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SMPS CT Marketers Named Outstanding Women in Construction

SMPS CT members—Alicia Mojica Washington, Nichole D. Petersen, and Samantha VanSchoick—have been named Outstanding Women in Construction by the National organization of the Professional Women in Construction (PWC). The 40th anniversary list recognizes outstanding women who have shown a commitment to the architecture, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) industry.

As Director of Marketing and Director of JEDI ERG at HRP Associates, Inc., Alicia Mojica Washington leads marketing efforts and supports and engages diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. She is President and Director of SMPS CT and leads their Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce. Alicia is also a Board Member and Membership Chair for the Construction Institute and Communication’s Committee Chair for the Connecticut Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects. Nichole D. Petersen, Director of Marketing for Flow Tech, Inc., leads the company’s marketing and communication initiatives. She is an active member of SMPS CT where she is currently Leadership Committee Chair and a member of the Programs Committee. She previously served as SMPS CT Chapter President, Secretary, and Sponsorship Committee Chair and is the current Communications Committee Chair for PWC CT. As Director of Strategic Partnerships at CIL, a nonprofit real estate development organization, Samantha VanSchoick believes that when you get the right people together, big change is possible. Sam has served SMPS CT in multiple roles, including President, President-Elect, Director, and Communications Committee Chair.

SMPS CT is grateful for Alicia, Nichole, and Sam’s leadership and commitment to advancing the status of marketing within the A/E/C community. Their individual and collective actions give practical meaning to the phrase: “Business Transformed through Marketing Leadership.”   

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.


For further information, please contact:

Jocelyn Taylor
SMPS Communications Chair
[email protected]

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