Hank D. Baier

Associate Vice President
for Facilities and Operations

Henry "Hank" Baier, associate vice president for facilities and operations at the University of Michigan, is responsible for facilities management of approximately 37 million square feet of space. Departments reporting to Mr. Baier include: Architecture, Engineering, and Construction; Custodial and Grounds; Logistics, Transportation, and Parking; Facility Maintenance; Environment, Health and Safety; Real Estate; Sustainability; and Utilities. As the chair of the university's Finance and Capital Projects Committee, he oversees more than $1 billion of construction and renovation projects in planning and design.

Prior to coming to U-M, he managed a consulting company providing services to several Fortune 100 firms. In addition, he has worked at a nuclear fusion research laboratory, the State of Michigan, and McDonnell Douglas Corporation (Boeing).

Mr. Baier holds a master of science degree in industrial health from the University of Michigan and a bachelor of science degree in environmental health from Ferris State University.


3040 Fleming Administration Building
503 Thompson St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1340

(734) 764-3402

avpfo@umich.edu




Jim Adams

Director
Utilities

As head of Utilities Jim oversees the production and distribution of steam, electricity and potable water to all campus buildings. This includes directing the activities of the Central Power Plant which supplies steam, electricity, domestic hot water and compressed air to central campus and steam, domestic hot water and compressed air to the medical campus. Jim’s area of responsibility includes the North Campus Research Complex central energy facility which supplies steam and chilled water to that complex. Jim also directs the operation and maintenance of the infrastructure that delivers utilities to campus buildings including steam , electricity, domestic hot water, compressed air, potable water and sanitary and storm sewer collection. Utilities also directs the procurement of natural gas and electricity for the entire campus. Jim’s area of responsibility also includes the maintenance of all campus outlying boilers.

Prior to joining the university in 2014, Jim was at Cornell University for 25 years holding the positions of Plant Engineer, Plant Manager and Director of Utilities and Energy Management. Prior to Cornell Jim worked in the electric generation industry for New York State Electric and Gas Corporation with a focus on power plant renewal.

Jim is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York and holds a BSME from Syracuse University and a BS in Forest Engineering from the New Your State College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Jim is also a Certified Energy Manager and currently serves as secretary/treasurer on the board of the International District Energy Association.


1110 East Huron St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1631

(734) 764-2492

jjra@umich.edu




Christopher Allen

Executive Director
Real Estate

As head of the Real Estate Office, Christopher (Chris) Allen is responsible for handling all real estate matters for the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses, as well as Michigan Medicine, with responsibility for all transactions involving real estate, including purchases, sales, acceptance of gifts, access to university property, property encumbrances and restrictions, surveys, and mineral rights. The Real Estate Office also handles commercial and office space leasing for university departments, including searches, leasehold improvements, and landlord relations. In addition, management of certain U-M properties, including leasing, maintenance and finances, is handled by the Real Estate Office until the properties are demolished, sold, or transferred to another university department.

Prior to joining the university in 2018, Chris managed McKinley Companies, LLC’s commercial real estate portfolio, including oversight of refinancing, financial reporting, tenant relationships, leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, and property management. He has managed complex real estate transactions and was often the lead negotiator in these transactions. Chris’ career began at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he provided assurance and advisory services to Fortune 100 firms.

Chris holds a bachelor of arts in economics and master of accounting from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business that included a summer program at the London School of Economics and Political Science.


326 E Hoover Ave, Mail Stop E
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1002

(734) 647-9852

allenchr@umich.edu




Andy Berki

Director
Office of Campus Sustainability

As head of the Office of Campus Sustainability, Andy is responsible for leading operational sustainability efforts associated with the institutions long-term sustainability goals, as well as working closely with the Graham Sustainability Institute (GSI) on cross functional sustainability programs with the academic/research community. Andy directs programs involving energy conservation, waste reduction, recycling, sustainable food, laboratory chemical reduction, and sustainable culture on campus. Andy also works closely with Athletics, Hospitals and Health Centers, and Student Life on pursuing institutional sustainability priorities established by leadership.

Andy was manager of the Office of Campus Sustainability (OCS) since its creation by former President Coleman in 2009, and was responsible for leading an Integrated Assessment with GSI to develop the institutions long term sustainability goals on greenhouse gas reduction, waste reduction, sustainable food, reduction in land applied chemicals, sustainable transportation, water quality, and sustainable culture. In addition to working with units across campus on projects that directly impact the goals, OCS is responsibility for quantitatively tracking and reporting progress on the goals to leadership.

Prior to leading OCS in 2009, Andy assumed the role of Sustainability Coordinator reporting up through the Department of Occupational Safety and Environmental Health where he worked across operational units on projects to reduce the institutions environmental footprint related to waste reduction, energy conservation and the reduction of chemical waste generated in research and teaching laboratories on campus. Andy also is still actively involved with lecturing in several undergraduate and graduate courses related to environmental law and policy and environmental sustainability.

Andy holds a professional certification from the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, a bachelor of science degree in environmental management from the University of Michigan DANA School of Natural Resources, and completion of the UM Business and Finance leadership academy.


1239 Kipke Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1010

(734) 647-3120

aberki@umich.edu




Steve Brabbs

Director
Maintenance - Regions

Steve Brabbs is the director of Maintenance - Regions.

Steve has served in a wide variety of roles including several different positions since coming to Facilities and Operations in 2000. Before serving as region manager, Steve led several initiatives in Plant Operations. His areas of expertise include facilities maintenance, work management functions, and change management.

