Spotlight on Certification: Leslie Panfil

Name: Leslie Panfil, CPSM

Title: Communications Manager, Chapter President

Firm: The Austin Company

SMPS Chapter: SMPS Northeast Ohio

# of years in the A/E/C industry: 10


How has SMPS helped you in your career? SMPS is a valuable resource for education and networking with a vibrant community of like-minded professionals. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or new to the field, SMPS offers a platform for growth, learning, and collaboration to help you excel in your career. I am eternally grateful to this diverse group of individuals who have shared their insights, experiences, and best practices with me.

Helpful hint to share with your fellow SMPS members: Like so many things in life, you get what you put into SMPS. That is why I continue to take an active role in our chapter.

Tell us something we would be surprised to learn about you: I have a degree in Rhetoric. I did my college internship at NBC. I am a huge MMA fan.

What I did at work yesterday: Worked on blog and landing page content.

As a CPSM, how has certification benefitted you? Studying for my CPSM highlighted how much I have learned over the course of my career and how much I still had to master. It came with a tremendous sense of accomplishment and confidence.

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