Becoming a part of a committee is a great way to get involved with SMPS, connect with other members, and do beneficial work for the A/E/C industry and the entire community.

2021 Ad Hoc Committee

Calling all Volunteers!

SMPS Charlotte is Celebrating Our 40th Anniversary and We Need Your Help

In 1981, SMPS Charlotte was chartered after local professionals recognized the need for a membership organization to share ideas, educational resources, and networking opportunities. Today, our Chapter represents a dynamic network of more than 90 marketing and business development professionals from more than 55 firms in the area.

SMPS Charlotte’s 40th anniversary is a big milestone for our Chapter and we need your help to make this celebration last all year long! We are putting together a team of volunteers to develop and execute our 40th anniversary campaign. The campaign will include a combination of social media engagement, web blasts, virtual (and hopefully in-person) events, and more. If interested in learning more about how you can participate, please join us for the initial committee meeting on Tuesday, December 1st from 4:30pm to 5:30pm via Zoom.

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Communications Committee

Director: Kafferti Durham, CPSM - [email protected]

The Communications Committee manages internal and external communications for the Charlotte chapter. The committee promotes chapter events and activities through monthly e-newsletters, program announcements, and ongoing public relations and direct marketing campaigns. The committee maintains the SMPS Charlotte website.

The Communications Committee meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 8:30 am - 9:30 am.


Education Committee

Director: Celeste Pantuso - [email protected]

The Education Committee promotes professional development for chapter members and non-members, marketers and technical staff alike, through marketing-focused, industry-specific educational programs. This includes our CPSM Study Group series, which boasts an extremely high pass rate. The committee works closely with the Programs Committee to ensure the programs focus on the Six Domains of Practice. They also provide study group sessions for the CPSM exam.

The Education Committee meets the 1st Thursday of the month from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - brown bag lunch.


Membership Committee

Director: Adam Shadrick - [email protected]

The Membership Committee focuses on initiatives that drive, support, recruit and sustain chapter membership. The committee welcomes and orients new members, provides mentoring and member recognition opportunities, encourages enrollment through a vibrant membership drive, tracks membership, and conducts surveys to attract and retain members.

The Membership Committee meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 8:30 am - 9:30 am.


Programs Committee

Director: Abby Smith - [email protected]

The Programs Committee provides networking and educational opportunities for the Charlotte chapter. The committee organizes industry-specific, special interest programs and events involving prominent industry leaders, public officials, media figures, and other key individuals related to marketing in the A/E/C industry. Working closely with the Education Committee, programs are designed to focus on the Six Domains of Practice and seek to strengthen relationships with peer and industry organizations.

The Programs Committee meets the 1st Thursday of the month from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - brown bag lunch.