We want your SMPS experience to add value to you and to your firm, we know that this is accomplished by getting involved. Each Committee is inherently unique, but they all provide an opportunity to connect with your professional peers and develop skill sets that are transferable.
The Programs Committee is charged with planning and implementing events that offer unique, timely and insightful information to GET WORK! Topics range from client panel discussions to facilitating networking events with the top owners and clients in the area.
This is the committee for you if you are organized, like to plan events, and perhaps even want to meet a client or two!
For more information, contact LaKeta Morris
The Education Committee is responsible for planning and implementing activities centered around the Domains of Practice. These events include professional development lunch-and-learns as well as more informal brown-bag presentations and roundtable discussions. Educational opportunities are designed to help marketers and business developers at all levels within their organization do their job better and enhance their career path.
This committee is ideal for a member who likes to plan events and is passionate about furthering our members' professional development. There are several sub-committees within Education, one of which is right for you!
For more information, contact Valerie Delafosse
SMPS Houston is currently one of the top 10 chapters in the country. The Membership Committee recruits and retains members to keep us there! This Committee helps newcomers get the most value out of their membership by plugging them into the appropriate networks. Additionally, they plan several annual events for both current and potential members that illustrate the value of joining the SMPS Houston Chapter.
The Membership Committee is all about creating lasting relationships to continue building a strong chapter for SMPS and our city. If you are looking to get connected quickly with other SMPS Members, want to develop member/employee retention skills, and love to spearhead social events, you are meant for Membership.
For more information, contact Lara Vagstad
The Communications Committee is responsible for the public image of the Houston Chapter, as well as the various communication tools used to relay information to members, non-members and guests. Duties include email announcements and website updates to social media and photography.
Are you a great writer? Have a knack for graphic design? Consider yourself a social media guru? We want and need all these talents! Join today!
For more information, contact Amber Timmermeyer
SMPS Houston is traditionally funded through a combination of membership fees, sponsorships and event fees. Sponsorships allow the chapter to offer cutting-edge industry events at significantly reduced rates to our members, their guests and other industry professionals who are considering membership. Sponsorships are also a way for our member firms to position themselves in front of A/E/C industry decision makers.
Individuals who are interested in fundraising and want to help companies make the most of their sponsorship investment are welcome to join this Committee.
For more information, contact Drew Prochaska
The Mentoring Committee coordinates all aspects related to the successful partnership of seasoned veterans with members including:
· Recruit participants
· Review applications
· Pair mentors and protégés
· Conduct graduations from the program
· Perform routine check-ins with each mentor/protégé pair
SMPS exists to connect and educate marketers in the A/E/C industry. The mentorship committee plays a direct role in making sure that core value is realized. If you are interested in contributing to the development of fellow marketers' careers, we would love to have you.
For more information, contact Melissa Wright
Design Awards Gala
The Gala Committee is essential to helping us pack the room with energy, excitement, and engaged people who want to support Casa de Esperanza and celebrate our members and their accomplishments with member and design awards.
For more information, contact Jill Hope, CPSM