Building Services
Senior Leadership Team


Executive Director for Building Services

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 Facilities 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).

Director of Maintenance, Engineering and Energy Management

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Fakhar Shahbaz is the Director of Maintenance, Engineering and Energy Management of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District. He has more than 28 years of experience with increasing responsibilities in Facility Management, Project Management, Maintenance Management and Facility sustainment. Fakhar promotes organizational excellence through collaborative processes using data driven strategies including key performance indicators, benchmarks, and monitoring work management to promote compliance with priority guidelines and equity for our customers.

Fakhar joined CMS in 2014 as Senior Engineering Manager (Mechanical) and achieved promotion to his current Director position in 2020. Fakhar has demonstrated a strong work ethic, customer centered focus and commitment to continuous improvement.

Prior to joining Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in 2014, Fakhar served 23 years of military and marine engineering positions including 5 years of Director lead positions responsible for more than $100m of construction and maintenance work.

Fakhar’s education includes a Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical Engineering from NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan and a Master’s of Science – Maritime Studies from Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Director of Custodial Services

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Rick Camp is the Director of Custodial Services. He has 30+ years experience in supervision and management.  He began his career coaching football with Gardner Webb University, North Carolina A&T State University, Guilford College and Reidsville HS winning championships at each stop.  He worked six years with Service Master Corp. in Virginia Beach, VA with the public schools then Dayton, OH with Wright State University where he worked as a union liaison.  Then he returned to Boiling Springs, NC to work at Gardner Webb University as Director of Custodial Operations.  He is certified in floors, hardwood floors, carpet care, playground safety and pool care.  He has been with CMS for 18 years as an Operation Supervisor with Custodial Services.  He is certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt.  He earned a BA in Sports Management from Lenoir Rhyne University, a certificate in Physical Ed/Health from Gardner Webb University, and a Masters in Ed Administration from North Carolina A&T State University. 

Director of Support Services

Shawn Turner is the Director of Building Services Support at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). She has more than 33 years of experience with increasing responsibilities in financial and budget management (managing operating and capital budgets in excess of $100M), procurement services, warehousing, and technology support. Shawn promotes organizational excellence through the development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures to ensure compliance with CMS, state, and federal guidelines along with a strong commitment to continuous improvement and constant quality customer service to internal and external customers.

Shawn joined CMS as the Minority and Women Business Enterprise Administrator and achieved promotion to her current position.  Prior to joining CMS in 2000, Shawn served approximately 6 years as an Employee Benefits Analyst with the Capital Management Group at First Union National Bank and 7 years as Procurement Manager at the Charlotte Housing Authority.

Shawn is a Certified Six Sigma Greenbelt and a 2004 graduate of the Leadership Charlotte Class of XXV.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematical Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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