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Forging Forward Is Full of Opportunity

September 7, 2021

It’s time to sparkle! I’ve been saying this to myself and anyone who will listen since June. The big question, though, is: Have I bought into it? YES. While we all have been through some Read More

SMPS Advances: April 2021

April 15, 2021

To provide transparency and expand member engagement, SMPS HQ provides an executive summary of the board of directors’ discussions and decisions following each regular meeting. The eight-member board of directors meets at least four times Read More

Your Words Make an Impact

April 14, 2021

It was a late Friday afternoon, and I was trying to wrap up a long and grueling week full of proposals and crazy deadlines. A forwarded email from my teammate landed in my inbox. I Read More

Resilient Leadership

January 11, 2021

Welcome to 2021. Upon opening my eyes on January 1, I was really hoping that someone had waved a magic wand and life had returned to pre-COVID ways. Of course, that didn’t happen, and life Read More

2020: Finding the Silver Lining

December 10, 2020

COVID-lining was a term introduced to me several months back by a colleague at Barton Malow. It’s a nod to the term silver lining, which is defined as a sign of hope or a positive aspect in Read More

Living in a Spirit of Gratitude

November 18, 2020

It’s nearly Thanksgiving—my favorite time of the year. I love this holiday more than any other mainly because the expectations are spending time with family and friends, indulging in really great food derived from age-old Read More

SMPS Advances: September 2020

October 1, 2020

To provide transparency and expand member engagement, SMPS HQ provides an executive summary of the board of directors’ discussions and decisions following each regular meeting. The eight-member board of directors meets at least four times Read More

SMPS Announces the 2020–2021 Board of Directors

August 31, 2020

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tina Myers Deputy Chief Executive Officer 703.549.6117 x224 tina@smps.org SMPS Announces the 2020–2021 Board of Directors _________________________________________________________________________________ Alexandria, VA (August 31, 2020) – The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Read More

Beating the Unemployment Blues

July 9, 2020

It was just after lunch on a sunny afternoon during the last week of June 2019. It was going to be another meeting with the president of my previous firm about the direction of marketing Read More

Living a Life With Intention, Reflection, and Focus

April 9, 2020

  In 2017, after 20 years of navigating a carefully planned career, I faced a personal crisis that turned my life upside down. I quickly found myself in a world where strategy, planning, and order Read More