Brian Ferry joins CNY Group

Current Director of Sponsorship and Treasurer-elect Brian C. Ferry is the new Senior Manager of Marketing and Strategic Communications for CNY Group. In this role, he leads the firm’s RFP response and presentation workload, writes and manages internal and external communications (including press releases, talking points, website communications, and social media posts), and scripts remarks and drafts execution plans for firm leaders. Brian is a 14-year veteran of the AEC industry and has spent his last eight years working for construction management/general contracting enterprises.

Leslie Jenkins Joins FXCollaborative

FXCollaborative (FXC) is pleased to announce that Leslie D. Jenkins has joined the firm as Director of Marketing and Communications. An accomplished and trusted professional, Jenkins brings two decades of experience in top-level marketing and business development for some of the world’s largest AEC firms.

“With her deep and diverse expertise, Leslie is a tremendous asset for FXCollaborative,” said Guy Geier, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED AP, Managing Partner and leader of the firm’s Corporate and Interior Design practices.

“Her proven skills—ranging from developing strategic marketing plans to establishing training and mentorship programs—are a great complement to the FXCollaborative culture and will help us continue to deliver designs of exceptional value to our clients and communities,” said Geier about Jenkins joining the ninth-largest architecture firm in New York City.

“FXCollaborative is a visionary design firm committed to positively impacting the built environment,” Jenkins said. “I’m excited to be a part of the team and look forward to contributing to its growth.”

Prior to joining FXC, Jenkins held senior marketing and communications leadership positions at several prominent architectural and engineering firms. Her career experience and responsibilities have included business development, branding, and strategic communications across various channels. She has been consistently recognized for creative marketing campaigns in video, online, and print formats.

An active member of the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) since 1999, Jenkins earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Alicia Koledin and Anastasia Guadron presenting at I.CON East 2019

Independent marketing consultants Alicia Koledin of AKcelerate and Anastasia Guadron of Vividmark will be presenting “Building Better Social Media Strategies for Real Estate” to NAIOP in September as part of I.CON East 2019: the Industrial Conference ( ).

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

Three SMPS-NY members were featured in the New York Real Estate Journal.   To read the spotlights click the links below:

Carrie Villani interviewed by NY1

Carrie Villani, Director of Marketing at LERA Consulting Structural Engineers was interviewed by NY1 at the pre-proposal meeting and site visit for the WTC proposal (released by the PANYNJ and LMDC). The total permitted development is up to 1.345 million ZSF and is zoned for office, mixed-use or residential. Building height can go up to 900 feet. The proposal is due in September and has a WMBE goal.  Click here to read more. 

New members!

Noelle Hanks, Director of Marketing & Communication | Cuono Engineering

Sydney McGinn, Marketing Assistant | ARUP

Susan West, Director of New Business | Big Show CM

Helen Fallon, Senior Marketing & Communications Specialist | GZA

Irene Kiyani, Marketing Coordinator | Zubatkin Owner Representation

Caroline Saba, Associate Vice President | UpSpring PR

Alycia Terry, Marketing Manager | MFS Engineers & Surveyors