Presidents Message

I was hired in the industry right out of college and my very first mentor (Doug Parker) encouraged me to immediately join SMPS. That was nearly 20 years ago. Best professional advice EVER. Many leaders of this organization have gone before me, valuable sessions have paved the way and connections with like-minded professionals have all influenced me to become a better marketer. I am so honored to now be the SMPS Houston President. I am privileged to work along-side the stellar Board Members that have come together to serve you this term. We encourage you to get involved and build long-lasting relationships. Come to an upcoming program, join a committee, explore what our Chapter has to offer and let us know how we can help you advance your career and provide new opportunities for your firm.

At SMPS, we strive to be the leading resource of education, information, and marketing tools for those working in the built environment. Representing more than 170 professional service firms, SMPS Houston has a diverse membership of more than 220, at varying stages of their careers. We are about networking, training, business development and giving back to our community. Our Chapter is the proud recipient of many national accolades, including the Striving for Excellence Grand Prize in 2007 and most recently the 2016 1st Place Awards for Website and Special Event (Building Career Power).

I hope that being a part of SMPS brings as much value and joy to you as it has for me.

I thank EYP for their constant support of my involvement in the Chapter. My sincerest gratitude also to our generous sponsors and volunteers!


Jill Hope, CPSM