IAVM is a membership of caring and devoted people. The January/February issue of Facility Manager magazine brings those traits front-and-center once more with the cover profile story of Cheryl Swanson, CVE. Like many in the industry, Cheryl tends to wear many hats to fulfill the myriad obligations and volunteer positions with which she is aligned. She has been an avid IAVM supporter over many years and contributes in many tangible and visible ways. Be sure to read her story and very interesting background that now reaches Columbia, South Carolina, where she serves as vice president and general manager of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The responsibilities do not end there as she also serves on the IAVM Board of Regents and somehow even finds time to teach a class at the University of South Carolina.

IAVM is also a membership of people who care and are devoted to producing a better, cleaner environment. Bo Carter captures the story of "green roofs" at some member venues and their interesting efforts toward sustainability and being good stewards in their communities while at the same time helping those individuals and families in the community. Some of those efforts involve food, which is only appropriate as Kelly Pedone reports on the latest food and beverage trends taking place within the industry.

We have our full slate of sector and other columns of interest, and in this issue debut a new Executive VenueConnect Program Committee column that keeps you abreast of the latest as 2020 arrives and thoughts turn toward Long Beach and VC20.

It's all here for you in Facility Manager, and as always please be sure to send those story ideas or story submissions my way at rv.baugus@iavm.org.

R.V. Baugus

Facility Manager Senior Editor

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