Committees

Involvement with a committee is the best way to get the most out of your SMPS membership and connect with other members. While providing a service to others, committee involvement is the perfect opportunity to promote your firm, gain leadership skills, and advance in your career. 
 

To begin the process, you can either contact our Membership Director to talk about the opportunities available to a new volunteer or you can contact any of the Committee Directors listed below to discuss what their needs might be on their committees.

And remember, this is not just about what experience you can bring to a SMPS committee. Serving on a committee can provide you with new experiences you haven’t been able to gain through your current firm. Just because you’ve never planned a golf tournament or panel discussion or educational event, doesn’t mean you are not a good fit for our one of our Committees— Joining a committee can provide you with additional marketing and business development tools to help grow your professional skills and opportunities.

The volunteers listed below are an important reason SMPS Oregon is successful. Most committees meet on a monthly basis and assign tasks to the volunteers that they can complete throughout the month.

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee creates brand awareness for SMPS Oregon through various communication efforts including the SMPS Oregon website, various graphic design elements, blog, social media and infoblast emails.

Volunteer Activities

> Managing and Posting on SMPS Social Media Channels
> Updating the SMPS Website
> Reporting on Website Analytics
> Creating Graphics
 
If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact: 
COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

Ashley Dichirico
Marketing Specialist
Turner Construction
 
COMMITTEE CHAIR

Marina Garcia
Technical Editor / Marketing Assistant
NorthWest Engineering Service, Inc.
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Juan Coronel
Regional Sales Coordinator
Materials Testing & Inspection (MTI)
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Cassandra Crawford
Marketing Specialist
IBI Group
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Karalyn Donohue
Marketing Specialist
Coffman Engineers
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Katharina North
Marketing Specialist
Glumac
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Ashlyn Salzman
Marketing Coordinator
Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc.
 

  

Education Committee

The Education Committee develops, plans and produces all educational programs.  The content is geared to A/E/C marketers at all levels with a goal of providing education and insight on topics relevant to the A/E/C marketing and business development.

Volunteer Activities
> Help generate ideas for program topics
> Help pull together the best speakers for each topic
> Coordinate event logistics 
> Produce program flyer for each program
> Help promote programs and boost attendance 
 
If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact: 
COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

Kelsey Parpart, CPSM
Marketing Manager
Century West Engineering
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Adrienne Lindsey
Marketing Specialist
GeoEngineers
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Katharina North
Marketing Specialist
Glumac
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Patricia Post
Associate Marketing Coordinator
Kittelson & Associates
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Katrina Tran
Marketing Coordinator
Holst Architecture
 

  

Industry Outreach/SMPS Talks Committee

The Industry Outreach/SMPS Talks Committee promotes the understanding and importance of marketing in the built environment through outreach to peer organizations and the academic community. Committee members work to strengthen SMPS’ relationship with other industry organizations, such as AIA, ACEC, CREW, ULI, and AGC.

In additional to outreach, this committee is in charge of the annual member educational scholarship, which is used towards higher education and/or certification regarding professional services marketing.

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact: 
COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

Sharon Everett
Marketing
CIDA
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Lindsay Dunton
Marketing Manager
Mahlum Architects
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Cheryl Nervez
Business Development Manager
Soderstrom Architects
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Kyle Patterson
Sr Marketing Coordinator
OBEC Consulting Engineers
 

  

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee focuses on initiatives that drive, support, recruit and sustain the membership of the Chapter. Activities surround welcoming and orienting new members, planning new member orientation meetings and evening networking events, and collecting member feedback for the purpose of attracting and retaining members.

