SMPS Awards Rachael Frohardt as 2019 Chapter President of the Year

August 5, 2019

Frohardt’s success as the SMPS Central Florida chapter president is unprecedented, elevating the chapter to new heights.

Alexandria, VA (August 5, 2019)The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is pleased to announce that Rachael Frohardt, SMPS Central Florida Chapter president, has been recognized as the 2019 Chapter President of the Year. Frohardt was honored at Build Business 2019, the SMPS annual conference, during the “R.I.S.E Luncheon” on Thursday, August 1, in Washington, D.C.

Frohardt is most notably known for her hands-on approach and generous spirit, leveraging professional working relationships to secure partnerships with premier organizations. She has worked on increasing the awareness of SMPS Central Florida, secured feature articles in regional and local publications, and recruited the future of the Central Florida A/E/C industry through speaking engagements. As president, Frohardt retained 92 percent of the membership base, which is 10 points above the national average and increased non-member programming attendance by 75 percent through the “first free” marketing mechanics programs.

When asked about Frohardt’s candidacy, Brooke Bourgeois, 2017-2018 director of communications of SMPS Central Florida said, “During Rachael’s president-elect year, she asked me to lunch. She encouraged me to consider stepping up and fulfilling the role as director of communications for the next year…I felt appreciated that Rachael took the opportunity to build trust with me and inspired leadership from not only myself, but others as well.”

The Chapter President of the Year Award recognizes an SMPS chapter president, who has demonstrated excellence in leadership while serving the chapter and its members. The nomination process includes both self and peer nominations and must be submitted by a current SMPS member.

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. Learn more about SMPS at smps.org.