By Kaytee Casey
Growing up with an architect father, Jennifer Meus Tulipani has always had an interest in architecture and urban planning. As a child, her father inspired a life-long love and appreciation for design, planning, and architecture history. After graduating from Northeastern University with a BA in English, Jennifer took time to explore all different roles in the AEC industry. She has served as a designer, a project manager, and now as a marketing professional.
Jennifer became involved in SMPS when she began working in the Architecture industry. She found her niche when she joined the Special Events Committee in 2014. When Andrea Labron, former Director of Special Events, needed a chair, Jennifer enthusiastically stepped forward. Joining a committee and becoming involved in the Boston chapter has helped Jennifer in her career through educational opportunities geared toward the AEC industry, and she recommends joining a committee to all new members of SMPS Boston.
As Director of the Special Events Committee, Jennifer is responsible for planning and executing SMPS Boston’s big events, the Holiday Party and the Awards Gala, as well as managing the Awards program. She works with a group of talented individuals who assist her in all facets of this work, taking responsibility for the necessary tasks to make our chapter events happen.
In her current role as a Marketing Specialist for Simpson Gumpertz & Herger (SGH), Jennifer has found a good fit for her skills at a firm that cares about their work, clients, and staff. An accomplishment that she is particularly proud of is leading a winning proposal submission for a $50 million IDIQ contract. She worked 12 hours a day for 3 weeks, including 8-hour days on the weekends. Not only that, she was nine months pregnant at the time, giving birth to her second daughter the week after the proposal was submitted. Learning that her team had won the proposal while she was on maternity leave was a highlight of her career.
When Jennifer is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, ages 6 and 10. She is an avid skier and loves spending time in the mountains. Jennifer is also a supporter of arts and education and sits on the Board of VOICES Boston, a youth chorus serving children aged 5-15. She is also a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), a nonprofit organization for project management professionals.