The SMPS Foundation promotes A/E/C research and education that advances professional services marketing.
Alexandria, VA (September 4, 2019) – The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Foundation is pleased to announce its 2019-2020 board of trustees. The new board took office on September 1, 2019.
When asked what were the goals and research initiatives that the board is looking forward to this year, Brad Thurman, P.E., FSMPS, CPSM, president of the SMPS Foundation, said, “We plan to extend the work of our Neuropsychology of Influence and Decision-Making report, and we’re launching several new initiatives to explore marketing technologies and further understand buying practices by owners. We’re excited to continue advancing professional services marketing and providing valuable, relevant content to our SMPS members. As always, we thank all the donors who make our research possible and hope our findings will encourage people to continue to support the Foundation.”
The following is a list of the SMPS Foundation board of trustees:
President: Brad Thurman, P.E., FSMPS, CPSM, principal & chief marketing officer, Wallace Engineering, Tulsa, OK
President-Elect: Donna Corlew, FSMPS, CPSM, chief whatever it takes officer, C*Connect, Kingston Springs, TN
Secretary: Amy Collins, FSMPS, CPSM, marketing manager, Facilities Business Line, Gannett Fleming, Camp Hill, PA
Treasurer: Michael McCann, FSMPS, CPSM, senior business development and marketing manager, The Clarient Group, New York, NY
Carolyn Ferguson, FSMPS, CPSM, owner and president, WinMore Marketing Advisors, Denton, TX
Andrea Goodwin, CPSM, marketing consultant, Pearland, TX
Janet L. Lively, CPSM, vice president, marketing and business development, Schaefer General Contracting Services, Louisville, KY
Barbara Shuck, FSMPS, CPSM, president, Everest Marketing Services, LLC, Blair, NE
Marion Thatch, FSMPS, president, Distinction in Marketing, Walnut Creek, CA
CJ McClanahan, owner, Axis Business Solutions, Indianapolis, IN
SMPS BOARD LIAISON AND TRUSTEE
Barbara Stiles, FSMPS, CPSM, vice president, business planning, WGI, Ocoee, FL
Michael V. Geary, CAE, chief executive officer, SMPS, Alexandria, VA
FOUNDATION STAFF LIAISON
Antonio Payne, CPA, chief financial officer, SMPS, Alexandria, VA
To consider supporting the SMPS Foundation, donors can choose from three ways to make a tax-deductible donation (U.S. residents only). Support directly contributes to the development of future initiatives that support the architecture, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) industries and professionals.
1) Text2Give: To participate, donors can text “Give 25” (to give $25, but any amount can be entered) to 703.991.6181 and follow the prompts. The $ character does not need to be included.
2) Check the box: When members receive their annual SMPS membership dues renewal, they can enter the amount and hit Submit Donation to make a contribution to the SMPS Foundation. Corporate credit cards are accepted and SMPS will provide a receipt.
3) Donate online: Donors can visit the SMPS Foundation webpage and support the foundation by making a donation.
The SMPS Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization established by SMPS in 1992 to develop a greater understanding of the role and value of marketing and business development in industries the Society serves. The SMPS Foundation is funded by donations and is underwritten by SMPS. Gifts by U.S. citizens may be tax-deductible for charitable purposes. To learn more, visit smpsfoundation.org.