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MEMBER BUZZ: August 2015

August 27th, 2015

Member Buzz

August 2015 Member News!

Member Buzz

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Carrie (Snyder) Villani married Steven Villani at a ceremony in Rye Brook, NY earlier this summer.
Carrie is the Director of Marketing for Leslie E. Robertson Associates and a very active member of SMPS-NY as Chair of the Coordinators Club, Member of the Professional Development Committee and Email Co-Chair on the Communications Committee. Steven is a licensed electrician and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 3. The outdoor ceremony was followed by a ballroom reception and lots of dancing to the new wave bands the couple loves including their first dance to Lovesong by The Cure. The evening featured a rose petal toss, photo booth, sparkler send off, and a Venetian Hour dessert extravaganza. Alexis Newman, Corporate Senior Marketing Specialist at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger and SMPS-NY Director of Communications was Carrie’s Maid of Honor extraordinaire. A number of SMPS-NY members joined in the celebration.

Brent Robertson is featured in this month’s edition of SMPS’s annual publication Marketer Magazine.
Brent is a Partner with the growth consultancy Fathom and is a member of the SMPS-NY Communications Committee. To read his article “About How to Thrive in the Age of Choice” please click here.

Jonas Foster leads HLB Lighting Design to a First Place win in the Internal Marketing Category at the Zweig Group’s Marketing Excellence Awards
The Zweig Group’s Marketing Excellence Awards recognize outstanding and effective marketing in our industry in the following categories: Online Marketing, Internal Marketing, Special Event Marketing, External Newsletter, and Integrated Marketing. “Thank you, Zweig Group, for awarding us with First Place in the Internal Marketing Category for HLB’s Corporate Identity! HLB Lighting Design appreciates the recognition by our industry peers and we are humbled to be in great company, this is a great testament to the marketing teams hard work and dedication this past year,” says Senior Associate and SMPS-NY Director of Public Relations Jonas Foster. Click here to view the 2015 award winners.

Keith Kennedy joins STUDIOS Architecture as an Associate and Director of Marketing
Keith Kennedy, Chair of the SMPS-NY Communications Committee, has recently joined STUDIOS Architecture’s New York office as Director of Marketing. In this role, he will lead the office’s marketing efforts, assist with business development, facilitate internal and external communications, and support firm-wide marketing initiatives as part of a global team. Keith has recently spoken about our multi-generational workforce at our July Leadership Lunch, and is part of a four-member panel discussing how our industry can better engage millennials at this year’s New Horizons TME 2015.


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