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Member Buzz

October 2017 Member News!

Member Buzz

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

Katherine James earns CPSM Designation
Congratulations to Katherine James, Senior Associate, Marketing Director at FXFOWLE, for passing the CPSM exam!
Michelle Santoro welcomes Baby Grace Ann

Michelle Santoro, CPSM, Director of Business Development at Skanska USA and former Director of Professional Development at SMPS-NY welcomed baby Grace Ann Santoro on September 27th.  Congratulations Michelle & Mike on your new bundle of joy!

Katherine DeMercurio joins EverGreene Architectural Arts

Katherine DeMercurio recently joined EverGreene Architectural Arts as Marketing & Communications Manager this September.  EverGreene Architectural Arts is one of the largest specialty contractors and architectural arts studios in the United States and provides pre-construction and construction services for significant buildings requiring conservation, restoration or new design.  Located within Industry City in Sunset Park Brooklyn, EverGreene is housed amongst designers and makers creating a variety of architectural arts, including: murals, fine art, decorative plaster and paint, gilding, metals, mosaics and other finishes. The company operates as both an art studio and a contractor combining art, science and technology as designers and craftsmen work side-by-side.

Jonas Foster speaking at IALD Conference

Jonas Foster, Senior Associate | National Marketing Manager at HLB Lighting Design will be one of the speakers at the IALD Conference taking place October 12-14th in Denver, Colorado.  Jonas will be presenting alongside Barbara Horton, President on October 14th on the Professional Tools Track: Marketing Inside Out.  For more information on the conference please click here: IALD Enlighten Americas 2017 Conference

Alexis Newman presents “Planning Successful Client Events” for SMPS Philly

On Wednesday, October 11, Alexis Newman, 2017-2018 President of SMPS New York and Senior Marketing Specialist at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH), took her SMPS-NY Coordinator’s Club presentation on the road and presented “Precise Coordination, Extraordinary Results: Planning Successful Client Events” for the SMPS Philadelphia Chapter. As her firm’s first client events manager, Alexis oversees a successful nationwide client events program for all seven SGH office locations. Next up on her presentation road show, SMPS Upstate New York!

Gensler promotes Lauren Hlavenka D’Urso, Stephanie Gomez, and Jake McNally

Gensler has promoted Lauren D’Urso to Northeast Regional Marketing Director. In her new role, Lauren oversees marketing, communications, and business development teams in Gensler’s New York, Morristown, Boston, and Toronto offices. Stephanie Gomez has been promoted to Marketing Manager of Gensler’s New York office. A strategic thinker and compelling storyteller, Stephanie began her career at Gensler’s Phoenix office a decade ago and also spent time in the London office working on EMEA pursuits. Jake McNally has been promoted to Pursuits Manager, where he will partner with leadership on strategic marketing planning and execution across all practice areas and regional offices.

SMPS-NY Members profiled in the New York Real Estate Journal

Three SMPS-NY members were featured in New York Real Estate Journal’s October spotlight – 2017 Women in Building Services.   To read the spotlights click the links below:

Alexis Newman, Senior Marketing Specialist, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Sarah Nolan Hoff, Owner, Hoffhaus Creative

Diana Soldano, Director of Marketing, Hayduk Engineering