Elena is a Construction Industry Specialist at Autodesk and the Director of Communications for SMPS Boston. She works closely with the product and sales teams focusing on AEC and cross-industry strategy and marketing.
Elena was born and raised in Kazakhstan and moved to Florida with her family when she was nine years old. After graduating from Florida Atlantic University, Elena moved to Boston to start her own PR firm and eventually settled in the Back Bay. Elena co-founded a boutique PR firm called 5s Public Relations that specialized in fashion, life style and hospitality. After gaining an interest in marketing and PR, Elena then joined Architectural Resources Cambridge (ARC), a firm that focuses on planning and interior design for independent schools, higher education, athletic facilities and the life sciences sector. During her three years with ARC, Elena prepared proposals and qualification packages, managed photography and planned the firm’s corporate events.
As the Director of Communications for SMPS Boston, Elena oversees all the communication channels for the Boston chapter, including the website, weekly E-Flyer and the chapter’s social media channels, including our Blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages.
In her free time, Elena likes to run and recently took up mountain biking. She likes to travel and to visit friends. Elena speaks fluent Russian and is including a trip back to Russia in sometime in her future.