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Member Buzz | November 2017

November 16th, 2017

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November 2017 Member News!

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Let’s see what our members are up to this month!


PRESIDENT’S (PURPLE) PLATFORM: A Note of Thanks for Thanksgiving

November 15th, 2017

Featured Author

Alexis M. Newman, MBA

Senior Marketing Specialist

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH)

President's Purple Platform
  • President 2017-2018, SMPS New York

Merci beaucoup…Vielen dank…Muchas gracias…Grazie mille…Muito obrigado…Tack så mycket…Bol’shoye spasibo…OK, you catch my drift! How many ways do you know how to say ‘thank you’ or ‘thank you very much’ for that matter? Whatever language you use, I hope you use it every day to express this important sentiment. For me, I often feel as though I can’t say it enough. When I think about SMPS in particular, I am pretty much BUSTING with thanks for the SMPS’ers I know and meet every day. I bring this up because, as many of us are about to take off to join our loved ones on the one day a year when we break bread and express our gratitude, I would ask that you take a moment to thank the people in your professional circles. I’ll start! (more…)

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MEMBER OF THE MONTH | November 2017

November 6th, 2017

Kirsten Haas

Marketing Director

Acoustic Distinctions

Creative, inquisitive, and continually leading the way, November’s Member of the Month is a quintessential backbone of our New York chapter. Kirsten Haas is currently taking charge as Co-Champion for TME 2017, in addition to serving on both the Leadership and Professional Development committees. As the Marketing Director for Acoustic Distinctions, Kirsten made it a primary mission to reshape marketer’s roles in the A/E/C industry and properly distinguish their importance at a firm. Let’s read below as Kirsten shares with us some critical advice, along with many other insightful thoughts and ideas.


EVENT RECAP | Leadership Lunch: Risky Business – How To Position Your Firm in the High-Risk A/E/C Environment

November 2nd, 2017

Featured Author

Elizabeth Bellsey

Marketing & Business Development Coordinator

BAM Architecture Studio

At the October 24th Leadership Lunch, a group of contract specialists in the design and construction industry discussed risk management best practices. Moderating the panel was Kyle Fisher of Arup. The panel included three speakers involved in the risk-based portions of the A/E/C industry: Joseph Dennis, Arup’s General Counsel, Dewberry’s Vice President and Executive Director of Contracts Karolyn Gardner, and Michael De Chiara, Co-Founding Partner of Zetlin & De Chiara. The mix of an A/E/C’s firm’s general counsel, external counsel, and an internal executive director of contracts provided helpful risk insights from varied perspectives.


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