April 17, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

PAE Consulting Engineers, Inc.
522 SW 5thAvenue, Suite 1500
Portland, OR 97204
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This event is a follow-on from the SMPS TALKS event in February, and it will be an interactive panel discussion. Panelists bring expertise from managing and directing at small/medium sized firms, to national and global firms. 

Attendees will learn:

  1. Reflections on the 2008 recession and gorilla marketing. What changed within the industry?
  2. Implications of those changes, and how they are impacting firms today.
  3. The current industry mood: we are still in an economic high, but firms are beginning to look ahead to a slow down. Why is this the case?
  4. Challenges and solutions facing marketing/business development professionals internally at their firms: zooming out to the 10,000ft view of what can be put in place now while proposals are the main focus of energy.

The panelists will be sharing information and discussing perspectives on marketing/business development during high tide, preparing for the various impacts of a slow-down, and what can be done NOW while the economy is still hot. Please bring any and all questions you have – a goal of this event is for a high level of engagement and participatory information sharing!


4:30–5:00pm: Check-in/networking

5:00–6:00pm: Panel discussion   

6:00–6:15pm: Q/A 

6:15–6:30pm: Wrap-up 

Moderator | Allison Tivnon, Marketing Director and Partner, ECONorthwest

As Marketing Director and Partner for ECONorthwest, Allison oversees internal and external marketing operations, branding and messaging, and guides firm-wide strategy for business development and outreach. Having been in the industry for over 10 years, Allison draws on an extensive network of colleagues within the A/E industry to create meaningful connections with teaming partners and agencies. ECONorthwest is an economics, finance, and planning firm, headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

Janet Turner, PE, LEED AP, Janet Turner Engineering, LLC

Janet Turner is a licensed civil engineer and a LEED accredited professional, with 21 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. She has been President of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) twice. In 2014, the Daily Journal of Commerce honored her at their annual Women of Vision Awards, and in 2009 she was a Blue Chip 40 Under 40 Recipient. In forming her own firm in 2016, Janet wanted to create an engineering practice molded after her dedication to high-quality engineering design, pursuit of clients and projects that make a positive difference in the community, and her drive to be an integral part of collaborative design team that respects the design process. 

Osvaldo “Ozzie” Gonzalez, Director of Diversity & Sustainability, Howard S. Wright

Ozzie is an ecologist who specializes in human habitat. He is an Environmental Scientist and Architecture professional who has dedicated his career to building healthy, prosperous communities that work alongside nature. Ozzie works across the spectrum of design, policy, and community engagement to bring solutions to our city’s environmental, social, and economic challenges. As Howard S. Wright’s Director of Sustainability & Diversity, Ozzie builds strategic partnerships to create positive impacts in the neighborhoods where we work. 

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

Carly Schaefer has spent her 15-year career helping A/E/C professionals effectively implement marketing and business development activities and initiatives. As Marketing Manager of Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA), she oversees the firm’s marketing program and strategy to achieve business development objectives. She enjoys learning about the challenges and opportunities of the firm’s clients and teaming partners to ensure that MFA staff foster long-term relationships and generate client-oriented solutions. Beyond MFA, Carly’s leadership roles have included eight years on the Board of Directors for the Seattle chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services, including serving as chapter president.




$15.00 Member Registration
$10.00 Earlybird rate before April 10

$20.00 Non-Member Registration
$18.00 Earlybird rate before April 10


Refund Policy

Refund requests must be received at least 48 hours prior to the event. No refunds can be given with less than 48-hour notice. No shows will be charged. 

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