Tuesday, July 28, 2009

SMPS Foundation Announces 2009-2010 Board of Trustees

The Foundation of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) has announced its 2009–2010 Board of Trustees. The new board takes office on September 1, 2009.

Foundation Board Officers (elected for a one-year term) are:
President: Paula M. Ryan, FSMPS, CPSM, Director of Marketing, Braun & Steidl Architects, Columbus, OH
Vice President: Michelle H. Fitzpatrick, FSMPS, CPSM, Principal, Marketivity, Inc., Portland, OR
Secretary: William C. Viehman, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Perkins + Will, Atlanta, GA
Treasurer: Craig E. Park, FSMPS, Assoc. AIA, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Leo A Daly, Omaha, NE

Trustees include:
Monica Bell, Senior Vice President, HDR CUH2A, Atlanta, GA
Thomas D. Boogher, CPSM, Executive Vice President/CMO, PSI, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Larry D. Casey, CPSM, Corporate Senior Vice President of Sales, Skanska, Rockville, MD
Diane C. Creel, FSMPS, Retired, President/Chairman/CEO, Ecovation Inc., Victor, NY
Larry E. Gramlich, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, Atlanta, GA
Janice Tuchman, Editor-in-Chief, Engineering News–Record, New York, NY
Rhodes B. White, FSMPS, CPSM, President, White Consulting, Charleston, SC

The SMPS National Board of Directors selected Incoming President-Elect Carolyn Ferguson, FSMPS, CPSM, President, WinMore Marketing Advisors, Kingwood, TX, to serve as SMPS National Board Liaison to the Foundation in 2009–2010.

SMPS Foundation Trustees support the mission of the Foundation by promoting the organization and its projects and by leading the organization’s fundraising efforts. For more information on the Foundation and current projects, visit www.smpsfoundation.org.

About the SMPS Foundation
The SMPS Foundation is the principal nonprofit organization that identifies, researches, and educates the design and construction industry on emerging trends and issues in marketing and business development. As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization established by the Society to promote research and education that advances the body of knowledge in the field of professional services marketing, the Foundation works to develop a greater understanding of the role and value of marketing in the A/E/C industry.

The SMPS Foundation actively promotes recognition of professional services marketing as an essential element of the modern A/E/C business model. It seeks to identify and evaluate evolving marketing practices and to provide marketers with information and tools needed to achieve effective results in the changing business environment.

Each year, the Foundation funds original research to educate the industry and contribute to the body of knowledge on professional services marketing. To access the Foundation’s research on professional services marketing, visit www.smpsfoundation.org.

For additional information, please contact Foundation Marketing Manager Michele Santiago at 800.292.7677, x245, or michele@smps.org.

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