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Chapter Committees

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.

 

Communications Committee

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: Kate Kearney, Peter Meijer Architect, katek@pmapdx.com

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Committee Director
Kate Kearney
Associate, Marketing
Peter Meijer Architect
COMMITTEE CHAIR
Kaitlin Virding, CPSM
Senior B.D. Coordinator
MacKay Sposito
Ashley Thurkow
Marketing Coordinator
Turner Construction
Heidi Riggs, CPSM
Sr. Marketing Coordinator
Parametrix
Stephanie Doeing
Marketing Manager
Soderstrom Architects
Kristin Belz
Marketing Coordinator
DOWA-IBI Group

Education Committee

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: Sharon Everett, INLINE Commercial Construction, sharone@inline-cc.com

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Committee Director
Sharon Everett
Marketing
INLINE Commercial Construction
COMMITTEE CHAIR
McKenzie Richardson
Sr. Marketing Coordinator
PAE
Sabrina Henkhaus
Marketing Manager
P&C Construction
Angie Cole
Senior Marketing Associate
Jones Lang LaSalle
Adrienne Lindsey
Marketing Specialist
GeoEngineers, Inc.
Shalyn Coburn
Marketing Coordinator
Phoenix Industrial

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, 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 scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who hopes to pursue a career in professional services marketing. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact: Emily Foltz, CPSM, LEED GA, Emily Foltz Consulting, emilyfoltz@msn.com

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Committee Director
Emily Foltz, CPSM, LEED GA
President/Owner
Emily Foltz Consulting
Nicole Haman, CPSM, LEED AP
Marketing & Business Development
AKS Engineering and Forestry, LLC
Sarah Wortman
Marketing Director
LRS Architects
Cheryl Nervez
Business Development Manager
Soderstrom Architects
Alexandra Orozco
Construction Admin. Assistant
Urban Resources, Inc.

Membership Committee

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: Doug Miller, Spacesaver Specialist, doug_miller@storageplanning.com

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
COMMITTEE DIRECTOR
Doug Miller
Storage Solutions Specialist
Spacesaver Specialists
COMMITTEE CHAIR
Nikki Johnson
Marketing Coordinator
GeoDesign Inc.
Whitney Geier
Marketing Coordinator
Mahlum Architects
Kaylee Houf
Marketing Coordinator
Harper Houf Peterson Righellis Inc.
Erin Reed
Marketing Coordinator
S.D. Deacon
James Lee
Marketing Director
Scott Edwards Architecture
Jeff Morin
Account Manager
Willamette Print and Blueprint
Marie Cusumano
Marketing Coordinator
Charter Mechanical
Judy Straalsund
Freedom Finder
Graceworks Inc.
Catherine Smith
Conservator
Architectural Resources Group
Chance Williams
Marketing Coordinator
Lease Crutcher Lewis

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: Stacey Ho, CPSM, WSP, Stacey.ho@pbworld.com

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Committee Director
Stacey Ho, CPSM
Marketing Data Analyst
WSP
Professional Development Roundtable
Gregory Fritz
Marketing & BD Manager
PBS Engineering + Environmental
Balancing Act/
Doing It All Roundtable
Sondra Jameson
Marketing Manager
Balzhiser & Hubbard Engineers
Mentorship Roundtable
Sarah Wortman
Marketing Director
LRS Architects
Principals Roundtable
Julie Olson, FSMPS
Marketing Consultant/Principal
Godwin Olson LLC.

Programs Committee

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: Christina Blaser, VLMK Engineering + Design, christinab@vlmk.com

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Committee Director
Christina Blaser
Marketing Manager
VLMK Engineering + Design
CHAIR
Valerie Reynolds
Marketing Coordinator
LRS Architects
Sondra Jameson
Marketing Manager
Balzhiser & Hubbard
Meaghan Morawski
MMD/ Marketing Specialist
TVA Architects
Angie Cole
Senior Marketing Associate
Jones Lang LaSalle
Ian Harris
Video Producer/Consultant
Arbuckle Industries
Celina Zarate-Bucklin
Marketing Coordinator
Opsis Architecture