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 6,000+ 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 for premier professional service firms to recognize SMPS as their most trusted resource for building business and achieving success.
Damion Morris, CPSMPresident
Emiliy MarinoActing Secretary
Gilbane Building Company
Coffman Engineers, Inc.
MS Marketing Solutions
KDG Construction Consulting
Cindy IonitaSocial Media
Brandy Little, CPSM, CPCCProfessional Development
Tom Smith, FSMPS, CPSMChapter Champion
Luis DominguezChapter Office
Annual Leonardo Awards Program
2020 marks the 37th annual presentation of The Leonardo awards program. The program was established as a means to celebrate the A/E/C industry’s finest professionals. The qualities that earned Leonardo da Vinci recognition as the quintessential Renaissance man are the same attributes that inspired the founding Board of Directors to coin the program in his honor. Since its inception, the program has recognized an illustrious consortium of modern-day inventors and creators.
2019 award recipients are:
Debra Gerod, FAIA, LEED AP
Industry Honor Award (Public Sector)
The California State University
Chief of Architecture & Engineering
The primary awards presented during the evening are:
Lifetime Achievement Award
To recognize an individual’s contributions over the whole of a career, rather than or in addition to single contributions. This award seeks to recognize an SMPS member who has devoted his/her professional life to the improvement of the profession. This award is not given annually; rather, it is awarded based upon the decision of the current Board of Directors.
To honor a marketing or business development professional that has clearly succeeded in being innovative in their profession, invested in education, served as a professional leader, and given back to the surrounding community.
Industry Honor Award
To pay tribute to a client organization (public and/or private sector) that has made momentous contributions to the built environment in Los Angeles and its surrounding communities.
Past Leonardo Recipients:
2017 Brandy Little, CPSM, A3K Consulting, LLC
2016 Tonya Dooley, CPSM, NAC Architecture
2015 Kim Tanouye, Englekirk Structural Engineers
2014 Shelley Santo, CPSM, Frederick Fisher Partners
2013 Andrea Walden, HOK
2011 Tom Neary, Morley Builders
2009 Paula Stamp, CPSM, PCL
2008 Daniel Slater, Smith-Emery Company
2007 Randall Paulson, Walker Parking
2005 Peter Devereaux, HED
2004 Calvin Abe, ahbe landscape architects
2003 Michael Enomoto, Gruen Associates
2002 Ronald Altoon, Altoon + Porter
2001 Charles Mutillo, Morley Builders
2000 Debra Barbour, ZGF Architects, LLP
1999 Michael Savage, Jerry Kovacs & Assoc.
1998 Michael Hallmark, NBBJ
1997 Lauren Melendrez, Melendrez
1996 Ann Banning-Wright, Syska Hennessy
1995 Phyllis Dubinsky, Dworsky Associates
1994 Terry Dooley, Morley Construction
1993 Dan Jacobs, Albert C. Martin & Assoc.
1992 Sharlene Silverman, Ove Arup Partners
1991 David Dretzka, Dretzka & Associates
1990 Gail Schwartz, Nadel Partnership
1989 Diane Creel, Earth Technology
1987 Carol Huntington, Parson Brinckerhoff Quade & Partners
1986 Tom Ryan, McLarand Vasquez & Partners
1985 Charlie Poll, Poll Associates
1984 Dick Lewis, Lewis & Associates
1983 Ronnie Paul, Dworsky Associates
1982 C.A. Carlson, Welton Becket
1981 Bill Feathers, Syska Hennessy
Marketing Communications Awards
The MCA is an esteemed awards program that is modeled after the SMPS National event and recognizes excellence in marketing communications by professional services firms in the design and building industry. The competition is not just about design, but also results.
Congratulations to our 2018 MCA Award Winners!
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The PENTA Building Group
Inside PENTA: Employee Newsletter
C.W. Driver Companies
Holiday Client Boxes
Special Events Marketing:
AC Martin Partners
AGLOW Client Event
Customized Conference Map
Lawrence Anderson Photography
Video, Social and Digital Media:
Creating a Better Future Video
Integrated Marketing Campaign:
Lawrence Anderson Photography
Project Pursuit Marketing:
Moffatt & Nichol
Art and Engineering
People’s Choice 2018:
Brand Experience/Corporate Identity
Rios Clementi Hale Studios
RCHS Corporate Brand Refresh
Member Recognition Program
SMPS/LA has many ways to achieve your personal and professional goals! Check out our local Chapter’s list of individuals who achieved these noteworthy accomplishments.
Past Presidents Overview:
Each of these individuals served the SMPS/LA Chapter through their commitment to our Vision of: “A community to enhance and inspire a legacy of excellence” and our Promise of: “Provide a valuable A/E/C resource for firm and individual growth through innovative educational, leadership, and relationship opportunities.”
Your marketing skills are vital to the lifeline of your firm. Every day you further your company’s growth by identifying new project opportunities, developing business relationships, and getting your company’s name in front of prospective clients. That’s your job as a professional services marketer. SMPS, the recognized leader in education and information for marketing professional services, offers a credential that recognizes the marketing expertise you have achieved: Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM).
Learn more about the CPSM program here: https://www.smps.org/Certification/
Chapter Fellows Overview:
The Fellows of SMPS represent the highest level of experience and leadership in marketing within the design and building industry. The Fellows serve as a resource at the chapter, regional, and national levels, providing insight, ideas, programs, and mentoring for the benefit of the members and the Society. In addition, these individuals teach, write, and speak on marketing issues outside of SMPS, working to advance the profession of marketing professional services throughout the architectural/engineering/construction industry.
Let’s take a moment to recognize these individuals’ efforts and dedication to SMPS/LA!
2016-2017 Rayna Feliciano | 2015-2016 Suria Lee | 2014-2015 Joseph Fong | 2013-2014 Juanita Martinez | 2012-2013 Amanda Sigafoos | 2011-2012 Veda Solomon | 2010-2011 Erica Hauck | 2009-2010 Randy Paulson | 2008-2009 Brandy Little | 2007-2008 Brandy Little | 2006-2007 Tonya Dooley | 2005-2006 Gerry Rodrigues | 2004-2005 Jennifer Carter | 2003-2004 Jennifer Carter | 2002-2003 Lupe Perez | 2001-2002 Paula Stamp | 2000-2001 Tom Neary | 1999-2000 Caecilia Gotama | 1998-1999 Debra Barbour | 1997-1998 Bonnie Zogby | 1996-1997 Sammi Reeves | 1995-1996 Mike Savage | 1994-1995 Andrea Walden | 1993-1994 Lori Belateche | 1992-1993 Phyllis Dubinsky | 1991-1992 Daniel Jacobs | 1990-1991 Janice Reese | 1989-1990 Kent Jakobsen | 1988-1989 Robert Schultz | 1987-1988 Corwin Vansant | 1986-1987 Richard Balthaser | 1985-1986 J. Patrick Drohan | 1984-1985 Raymond Gaio | 1983-1984 Ronnie Paul | 1982-1983 C.A. Carlson | 1981-1982 Cathy Edgerly
CPSM List of Individuals
Larry Casey | Tonya Dooley | Larisa Forester | Stephanie Hunting | Jon Jaeger | Brandy Little | Juanita Martinez | Damion Morris | Fawn Radmanich | Tom Smith | Paula Stamp