Announcing Our New 2018-19 Volunteer Leaders

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The Society for Marketing Professionals Services (SMPS) is grateful for the enthusiastic response to our invitation for members to serve in volunteer leadership roles. The Nominations and Elections Committee thoroughly reviewed all the qualified applications and is pleased to present the slate of officers, directors, and trustees for the forthcoming fiscal year.

In accordance with the SMPS bylaws, the following candidates have been appointed by the Nominations and Elections Committee to fill three open positions on the 2018–19 SMPS board of directors:

  • President-Elect: Melissa Lutz, FSMPS, CPSM, Principal, Champlin Architecture, Cincinnati, OH (Term: September 1, 2018, to August 31, 2019)
  • At-Large Director: Elizabeth M. Harris, FSMPS, CPSM, Vice President, United Consulting, Norcross, GA (Term: September 1, 2018, to August 31, 2020)
  • At-Large Director: Catherine McCullough, CPSM, President/CEO, McCullough Landscape Architecture Inc., San Diego, CA (Term: September 1, 2018, to August 31, 2020)

Four current directors will continue serving on the SMPS board in 2018–19 in the following positions:

  • President: Chris Rickman, FSMPS, CPSM, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, ZFI Engineering Co., Oklahoma City, OK (Term: September 1, 2018, to August 31, 2019)
  • Past-President: Nancy J. Usrey, FSMPS, CPSM, Associate Vice President, HNTB Corporation, Plano, TX (Term: September 1, 2018, to August 31, 2019)
  • At-Large Director: Stacy Stout, FSMPS, CPSM, Principal, BRANDiac Strategies, Centennial, CO (Term: September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2019)
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Barbara Stiles, FSMPS, CPSM, Transportation Business Development Manager, Wantman Group, Inc., Ocoee, FL (Term: September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2019)

The Nominations and Elections Committee also recommended and the SMPS board approved the following SMPS Foundation member trustee in 2018–2019:

  • Donna Corlew, FSMPS, CPSM, Chief WIT Officer, C*Connect, Kingston Springs, TN (Term: September 1, 2018, to August 31, 2020)

The following member trustees will continue to serve on the SMPS Foundation board in 2018–19:

  • Holly R. Bolton, FSMPS, CPSM, Owner, 3chord Marketing, Indianapolis, IN (Term: Term: September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2019)
  • Janet Brooks, CPSM, Director of Business Development, Clark Nexsen, Charlotte, NC (Term: Term: September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2019)
  • Amy Collins, CPSM, Senior Marketing Strategist, Gannett Fleming, Camp Hill, PA (Term: Term: September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2019)
  • Carolyn Ferguson, FSMPS, CPSM, Owner|President, WinMore Marketing Advisors, Denton, TX (Term: September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2019)
  • Andrea Goodwin, CPSM, Director of Marketing, Cardno, Houston, TX (Term: Term: September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2019)
  • Michael McCann, FSMPS, CPSM, Sr. Business Development and Marketing Manager, New York, NY (Term: Term: September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2019)
  • Marion Thatch, FSMPS, President, Distinction in Marketing, Walnut Creek, CA (Term: Term: September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2019)
  • Brad Thurman, P.E., FSMPS, CPSM, Principal & Chief Marketing Officer, Wallace Engineering, Tulsa, OK (Term: Term: September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2019)

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