Daily Journal of Commerce Names Two SMPS Members as the 2019 DJC Women of Vision

The Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon (DJC Oregon) recently announced their 2019 Women of Vision honorees. The Women of Vision Awards event will recognize 44 women who are shaping the built environment through outstanding leadership, mentoring efforts, community involvement, and promotion of industry diversity. Two out of the 44 honorees are members of SMPS Oregon Chapter – please join us on Thursday, October 24 to congratulate them on their achievement at the awards ceremony. The DJC Oregon will host the awards, along with networking opportunities with more than 700 industry professionals over food and drinks, as well as a keynote presentation (speakers to be announced soon). The event will take place at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $85 and table sponsorships start at $1,500.

cheryl nervez from soderstrom

Cheryl Nervez – Business Development Manager
Soderstrom Architects

Cheryl Nervez is an innovative thought leader and Business Development Manager at Soderstrom Architects. In 2015, The Society of Marketing Professional Service - St. Louis Chapter recognized Cheryl’s achievements with the “Corporate Marketing Award”. Growing up in a military family, Cheryl has traveled often which developed her skill in cultural sensitivity. Over the past 15 years, Cheryl has utilized her background in Psychology and American Multi-Cultural Studies to bring best business development practices to the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industry.

As a longtime advocate for the growth of minority businesses, she is a founding member of the Filipino American Professional Association of Las Vegas and current Chairwoman for the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon. Her joys include traveling, reading books authored by Jane Austen, cheering her daughter on at soccer games and playing tennis.

Sabina Poole – Director of Business Development and Marketing
TVA Architects
A Master’s degree in architectural history and a thesis on The Emergence and Development of a Pacific Northwest Style of Architecture (1992) launched Sabina’s career with a profound passion for culture-and-place-specific architecture. Her work spans action sports entrepreneurial ventures as a creative director and designer; work with arts organizations, governmental agencies, and culturally-based non-profits. She was the University of Oregon College of Design/Portland PR lead shining the spotlight on UO-Portland by instigating partnerships, collaborations and community connections.
She travelled the state for The Ford Family Foundation as photographer/co-editor for the book, Connective Conversations | Inside Oregon Art telling the stories of 69 Oregon artists. More recently, she has led the marketing and BD strategy of two world-class, Portland-based architecture firms, Opsis Architecture, and, currently, TVA Architects, connecting people with projects, ideas, markets, and teams.

She works to develop and nurture relationships that are community/client driven and profitable. Sabina is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion believing these principles are the catalyst to productive, socially responsible and joyful collaborations. With every opportunity, Sabina looks to elevate the talented and capable people around her.

Read the full list of award winners.

Congratulations, Cheryl and Sabina, from all of us at SMPS Oregon!

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