From a look at Minneapolis as a destination and recent hub of Super Bowl LII to Mark Camillo’s feature on security beyond the perimeter to a riveting first-person story from Alexis Berggren on #MeToo and More: Where Do We Collectively Go From Here?, we have plenty in the March/April issue of Facility Manager guaranteed to pique and keep your reading interest.

In addition to the Super Bowl, Minneapolis played host in February to IAVM and our Academy for Venue Safety & Security, GuestX, and Severe Weather conferences. We tip our hat to our gracious hosts for their wonderful hospitality to host some of our premier events in their beautiful venues. We will occasionally take looks at various cities and all they offer as cover features in addition to our standard covers that feature individuals who demonstrate leadership at their venues and in their communities.

Retired US Secret Service agent Mark Camillo, a friend to IAVM and the AVSS since 2007 as a board chair an academy instructor who now serves as a senior vice president with Contemporary Services Corporation, lends his expertise on the topic of Security Concerns Outside the Brick and Mortar, which looks at securing public assembly venues beyond some of the typical ways we think.

Berggren, general manager of Old National Events Plaza in Evansville, Indiana, shares an article that she began four months ago when Harvey Weinstein was all the news 24/7. Since then, of course, other individuals have sadly been called out for various degrees of sexual harassment and other misdeeds in the workplace environment. Through it all, Berggren comes to the eventual question of “How do we sort this out?” Don’t worry; she supplies plenty of answers and food for thought.

Enjoy all of the sector columns that are staples in the magazine, along with the popular Facility Doctors and In the Quirks columns.

All this is on it’s way to you and, as always, we welcome your feedback.

In closing, if you have your own story to share about the topics of diversity/inclusive leadership/workplace issues, please contact me as the May/June magazine will spotlight these topics in a special cover feature package. I am at and always enjoy hearing from you.


R.V. Baugus

Senior Editor