One2One Mentoring Program

SMPS Houston is committed to connecting A/E/C marketers and assisting in their personal and professional development. The One2One Mentoring program pairs members with seasoned A/E/C industry professionals in a supportive, one-on-one environment. The program’s goal is to provide the mentor and the protégé with a mutually beneficial partnership.

“The One2One Mentoring Program helped me transition into marketing in the A/E/C industry. Having a mentor to ask questions, get new ideas, and help me develop a strategy was invaluable and well worth my time. It was also nice to know someone when attending SMPS events. I highly recommend this program. You will not regret it.” Sheila Ochsner, Business Development Director – Building Exterior Solutions, LLC

The program provides:

  1. Confidential resources to marketers and their firms

  2. Expansion of professional networks

  3. Access to a range of marketing tools and information

  4. An outlet for discussing career and personal development

  5. A certification of completion from the SMPS Houston One2One Mentoring Program at the end of the program year

“When I first joined SMPS, I had no idea what I was doing – no clue which direction I needed to take. When I joined the mentor program they gave me a mentor that gave me training wheels and pointed me in the right direction and gave me guidance along my journey. My mentor couldn’t do my job for me, but she pointed me towards people/sites that had the tools I needed to help me gain the skills I need.” Whitney Martin, Marketing Associate – Marek Brothers Systems, Inc.


Protégés: an SMPS member in good standing committed to meeting monthly with an assigned mentor over the program term. The protégé may not approach the mentor or mentor’s firm to sell consulting services. All participants are expected to comply with the SMPS Code of Ethics.

Mentor: an SMPS Member in good standing with a minimum of 10 years of experience in marketing/business development with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the A/E/C industry. The mentor may not approach the protégé or the protégé’s firm to sell consulting services. All participants are expected to comply with the SMPS Code of Ethics.

Past and current mentors include:  Tom Langley, T. Wayne Holcomb, John Telfryn, Matt Daniel, David Webb, Kim Icenhower, Bill Burwell, Melinda Robinson, Mary Fogle, Joe Cibor, Teri Rowley, Peter de la Mora, David Finklea, Andrea Goodwin, Tracey Bocksnick, Harold Cobb, Kristin Kautz, Carrie Stallwitz, Pete Ed Garrett, Matt Connor, Rob Ferguson, Rob Cullison, Elyssa Horvath, Jill Hope, Phyllis Boyea, Kathleen Irwin, Amy Moen, Doug Parker, Carolyn Ferguson.

The Houston Mentorship program has received national attention. We offer this opportunity to members who are interested in engaging in a relationship that will enhance your career development.

Download 2021 Mentoring Application