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's 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.

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 Cristina Barnes, CPSM, President, at president@smpscentralpa.org

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!

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 Cristina Barnes, CPSM, President, at president@smpscentralpa.org

 

Thank you to our 2018-2019 Annual Sponsors!