Here’s what’s happening with our SMPS-NY Members!

Anastasia Guadron, Principal of the vividmark & Alicia Koledin, Founding Principal of AKcelerate are presenting an upcoming webinar for NAIOP. Check it out here:

COVID-19 fundamentally changed how we conduct and find new business. On July 27th, Anastasia Guadron, Principal of Vividmark, and Alicia Koledin, Founding Principal of AKcelerate, will share pivotal insights learned over the past year as part of NAIOP’s webinar series. Their presentation, “The New Marketing Frontier: Digital + Data = Deals” is free for NAIOP members and $49 for non-members.


Katherine DeMercurio, Director of Marketing at Evergreene Architectural Arts is running the Tunnels to Towers race again in honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Sunday, September 26th. “I ran as SMPS NY Vice President in 2019, please contact me (+ email) if interested in joining as a walker or runner to set up an SMPS NY group.” Here is a link for donations to support the families of the fallen heroes and those affected by 9/11 as well as the link for those who would like to join:


Alexa Antopol, Chief Intelligence Officer at Fisher Dachs Associates has risen to become the Co-Chair of the AIA-NY Cultural Facilities Committee.  A highly regarded position on a very active and important committee @ the AIA.  Congratulations!



Jessica Stoute, Marketing Director and Cliff Orsher, Marketing Director, both of AKRF were profiled by the New York Real Estate Journal as being among the industry’s leading marketing and business professionals.  Bravo! 





John Zuccerella of TRC Companies has been promoted to Director of Proposals in TRC’s Strategic Proposal Group.



Melissa Slavin, Business Development Specialist at Bohler Engineering was featured in the NYREJ 2021 Women in Building Services:



Big News From Ali Panditrao, Senior Marketing Coordinator at Ware Malcomb:  “Annika Alisha Panditrao, born 8 lbs 8 oz, 21.5” long, with a head full of dark brown hair, and plenty of personality. And, like all my projects, she was delivered right on schedule—Sunday, June 13th. 😉 Siddharth and I GREATLY, GREATLY appreciate all the well wishes, words of encouragement, gifts, dire warnings of sleep deprivation (all too true), and general good feelings you have shared with us. I can’t wait to see you all again in September!”


Ivoire LloydIvoire Lloyd, Senior Marketing Proposal Manager @ SYSTRA USA has a lot of news!  She had an article published in SMPS’s April’s NY Blog.

Ivoire has also been selected to join the Board of Directors for SHE IS Empowered, a non-profit organization that was created empower, uplift, and motivate women of all backgrounds. AND she is finalizing details for her first children’s book, scheduled to be published this September. Go Ivoire!


We are excited to WELCOME our NEW MEMBERS!!!! (New members – see Kickstart info below!)

Angela Kubisky, Chief Strategy Officer, CP Engineers

Bilal Meshanni, Rutgers University-Newark NJ

Elizabeth Stoel, Associate Partner, Rogers Partners

Mallory Reardon, Marketing Professional, Matrix New World Engineering, Land Surveying and Landscape Architecture, PC

Melissa Johnson, President, Melissa Johnson Associates

Robert Nasso, Marketing Coordinator, LANGAN

Tony Dang, Marketing Coordinator, MdeAS Architects

Ali Estefam, Vice President/Project Lead – Planning & Design, Melissa Johnson Associates

Gabriella Sciannantena, President, Infrastructure Engineering, Inc.

Lucy Kenyon, PR and Communications Manager, North America Woods Bagot


And WELCOME BACK to our RENEWED MEMBERS!!! (Renewed members – see Kickstart info below!)

Dr. Tami Hausman, President, Hausman LLC

Michela Bonincontri, Marketing & Proposal Coordinator, Eastern Region COWI North America Inc.

Helen Fallon, Senior Marketing & Communications Specialist, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

Noelle Hanks, Director of Marketing & Communications, Cuono Engineering PLLC

Vanessa Tom, Marketing/Communications Specialist, Dattner Architects

Emily White, Marketing Specialist, Turner Construction Company

Lauren Theobald, Project Proposal Coordinator, Modjeski and Masters, Inc.

Maraliese Beveridge, Public Relations Manager, Colliers Engineering & Design

Michael Verzella, Multimedia Manager, Structure Tone LLC

Monica Griffith, Senior Associate Marketing Manager, Gensler

Jessica Stoute, Marketing Manager, AKRF

Kari Mullen, Senior Promotional Coordinator, Structure Tone LLC

Cassandra Fenyk, Marketing Director, Kenney and Associates

Laura Liu, Marketing Director, Cameron Engineering

Robert Nasso, Marketing Coordinator, LANGAN

Sarah Kennedy Lembo, Art Director, Structure Tone LLC


It all begins with SMPS

Are you ready to kick start your SMPS membership? And learn all about the networking and resources available? We’re here for you. And, we’ve made it easy with our monthly meetup, Kickstart Your Membership. This program provides a starting point to your membership, allows you to familiarize yourself with the SMPS network, SMPS HQ staff and board, and the resources available to you.

During these virtual meetups on the last Friday of the month at 1 p.m. ET, you’ll learn more about SMPS member resources and discover how to make the most of your membership.

Here is what’s in store for the July 30th meetup! 

• Networking opportunities with new members and SMPS HQ staff
• Information on membership resources and programs available to members
• SMPS Board of Director Secretary-Treasurer, Barbara Stiles, FSMPS, CPSM will share the power of SMPS

Make sure to sign up for the first meetup on July 30 at 1 p.m. ET.