The SMPS Foundation Announces the 2020–2021 Board of Trustees

August 31, 2020

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Antonio Payne, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

703.549.6117 x222

antonio@smps.org

The SMPS Foundation Announces the 20202021 Board of Trustees

The SMPS Foundation promotes A/E/C research and education that advances professional services marketing.

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

When asked what were the goals and research initiatives that the board is looking forward to this year, Donna Corlew, FSMPS, CPSM, president of the SMPS Foundation, said, “We plan to extend the work of our 2018 Neuropsychology of Influence and Decision-Making report as well expand research related to further understanding the buying practices by owners. We’re also launching new research to support Society directives in the areas of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion and marketing and business development career paths.” Corlew adds that SMPS is excited to continue advancing professional services marketing and providing valuable, relevant content to members. “And as always, we thank all of the generous donors who make our research possible and hope our findings will encourage members, chapters, and firms to continue to support the SMPS Foundation.”

The Nominations and Elections Committee recommended and the SMPS board approved the following SMPS Foundation member trustees in 2020–21:

  • President: Donna Corlew, FSMPS, CPSM, chief whatever it takes officer, C*Connect, Kingston Springs, TN (Term: September 1, 2020, to August 31, 2022) (Second term)

The following trustees will continue to serve on the SMPS Foundation board in 2020–21:

  • President-Elect: Andrea Goodwin, CPSM, communications manager, BGE, Inc., Houston, TX (Term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021) (Second term)
  • Treasurer: Janet L. Lively, CPSM, vice president, marketing and business development, Schaefer General Contracting Services, Louisville, KY (Term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021) (First term)
  • Secretary: Barbara D. Shuck, FSMPS, CPSM, president, Everest Marketing Services, Blair, NE (Term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021) (First term)
  • Past-President: Brad Thurman, P.E., FSMPS, CPSM, principal & chief marketing officer, Wallace Engineering, Tulsa, OK (Term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021) (Second term)
  • Amy Collins, FSMPS, CPSM, facilities business line marketing manager, Gannett Fleming, Camp Hill, PA (Term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021) (Third term)
  • Carolyn Ferguson, FSMPS, CPSM, owner | president, WinMore Marketing Advisors, Denton, TX (Term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021) (Third term)
  • Michael T. McCann, FSMPS, CPSM, senior business development and marketing manager, The Clarient Group, New York, NY (Term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021) (Second term)
  • CJ McClanahan, founder, CJ McClanahan, Indianapolis, IN (Term: September 1, 2020, to August 31, 2022) (Second term)
  • Marion Thatch, FSMPS, president, Distinction in Marketing, Walnut Creek, CA (Term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021) (Third term)

SMPS BOARD LIAISON AND TRUSTEE

  • Mike Wagner, CPSM, vice president, business development, Hill International, Inc., Irving, TX (Term: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021) (First term)

CEO

  • Michael V. Geary, CAE, chief executive officer, SMPS, Alexandria, VA

FOUNDATION STAFF LIAISON

  • Antonio Payne, CPA, chief financial officer, SMPS, Alexandria, VA

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The SMPS Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization established by SMPS in 1992 to develop a greater understanding of the role and value of marketing and business development in industries the Society serves. The SMPS Foundation is funded by donations and is underwritten by SMPS. Gifts by U.S. citizens may be tax-deductible for charitable purposes. To learn more, visit smpsfoundation.org.