Member Spotlight: Gregory Fitz

How do you maximize your SMPS membership? The way I have maximized the value of SMPS has evolved over the 11 years I have been a member. In the beginning, when I was new to the industry it was an excellent resource for education and training. As my role shifted at PBS to more of a Business Developm...

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Member Spotlight: Stacy Ho

How has SMPS helped you in your career development? I have been a member for 20 years. Even going back later in my career for an MBA in Marketing didn’t teach me all that SMPS has. From mentorship, to the power of my network, to friends that are like family, and every job I’ve ever had...

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New CPSM Spotlight: Shalyn Wirfs

Congratulations to Shalyn Wirfs, our newest CPSM! We asked Shalyn to share her experience in obtaining the Certified Professional Services Marketer certification. Why did you decide to pursue the CPSM credential?  I decided to pursue the CPSM credential because ...

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Member Spotlight: Sarah Hale

How did you get into a career in A/E/C marketing? And what do you do at your current firm? I was a pursuing a career in publishing as a graduate student in PSU’s Book Publishing program when I went internship hunting and found one at Alta Planning + Design. I helped the Director with digital ...

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Announcing the 2019 Winner of SMPS Oregon's Scholarship Program

Congratulations to Kate Kearney for being chosen as the winter 2019 recipient of SMPS Oregon’s Lynn Parsons Educational Scholarship. Kate started her career in A/E/C marketing seven years ago and now is an Associate at Peter Meijer Architect, a local architecture firm specializing in the reus...

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Event Recap: Building Tour at The Rodney

On November 14th, SMPS Oregon hosted a tour of The Rodney, the newest arrival to Pearl District living. The Rodney is a luxury high-rise building that boasts views of the Portland skyline and the West Hills and features sophisticated Studio, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom, and Penthouse units. Twent...

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Event Recap: GROW with SMPS 2019

SMPS Oregon kicked off their first event of the year on September 26 at Chown’s Eleanor event space. We hosted 75 marketing and business development professionals from the A/E/C industry, welcoming chapter members and future members to the 2019/20 season. McKenzie Richardson, SMPS Oregon Presi...

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Spotlight on the Senior Marketer Roundtable

Contributed by Melissa Newton, Portland Marketing Manager at DKS Associates This is my third year as a participant in the SMPS Senior Marketer Roundtable. Since I have been involved I have gained invaluable insights from other senior marketers, built strong relationships with those in similar ...

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Member Spotlight: Kim De Alba, CPSM

What is your favorite aspect of your current role? My favorite aspect of my current role is the diversity of projects. Along with my marketing duties, I’m involved in employee experience, which encompasses recruiting, onboarding, and retention. I feel like I work with the most intelligent and...

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Spotlight on the Business Development Roundtable

Contributed by Allison Tivnon, Partner and Marketing Director at ECONorthwest This year’s BD roundtable has been a wonderful experience for me personally, and I hope that the membership would also agree. We spent the first meeting last year white boarding topics that we were al...

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