Chapter Leadership Symposium


CLS 2024

For more than 20 years, SMPS HQ has hosted an annual symposium for incoming chapter presidents. This premier program focuses on developing the leadership skills of chapter leaders and ensuring an awareness of the services and programs available to all SMPS chapters by SMPS HQ.

Event Details

Dates: April 17-19, 2024
Price: $299/night
Hotel: Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009, US

**Every attendee may submit for a stipend ($600 max) from SMPS HQ after CLS to help defray hotel/travel costs of attending. 

Schedule At A Glance

CLS 2024 Committee


Keelin Cox, CPSM, ENV SP
Adiuvo Marketing


Valerie Puchades, CPSM Marketing Specialist CVG

Dr. Paula Stamp, MBA, FSMPS, CPSM
Vice President, Economic Development


Tina Myers, CAE
Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Marci D. Thompson, DES
Chief Strategy Officer

Kai Wright
Associate Director, Volunteer Relations

Devin Stubbs
Manager, Digital Marketing

“Attending CLS 2022 was one of the best experiences in my professional career to date. Representing a newer chapter, I wanted to absorb as much as possible to be a resource when I returned home for the rest of our board and membership. In a short time frame, I learned many valuable resources from experts in their fields and met amazing future chapter leaders from across the country to make an immediate network of fellow presidents-elect! My chapter and my firm will benefit for years to come because of my opportunity to attend CLS as a result of the diverse information shared. I can’t thank the SMPS HQ team and volunteers enough for providing this experience and hope all incoming presidents can have the same experience as I did!” –Duncan Robertson, SMPS Idaho president-elect, Business Development & Marketing Manager, Tamarack Grove

“I left Chapter Leadership Symposium (CLS) energized and confident that the SMPS Board of Directors, SMPS Headquarters Staff, past presidents, and other volunteers are committed to and rooting for my Chapter’s success. I met other presidents-elect and heard from several experts that I can now call on for support and guidance. I am excited to begin my board year and only wish I could attend CLS every year!” — Erika Booker, SMPS Central Florida president-elect, Marketing and Communications Director, Barge Design Solutions, Inc.

Questions? Contact Kai Wright, SMPS HQ Associate Director, Volunteer Relations at


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