He is currently the founder and Executive Director of The Future of Work…unlimited, Global Research Director for Occupiers Journal Limited., and a Partner with The FutureWork Forum. Jim is a co-author of four books on the digital economy; he holds PhD, M.A., and B.Sc. degrees from Cornell University and an MBA (With Distinction) from the Harvard Business School. He lives and works in northern California.

Kate North

Kate North is the VP of Global Development for, Inc., a leader in interactive, web-based training and communication designed to prepare the workforce for the evolving workplace.  She has over 25 years of global experience in workplace strategy, research, design, and transformational change.  Previously, Kate was the Vice President, Strategic Business Group, at Herman Miller Inc. and she also served as the Global Director of Ideation, a global workplace research consultancy at Haworth Inc.

Kate’s is the founding Global Chair of WE (Workplace Evolutionaries) a global workplace group within IFMA sponsored by CREC and the Corporate Facilities Council.  She also contributed a chapter to Work on the Move, publsihed in 2011 by the IFMA Foundation.  Kate was deeply involved in the Workplace Community of Practice within CoreNet Global and has been an active member of the Future of Work Collaborative and New Ways of Working, a global research consortium.