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.
Juanita Martinez, CPSMPresident
TMAD Taylor & Gaines
Amanda SigafoosImmediate Past President
Rios Clementi Hale Studios
TMAD Taylor & Gaines
Alisa GreeneSpecial Events
IBE now Stantec
KPFF Consulting Engineers
Silvia ThemudoUniversity Liaison
Luis DominguezChapter Office
Annual Leonardo Awards Program
2013 marked the 30th presentation of the Leonardo Awards Program. The program was established in 1981 as a means to celebrate the A/E/C industry’s finest professionals. The qualities that earned Leonardo daVinci 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.
The primary awards presented during the evening are:
Industry Honor Award
To pay tribute to a client organization that has made momentous contributions to the built environment in Los Angeles and its surrounding communities.
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.
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.
In 2013, the following entry categories will be considered:
- Corporate Identity
- Direct Mail Campaign
- Milestone Recognition
- Media Relations
- Project Pursuit
SMPS/LA offers a variety of ways for our members to earn recognition for their accomplishments and participation. Following is a list of recent award recipients along with a brief description of each honor.
Board member that went “above & beyond the call of duty”
Jennifer Vasquez, C.W. Driver 2009.
Committee volunteer who has shown exceptional dedication and potential
Nicole Kerr, Sussman Prejza 2009.
Most generous and frequent sponsor
Morley Builders, 2009.
Most actively engaged member
Donna Prescott, Acentech 2009.