SMPS Fireside Chat – Members Only

April 28, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Join us for a virtual cocktail tasting and learn more about the benefits of your SMPS membership by asking one of our panelists a question and network with your colleagues!

We want to ensure that all of our members have the opportunity to connect and ask any questions they might have about the Chapter, and we would like to hear more from you on any initiatives you would like to see from our Chapter.

Since we are unable to meet in person, this Fireside Chat will be a virtual cocktail tasting from 503 Distilling to help us enjoy some cocktails as we get ready to celebrate the springtime! Share the cocktails with your spouse, partner, roommate or colleagues.

Please note: Registration closes on Monday, April 26 at noon and is limited to the first 50 people that sign up.
*Don’t delay, reserve your spot by Wednesday, April 21 and have the cocktails shipped right to your door!

Cocktails by 503 Distilling

Our thanks to John Leineweber for joining us and introducing our delicious cocktails!

DELIVERY: Register by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 21st to have the cocktails mailed directly to your door!

PICK-UP: If you register after 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 21st, please plan to pick up your tasting kits on Monday, April 26th or Tuesday, April 27th at the Lorentz Bruun Construction Office (3611 SE 20th Ave. | Suite 300 | Portland, OR 97202).

Have Some 'Spring' in Your Step?

Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's Party!' Wear your favorite “spring hat or outfit” and put up your favorite Zoom background!


4 p.m. – Welcome message and introductions
4:05 – First cocktail and 503 Distilling introductions with John Leineweber
4:10 – Panelist introductions and discussion
4:20 – Second cocktail
4:25 – Breakout rooms for Networking
4:35 – Panelist discussion
4:50 – Third cocktail
4:55 – Breakout rooms for networking.
5:05 – Panelist discussion
5:20 – Final Comments


Kelly Johnson
Kelly Johnson is the Marketing Director at 3J Consulting where she is responsible for planning, developing and executing strategic marketing initiatives. She has 16 years of marketing experience and 14 years of AEC industry experience. Kelly has been active in SMPS since 2007 and has enjoyed all the connections she’s made through her role on committees, roundtables and the Board of Directors. She is currently the Chair of the JEDI committee.

Frank Lippert
Frank Lippert, FSMPS, CPSM, is the founder/partner of Go Strategies, LLC. He provides strategic pursuit planning, strategic market capture planning, and the functional seller/doer training to clients throughout the US. 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).

Gregory Fritz
Greg Fritz is a Business Development Manager with PBS Engineering and Environmental. Greg has more than 24 years of professional marketing experience, 13 years of which are in the A/E/C industry and six years in the financial industry. In addition, Greg has marketing experience in the event planning, technology and resort industries. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Portland State University (PSU) in marketing and advertising management and earned a Project Management Certificate and a Construction Contracting Certificate from PSU.

Katrina Tran
Katrina is a service marketing professional with three years of industry experience and a background in architecture and graphic design. As Marketing Coordinator at Holst Architecture, she has produced winning proposals, increased social media and blog engagement, and coordinated industry events. Working with SMPS, she has co-facilitated the Coordinators’ Corner Roundtable for the past two years, coordinating monthly meetings focused on skills training and professional development. Outside of work, Katrina is passionate about increasing diversity in creative industries and has volunteered with organizations including Diversity in Design PDX and Portland Workforce Alliance.


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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. 

Registration Help

If you are a new or reinstated member, please email Membership Director Leah Lukrofka at [email protected] for assistance completing your registration. 

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