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SMPS CT Announces 2020/2021 Board of Directors

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Connecticut Chapter announces the board of directors for the 2020/2021 program year, which begins on September 1. Board officers are elected by SMPS CT chapter members.

Alicia Mojica Washington, director of marketing for HRP Associates, Inc., is looking forward to growing awareness of SMPS CT and the value it brings to the A/E/C industry in her new role as the Chapter’s 2020/2021 president.  Alicia served as SMPS CT’s president-elect for the 2019/2020 program year and leads the Chapter’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force—a group devoted to creating environments that represent all people and growing awareness of SMPS CT and the value it brings to the A/E/C industry. Marta Dabrowski, CPSM, a marketing coordinator with WSP USA Inc., returns to the board as president-elect. She is the 2016/2017 recipient of the Grace Waldvogel Member of the Year. Her goal is to support the Chapter’s inclusion initiatives and expanded access to SMPS resources for new A/E/C professionals and students.

Nichole Petersen, director of marketing for Flow Tech, Inc., returns to the SMPS CT board this year as immediate past-president. A recipient of the 2014/2015 Grace Waldvogel Member of the Year Award, Nichole hopes to inspire fellow board members, volunteers and members to find creative ways to connect with each other, our customers, and the industry. SMPS CT welcomes Julia DeFrances to the board as treasurer. A marketing coordinator at BL Companies, Julia has been a member of SMPS since 2013, serving as co-chair for the Sponsorship Committee and as a member of the newly created Education Committee. In her new role, she hopes to keep the Chapter running smoothly, while empowering members to become more involved. Cynthia Colón joins the board as secretary. A marketing coordinator at QA+M Architecture, she joined the A/E/C industry and SMPS in 2019. She is the 2020 recipient of the Trail Blazer Award and an active member of SMPS CT's Communications Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce where she hopes to represent, inspire, and support diversity throughout the SMPS CT community.

Lucas J. Glendening, marketing manager for Turner Construction Company’s Connecticut Business Unit, joins the board as a director, where he hopes to develop programs that broaden the reach of SMPS CT to a wider group. A seasoned marketing professional, Luke also participates and organizes community and citizenship activities. George L. Jacobs, of KS Engineers, returns to the board for a second year as a director. Experienced in business development and marketing, George cherishes mentoring the next generation of business professionals by combining personal experience with the shared resources of SMPS CT.

Jocelyn Taylor, marketing coordinator at BL Companies, returns to the board as a director this year. A five-year SMPS CT member, she’s the recipient of the 2018/2019 Trail Blazer Award and will lead the Communications Committee as chair for the 2020/2021 program year. As an active board member, she looks forward to advancing diversity and inclusivity for the Chapter. Patrick Delany, marketing and preconstruction director for O&G Industries’ Building Group, joins the board as a director.  Pat’s construction journey began at age six, sweeping up after the carpenters on a nearby housing development. Today, Pat combines his accumulated technical experience—building out projects ranging from the Connecticut Convention Center to small interior fit-outs—with his writing and photography expertise on a variety of endeavors.

 

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (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 create business opportunities. Today, SMPS, nationally, 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 60 chapters benefit from the support of 3,250 design and building firms, encompassing 80% of the Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms and Top 400 Contractors.

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For further information, please contact:

Jocelyn Taylor, SMPS Communications Chair

[email protected] | 203-608-2409

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