SMPS Announces the 2020–2021 Board of Directors

August 31, 2020

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Tina Myers

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

703.549.6117 x224

tina@smps.org

SMPS Announces the 2020–2021 Board of Directors

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Alexandria, VA (August 31, 2020)The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is pleased to announce its 2020–2021 board of directors. The new board takes office on September 1, 2020.

“Serving SMPS is a highlight of my professional career and personally rewarding on so many levels. The impacts of COVID-19 have redefined the adage “flip the script” and are at the forefront of every decision and action we’ll take for the near term.  SMPS has been my home and safe place for nearly 25 years. We are here for our members and hope they find the same comfort and resource through our community.” said, Doug Parker, FSMPS, CPSM, president of SMPS.

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 2020–21 SMPS board of directors:

  • President-Elect: Bernice Bako, FSMPS, director of marketing, global development, Turner Construction Company, Dallas, TX (Term: September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021)
  • At-Large Director: Dana Galvin Lancour, FSMPS, CPSM, vice president, branding + communications, Barton Malow Holdings, Southfield, MI (Term: September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2022) (First term)
  • At-Large Director: Kimberly Thompkins, FSMPS, CPSM, director of proposals, Cumming Management Group, Inc., Atlanta, GA (Term: September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2022) (First term)

Five current directors will continue serving on the SMPS board in 2020–21 in the following positions:

  • President: Doug Parker, FSMPS, CPSM, principal, Elevate Marketing Advisors, Houston, TX (Term: September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021)
  • Past-President: Melissa Lutz, FSMPS, CPSM, principal, Champlin Architecture, Cincinnati, OH (Term: September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021)
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Barbara A. Stiles, FSMPS, CPSM, vice president, business planning, WGI, Ocoee, FL (Term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021) (Second term)
  • At-Large Director: Mike Wagner, CPSM, vice president, business development, Hill International, Inc., Irving, TX (Term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021) (First term)
  • Michael V. Geary, CAE, chief executive officer, SMPS, Alexandria, VA

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Business Transformed Through Marketing Leadership: The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is the only organization dedicated to creating business opportunities in the A/E/C industries. With more than 7,000 members, SMPS provides leadership and professional development programs, industry research, business-building events, and vital marketing resources. Through SMPS, A/E/C professionals in North America tap into powerful networks to form project teams, secure business referrals and intelligence, and benchmark performance. The Society is committed to validating the practice of marketing and business development as essential to the success of all professional services firms. To learn more, visit smps.org.