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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: Kaitlin Virding, MacKay Sposito, kvirding@mackaysposito.com

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Committee Director
Kaitlin Virding, CPSM
Business Development Manager
MacKay Sposito
COMMITTEE CHAIR
Stephanie Doeing
Marketing Manager
Soderstrom Architects
Ashley Thurkow
Marketing Coordinator
Turner Construction
Rachael Holliman
Marketing Coordinator
EC Electric
Kristin Belz
Marketing Coordinator
DOWA-IBI Group
Kelly Johnson
Marketing Manager
Century West

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: Adrienne Lindsey, GeoEngineers, Inc., alindsey@geoengineers.com

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Committee Director
McKenzie Richardson
Marketing Production Manager
PAE
COMMITTEE CHAIR
Adrienne Lindsey
Business Development and Marketing
GeoEngineers, Inc.
Kelsey Parpart
Marketing
AKS Engineering & Forestry
Cass Sims Knight
Marketing Assistant
Hart Crowser
Danielle Ridgeway
Senior Project Coordinator/Marketing Coordinator
Swinerton Builders
Shalyn Coburn
Marketing Coordinator
Phoenix Industrial
Karina Buggy
Marketing Assistant
Lease Crutcher Lewis
Patricia Post, CPSM
Senior Marketing Coordinator
Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

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

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Committee Director
Kate Kearney
Associate, Marketing
Peter Meijer Architect
Sarah Wortman
Marketing Director
LRS Architects
Cheryl Nervez
Business Development Manager
Soderstrom Architects
Paul Dickow, CPSM
Associate, Marketing Director
Walker Macy

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
Jeff Morin
Account Manager
Willamette Print and Blueprint
Whitney Geier
Marketing Coordinator
Mahlum Architects
Kaylee Houf
Marketing Coordinator
Harper Houf Peterson Righellis Inc.
Erin Reed
Marketing Coordinator
Deacon Construction
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
Katie Spilker
Marketing Coordinator
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants

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@wsp.com

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Committee Director
Stacey Ho, CPSM
Marketing Data Analyst
WSP
Business Development Roundtable
Allison Tivnon
Marketing Director
ECONorthwest
Balancing Act Roundtable
Nick Tahran
Marketing Coordinator
OBEC Consulting Engineers
Mentorship Roundtable
Sarah Wortman
Marketing Director
LRS Architects
Leaders Unite
Stacey Ho, CPSM
Marketing Data Analyst
WSP
Coordinators Corner
Alexandra Orozco
Marketing Coordinator
Urban Resources Inc.
Sr. Marketer’s Roundtable
Nicole D. Haman, CPSM, LEED AP
Marketing & Business Development
AKS Engineering & Forestry
Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) Exam Boot Camp/Study Group
Stacey Ho, CPSM
Marketing Data Analyst
WSP
Librarian
Paul Dickow, CPSM
Associate, Marketing Director
Walker Macy

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: Valerie Reynolds, LRS Architects, vreynolds@lrsarchitects.com

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Committee Director
Valerie Reynolds
Marketing Coordinator
LRS Architects
CHAIR
Adrienne Lindsey
Business Development and Marketing
GeoEngineers, Inc.
Sondra Jameson
Marketing Manager
BHE Group
Christina Blaser
Director of Marketing
Harsch Investment Properties
Catie Draney
Marketing Coordinator
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc
Jewel Bergeron
Business Development Manager
NorthWest Engineering Service, Inc.
Jenn Bollenbacher
Marketing
R&H Construction

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, Jones Lang LaSalle, angie.cole@am.jll.com

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Director
Angie Cole
Senior Associate, Marketing
Jones Lang LaSalle
Alex Orozco
Construction Admin. Assistant
Urban Resources, Inc.
Sabrina Henkhaus
Marketing Manager
P&C Construction