2022-2023 Board of Directors

Connex is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are career professionals working in the industry, selling to and/or servicing retail and multi-site facilities. The 2022-2023 Board consists of 11 Directors: seven multi-site facility members and five supplier members who serve three-year rotating terms. In addition, three alternates, two multi-site facility members and one supplier member, serve as non-voting Board Members available to step into a Board seat should a vacancy occur on the Board during a term.

For more information on the Connex Board of Directors Nomination/Application process please visit our Board of Directors Nomination/Application page.

For more information on the board of directors ballot and eligible voting members, visit visit vote.connexfm.com.

2022-2023 Board

Patricia Bacigalupo

Chair

Store Maintenance Director – Gap, Inc.

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Kim Goei

Vice Chair

COO - Fexa

Biography

Kim Goei leads Fexa's operations and delivery teams driven by a passion for innovation and genuine partnership. Kim began her career in retail, lending her leadership talents to Anthropologie, Reading International, Pier 1 Imports, and Virgin Group. Prior to joining the Fexa family Kim founded Goei Group, a boutique consulting group catering to facilities maintenance and technology companies’ growth initiatives. Kim earned her BA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her Master’s from New York University.

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Sean Coakley, RFMP

Treasurer

Senior Director Retail Store Maintenance North America – Luxottica

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Tony DiSpirito

Secretary

Director, Store Preservation - Sephora

Biography

Tony DiSpirito, Director of Store Preservation at Sephora, has been working in retail for the past 25 years. He spent most of his career working at Gap Inc., where he started as a Sales Associate and eventually promoted into HQ roles in Store Operations, Retail Facilities and Store Development. Tony has been at Sephora since 2017, leading his team in supporting 540+ stores throughout the US and Canada with all repair and maintenance needs. He is a people-focused and empathetic leader, the result of an educational background including a BA in Psychology and a master’s degree in Social Work. Tony lives just outside of Boston with his husband Tom and their rescue dog from Taiwan, Cooper. He is originally from Long Island and is an avid New York sports fan - unfortunately, for all the teams that stink.

Jordan Campbell

Immediate Past Chair

Manager of Architecture Preservation – BOTTEGA VENETA

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Catherine Barnes

Director - Multi-Site

Vice President, Facilities & Energy Management – Rite Aid

Kurt Gnessin

Director - Multi-Site

Vice President Facilities & Construction – Extra Space Storage

Adam Oryszczak

Director - Multi-Site

Director, Facility Services – Ulta Beauty

Alex DiPietro

Director - Supplier

Strategic Sales Manager – Herc Rentals

Tom Kay

Director - Supplier

Chief Revenue Officer - SMG Holdings LLC

Biography

Tom Kay is the Chief Revenue Officer for SMG Holdings LLC, where Tom leverages his knowledge of both sales and marketing to drive growth, align all revenue-generating departments and build strategic partnerships.

Tom has been involved with Connex for nearly a decade supporting Women In Action (WIA), Board Nomination, Best Practices, Editorial, Membership and the Membership Task Force Committees.

Amanda Stephen

Director - Supplier

Sr. Manager, Business Development - Superclean Service Company, Inc.

Biography

Tenured six years into Facilities, Amanda previously spent 10-plus years in Senior Level Retail Operations, which has given her a well-rounded perspective of all sides. Amanda’s expertise lies in creation and implementation of customer SLA’s, best practices and SOP's driven by employee/client engagement, and KPI analytics. Serving as Chair for Connex's Fundraising Committee and receiving the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award showcased Amanda’s lifelong passion for leadership and progress through my commitment to service.

Sid Shetty

Director - Supplier

Chief Business Development Officer - ServiceChannel

Biography

Sid is a SaaS and Marketplace platform leader with deep experience in account management, strategy, platform dynamics, business operations, analytics and in leading high performing teams to take solutions to market. He has led multiple functions at ServiceChannel over the past 12 years, where I was a consultant/partner to more than 400+ customers across multiple industries. Today, Sid is responsible for overseeing their largest accounts. Previously, he was the Director of Engineering & Facilities at Steve & Barry's, a 350+ location retailer.

Jason Miller

Multi-Site FM 1st Alternate

Construction/ Facilities Manager - The Buckle Inc.