Philip Berman is the Executive Director of Building Services of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System. He has over thirty-five years experience in Facility Management, Engineering, Capital Project Management, Environmental Health and Safety Leadership at two Fortune 100 companies (Atlantic Richfield, Co., and W.R. Grace & Co.) and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Phil drives organizational excellence through implementation of, technology, key performance indicators, benchmarks, and six sigma methodologies to improve organization performance. He has effectively consolidated these strategies into a business improvement plan focused on world class service, promoting sustainability, and employing cultural change strategies including behavioral modification. Prior to joining Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in 1998, Phil was Corporate Director of Facilites and Engineering for the W.R. Grace Corporation. He served on Grace’s Global Engineering Management Group and Environmental Task Force, both of which were commissioned to develop standards for excellence and implement best practices throughout the Corporation. He also served as member of W.R. Grace’s Human Resource Advisory Council. Phil’s education and training: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, B.S. Chemical Engineering – School for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC, Grace Corporation Leadership Graduate. Phil has been involved with the following professional organizations: IFMA (16 years), IFMA Public Sector Councils, A.E.C.H.E., NFPA, ASHRAE, Baldrige, ASBO (American School Business Officials) and AASA (American Association of School Administrators).
Mark Jones has worked for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools for 28 years. Prior to CMS he was owner/manager of Jones Hardware Company, a retail hardware store. Since 1990 he has progressed through the Building Services organization from a Department Supervisor, Property Manager, and Senior Construction Engineer to Director of Maintenance.
He is a BOMA Certified Facilities Manager Administrator and Real Property Administrator, a Certified Playground Inspector and Certified in StormWater BMP Design and Maintenance through North Carolina State University. He is Certified Six Sigma Greenbelt trained and an ISO 9001 certified internal auditor. Mr. Jones earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Western Carolina University.
Rusty Fuller has 30+ years experience in management. Highlights of his career include being an assistant manager with Aaron Rents Furniture, Owner/Operator of a moving company and Operations Manager of a moving and storage company. The past 23 years have been serving CMS as the Manager of Custodial Services and the Director of Custodial Services. Mr. Fuller is a Registered Executive Housekeeper, certified in floor and carpet care and germ hygiene, He is Certified Six Sigma Greenbelt, trained certified and certified instructor for the Cleaning Management Institutes, Custodial Technician Training Program-Basic and Advanced levels. Mr. Fuller earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Appalachian State University.
Shawn Turner has 30 years of financial and business administration experience. She began her career as an Employee Benefit Analyst with the Capital Management Group at First Union National Bank. She served as Procurement Manager for seven years at the Charlotte Housing Authority. Mrs. Turner has been serving CMS for the past 17 years. She is Ceritified Six Sigma Greenbelt trained from North Carolina State University. Additionally, Mrs. Turner is a 2004 graduate from the Leadership Charlotte Class of XXV. Mrs. Turner earned a B.A. in Mathematical Sciences from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.