Ken Stephenson is a Certified Facilities Manager and a member of the Atlanta Chapter of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA). He has served on many IFMA committees concerned with continuing education and professional development including the Accredited Degree Program Liaison Committee to support the Facility Management Programs at Kennesaw State University and Georgia Tech. Ken also has served as a guest lecturer and Facility Management Capstone Project Advisor at Georgia Tech and KSU.
Ken received a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Georgia Tech and became a registered architect in the State of Georgia in 1976. He worked with several architecture and interior design firms in the Atlanta area and gained valuable insight into the planning, design, construction and occupancy activities that go into creating the built environment. In 1991, he joined the Facilities Management organization of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where he was able to contribute to the total life cycle (including operations and maintenance) aspects of the CDC’s facilities. In 2007, Ken earned a Master of Science in Facility Management and Building Construction from Georgia Tech. His duties at the CDC expanded to include space management and logistics. Since retiring from the CDC in 2019, Ken has remained active in the facilities management community as a consultant, an instructor, and in working with the FM Pipeline organization to bring more young people into the facilities management profession.