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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 piques 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 Fall Networking event. The Committee also orchestrates the winter Holiday Party, including a clothing drive for Big Brother Big Sister, and the Annual SMPS Boston Awards Gala, which recognizes the achievements of Marketing Professionals of the Year, New Members of the Year, and winners in various marketing 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 Chairs:

Kelly Brolin
Marketing Coordinator
VHB
617.607.2632
kbrolin@vhb.com

Lindsay Accardi
Senior Marketing Coordinator
SmithGroup
617.502.3479
lindsay.accardi@smithgroup.com

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, Instagram, Flickr, and LinkedIn pages.

Committee Chair:

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

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development 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 & Communications Manager
DBVW Architects
401.831.1240 ext. 116
kauld@dbvw.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 Spring New Member event and our Summer Social.

Committee Chair:

Kim DiGiovanni
Director of Marketing
NV5 | RDK Engineers
857.221.5964
kim.digiovanni@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:

Leena Kent
Marketing & Work Acquisition Manager
Suffolk Construction
617.517.3542
lkent@suffolk.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

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
ARC
617.575.4233
emusacchio@arcusa.com