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MEMBER BUZZ: December 2015

December 18th, 2015

Member Buzz

December 2015 Member News!

Member Buzz

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SMPS-NY Communications Committee celebrates the holidays at their December committee meeting.
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Leslie Jenkins joins the leadership team of TPG Architecture as Chief Marketing Officer
In this new role, she will oversee the marketing team and direct marketing strategy, operations, and protocols as well as external and internal communications. Leslie has been an SMPS Member since 1999, and over the last decade, website, brochure, advertising, website, and social media projects under her direction have won over 10 National SMPS National Marketing Communication Awards. She is also a LEED Green Associate. With 220 employees, TPG is the largest New York-headquartered designer of work space. The firm also has strong retail, broadcast and technology, education, health sciences, hospitality, branding and graphics, and base building architecture practices.


Kourtenay Mott Promoted to Director of Marketing at One Lux Studio, LLC
Kourtenay Mott was recently promoted to Director of Marketing for One Lux Studio, a lighting design firm in Manhattan. In this role, she will continue to be responsible for the firm’s overall marketing program while representing the firm to clients, peer organizations and business associates. Kourtenay is currently the SMPS-NY Board Secretary and received the 2015 Mary Findlen Professional Grant in April.


Sharyn Yorio, FSMPS, CPSM, Director of Client Development for VJ Associates has recently completed SMPS University’s Leadership Advancement Program.
The program is administered through the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business. The class of 21 professional s was the fifth to complete the program. Sharyn is a member of Membership and Professional Development Committees for the New York Chapter. She is also Mentor in the Chapter’s successful Mentoring Program.


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