New Member Spotlight - February 2018

Meet some of SMPS Connecticut's newest members!


Hilary Adorno
Project Manager, Golden Egg Concepts

After 22 years of wearing many hats in the Commercial Real Estate industry, Hilary Adorno was provided the unique opportunity to transition into the world graphic design and marketing, as Golden Egg's Project Manager. Capitalizing on her innate talent, Hilary’s responsibilities include RFP/Q construction, content creation, website updates, assisting with strategic marketing initiatives, and account support for Golden Egg’s clients. Her experience in real estate development and customer care dovetails perfectly with her new role. In her spare time, she is a freelance journalist and photographer.

John H. Olson
Owner, Olson Photographic, LLC

John H. Olson, founder of Olson Photographic, LLC, is a professional photographer who specializes exclusively in interior and architectural photography - and has been doing so since 1999. While based in Connecticut, equidistant to New York and Boston, he is consistently trusted to capture award winning images of fantastic projects nationwide – from Maine to New Mexico, to Florida. In addition to the portfolios of top design and building professionals, his images are used in nationwide marketing campaigns, as well as being recognized in professional competitions for the industries that he serves. With contributions to well over two hundred books and magazines to date, his images regularly grace shelter magazines and design book titles.  He is also a co-author of several books on design and travel subjects.?

Abigail Tirone
Assistant Marketing Coordinator, Burns & McDonnell

Abigail Tirone recently joined Burns & McDonnell as an Assistant Marketing Coordinator. She graduated this past December from Eastern Connecticut State University where she was studying Communications and Business Administration with a triple concentration in Public Relations, Advertising, and Marketing. With a focused interest in event planning and stakeholder management, Abigail enjoys opportunities to further develop her skills, make connections, and tries to attend at least one networking event a month if possible. Some of her hobbies include reading, drawing, and working with horses. A fun fact about her is that she trained four wild mustangs by herself from late middle school to early high school. She also is a presenter for a makeup company called Younique which provides a haven retreat as well as resources for women who have been sexually abused as children.

Kelsey Morander
Marketing & Public Relations Specialist, CME Associates, Inc. 

Kelsey Morander is a highly creative marketing and public relations specialist with experience in public outreach, graphic and web design. Kelsey began her career as a graphic and web designer. Over the past 3+ years at CME, she’s been involved with public outreach for both state and municipal projects and has grown a passion for this work. By leveraging technology and adapting to evolving needs, she hopes to positively impact the relationship between the public and the client. She also assists in strategic marketing initiatives and business development within the company. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and interior decorating. She is also pursuing a Master's Degree in Strategic Communication from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU).


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Share the Benefits of SMPS

Being a member of SMPS provides many perks and opportunities - now you can also benefit by referring a friend! SMPS is offering the following referall rewards to current members:

  1. As the referrer of someone who joins, you’ll be given credit from SMPS Headquarters in the form of a free 3-month extension of your membership.
  2. For your second successful referral, you’ll be sent a $25 gift card.

If you'd like to join SMPS Connecticut, or recommend a colleague for membership, please reach out to Membership Committee Co-Chairs Ruth Millward  and Cathy DeFrances. They are happy to help you pursue new members and make sure you’re registered to receive the referral rewards you’ve earned.

Don't miss out on all SMPS has to offer. Marketing is about relationships, both professional and social. Constant exposure to peers, clients and referral sources through chapter meetings, regional conferences, national conferences, speaking opportunities, publishing opportunities and serving on committees and boards give you the exposure and opportunity to gather information, build and strengthen business relationships, and gain life-long friends.






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