2020 Marketing Excellence Awards Wrap-Up

Thank you everyone who entered SMPS Oregon’s 2020 Marketing Excellence Awards! Since we were unable to have an in-person event to see all the amazing submissions displayed around the room, we wanted to showcase all the boards submitted so you can appreciate the inspiring work your fellow SMPS members created (PDF is shown in alphabetical order).

We would also like to thank those that took time to nominate others for awards. Congratulations to all this year’s nominees and a huge “Thank You” to the volunteer panel of judges from other chapters!

Headliners Nominees
Angie Cole Mark Bruun
Chris Young Nicole Haman
Christina Blaser Russell Kofford
Erin Reed  


Headliners Judges
Allison Halvorson, CPSM | SMPS San Francisco Chapter President
Allison Halvorson, CPSM is the SMPS San Francisco Bay Area Chapter President and Communications Manager for McMillen Jacobs Associates, a multidisciplinary firm providing a comprehensive array of technical services to the heavy civil, underground, and water resources markets. She has over 20 years of broad-based marketing and communications experience. Always keeping the SMPS vision of Business Transformed through Marketing Leadership top of mind, she enjoys helping members and volunteers learn, grow, and connect.
Cameron Hagans, CPSM | SMPS Sacramento President
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Melanie Cochrun, CPSM | SMPS Seattle President
Melanie is Director of Marketing at GLY, a PNW general contractor whose vision is to transform how projects are delivered, create solutions that matter, and build trust that lasts. She has over 20 years of experience, has been a member of SMPS since 2004, and is a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM). Together with the GLY marketing team, Melanie has been recognized with multiple local and national marketing awards, including three top prizes at the 2019 SMPS National Marketing Communications Awards: Best Holiday Piece, Best External Video, and Best Special Event – Digital. She was voted SMPS Seattle Marketer of the Year in 2015 and is proud to serve as 2020/2021 SMPS Seattle President.


Communications Nominees
Century West Engineering NorthWest Engineering Service, Inc
GeoEngineers Pavilion Construction
KPFF Peter Meijer Architect
Lorentz Bruun Construction Scott Edwards Architecture


Communications Judges
Frank Lippert, FSMPS, CPSM
Frank Lippert, FSMPS, CPSM, is the founder/partner of Go Strategies, LLC. (www.go-strategies.com) He provides strategic pursuit planning, strategic market capture planning, and the functional seller/doer training to clients throughout the U.S. Frank is all about helping teams work more effectively and more efficiently with processes, schedules, and tools that keep A/E/C firms’ business development strategy and marketing efforts on track. Frank has worked at small, medium, large, and mega-sized engineering companies in his 30 years in the A/E/C industry. He speaks regularly at SMPS, ACEC, WTS, APWA, and SAME conferences. Frank has served as the SMPS Society chapter delegate and Society president. He has been recognized as an SMPS Fellow (FSMPS) and is a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM).
Merryn Roberts-Huntley
Merryn Roberts-Huntley has 20 years of experience marketing global brands. She teaches graduate-level marketing at the University of Oregon and is the author of the book, “Made to Hire: How to Get the Job You Really Want.” Her clients and students call her their secret weapon.
Christopher Hawley
Christopher Hawley is the Multimedia Strategist at DJC Oregon. As the former Sponsor Manager at Feast Portland and Account Executive at Portland Monthly Magazine, Christopher has a unique view of the regional and national marketing landscape across different verticals. He's a gardener, musician, amateur photographer and dog trainer who lives in North Portland with his dog Momotaro.


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