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Get the most out of your membership while getting acquainted with other SMPS members - Join a Committee!

SMPS Boston is built on the efforts of its volunteers. Besides working with other members you’ll have a chance to gain new skills while helping the chapter succeed. Find a committee that peaks your interest and contact the committee Chair for more information.

Special Events Committee

The Special Events Committee recently added a new event to their planning: the Chapter’s winter Holiday Party. The Committee also orchestrates the annual SMPS Boston Awards Gala recognizing the achievements of Marketing Professionals of the Year, New Members of the Year, and winners in various communications categories. Committee members are responsible for event planning, organizing the call for entries, managing the judging process, and developing the final presentation for the Gala held in June.

Committee Chair:

Kate Beckman
Proposal Specialist
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
781.907.5400
kbeckman@sgh.com

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee manages all of the communication channels for the Boston chapter. As a part of this, the committee maintains the SMPS Boston Web site, publishes the weekly eFlyer, manages the public relations program, sets up online event registrations, and manages the chapter’s social media channels including our blog, Twitter account, and Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Committee Chair & Co-chair:

Sabrina Bauer
Senior Marketing Specialist
VHB
617.607.1893
sabrinabauer@VHB.com

Virginia Steigerwald
Marketing Coordinator
Nitsch Engineering
857.206.8711
vsteigerwald@nitscheng.com

Education Committee

The Education Committee provides marketing-focused educational programs to members and non-members, marketers, and technical staff in the built environment. This year’s educational events include two expert panels, a series of topic-specific lunches, and a Marketing 101 boot camp. In addition, the committee organizes informal happy hours, known as the Mix @ 6, that follow the late afternoon educational programs.

Committee Chair:

Kelly Auld
Marketing Specialist
CRJA
617.896.2500
kauld@crja.com

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee encourages chapter enrollment through organizing the membership drive, supporting SMPS recruiting efforts, welcoming new members, and aiding with member retention. The committee plans and coordinates annual events including the fall Back to Business networking event, the spring new member event, and a summer social.

Committee Chair:

Kim DiGiovanni
Director of Marketing
RDK Engineers | NV5
617.345.9885
kdigiovanni@nv5.com

Programs Committee

The Programs Committee organizes industry-specific special interest programs and events involving prominent industry leaders, public officials, media figures and programs surrounding potential project opportunities. Committee members can market their firms and help determine program topics for the entire organization.

Committee Chair:

Sarah (Shields) Duval
Architecture Account Representative
Duval, Daltile & Stone
240.614.3589
sarah.shields@daltile.com

CPSM Committee 

The CPSM Committee is focused on supporting our Chapter’s existing Certified Professional Services Marketers (CPSMs) and providing guidance to members who would like to become CPSMs. They plan the annual CPSM study group and CPSM only events.

Committee Chair:

PJ Roscoe, CPSM
Marketing Associate
Drummey Rosane Anderson, Inc.
617.964.1700
proscoe@draws.com

Outreach Committee

Outreach aims to build awareness of AEC Marketing as a career path, better establish SMPS as an expert resource, and provide unique opportunities to our members through three core paths:

  • Collegiate engagement; offering expert speakers to industry related classes
  • Community outreach; being a professional development resource and expanding mentorship opportunities through our sponsorship of Strong Women, Strong Girls
  • Peer organization partnerships; developing partnerships for co-creation and/or co-sponsorship of programs that expand member benefits beyond the chapter.

Committee Chair:

Elizabeth Musacchio
Director of Marketing
ARC
617.575.4233
emusacchio@arcusa.com