Jeffrey Tafel, CAE

HBA of Western Michigan

Contact Details

HBA of Western Michigan
Kalamazoo, MI


Hard-working association professional, passionate about Association Management and ensuring value is delivered to members and constituents. Over the course of my 20-year career in association management (always as a member of the executive leadership team), I have attained the skills and expertise to lead non-profit organizations to success. Areas of expertise include Nonprofit Organizations, Negotiations, Strategic and Business Planning, Operations Management, and Analytical Skills. Certified Association Executive (CAE) from the American Society of Association Executives and BSEE from Michigan Technological University.


Michigan Technological University
Houghton, Michigan, United States
BSEE, 1990
Electrical Engineering, Business
1984 To 1990

Job History

Home Builders Association of Western Michigan
Executive Officer
June 2018 - present

IFMA Foundation
Executive Director
Houston, TX, United States
January 2012 - January 2018

International Facility Management Association
Director of Membership
Houston, TX, United States
January 2002 - January 2018

NACM South Texas
Administrator (COO)
Houston, TX, United States
January 1997 - January 2002

Account Executive
Houston, TX, United States
January 1993 - January 1997

Assistant General Manager
Houghton, MI, United States
January 1986 - January 1993