2020-21 Leadership Announced

May 1, 2020

The Society for Marketing Professionals Services (SMPS) is grateful for the enthusiastic response to our invitation for members to serve in volunteer leadership roles. The Nominations and Elections Committee thoroughly reviewed all the qualified applications and is pleased to present the slate of officers, directors, and trustees for the forthcoming fiscal year.

In accordance with the SMPS bylaws, the following candidates have been appointed by the Nominations and Elections Committee to fill three open positions on the 2020–21 SMPS board of directors:

  • President-Elect: Bernice Bako, FSMPS, Director of Marketing, Global Development, Turner Construction Company, Dallas, TX (Term: September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021)
  • At-Large Director: Dana Galvin Lancour, FSMPS, CPSM, Vice President, Branding + Communications, Barton Malow Holdings, Southfield, MI (Term: September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2022) (First term)
  • At-Large Director: Kimberly Thompkins, FSMPS, CPSM, Director of Proposals, Cumming Management Group, Inc., Atlanta, GA (Term: September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2022) (First term)

Four current directors will continue serving on the SMPS board in 2020–21 in the following positions:

  • President: Doug Parker, FSMPS, CPSM, Principal, Elevate Marketing Advisors, Houston, TX (Term: September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021)
  • Past-President: Melissa Lutz, FSMPS, CPSM, Principal, Champlin Architecture, Cincinnati, OH (Term: September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021)
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Barbara A. Stiles, FSMPS, CPSM, Vice President, Business Planning, WGI, Ocoee, FL (Term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021) (Second term)
  • At-Large Director: Mike Wagner, CPSM, Sr. Marketing/BD Consultant, OPA! Strategies, Duncanville, TX (Term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021) (First term)

The Nominations and Elections Committee also recommended and the SMPS board approved the following SMPS Foundation member trustee in 2020–21:

  • President: Donna Corlew, FSMPS, CPSM, Chief WIT Officer, C*Connect, Kingston Springs, TN (Term: September 1, 2020, to August 31, 2022) (Second term)

The following trustees will continue to serve on the SMPS Foundation board in 2020–21:

  • Amy Collins, FSMPS, CPSM, Facilities Business Line Marketing Manager, Gannett Fleming, Camp Hill, PA (Term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021) (Third term)
  • Carolyn Ferguson, FSMPS, CPSM, Owner | President, WinMore Marketing Advisors, Denton, TX (Term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021) (Third term)
  • Andrea Goodwin, CPSM, Communications Manager, BGE, Inc., Houston, TX (Term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021) (Second term)
  • Janet L. Lively, CPSM, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Schaefer General Contracting Services, Louisville, KY (Term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021) (First term)
  • Michael T. McCann, FSMPS, CPSM, Sr. Business Development and Marketing Manager, The Clarient Group, New York, NY (Term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021) (Second term)
  • CJ McClanahan, Founder, CJ McClanahan, Indianapolis, IN (Term: September 1, 2020, to August 31, 2022) (Second term)
  • Barbara D. Shuck, FSMPS, CPSM, President, Everest Marketing Services, Blair, NE (Term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021) (First term)
  • Marion Thatch, FSMPS, President, Distinction in Marketing, Walnut Creek, CA (Term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021) (Third term)
  • Brad Thurman, P.E., FSMPS, CPSM, Principal & Chief Marketing Officer, Wallace Engineering, Tulsa, OK (Term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021) (Second term)

 

Serving as the SMPS Board Liaison to the Foundation in 2020–21: Mike Wagner, CPSM