Chapter Leader News

April 2024

This newsletter is updated monthly to inform chapter volunteers of Society happenings and relevant information for chapter management.

Chapter leader spotlight

Laurie Lumish, CPSM
Principal & Director of Marketing/Business Development
Degenkolb Engineers
SMPS San Francisco
Member Since: 2004

What motivates you to volunteer your valuable time to SMPS?
SMPS helped me create a professional community that I rely on to be successful and fulfilled in my career. I want to motivate others to see the organization as an extension of their professional lives and not just as something else that has to get done on the checklist.

As a past chapter president, which HQ resource did you leverage most and how did that benefit your chapter?
The staff’s experience and knowledge is the short answer. HQ staff is integral to chapter leadership. I relied on their advice, coaching, and support. For me that came in the form of CLS, as well as multiple conversations for our leadership on specific challenges we were facing.

April featured articles



Chapter Leadership Symposium

April 17-19, 2024

Integrating AI Into Business Development

Virtual webinar: April 9, 2024

How to Use Email Marketing to Drive Referrals

Virtual webinar: May 16, 2024

AEC.AI™ Summit

May 22-23, 2024
Los Angeles, CA

The Crash Course to Mastering Budgets: From Planning to Performance

Virtual webinar: June 13, 2024

Amplify A|E|C

July 24-26, 2024

Chapter Demographics as of 03/27/2024

These stats can be helpful for planning your programming, cultivating sponsor relationships, and engaging in member recruitment and retention.

Questions regarding chapter membership data? Please reach out to SMPS HQ Manager, Member Engagement, Matthew McFadden, at


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