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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

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:

Sabrina Bauer
Senior Marketing Specialist
VHB
617.607.1893
sabrinabauer@VHB.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 Co-chairs:

Patricia Tracy-Callahan
Regional Marketing Manager
VHB
617.924.1770
ptracy-callahan@vhb.com

Kristin Armitage
Director of Marketing | Associate
Halvorson Design Partnership, Inc.
617.536.0380 ext.3034
kristin@halvorsondesign.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:

Kara McLellan
Director of Marketing & Communications
Utile, Inc.
617.423.7200
mclellan@utiledesign.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:

Lisa Frisbie
Director of Marketing & Communications
AGC MA
781.786.8915
frisbie@agcmass.org

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:

Karyn Tirabassi, CPSM
Senior Marketing Manager
Capaccio Environmental Engineering
508.970.0033
ktirabassi@capaccio.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:

Jessica Darling
Marketing Coordinator
Stantec
617.654.6023
jessica.darling@stantec.com