• CPSM Study Group Information Session
  • Monday, May 9th, 2016
  • 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • NAC Architecture
    837 North Spring Street, Third Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (Dial 300 at the front door intercom)

  • CPSM Infographic (Dos)




    Your marketing skills are vital to the lifeline of your firm. Every day you further your company’s growth by charting plans and strategies, 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).

    The CPSM credential is a voluntary certification designed to elevate the professional standards in marketing and influence the future of this vital field. Furthermore, the CPSM designation serves as a mark of distinction for professional services marketers and business developers, raising their standing with their employers, peers, and the public.

    A CPSM is recognized as an individual who has met a rigorous standard of experience and expertise in marketing professional services and has demonstrated their knowledge of the practice and related disciplines through a thorough examination of marketing competency. This individual further adheres to the ethics and responsibilities of the profession as outlined in the CPSM Code of Ethics.

    When you apply for the CPSM program, you are taking your first step toward joining a distinguished group of professionals who have made a commitment to professional excellence, career advancement, and an ongoing pursuit of knowledge.

    Demonstrate your professional excellence! Resolve to become a certified professional services marketer. Join the SMPS-LA CPSM Study Group to establish a support group of like-minded peers and help prepare for the examination.


    The CPSM Study Group Sessions will occur every Monday for six weeks, as per the schedule below. They will take place at NAC Architecture, 837 North Spring Street, Third Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

    Domain 1: Marketing Research
    Date: May 9, 2016

    Domain 2: Marketing Plan
    Date: May 16, 2016

    Domain 3: Client and Business Development
    Date: May 23, 2016

    Domain 4: SOQs/Proposals
    Date: June 6, 2016

    Domain 5: Promotional Activity
    Date: June 13, 2016

    Domain 6: Information, Resource and Organizational Management
    Date: June 20, 2016


    1. Fawn Radmanich, CPSM, Marketing Manager, PCL Construction
    2. Maia Hampson, CPSM, Marketing Manager, HOK
    3. Tonya Dooley, CPSM, Regional Marketing & Business Development Manager, NAC Architecture

    Study group speakers tbd

    The informational session is free. The cost of participating in the CPSM Study Group is:

    NAC Architecture
    837 North Spring Street, Third Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (Dial 300 at the front door intercom)

    For questions contact either Maia Hampson or Tonya Dooley, CPSM Study Group Co-Chairs

  • 2016 Marketing Communications Awards Call for Entries, now due Tuesday, May 10th!
  • Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
  • Now to Tuesday, May 10, 2016
  • Website Art

  • We are all creators!

    Creators of compelling and unique marketing collateral and campaigns. Let’s recognize the creative genius of our SMPS-LA marketing community. Submit your work for the 2016 Marketing Communications Awards, and come celebrate as we honor the winners at The LEONARDO on June 23 at the City Club Los Angeles.

    Entry Form and Guidelines




    To view past National MCA winners, click here:

    2015 MCA Award Winners - Pinterest

  • Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
  • 3:30pm to 5:30pm
  • City Club
    555 S. Flower St., 51st Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    (213) 620-9662

  • SMPS-LA Invites decision makers from leading medical institutions in the region to meet face-to-face with attendees in roundtable format.

    Event Schedule
    3:00 PM-3:30 PM: VIP Networking
    3:30 PM-4:00 PM: Registration & Networking
    4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Roundtable
    5:30 PM-6:00 PM: Networking

    Coming soon!

    Parking / Transportation
    Metro Red or Purple Lines to 7th Street/Metro Center.

    Valet parking available.  Self-park for $8 for the first three hours.

    Event Sponsors





    Annual Sponsors:

    Red Carpet Premiere


    Hollywood Glitz


    Tinseltown Star

    Stacked Logo wo Background

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    Print In-Kind

    ARC Logo

    CDR Logo - EPS-01

    Photography In-Kind

    Lawrence Anderson small

    Richard Levy

    Media In-Kind


    Please contact JoAnne DeGuzman at JoAnne.DeGuzman@hei-eng.com.

    Please contact Matthew Sullivan, Programs Chair, at fll_matthew@outlook.com.


  • Call for Nominations: 2016-2017 Board of Directors - Submit Your Nominations by May 19, 2016!
  • Thursday, May 19th, 2016
  • Submit Your Nominations From Now - to May 19, 2016
  • Email Submission

  • 2016-2017 SMPS-LA Call for Nominations

    Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2016-2017 term, which commences on September 1, 2016, and concludes on August 31, 2017. Currently, the President-Elect, Programs, Education, Communications, Secretary, and Treasurer positions are open for nominations. The Membership, Sponsorship, Special Events, and Professional Development positions will not be vacant until the 2017-2018 term. Members in good standing may be nominated for any of the elected positions that are currently available.

    The Director positions are elected for a one (1) year term with a maximum of two (2) terms in each position. The Treasurer and Secretary are elected to a two (2) year term with a maximum of two (2) terms in each position. The President-Elect serves in that office for one (1) year and then automatically assumes the office of the President in the subsequent year. At the end of that term, each President remains on the Board for another year as immediate Past President.

    Nominations for any of the elected positions may be self-proposed or by petition, and must include all data as outlined in the attached Nomination Form. The closing date for submissions is Thursday, May 19, 2016. The Nominations and Elections Committee will evaluate all nominations in accordance with the parameters and procedures outlined in the Chapter's by-laws. The Committee will then identify a qualified slate of candidates for approvals as required.

    Refer to the attached Nomination Form for details on the nomination process, Board responsibilities, and eligibility requirements. Please also note that additional volunteer opportunities are available and some Board appointments do not require a vote by the membership. For questions regarding volunteer opportunities or the nomination process, please contact me directly at (323) 859-3146 or slee@koacorp.com.

    Thank you,
    Suria Lee
    2015-2016 SMPS-LA Chapter President
    Chair, Nominations & Elections Committee

  • How to Take Professional-Looking Project Photography and Headshots
  • Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
  • 3:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Meeting Place:
    707 Wilshire Blvd., 23rd Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

    Public School on Tap #PS213
    612 Flower Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90017


  • Event Schedule: 
    3:00pm Registration
    3:30pm Photography Overview by Paul Turang
    4:00pm-5:30pm Walk and Talk Photography Session
    5:30pm-7:00pm Reception

    Walking Tour:
    Some firms or projects may not always have the budget for professional photography. As marketers and business developers we are often tasked with taking project photos and/or personnel headshots.

    SMPS/LA Photography Sponsor and award-winning architectural photographer, Paul Turang, will lead our group through downtown LA and give us hands-on Tips and Tricks on how to take professional-looking project photography and headshots.

    What you will learn:
    Paul Turang will show us how to look for the best angles, lighting, background, and contrast. He will explain how to use your camera features and settings – ranging from a smartphone to a professional camera.

    We will walk around the DTLA area to capture surrounding buildings, sceneries and practice taking headshots of one another.

    Required Materials:
    Bring your own camera. SMPS/LA will not provide cameras.

    Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes

    Nearby cash parking lots
    Metro Red, Purple, Blue or Expo Lines to 7th Street/Metro Center

    Members: Free
    Non-Members: $25
    Includes one complimentary drink ticket and appetizers at post-learning reception



    To sponsor this event, contact JoAnne DeGuzman

    For questions regarding this event, contact Christine Timbre


  • Ford Amphitheatre
  • Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
  • event time to be determined
  • Location: Ford Amphitheatre

  • Ford Amphitheatre Renovation Construction Tour.

    More Details Soon