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July 2015  

From the President

I hope everyone is enjoying their summers.  I must say though the proposal world has not heard that it is summer break!  But I guess that is a good thing – right?

As I mentioned last month, the Board is in the midst of planning for the 2015-2016 year; and coming up with a great calendar of programs and events for all.  Please be sure to keep a look out for information on our August Social.  We are finalizing details and should have posted shortly.  During this social we will present a “Taste of SMPS Charlotte,” where you will get time to hear from and ask questions of the Directors about the different committees.  And the new Board will be introduced!

A huge thank you goes out to our annual sponsors: Sharpe Images, Logo’d Gear, snapWerx and WK Dickson. Sponsors help us keep costs down and support our chapter in various ways.  Please consider a sponsorship in the upcoming year.

Tracy Sagehorn, CPSM
W.K. Dickson & Co., Inc.
SMPS Charlotte President

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Calendar of Events

July 01, 2015

1st Wednesday of the Month!

July 01, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

601 S Cedar Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Start and end your day with a smile.

August 05, 2015

1st Wednesday of the Month!

August 05, 2015
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Panera Bread
601 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28207

Start and end your day with a smile.
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Member Spotlight

Kelly J. Wright

HDR, Inc.

Name: Kelly Wright

Title: Transportation Assistant Marketing Coordinator

Company: HDR

Length of Time in the Industry: <1 year

City you were born in/where you grew up: Born in Centerville, IN and grew up in Simpsonville, SC (near Greenville)

Where you live now and how long you’ve lived there: Charlotte for about a year

Where you went to college: Clemson University (Go Tigers!)

Favorite restaurant: Smoke on the Water in downtown Greenville, SC

Favorite book/or last book read: Quiet by Susan Cain

Favorite TV show: Big Bang Theory (my cat is named after one of the main characters, Penny)

Favorite movie/or last movie seen: I don’t think I have a favorite, but the last movie I saw was Pitch Perfect 2.

Interest or hobbies: I enjoy travelling, hiking, and attending Clemson football games in the fall.

How did you get your career start? After earning a BS in marketing, I accepted a position as the marketing and communications manager for a local business in Greenville. A year later, I was approached by a fellow Clemson alumnus regarding a marketing position with the transportation group at HDR in Charlotte. I drove the 100 miles to interview and relocated to Charlotte not long after.

First Job: In high school I worked at a church daycare.

Personal Hero: My dad. He has put me ahead of himself since I was born. I am truly grateful for that and admire the unconditional love that he has for his family.

Favorite Vacation Spot: Somewhere that I have never been. I am constantly on the look out for opportunities to travel, and if given the option to visit a place that I have been to before or a new destination, I will choose the latter.

How are you involved with SMPS?: Membership Committee

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Job Postings


Proposal Coordinator

ESP Associates, PA

Job Posting
Apr. 19, 2015

Marketing Coordinator

Alta Planning + Design

Job Posting
Jun. 8, 2015


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