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New Member Spotlight

Meet some of SMPS Connecticut's newest members:


Luke Glendening
Marketing Manager, Turner Construction Company

Luke Glendening serves as the Marketing Manager for Turner Construction Company’s Shelton Business Unit. Luke joined Turner in 2001 and has served in the marketing and sales capacities for Turner for over 16 years. Luke manages the marketing and communications efforts for the company and supports the business development, VDC Group and estimating departments.

David C. Brownell
Northeast Director of Marketing and Business Development, PES Structural Engineers

David C. Brownell is Northeast Director of Marketing and Business Development or PES Structural Engineers, a nationally acclaimed structural engineering firm, headquartered in Atlanta, GA with a New England regional office in West Hartford, CT.

David concentrates on introducing PES’s notable engineering abilities to the New England AEC/O marketplace while cultivating partnerships with designers and uncovering opportunities with developers and owners.

David is a 30 + year AEC/O industry veteran, who’s business intelligence and passion focuses on emerging technologies, building information modeling (BIM), building informatics & data collection/exchange and digital media which includes social media utilization, analytics and content creation/management.

David is co-chair & a founding member of the Construction Institute’s BIM Council, Professional Women in Construction (PWC), Boston Society of Architects (BSA) BIM Roundtable, Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Emerging Technology Committee, National Institute Building Sciences (NIBS), BIM Forum, buildingSMART International US chapter (bSa) and the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS).

Amy Graver
Principal & Creative Director, Elements

Amy Graver is the Principal and Creative Director of Elements, an integrated strategic marketing and design agency. Amy works closely with clients to identify their strategic marketing, digital and design needs and develops effective strategies with her team to meet and exceed clients' goals. Her work has been recognized and awarded both nationally and internationally by leading industry publications such as Print, Package Design Magazine, HOW, Communication Arts, Graphic Design USA, and more.

Her penchant for details was honed while working as a photojournalist for The Boston Globe, where she began her career combing her love of writing and learning to see beyond the photo. She honed those skills as a creative director to embrace communication and design challenges and look for unexpected solutions for her clients.

Amy is a contributing writer to several publications and regularly gives seminars to various organizations on the topics of integrating emerging technology into marketing strategy, SEO/SEM, marketing and creative communications.

A fierce proponent of design, Amy is a co-founder and past vice president of the AIGA Connecticut chapter and served on the board of the Connecticut Art Directors Club for eleven years, two as president. She was awarded a “40 under 40” Award from Business New Haven and as a “Designer to Watch” by Graphic Design USA Magazine. She frequently lectures to students, is featured in print or has articles published in such industry leading publications as HOW Magazine, Print Magazine, Package Design Magazine and Communication Arts and is frequently asked to judge national design competitions. In 2012, her best selling book Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Grids & Page Layouts was published by Rockport Publishers and she is currently writing a second book on marketing and design. Amy also currently serves on the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and serves on the board of Package Design Magazine.


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