Update From the SMPS President on HQ Matters


SMPS announces the resignation of CEO Michael Geary, CAE, effective April 5, 2024, following a successful tenure of more than eight years at the helm of the organization.

Throughout his time, Geary steered the association with unwavering commitment, leading the team through numerous milestones and accomplishments. During his time, SMPS introduced numerous new programs, including The Pinnacle Experience and AEC.AI conferences, commencing DEI-related initiatives, modernizing the SMPS brand, transforming and rebranding the annual conference to Amplify A|E|C, achieving record fund raising for the SMPS Foundation, attaining the highest membership count, and expanding the organization beyond marketing and business development to become the Center for A/E/C Business Growth.

“It has been an honor to serve as the CEO of SMPS since 2015 and to complete my tenure with the 50th anniversary. I am immensely proud of what we’ve achieved together and how we overcame the challenges of the Covid pandemic. We have great volunteer and staff leadership teams and I am confident in the continued success of the association,” Geary stated. “It is a difficult decision to leave SMPS, however my family is moving away from the Northern Virginia area where SMPS is headquartered.”

Dana Galvin Lancour, FSMPS, CPSM, the 2023-24 President, acknowledged Geary’s contributions, saying, “Michael Geary has been an instrumental leader, and we are grateful for his dedication and achievements during his tenure. The Board wishes him well in his future endeavors.”

The Society is working to ensure and maintain continuity in its operations. The Board is actively engaged in the succession planning process and will announce further details regarding the leadership transition in the coming weeks.

For media inquiries or additional information, please contact Nandi Rice, MA, Vice President, Marketing at nandi@smps.org.

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