Steve has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Michigan (LSA '88) and a master of science degree ('94) from Eastern Michigan University.


B030 Tisch Hall
435 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003

(734) 615-5944

stewalt@umich.edu




Stephen Dolen

Executive Director
Logistics, Transportation & Parking

Steve began his career at the University of Michigan in July 2010 as the executive director of Parking and Transportation Services (PTS), responsible for planning and operating a parking system to accommodate faculty, staff, students, patients, and visitors, as well as a transportation system that services approximately 6 million riders per year.

Prior to coming to the university, for nearly 20 years Steve has held positions of increasing responsibility in the transportation, supply chain management, and third-party logistics fields. As part of the leadership team for PTS, Steve's focus will be on providing excellent service to the campus community and continually improving on an efficient transportation system which will help alleviate demand on a parking system that operates at an extremely high rate of utilization.

Steve graduated from Oakland University in 1992 and has lived in Ann Arbor since 1997.


523 S Division St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2912

(734) 764-7529

scdolen@umich.edu




Lowell Hanson

Director
Maintenance - Auxiliaries & Central Shops

Lowell J. Hanson is the director of Maintenance - Auxiliaries & Central Shops. Lowell joined the the university in 1998 overseeing maintenance at the health system. He was the associate director of Facilities Maintenance within Facilities and Operations since 1999 where he had maintenance program responsibilities for both campus and the health system combined.

Preceding his University of Michigan career he was with the Department of Veterans Affairs for 11 years in various facilities engineering positions at Denver, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; and Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is a graduate of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota.


326 E Hoover Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1002

(734) 763-5075

ljhanson@umich.edu




Kimberly Kiernan

Administrative Director
Operational Support

Kimberly Kiernan coordinates organizational and strategic planning for Facilities & Operations. She oversees administrative operations including budget and finance, information services, human resources, training, and communications.

Kim has been with the university since 1992 in roles focused on budgeting and facilities administration. Prior to coming to F&O in 2007, she was the budget administrator for the School of Kinesiology for six years. Kim also held positions in the University Library and Office of the Provost.

She holds a bachelor of arts degree in English and communications from the University of Michigan and a master of business administration degree from Eastern Michigan University.


3040 Fleming Administration Building
503 Thompson St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1340

(734) 764-5542

kstoll@umich.edu




John Lawter

Director
Custodial & Grounds Services

John Lawter heads Custodial & Grounds Services. The department includes Campus Custodial and Grounds Operations, Pest Control Services, and the Campus Landscape Architect's Office.

John is registered as both a Landscape Architect and City Planner with thirty years of experience in higher education administration. He has a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture and a Master in City and Regional Planning, both from The Ohio State University.


109 E Madison St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2993

(734) 647-3852

jlawter@umich.edu




Marina Roelofs

Executive Director
Architecture, Engineering And Construction (AEC)

Marina Roelofs has served as the University of Michigan's executive director for Architecture, Engineering and Construction since 2000. The department is currently responsible for the design and construction of all capital projects at the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses in support of the university’s academic, research, healthcare, athletic and student life missions. The AEC team consists of construction professionals, construction skilled trades, architects, engineers, and support staff.

Roelofs' wide-ranging experience in the construction industry spans from design and engineering, construction management, to facilities operations, including procurement, contractual and legal issues. Prior to coming to U-M, she was the assistant vice president for facilities at the University of Toledo, where she was responsible for directing and managing the university capital program, the facilities operations and maintenance activities.

Roelofs' career in the construction industry began nearly forty years ago at General Motors, Argonaut-AEC and advanced with worldwide construction contracting. In her 15 years at GM, she managed numerous projects for the GM Proving Ground, Packard Electric, Argonaut Realty, and other GM divisions.


326 E Hoover Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1002

(734) 763-3020

mroelofs@umich.edu




Danielle Sheen

Executive Director
Environment, Health & Safety

As head of Environment, Health & Safety, Danielle is responsible for health, safety, and environmental issues facing both the academic and business operations of the university. Danielle directs programs involving hazardous materials, environmental management, biological and laboratory safety, industrial hygiene, radiation safety, ergonomics, food service sanitation, and fire safety.

Danielle was an associate director of research and operations safety programs from 2012 to 2018, responsible for efforts involving health and safety in research areas as well as non-research spaces such as the work that our maintenance, trades and custodial employees perform. Significant projects include the research safety initiative, construction safety first culture program and homeland security anti-terrorism standards compliance program. Danielle has been in the department since 1995 serving in the industrial hygiene program overseeing health and safety in various departments and overseeing various compliance programs such as hazardous materials in construction and the respirator program.

Danielle is a certified industrial hygienist and a certified safety professional. She holds a bachelor of science degree in Environmental Health from Oakland University and a master of science degree in Industrial Health from the University of Michigan.


1239 Kipke Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1010

(734) 763-9132

drsheen@umich.edu




Belinda Franklin

Assistant to the Associate Vice President

3040 Fleming Administration Building

503 Thompson St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1340

(734) 763-2617

belfrank@umich.edu





April Fielek

Administrative Assistant
And Fleming Building Manager

3025 Fleming Administration Building

503 Thompson St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1340

(734) 615-5971

afielek@umich.edu





Anthony Guarnieri

Business Analyst

3025 Fleming Administration Building

503 Thompson St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1340

(734) 764-3663

guarnier@umich.edu





Katrina Folsom

Marketing Communications Specialist

109 E Madison St,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(734) 764-5728

kfolsom@umich.edu