Volunteering for SMPS Oregon means joining a committee. Committee participation provides members with a wide array of opportunities to assist our organization, advance the business development prospects for their firms, and gain valuable new skills. The volunteers listed below are an important reason SMPS Oregon remains successful. All Committees meet on a monthly basis.
Communication is central to everything the organization does and this group assists all of the other committees in marketing communication and promotion including, event announcements, press releases on monthly activities and events, e-mail blasts to all members, web site maintenance, social media marketing, DJC ads, and the weekly newsletter. There is always creative work to be done and committee members serving on communications have a chance to enhance and learn skills that will help them on the job. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact: Kaitlin Virding, MacKay Sposito, firstname.lastname@example.org
A major goal for SMPS is to advance the role and skills of professional services marketers through educational programming. This committee is responsible for organizing educational events and workshops throughout the year. Committee responsibilities include developing topics, selecting speakers and making all other arrangements for educational events. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact: Adrienne Lindsey, GeoEngineers, Inc., email@example.com
Industry Outreach/SMPS Talks Committee
The Industry Outreach/SMPS Talks Committee promotes the understanding and importance of marketing in the built environment through outreach to peer organizations and the academic community. Committee members work to strengthen SMPS’ relationship with other industry organizations, such as AIA, ACEC, CREW, ULI, and AGC.
The committee also promotes events and speakers designed to create heightened awareness of the marketing of professional services within the academic community and among industry organizations. An annual educational scholarship is awarded to be used towards higher education and/or certification regarding professional services marketing. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact: Kate Kearney, Peter Meijer Architect, KateK@pmapdx.com
If you want to meet people, Membership is the committee to join. This committee is responsible for providing information to new and potential members, organizing networking events, taking care of registration for all events, maintaining the Chapter mailing list, and publishing an annual directory of members. Committee members might find themselves working registration or even organizing events that connect our members (new, old, and even those contemplating membership). If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact: Chance Williams, Lease Crutcher Lewis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Development Committee
This committee promotes professional development through Roundtables, CPSM Study Groups, Mentorship Forum, Chapter Library, Job Postings, Salary Survey, and an Annual Membership Survey. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact: Kelly Johnson, 3J Consulting, Kelly.email@example.com.
SMPS strives to connect members to trends and hot topics that will help them in their firms marketing, research, and planning. The programs committee is responsible for organizing three such executive events each year. The committee responsibilities include developing topics, getting speakers and making all other arrangements for programs events. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact: Jenn Bollenbacher, Harder, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Events Committee
The special events committee is responsible for organizing our annual awards celebration and summer fundraising event. The committee responsibilities include planning for awards, finding a non-profit partner, and making all other arrangements for special events. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact: Angie Cole, email@example.com