Valerie Burd

President, Business & Industry at ABM Industries

ABM Education President Valerie Burd is a seasoned leader responsible for all aspects of ABM’s education business. Her team works with hundreds of K-12 school systems, colleges and universities throughout the U.S. to provide cleaner, healthier and more attractive academic atmospheres for students, teachers, faculty and staff. In her 16 years with ABM, Valerie has also led the Strategic Accounts Group with a focus on process management and delivery of standardized services across the Business & Industry Group. She also served as Regional Vice President of the Northeast and Great Lakes regions, managing an expansive footprint extending from Manhattan to Maine.

Valerie has over 20 years of experience in facilities management, including roles with Tishman Speyer Properties, Jones Lang LaSalle and CBRE. She graduated from Galway Regional Technical University in Ireland and is currently a member of BOMA and CREW Network.


  • President, Business & Industry

    Current role

  • President, Education

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