Gina Kaelin-Westcott, Business Performance Advisor

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   SMPS Colorado
   7 South Galapago Street
   Denver, Colorado 80223

Have you heard about CPSM Week?

What is the CPSM? What does it take to achieve? How can it work for you, your business and your future?

If you shrugged your shoulders at any of these questions, you will want to learn more about this intense but rewarding certification.

Beginning the second week of October, SMPS Colorado, in conjunction with SMPS National, will host Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) Week to raise awareness of the value of being a CPSM.

CPSM week kicks off with a Book Club and CPSM Study Hall, your first step to prepping for the CPSM exam. Even if you are not planning on testing for the CPSM this year, this valuable program will expand your A/E/C marketing and business development knowledge through the following approach: structured reading plan, concept understanding through presentation and discussion, and learning through teaching.

Listen to what some of SMPS Colorado’s CPSM’s are saying about the benefits, both professionally and personally, of the certification process.

The Sky's the Limit

Mark your calendar now to take part in the engaging and rewarding activities we have planned for October 12–16, 2015. Each day, we will focus on the value of being certified as a CPSM in the A/E/C industry. Won’t you join us?


Welcome to 2015/2016!
A Letter from the SMPS Colorado President

For SMPS, September marks the arrival of a new Board of Directors for the chapter and is a time to develop new goals and objectives for the year.

Before I share with you the goals established in our strategic planning meeting and the outstanding Board who will, with your help, bring them to fruition, I’d like to thank our outgoing board members for their service. In particular, this includes Kim Robertson, our now Past-President, for her dedicated service to the chapter.

This year’s planning has the following 2015-2016 Strategic Board Objectives and Goals

  • Retain existing members through a thriving network
  • Improve knowledge base and expertise of marketers through education and programming
  • Become recognized and valued by the industry
  • Be a financially healthy organization
  • Implement a strong transition plan from year to year

These goals will be accomplished through the stalwart efforts of the board, their committees and you, our chapter members. Each committee has already put in a tremendous amount of work planning their schedules for the year, creating new roles that will directly impact the well-being of the chapter and recruiting member volunteers to help with the vast undertaking that is an SMPS Colorado calendar year.

The opportunity to serve in the position of President of this chapter is an honor and a privilege, and I am grateful for your support. However, I am surrounded by an amazing and talented group of volunteers and they are truly the people responsible for the programming and education for this chapter. It will be my pleasure to provide them with the tools and support needed to realize our strategic goals.

This year we were fortunate to have Stacy Stout lead the Board of Directors through their annual strategic planning session. This intense meeting is a forum where the Board can share ideas, get to know each other and create a unified vision for the year’s events and programs.

I’d like to formally welcome your 2015/2016 SMPS Colorado Board of Directors:
President-Elect – Michele Decker
Past-President – Kim Robertson
Secretary – Jackie Sciarra
Treasurer – Rebecca Lavezzary
Director-at-Large – Deb Schindler
Education Chair – Emily Murphy Siem
Education Co-Chair – Kim Stone
Communications Chairperson – Jason Vavricek
Communications Co-Chair – Julie Lougee
Sponsorship Chairperson – Hillary Hanson
Sponsorship Co-Chair – Michelle Wiesner
MEA Chairperson – Cassandra Bernard
MEA Co-Chair – Kelsey Relph
Southern Colorado Chairperson – Pryce Joyner
Southern Colorado Co-Chair – Jessica Turner
Membership Chairperson – Michelle Ott
Membership Co-Chair – Nicole Fatchaline
Programs Chairperson – Amanda Faith
Programs Co-Chair – Alejandra Spray
Chapter Champion – Christine King
Past Presidents Chairperson – Amy Hopkins

As the year progresses, please contact me or anyone from our Board of Directors with your thoughts and suggestions for a better SMPS Colorado!


Maggie Bolden
2015/2016 SMPS Colorado President  



Kristin Bleedorn - Consultant, New Business Development
Shen Milsom & Wilke

Emily Cox - Marketing Coordinator
Norris Design

Faithe Gorman-Smith - Director Marketing and Communications
MWH Constructors

Kristopher Kreutzer - Marketing Services Manager
Merrick & Company

Lesa Shkolnik - Business Development

Scott Zabilla - Director of Marketing