Class of 2015

Congratulations to SMPS U class of 2015.

Now in its fifth year, the SMPS University: Leadership Advancement Program graduated its most recent class on November 13 in Washington, DC. Congratulations to the following individuals:

  • Kathryn A. Barona, marketing, Palmisano Contractors
  • Paul Bescher, manager-marketing and brand, MGAC
  • Donyelle R. Booker, business development & marketing manager-eastern region, Buckland & Taylor Ocean and Coastal Consultants
  • Janet E. Brooks, CPSM, director of business development, Clark Nexsen
  • Mindy C. Cannady, marketing & business development manager, PK Electrical
  • Rhiannon L. Martinelli Clark, marketing specialist, Aon Fire Protection Engineering
  • Karen M. Cotton, EIT, LEED AP, manager-marketing, HITT Contracting Inc.
  • Heather Davis, LEED AP, managing director-brand & culture, MGAC
  • Tonya L. Dooley, CPSM, regional marketing & business development manager, NAC Architecture
  • Anne M. Gode, CPSM, marketing coordinator, Bolton & Menk Inc.
  • Kathleen M. Held, CPSM, vice president of marketing & business development, Cini-Little International Inc.
  • Stephan Freia Kruse, marketing manager, P2S Engineering
  • Sarah McLain, sr. marketing coordinator, Power Construction Company, LLC
  • Shanna M. McMullen, CPSM, corporate marketing manager, Trihydro Corporation
  • Kathryn H. Petrovich, CPSM, office manager, Lammey & Giorgio, P.A.
  • Bradley P. Phillips, chief marketing officer, The Beck Group
  • Kimberly Robertson, CPSM, senior marketing manager, MKK Consulting Engineers
  • Gayle Staton, marketing manager, Stellar
  • Jennifer C. Van Vleet, CPSM, Americas regional communications manager, MWH Global
  • Julia L. Versteegh, CPSM, business development manager, Storefloors
  • Sharyn Yorio, FSMPS, CPSM, director of client development, VJ Associates

SMPS U was created through a partnership between SMPS and the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Its graduate-level curriculum teaches critical business-management concepts such as R&D, client development, finance, human resources, and leadership. The coursework uses worksheets, tools, and models as well as articles from the Harvard Business Review, and is taught by top-rated Smith School faculty.

The Class of 2015 met October 15 and 16 on University of Maryland’s College Park campus and again on November 12 and 13 at the university’s satellite campus in Washington, DC. Between sessions, the students worked on group projects including service blueprints of their firms and market positioning models.

Information and registration for the next SMPS U session is available on the SMPS University webpage.

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