For the first time at SMPS, the Leadership Committee and the Mentorship Program have combined forces and have put together an outstanding panel to speak about the best ways to communicate across the corporate ladder.  Please join the SMPS-NY’s Leadership Committee and Mentorship Program for a lively and timely virtual discussion on the evening of February 2, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. titled “Up and Down the Communication Ladder: How to Communicate Across the Corporate Ladder.”  For more information regarding the program, or to register, please click onto the following link:  Best of all it’s free to SMPS Members!

Thanks to the following members who coordinated the upcoming program!

Martha Huguet, Marketing Director of Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers – Co-chair, SMPS Mentor Program



Patricia Neumann, President and CEO of Accu-Cost Construction Consultants, Inc., Co-chair, SMPS Mentor Program



Allen Lee, Vice President, Director of Business Development, Program Management of WSP, USA, a mentor in the Mentorship program for several years and is now running the SMPS Leadership Committee.


Kirsten Sibilia, Assoc. AIA, LEED  was elected to serve on the 2021 Nominating Committee for AIA New York.   AIA New York’s Nominating Committee accepts recommendations and self-referrals for the Elective Committees for terms starting the following year. The Nominating Committee is itself an elected body that submits the elective slate to the Board of Directors and to membership for vote at the Annual Meeting. The committee includes five members: four are elected by the chapter members; the fifth is the Immediate Past President


Nicole Veenstra,  SMPS-NY Director of Special Events was recently promoted to Senior Corporate Communications Coordinator at Langan. Congratulations, Nicole!


Pamela Cole, Principal at BAM Creative, became a certified yoga instructor and, prior to the pandemic, enjoyed teaching yoga classes for the BAM team.

For Pam, a highlight of 2020 was the birth of her first grandchild, a granddaughter named Eloise Penelope Cole. Congratulations on the new member of your family!


Sarah Nolan Hoff, Senior Business Development Leader has recently been profiled at her new position at Woods Bagot.  For more on Sarah click on the link: ttps://



Carrie Villani, Director of Marketing at LERA Consulting Structural Engineers has been recently profiled as well.  Please click on link below to get the full scoop:


Katherine DeMercurio, SMPS NY Immediate Past President, is serving on the selection committee for the SMPS Columbus Scholarship Fund. Kat grew up in Columbus, OH so this is an honor to assist in supporting high school and college students in her hometown pursuing careers in AEC!


Managing Director at Abyss Global Ltd. Richard Nelson’s article ‘International Business Development in the Now Normal’ was published in the December 2020 issue of Marketer.


Ines Leong, Photographer/Owner of L-Ines was invited to be in the December 2020 issue of SMPS Marketer Journal, and her photos were used throughout the issue.  View Marketer and her photos here:



We are excited to welcome our New Members:

    Angela Pontillo, Marketing Administrator, B. Thayer Associates


John McGarr, Senior Marketing Specialist, Stantec Consulting Services Inc.




Selena Perry, Marketing Specialist, First Environment, Inc.




Happy to welcome our Renewing Members:

Brandie, Knox, Principal & Creative Director, Knox Design Strategy

Kathryn Butare, Marketing Coordinator, Thornton Tomasetti

Kerianne Parlavecchio, Marketing Coordinator, LaBella Associates, D.P.C.

James Powers AIA, Director of Business Development, Bohler Engineering

Melissa Slavin, Business Development, Bohler Engineering

Kristen Ternullo, Marketing Manager, Turner Construction

Tracey Colabella, CPSM, Director of Marketing, Perkins Eastman

Kathleen Favale, Proposal Manager, Horizon Engineering Associates, LLP

Katherine James, LEED GA, CPSM, Inside Sales/Marketing, Jacobs

Leslie Jenkins, Director of Marketing & Communications, Senior Associate, FXCollaborative

Brandie Knox, Principal & Creative Director, Knox Design Strategy

Kathryn Kucharski, Regional Marketing Manager, Consigli Construction Co Inc

Ines Leong, Photographer, L-INES Photo, Inc

William McCarthy, III, Vice President: Business Development, McLaren Engineering Group

Peter Pennoyer, Principal, Peter Pennoyer Architects

Amy Stroud, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Ennead Architects

Jill Tropea, Marketing Manager, Rock Brook Consulting

Diane Wilde, Director of Marketing, Shenoy Engineering, PC