CLS 2020: A Virtual Experience

A new experience begins...

We’ve flipped the script, and we’re moving forward with the Chapter Leadership Symposium as a virtual experience.


Learn more exciting news and updates about CLS 2020: A Virtual Experience from your 2020 CLS Committee Chair, Ben Sawa, CPSM, PMP, and Component Relations Manager, Julio Santos.

Please refer to the CLS in-person event cancellation statement from SMPS President, Melissa Lutz, FSMPS, CPSM, and SMPS President-Elect, Doug Parker, FSMPS, CPSM here.


Customize and download your virtual CLS name badge today. Click here to access the template. Share your name badge on your social media with #SMPSCLS20.


About CLS

For more than 20 years, SMPS HQ has hosted an annual event for incoming chapter presidents called the Presidents’ Leadership Symposium (PLS). We’ve enhanced the program and for the first time, the Chapter Leadership Symposium (CLS) will take place as a virtual training program for the chapter presidents-elect and chapter program leads.

This premier event will focus on developing leadership skills of chapter board leaders and ensuring an awareness of the services and programs available to all SMPS chapters.

The SMPS board of directors, staff, and the CLS committee will discuss the Society’s mission, the vital role chapters play in delivering value to members, and the resources available to chapters through SMPS HQ.

CLS 2020 Committee

CLS Committee Chair
Benjamin Sawa, CPSM, PMP
Vice President, Marketing, GEI Consultant, Inc.

CLS Committee Past Chair
Brandy Little, CPSM, CPCC
Owner, Lioness Coaching

CLS Committee Incoming Chair
Quinn Texmo, CPSM
Business Developer, Turner Construction Company

CLS Content Leader
Ida Cheinman
Principal & Creative Director, Substance151

Board Representatives
Melissa Lutz, FSMPS, CPSM, SMPS President
Principal, Champlin Architecture

Doug Parker, FSMPS, CPSM, SMPS President-Elect
Principal, Elevate Marketing Advisors

Stay tuned for programming updates coming soon!