Member Buzz

June 2015 Member News!

Member Buzz
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[expand title=”Click here read the latest Member Buzz…”] Keith Kennedy promoted to Marketing Director at Mancini•Duffy Keith Kennedy, co-chair of the SMPS-NY Communications event graphics subcommittee, was recently promoted to Marketing Director at Mancini•Duffy. In this role, he will lead the firm’s marketing efforts, assist with business development, oversee the marketing department and firm-wide marketing efforts, set the overall marketing strategy for the firm, and manage both internal and external communications. President of Mancini•Duffy, Christian D. Giordano, notes that “Keith has impacted the way we communicate our passion for design to our clients, our teaming partners, and the industry as a whole. He continues to challenge our team to step up to the next level. He not only brings a great vision for us, but has quickly demonstrated the ability to carry these ideas through to implementation.” Jane Felsen Gertler FSMPS joins Howard L. Zimmerman Architects as Director of Marketing Jane will be leading the firm’s strategic marketing initiatives, communications and client retention practices. She also continues to consult for AEC firm projects on a select basis. Jane is a published writer and member of SMPS National Speaker’s Bureau having presented at NYC, regional and national conferences on Marketing, Business Development and Relationship Building Strategies. Howard L. Zimmerman Architects (HLZA) is a full service Architectural/Engineering firm specializing in: Exterior Restoration of Building Facades, Building Preservation and Forensic Investigation. When buildings age, weather, leak, shift and become porous; when their systems become overtaxed and outdated, assessing their stability and making them resilient is essential for future use. With a full staff of Architects, Structural Engineers, Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineers and an in house Expediting Team, HLZA’s knowledge and expertise in revitalizing, repairing and upgrading any component of an existing building is implemented to stand the test of time. Lisa Deneau joins Westlake Reed Leskosky (WRL) as Director of Business Development Lisa Deneau, a leader in professional services marketing with 20 years of experience working with nationally recognized architectural and engineering firms, recently joined Westlake Reed Leskosky (WRL) as Director of Business Development in their New York office. Widely published and recognized for design excellence with over 400 significant awards, WRL (www.WRLdesign.com) is a national architectural/engineering/technology design firm with offices in New York, Washington DC, Cleveland, Phoenix and Los Angeles. WRL is a leader in integrated and sustainable design nationally, ranking #1 overall based on design, business, and sustainability in AIA’s Architect magazine’s 2014 Top 50 and in the Top 5 in sustainability for the past three years. SMPS Members featured in the New York Real Estate Journal SMPS-NY members Sarah Berman, Alexis Newman, and Carrie Villani are featured in this week’s New York Real Estate Journal “2015 Women in Real Estate” issue. Click here to read the article [/expand]