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Posts Tagged ‘Member of the Month’


July 1st, 2018

Arianna Wendt

Marketing Coordinator

Dattner Architects

As a contributing force to this year’s TME, July’s Member of the Month is being recognized as an up and comer within our NYC AEC market. Arianna Wendt serves as a marketing coordinator at Dattner Architects. Her passion for architecture and the culture surrounding it is clearly expressed in her responses below. This passion coupled with her organizational abilities, drive, and ability to connect people has become an invaluable asset to our New York chapter. Let’s read below as Arianna has shared some of her thoughts and ideas with us.



June 15th, 2018

Jessica Schrader

Senior Project Manager


If you are planning on attending TME this year, you may want to pay a special thank you to June’s Member of the Month! Jessica Schrader currently serves as a senior project manager at CVEDesign, while simultaneity dedicating her time and efforts to the Special Events Committee and the planning of TME. With a background in communications design, her talents are appreciated daily on behalf of our New York chapter. As she explains below, Jessica prefers to engage with people while being able to appreciate all that New York City can offer within the design industry. Let’s read below, as Jessica has shared some of her thoughts and ideas with us.



May 1st, 2018

Toni Taylor


Create & Share Media

A veteran of the AEC industry, May’s Member of the Month is an invaluable contributor to our New York Chapter. Toni Taylor is principal of Create & Share Media, an integrated marketing firm. Her efforts on the Special Events committee meet our chapter’s expectations daily. Her description below of how important the built space is and how our influence on the design industry as marketer’s effects it, is a concept that we should all take the time to understand. Let’s read below as Toni has shared some of her thoughts and ideas with us.



April 1st, 2018

Courtney Heslin

GSMS Sales Services Coordinator

Gilbane Building Company

As an inquisitive and engaging member of our New York chapter, April’s Member of the Month is an active force on our Professional Development Committee. In addition to her committee role, Courtney Heslin currently serves as a GSMS Sales Service Coordinator at Gilbane Building Company. Holding a Bachelor’s degree from Siena College in psychology, Courtney repeatedly demonstrates her strong sales, organizational, and interpersonal skills within our industry. As she explains in her interview, she enjoys being a part of the SMPSNY community because it promotes professional growth and development. 



March 1st, 2018

Fadi Asmar

Marketing Coordinator and Graphic Designer


Holding two graduate degrees concentrated in urban planning and digital photography, March’s Member of the Month has utilized his extensive educational background and marketing talents to become a valued asset of our New York chapter. Fadi Asmar’s life journey to New York is both interesting and inspiring, as it best exemplifies his drive and determination. Fadi currently serves as a Marketing Coordinator and Graphic Designer at LERA where he is perfecting his skills within the AEC industry and has extended himself to become a contributing member to our Chapter’s Coordinator’s Club. Let’s read below as Fadi has shared some of his thoughts and ideas with us.


MEMBER OF THE MONTH | February 2018

February 7th, 2018

Kathryn Butare

Marketing Coordinator


With a formal education focused on graphic design and photography, February’s Member of the Month has become as active member of our New York chapter. In addition to participating on both the special events and leadership committees, Kathryn Butare serves as a Marketing Coordinator at Dewberry. Let’s read below as Kathryn has shared some of her thoughts and ideas with us.


MEMBER OF THE MONTH | January 2018

January 1st, 2018

Ingrid Sletten

Director of Sales

X-Act Contracting Corp.

As a driving force of both the Professional Development and TME committees, January’s member of the month gives our chapter an exciting start to 2018! Ingrid Sletten has demonstrated her abilities within the AEC community for several years. She currently serves as the Director of Sales at X-Act Contracting Corp. where she is a results-driven professional. Ingrid will be further serving our New York chapter as the chair of the 2018 BD Live event, which will present an opportunity for our members to interact with and learn from firm principals. Let’s read below as Ingrid has shared some of her thoughts and ideas with us.


MEMBER OF THE MONTH | December 2017

December 1st, 2017

Carlyle Lobo

Marketing & Graphics Coordinator


As a newer member to our SMPS New York Chapter, December’s Member of the Month has already become a productive and essential part of our organization. Carlyle Lobo currently serves as the Marketing and Graphics Coordinator at Cerami, as well as a contributing member of our Special Events Committee. Carlyle is successfully pursuing his goal to live and work in New York City where he is thriving within the A/E/C community. Let’s read below as Carlyle has shared some of his thoughts and ideas with us.


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.



October 3rd, 2017

Liz Archer

Business Development Manager


October’s Member of the Month has successfully been able to harness her enthusiasm, passion, and diligence for the A/E/C industry throughout her 20 plus year career. Serving as the Business Development Manager for Dewberry, Liz Archer is a long-term, valued member of our New York chapter. She is a familiar face at events and a respected mentor within our organization. Throughout her career, Liz has accompanied her marketing role by working in the areas of community outreach and affirmative action compliance. Let’s read below as Liz has shared some of her thoughts and ideas with us.


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