Volunteer Activities
> Planning new member orientation events
> Registration for all events
> Maintaining the Chapter mailing list

> Collecting member feedback

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact: 

COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

Leah Lukrofka
Administrative Assistant
VLMK Engineering and Design
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Marie Franklin
Lead Marketing Coordinator
TEECOM
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Kaylee Houf
Marketing Coordinator
Harper Houf Peterson Righellis Inc
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Nikki Johnson
Marketing/Proposal Coordinator
AKS Engineering & Forestry
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Doug Miller
Project Manager-Storage Specialist
Spacesaver Specialists
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Jeff Morin, AIA
Account Representative
Willamette Print & Blueprint Company Inc
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Erin Reed
Senior Marketing Coordinator
Murraysmith
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Katherine Spilker
Marketing
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Judy Straalsund
Freedom Finder
Graceworks Inc
 

  

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee promotes professional development through Roundtables, CPSM Study Groups, Mentorship Forum, Chapter Library, Job Postings, Salary Survey, and an Annual Membership Survey.

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact: 
COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

Carly Schaefer
Marketing Manager
Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc.
 
LIBRARIAN

Melissa Newton
Senior Marketing Coordinator
DKS Associates
 
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTABLE

Elizabeth Flanagan
Marketing Manager
Alta Planning + Design
 
MENTORSHIP ROUNDTABLE

Tanya Boyer, CPSM
Marketing Manager
Otak Inc.
 
MENTORSHIP ROUNDTABLE

Kasey DeLucia, FSMPS, CPSM
Director of Corporate Marketing
DKS Associates
 
COORDINATORS CORNER

Kristen Roche
Marketing Coordinator
PBS Engineering and Environmental
 
COORDINATORS CORNER

Katrina Tran
Marketing Coordinator
Holst Architecture
 
LEADERS UNITE

Abigail Carlen, LEED AP BD+C
Marketing Director
Holst Architecture
 
BALANCING ACT ROUNDTABLE

Nicholas Tahran
Marketing Coordinator
Harper Houf Peterson Righellis Inc
 
CPSM EXAM STUDY GROUP

Katherine Robinette, CPSM
Go! Strategies, LLC
 
SENIOR MARKETERS ROUNDTABLE

Lisa Heath, CPSM
Marketing Manager
Coffman Engineers
 
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY ROUNDTABLE

Jill Daniel, CPSM
Marketing Manager
Northwest Pipe Company
 
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY ROUNDTABLE

Melissa Newton
Senior Marketing Coordinator
DKS Associates
 

  

Programs Committee

The Programs Committee develops, plans and produces all programs events.  The content is geared to client panels and speakers with a goal of providing education and insight on topics relevant to the A/E/C industry and current market conditions.

Vounteer Activities
> Help generate ideas for program topics
> Help pull together the best speakers for each topic
> Coordinate event logistics
> Produce program flyer for each program
> Promote event and increase senior leader attendance at all programs events
 
 If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact: 
COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

Angel Benavidez
Director of Business Development
Joseph Hughes Development
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Alexi Meuwissen
Director of Marketing and Business Development
Scott Edwards Architecture
 

  

Special Events Committee

The Special Events Committee is responsible for organizing SMPS Oregon's annual awards celebration and summer fundraising event. The committee responsibilities include planning for awards, finding a non-profit partner, and making all other arrangements for special events.

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact: 
COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

Brittney Weinberg
Marketing Assistant
GeoDesign, Inc.
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Devon Bailey
Marketing Coordinator
Murraysmith
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Kaitlyn LeBlang
Marketing Manager
GreenWorks, PC
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Kristen Roche
Marketing Coordinator
PBS Engineering and Environmental
 

  

Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI)

This committee leads the chapter’s work in advancing and supporting social justice and creating a diverse and inclusive culture within SMPS.

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact:

COMMITTEE DIRECTOR

Thy Daniels
Marketing Manager
KPFF Consulting Engineers
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Kristin Belz
Marketing Director
Leeb Architects
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Lily Cox-Skall
Marketing Coordinator
Bassetti Architects
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Whitney Geier
Marketing Manager
Lever Architecture
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Katelyn Hall
Marketing Coordinator
Rider Levett Bucknall
 
COMMITTEE MEMBER

Kelly Johnson
Marketing Director
3J Consulting