Leadership & Committees



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SMPS Chicago Chapter Committees
Get the most out of your membership while getting acquainted with other SMPS members – Join a Committee!

SMPS Chicago is built on the efforts of its volunteers. Besides working with other members you’ll have a chance to gain new skills while helping the chapter succeed. Find a committee that peaks your interest and contact Jessie Erickson at jerickson@pepperconstruction.com for more information.

The Communications Committee assists all of the other committees in marketing communication and promotion including, event announcements on monthly activities and events, e-mail blasts to all members and friends, website maintenance, social media strategy and the newsletter. The group develops creative content, key messaging and graphics for the programs and events throughout the calendar year.

The Membership Committee encourages chapter enrollment through organizing the membership drive, supporting SMPS recruiting efforts, welcoming new members and aiding with member retention. This committee is responsible for providing information to new and potential members, organizing monthly New Member lunches, taking care of registration for all events, maintaining the Chapter mailing list and publishing an annual directory of members. Committee members might find themselves working registration or even organizing events that connect our members (new, old and even those contemplating membership).

SMPS strives to connect members to trends and hot topics that will help them in their firms marketing, research and planning. Each committee member is responsible for planning a monthly program. This includes developing a topic, finding a speaker(s) and leading all other arrangements to ensure the program runs smoothly from start to finish.

The SMPS Chicago Sponsorship Committee members are responsible for obtaining sponsorship for annual sponsorship, monthly programs and special events. The committee works with other committees to facilitate financial support for programs from monthly luncheons to special events. They are in charge of conveying the benefits of annual and program sponsorship opportunities to current and potential sponsors from all facets of the A/E/C industry.

Professional Development
The Professional Development Committee strives to provide educational, professional and personal development opportunities through a variety of events and formats. These can include half day workshops, skills training, lunch time webinars and CPSM certification study groups. Education topics and learning/implementation tools are defined by the Six Domains of Practice: Marketing Research, Marketing Plan, Client/Business Development, SOQs/Proposals, Promotional Activity, and Information, Resource and Organizational Management.

Special Events
The Special Events Committee is responsible for planning, coordinating and facilitating some of our Chapter's biggest events, including the Holiday Party, Summer Party and seasonal networking events. The committee provides opportunities for members to build relationships with peers and potential teaming partners through networking events. The overall goal is to engage and encourage potential and existing members and reinforce cohesiveness of the Chapter. 

SMPS Chicago Committee List



Dawn Jones
Hitchcock Design Group
22 E. Chicago Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
Phone: (630) 961-1787
e-mail: djones@hitchcockdesigngroup.com
Past President/Advisor

Roshanna Tokh
Jacobs Engineering
525 W Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60661-3629
Phone: (312) 612-7263
e-mail: Roshanna.tokh@jacobs.com

Thomas Fennell
FitzGerald Associates Architects
912 West Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 563-9100 ext 254
Fax: (312) 563-1919
e-mail: tfennell@fitzgeraldassociates.net

Clarice Lyons-Davidson, CPSM
Infrastructure Engineering, Inc.
One South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 425-9560
e-mail: clyonsdavidson@infrastructure-eng.com

Lorna Luebbers
Schuler Shook
750 North Orleans Street #400
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 944-8230
e-mail: lluebbers@schulershook.com
Programs Director

Ramsi Taylor
Forum Studio
35 East Wacker Drive #1300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 852-5740
Fax: (314) 890-7664
e-mail: Taylorra@forumstudio.com
Professional Development Director

Stefany Adholekar
R.M. Chin & Associates, Inc.
500 W. 18th Street, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: (312) 608-0432
e-mail: sadholekar@rmchin.com
Special Events Director

Marie Barrone
Eriksson Engineering Associates Ltd
135 S. Jefferson Street
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: (312) 463-0551 ext22
Fax: (312) 463-0552
e-mail: mbarrone@eea-ltd.com
Special Events Director

Valerie Ward
420 W. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 799-8332
e-mail: vsolver@cushingco.com
Sponsorship Director

Jessica Hemauer, CPSM
Novak Construction
3423 N. Drake Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 278-1100
e-mail: JHemauer@NovakConstruction.com
Membership Director

Steve Carroll
Rex Electric and Technologies
1333 Butterfield Rd Ste 600
Downers Grove, IL 60515-5603
Phone: (630) 779-4872
e-mail: scarroll@rexelectric.com
Membership Director

Jenna Teitenberg
Gilbane Building Company
225 West Wacker Drive
Suite 2160
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 614-3878
e-mail: jteitenberg@gilbaneco.com
Communications Director

Taylor Preuss
Big Construction
330 North Wabash Avenue #1500
Chicago, IL 60611-7622
Phone: (312) 940-3759
e-mail: taylor@buildbig.com