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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

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee manages all of the communication channels for the Chapter. As a part of this, the committee maintains the SMPS Boston website, publishes the weekly E-Flyer, manages the public relations program, sets up online event registrations, and manages social media channels including our blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Committee Chair & Co-chair:

Sabrina Bauer
Senior Marketing Specialist

Virginia Steigerwald
Marketing Coordinator
Nitsch Engineering

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

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
NV5 | RDK Engineers

Programs Communications

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

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.

Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee is responsible for building awareness of SMPS Boston and its members as a leading resource for business development and marketing expertise in the AEC industry. It does this by developing strategic relationships with peer industry organizations to provide educational programming and networking opportunities to the SMPS membership.

Outreach also 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:

  • Promote SMPS Boston at ABX each year through coordinating speaking opportunities, booth presence on the show floor and hosting a networking reception for conference attendees
  • Peer organization partnerships; developing partnerships for co-creation and/or co-sponsorship of programs that expand member benefits beyond the chapter.
  • Create stronger relationships that benefit our members and our partner organizations

Committee Chair:

Elizabeth Musacchio
Director of Marketing