About Us

    Business Transformed Through Marketing Leadership

    The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is a community of marketing and business development professionals working to secure profitable business relationships for their A/E/C companies. Through networking, business intelligence, and research, SMPS members gain a competitive advantage in positioning their firms successfully in the marketplace. SMPS offers members professional development, leadership opportunities, and marketing resources to advance their careers.

    SMPS is the only organization dedicated to creating business opportunities in the A/E/C industry. Companies tap into a powerful national and regional network to form teams, secure business referrals and intelligence, and benchmark performance. SMPS was created in 1973 by a small group of professional services firm leaders who recognized the need to sharpen skills, pool resources, and work together to build their businesses.

    Today, SMPS represents a dynamic network of 7,000+ marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms located throughout the United States and Canada. The Society and its chapters benefit from the support of 3,700 design and building firms, encompassing 80% of the Engineering News–Record Top 500 Design Firms and Top 400 Contractors.

    SMPS’ mission is to advocate for, educate, and connect leaders in the building industry. SMPS' vision is Business Transformed through Marketing Leadership. The core purpose of the society is to enrich knowledge and advance practices that build business for professional services firms. The core values that guide the behavior of SMPS are Innovation, Integrity, Life-long learning, Relationships, and Service.

    The 2019/2020 Board Year was an exciting one! Click on the video below to see some of our highlights from the past year!


    Educational Programs

    Each year we offer learning seminars and networking events on topics including market research, marketing planning, client and business development, proposals, promotional activity, and information, resource, and organizational management.

    For more information contact Education Chair Susan Shaffer at [email protected]

    Past Presidents

    SMPS Central PA extends sincere thanks and deep gratitude to our past presidents, whose committment and dedication to our organization and our industry are greatly valued and immensely appreciated!

    Ann Mark, 2019-2020

    Cristina Barnes, CPSM, 2018-2019

    Shawn Barron,CPSM, 2017-2018

    Julie Hungarter, 2016-2017

    Brooke Wenger, 2015-2016

    Jacque Foster, 2014-2015

    Heather Sweitzer, CPSM, 2013-2014

    Amy Collins, CPSM, 2012-2013

    Anne Miller, CPSM, 2011-2012

    Lauren Herman, 2010-2011

    Kristi Reichard, 2009-2010

    Casey Waller, 2008-2009

    Terry DiBacco, 2007-2008

    Perry Heath, Founding President, 2006-2007

    Media Contact

    To learn more about SMPS Central Pennsylvania, please contact Sara Crimmel Miller, President, at [email protected]


    Thank you to our 2020-2021 Annual Sponsors!