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New Member Spotlight - September 2018

Meet SMPS Connecticut's newest members!


Marie Protomastro Patel
Marketing Manager, Redniss & Mead

Marie Protomastro Patel is an AEC Marketing Specialist who helps the principals of Redniss & Mead grow and promote their business.  Her method includes developing strategic marketing plans, content creation, SEO, email marketing, graphic design and company meetings and culture development.  Though beginning her marketing career in the computer industry for IBM, when an opportunity to join the AEC industry presented itself, she jumped in. Seven year later, she has rebranded Redniss & Mead and their website, developed and executed strategic marketing initiatives and communication plans, developed the firm's project profile database, the RFP/Q proposal presentation materials, professional resumes, and LinkedIn profiles and planned and ran client events and the annual team meetings.  Her next quest is using all that experience to study for and pass the CPSM exam.


Rachel Santacroce
Marketing Coordinator, Kaestle 

Rachel Santacroce is a dynamic communications professional with a diverse background in public relations and marketing. She currently serves as the Marketing Coordinator at Kaestle Boos Associates, Inc. Kaestle Boos is an architectural design firm that has been headquartered in New Britain for more than 60 years, with additional offices in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. As the Marketing Coordinator for Kaestle Boos Associates, Inc., Rachel assists in the development of proposals while also increasing the company’s social media presence and using her strong background in public relations to elevate Kaestle Boos’ already strong public reputation through continued earned media exposure. Previously to joining Kaestle Boos, Rachel honed her communications skills through positions at public relations firms and non-profit organizations.

Rachel enjoys remaining an active member of her community through multiple activities. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of New Britain and has been an active member of HYPE for over 4 years, during which time she served as the Social Events Committee Chairman. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Eastern Connecticut State University and is currently earning a Master of Science in Communications from Central Connecticut State University. She grew up in Manchester and currently lives in Wethersfield with her fiancée Kevin. You can connect with Rachel on LinkedIn here!


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