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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.


EVENT RECAP | Coordinator’s Club: The Write Stuff Workshop

October 19th, 2017

Patricia Tibere

Marketing Specialist


  • SMPS-NY Member

On September 22, over 50 marketers gathered for the first SMPS New York event of the 2017-2018 year in search of the “write” stuff to incorporate into proposals, award submissions, and press materials. This Coordinator’s Club lunchtime presentation garnered so much interest, that a larger venue was secured mid-planning at Langan’s NYC office to accommodate the demand.


EVENT RECAP | Tri-State Client Panel: The “Real” in Pharma Real Estate

October 19th, 2017

Jeffrey Taub

Senior Technical Director, Business Development


  • New Jersey Affiliate
  • SMPS-NY New Jersey Affiliate Leadership Committee & SMPS-NY Chapter Advisory Committee
  • Connect on LinkedIn

On October 19, 2017, the New York and Philadelphia chapters of the Society for Marketing Professional Services co-hosted (in conjunction with IPS) a client panel on the current and future state of pharmaceutical real estate. Panelists included John Wilkinson, Executive Director of Global Real Estate Services for Merck & Co.; Thomas Kaufman, Associate Director of Corporate Real Estate for United Therapeutics; and Peter Gallagher, Vice President of Strategic Affairs for Teligent, Inc. The discussion was moderated by Alan Levy, Senior Program Manager for Mace North America.


EVENT RECAP | Leadership Workshop August 2017 – How Do You Show Up, Leading by Being Present

September 6th, 2017

Elizabeth Bellsey

Marketing & Business Development Coordinator

BAM Architecture Studio

The Summer August 17 half day Leadership workshop “How do you show up, Leading by Being Present” included 3 presenters working seamlessly to provide a unified common thread as a platform to explore various thoughtful leadership techniques. We discussed empathic leadership, developing our inner capacities, and embodied leadership focused on leadership through change and transformation techniques. Through creative play we explored ways to openly communicate and understand others from a new perspective. We were given valuable easy to implement techniques that we can use right away, along with a physical form of our individual unique concepts as a takeaway and reminder. (more…)

EVENT RECAP | Surf’s Up! Member Appreciation Event

August 7th, 2017

Featured Author

Kathryn Butare
Marketing Coordinator

The surf was definitely up at SMPS New York’s well-attended Surf’s Up Member Appreciation Event last week! SMPS New York members got a chance to celebrate their successes within the chapter and reflect on all of the exceptional events held over the past year.


EVENT RECAP | CLIENT PANEL: Planning for Growth – Public Agencies and the Future of the Tri-State Region

July 31st, 2017

Featured Author

Christy Rose, PMP, LEED AP, RLA
Manager, Client Relations
Liebhaber Company

A panel of Tri-State agencies gathered on Tuesday, July 25th to explain how the “Summer of Hell” and the current economic climate will be shaping future growth in our regional A/E/C market. Panelists included Len Greco, SVP of the Capital Division at NYCEDC; Eric DaLeo, Assistant Executive Director of Capital Planning & Programs at NJ Transit; Rick Bell, Executive Director of Design and Construction Excellence at NYC Department of Design and Construction; Rob Eisenstat, Chief Architect of the PANYNJ; and Mark Lohbauer, the New Jersey Director of the Regional Plan Association. (more…)

EVENT RECAP | 2017 Creative Workshop Series Part IV: Photoshop

July 21st, 2017

Featured Author

Michelle Santoro CPSM


  • SMPS-NY Director of Professional Development

SMPS NY wrapped up our 4-part Creative Workshop Series on July 18 with a session on “Photoshop” facilitated by Chad Chelius of Chelius Graphic Services.  32 participants joined us from 4 locations (Manhattan, Long Island, Westchester and New Jersey) while Chad reviewed an interesting history of the Adobe Suite evolution, image resolution, tonal and color adjustments and more.

Find out what we covered in our 3 previous workshops in this series, InDesign Part 1, InDesign Part 2 and Social Media/Webtools and keep an eye out for details on next year’s series!

EVENT RECAP | LIBERTY BALL Awards & Annual Meeting 2017

June 23rd, 2017

Featured Author

Toni Taylor, CPSM, AIA Associate Member


Create & Share Media

With the Statue of Liberty against a glorious sunset in the background on June 8, 2017, more than 100 New York City area A/E/C marketers gathered for The Liberty Ball Awards Gala and Annual Meeting. With 360 degree views of New York Harbor and Battery Park, Battery Gardens was the perfect venue for an evening of introducing the chapter’s new leadership team and celebrating award winning work by our friends and colleagues. Click here to view pictures from the event.

During the cocktail hour members networked, re-connected with old friends and made new ones while enjoying the stunning view. From a display of posters, guests admired the great work submitted for the Marketing Communications Awards and cast our ballots for the People’s Choice Awards.

As dinner got underway, Scott Stelzer (improv extraordinaire as well as Enterprise Account Manager, Trimble – SketchUp – Sefaira) kicked off the awards ceremony. He and our 2016-17 President, Robin Carathanasis (Lilker Associates Consulting Engineers, PC) highlighted the outstanding work done by the winners.

The first order of business was the introduction of the 2017–2018 SMPS-NY Board of Directors, whose term begins September 1, 2017. President-Elect, Alexis Newman (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH)), did the honors. (more…)

EVENT RECAP | Long Island Client Panel: Airports

June 16th, 2017

Featured Author

Vivian Yan

Marketing/Business Development Manager

DY Consultants

As a marketing professional within the aviation industry, it was a pleasure to attend the SMPS Long Island Client Panel, on June 7th, 2017. The panel consisted of representatives from major airports in the region, including LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Long Island MacArthur Airport (LIMA) and Francis S. Gabreski Airport (FOK), and highlighted upcoming projects and leading developments at their respective airports. This event was well attended and included marketing specialists from aviation consultants, located in the Long Island and New York region. The event provided new insight and great discussions were held among its attendees. (more…)


June 14th, 2017

Featured Author

Michelle Santoro CPSM

  • SMPS-NY Director of Professional Development

SMPS-NY kicked off our first session of the 3-part CPSM (Certified Professional Services Marketer) Boot Camp on June 6. We had 13 participants join us in 3 locations (Manhattan, Long Island and Westchester). Michael McCann reviewed Domain 1 – Market Research through key terms and dissecting practice exam questions. We are preparing for an exam after all! I followed suit with Domain 2 – Marketing Planning.

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