Thomas L. Mitchell, Jr., CFM, CFMJ, IFMA Fellow is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at FM3IS Associates in San Antonio, TX where he consults with organizations on facilities management, strategic planning, and workforce development. Mike Petrusky asks Thomas to share his FM story and his vision for managing the built environment of today and tomorrow. With decades of experience across many facility management disciplines, Thomas brings an understanding of the current needs of organizations and while many workplace dynamics may be changing, he recognizes that caring for the people occupying our facilities must remain at the center of the conversation. By raising awareness of the value of facility management, Mike & Thomas discuss how FM professionals have an opportunity to take the lead in their organizations by promoting innovation and creating workspaces that meet the needs of their employees. This is a story of inspiration that will encourage you to be a leader, a mentor, and a workplace innovator!