It’s Time to Kick Off Another Great Year with SMPS Oregon

On behalf of the Board of Directors, welcome to the SMPS Oregon 2018/19 program year!

As an SMPS member and volunteer for the past five years, I’ve gained both personal and professional confidence, widened my network of peers, and made some amazing friends along the way. I am honored to serve as your chapter President and guide this organization, which has contributed so much to my growth as a marketer, into the future.

Our Board of Directors meets monthly to discuss and act on Chapter business, strategy, goals, and policy matters. As elected representatives of the local membership, we set the direction for the Chapter and have a fiduciary responsibility to maintain the Chapter’s fiscal health. Just this past week, the new board met for the first time to discuss the programming and chapter initiatives that we have planned for our membership in the upcoming year.

I can’t wait to share some of the goals we’ve set for ourselves and the many committee volunteers who put in countless hours to deliver quality service and events to the membership! If you haven’t signed up yet, please join me and our new directors at the SMPS Grow event on September 12, 2018 at BridgePort Brew Pub. GROW is our kick-off event for the year and an excellent opportunity to network with your fellow marketers and business developers. You’ll meet the Board of Directors, talk with other SMPS Oregon Chapter members and learn all about the benefits of being a SMPS member.

If you would like to get involved in a committee or pursue a role on the Board, please reach out to any of our Directors for more information!

-Christina Blaser, SMPS Oregon Chapter President


Say Hello to Our New Board Members:

President: Christina Blaser, Harsch Investment Properties

The President is the principal officer of the Chapter exercising general oversight of its affairs and Officers. The President chairs and serves on the Executive Committee of the Chapter.


Past-President: Alexi Meuwissen, Bremik Construction

The Past President remains on the board in a capacity of advisor and to provide continuity to the new Board of Directors. The Past President also serves on the Executive Committee of the Chapter.


President-Elect: McKenzie Richardson, PAE

The President-Elect stands ready to fill in for the President in their absence. In addition, the President-Elect shall have all the powers and be subject to the same restrictions as the President. The President- Elect assists the President in overseeing the Board and serves as an additional resource for all positions and committees. The President-Elect also serves on the Executive Committee of the Chapter.


Secretary: Leah Lukrofka, VLMK Engineering + Design

The secretary is the chronicler for the Chapter and ensures minutes are taken, recorded and distributed at all Board and Executive Committee meetings. The Secretary also serves on the Executive Committee of the Chapter.


Treasurer: Jill Daniel

The treasurer is ultimately responsible for the fiscal management and financial integrity of the Chapter. The Treasurer also serves on the Executive Committee of the Chapter.


Professional Development: Kelly Johnson, 3J Consulting

The Director of Professional Development is charged with overseeing the Membership Survey, Salary Survey, Library, Webinars, Job Bank, as well as representing the interests of Mentorship, CPSM Boot Camp, and all other Roundtables.


Industry Outreach: Kate Kearney, Peter Meijer Architects

The Director of Industry Outreach is tasked with facilitating relationships with peer organizations and the academic community, managing the chapter scholarship funds, and hosting SMPS Talks (in-depth marketing discussions with senior leaders in SMPS).


Special Events: Angie Cole, Lorentz Bruun

The Director of Special Events is charged with the planning, organizing, and implementing the SMPS Oregon Awards Ceremony and Boards, Bags and Brews charity event.  


Communications: Kaitlin Virding, Mackay Sposito

The Director of Communications is charged with creating brand awareness for SMPS Oregon through various communication efforts (Chapter Newsletter, social media, public relations) and supporting other Directors with their communication needs to ensure brand consistency in all SMPS Oregon correspondence.


Education: Adrienne Lindsey, GeoEngineers

The Director of Education is charged with planning, developing and implementing learning opportunities and educational events for the chapter.


Programs: Jenn Bollenbacher, Harder

The Director of Program is charged with planning and implementing events focused on industry and regional topics and trends.


Membership: Chance Williams, Lease Crutcher Lewis

The Membership Director is charged with maintaining current membership, acts as the SMPS member contact on all issues related to membership, and is responsible for increasing Oregon Chapter membership.


Director-at-Large: Samantha Jordan, Emerick Construction

The Director-at-Large is a past-president of SMPS and now acts as a general advisor to the Board.


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