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Management Team

Debra Di Meo, Assistant Director

Debra Di Meo
Assistant Director
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Debra brings 37 years of experience in management and customer service. She joined UT with Facilities Services in 2011 and began work on planning and organizing our first-ever Facilities Service Center (FSC), which launched successfully in September 2013. Prior to UT, Debra worked for United Airlines for 31 years. During her time with the airlines, she was the general manager of the 24/7-based Airport Operations in Austin. Her responsibilities involved oversight of 50-60 customer service representatives and management of the facility’s $2.2 million budget. She created cost-efficient work schedules and analyzed various metrics to ensure all operational and customer service goals were met or exceeded. She also standardized procedures to improve worker safety and efficiency.

Facilities Service Center

Staci Pope, Manager

Staci Pope
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Staci has over 24 years of customer service experience. She joined the Facilities Service Center (FSC), just prior to its launch and contributed to the center’s evolution from the ground up. Beyond Facilities Services, her relevant management experience began over 30 years ago in the banking industry and continued on as she held positions in the mortgage and property management industries and with The University of Texas at Austin’s law school. As project manager with Premier Wall and Windows, Inc., she managed 8-10 direct reports on any given project, while working collaboratively with other project managers, architects and designers. She also attended Texas Tech University.

Core Purpose

The core purpose of the Facilities Service Center (FSC) is to serve as a responsive and knowledgeable resource and advocate for our clients and peers. For more detailed information about this branch, visit the Facilities Service Center page.

Facilities Services Business Analytics

Patti Soskins

Patti Soskins
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Patti has 30 years of experience in business analysis, project management, system development, customer service, human resources and change management. She joined Facilities Services in September 2012 and served as a senior business analyst before her promotion to manager in 2018. Patti’s many qualifications include the completion of APPA’s Institute for Facilities Management program and certifications in organizational development from Linkage, change management from ProSci and human resources management from the University of California at Long Beach.

Core Purpose

The core purpose of the Facilities Services Business Analytics team is to serve as a center of excellence in support of the department and the divisions’ strategic initiatives to maximize business functionality and efficiency, collaboratively support stakeholders through problem-solving, and develop and implement innovative best practices.

Facilities Services Training

Aimee Trochio

Aimee Trochio
Manager
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Aimee has over 15 years of experience in training development. She is responsible for the development and management of a comprehensive training program for the department’s technical and professional development needs. Prior to joining us, she was a senior instructional designer for UT Austin’s Petroleum Extension (PETEX). Prior to that, her experience included senior positions in curriculum development, content strategy, and instructional design for energy and technology firms. Aimee holds a Master of Arts in English from Boston University and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Core Purpose

The core purpose of the Facilities Services Training branch is to promote and facilitate the training of staff to fulfill the department's mission on behalf of the university. This group identifies departmental training needs and implements training plans to strategically meet those needs. Training is provided to approximately 750 employees in Facilities Services.

Safety Training

For Safety information and contacts, visit the Facilities Services Safety page.

Strategic Program Support

Stephanie Perrone, Manager

Stephanie Perrone
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Stephanie has over 16 years of experience in developing, leading and implementing projects within several sectors of the facilities services industry, including construction, maintenance and operations, and demand-side energy management. Previous to this position, she worked with a team of energy stewards in the role of senior project manager for the university’s Energy & Water Conservation Program. Before coming to UT, she was the director of green operations for Foundation Communities, a local affordable housing organization, and also served as a construction crew leader for Casa Verde Builders, an AmeriCorps service program. She holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Las Vegas and an M.S. degree in sustainable design from The University of Texas at Austin. She is a Certified Project Management Professional and is Six Sigma Green Belt certified.

Core Purpose

The core purpose of the Strategic Program Support branch is to provide effective communication channels for external and internal audiences and to manage a portfolio of strategic projects and programs aimed to "move the ball" to improve the overall excellence, effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

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