Alexis M. Newman, MBA
Senior Marketing Specialist
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH)
- President 2017-2018, SMPS New York
If you would have told me five years ago that in 2017, I would be living in Manhattan, working in a job I love, and leading one of the largest chapters of a national organization, I may not have believed you. But guess what? It happened, and I couldn’t be more grateful!
My journey in this industry has spanned more than thirteen years, but in many ways, it feels like it is just beginning. This crazy ride has taken me from coast to coast, from a Ph.D. program, to an office manager position at an engineering firm, to a proposal team, to getting an MBA in Marketing, to several Board positions, to sitting in my office today, as a senior marketer in charge of what I love most…client events. I can say with confidence that a special friend has been by my side on this journey, supporting me through the ups and downs, providing endless opportunities for me to grow as an individual, while at the same time allowing me to add value to my marketing team and to my firm. That special friend is named SMPS, and for so many reasons, I am forever indebted to this amazing organization.
If you’ve met me in the last couple of years, you’ve probably noticed a purple tint to my life, both personally and professionally. What’s with all the purple? I think it’s time to let you in on my purple secret…