Ashley Dancho, Director of Marketing

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   SMPS Colorado
   7 South Galapago Street
   Denver, Colorado 80223

Marketing Excellence Awards 2015
March 5, 2015 | 5-8pm
Sherman Event Center

Tickets are now on sale!
Register here

MEA Award Nomination Information

Each recipient is one who stands out in marketing and communications in the A/E/C industry, exhibiting the qualities of a leader, one who has made significant contributions toward promoting professionalism. Attend the Marketing Excellence Awards on March 5, 2015 to find out who these great leaders are. 

Final Entry
Recieved by February 12, 2015

Member of the Year
Recipient should be recognized by others as one who stands out as a member of SMPS and one who has made significant contributions toward the organization in the past year.
Dowload the Member of the Year Nomination Form

Marketer of the Year
Recipient should be recognized by others as one who stands out in the craft of marketing and communications in the A/E/C industry, and one who has made significant contributions toward promoting professionalism.
Dowload the Marketer of the Year Nomination Form

Business Developer of the Year
Recipient should be recognized by others as one who stands out in the profession of business development in the A/E/C industry, and one who has had significant success in securing professional services work.
Dowload the Business Developer of the Year Nomination Form

Additional Information:

Submit MEA Entries

Send Questions To:

MEA Chair, Jackie Sciarra at or 303.389.6013

SMPS Workshop
Rainmaking for Technical Leaders

January 29, 2015  |  11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

As a leader of your firm—whether Principal, Project Manager, Engineer, or Architect—you’re responsible for not only “doing” the work, but bringing in new projects and clients. Contemporary analysts refer to this as the ‘seller-doer’ model: a technical staff member who also provides business development in his/her position.  So, the question becomes: how can you be a rainmaker and a technical doer?  In this workshop you will learn how to demonstrate leadership by interacting with clients and prospective clients in a way that keeps the work flowing in.  Stop “chasing” work or pursuing unfruitful prospects and start “positioning” your working relationships and new contacts to win.

We believe that leadership starts early in the process.  Learn to chart a more strategic course using proven, non-commodity approaches in order to focus, position, and win work.  Distinguish yourself as a seller-doer by building relationships and networks, changing your firm's culture from commodity-thinking to value-thinking, and pre-positioning to win.  Prepare to reclaim your power to influence key decisions and stay ahead of the competition.

Lunch will be provided. Space is limited. Register here.


Check out what our Members have to say about the benefits of serving on a Committee:

My membership with SMPS and participation on various committees has had immeasurable impact on my career and growth as a professional. Through my participation within the organization, I have garnered numerous professional skills, many of my professional relationships, and a bolstered professional confidence.  If you’re looking for an organization to support that gives back tri-fold what you put in – SMPS is the right pick.”
Emily Murphy Siem, Calibre Engineering

“I began volunteering with SMPS shortly after joining the organization and soon found myself as Co-Chair and then Chair of a committee. Being thrust into a leadership position was a great way to accelerate my personal impact and overall comfort with the association and people within. Being a volunteer means you can directly shape the content and direction of the organization. It’s all about coming up with and implementing new ideas and new ways to help members and ultimately our unique sub-sector of this industry as a whole.”
Jennifer Mathers, Turner Construction CO.

"Serving as a member of SMPS for the last 11 years has given me career opportunities, training and an invaluable network. Using my SMPS network has allowed me to increase revenue for my firm, hash out successful marketing strategies with peers and build lasting friendships. SMPS gives A/E/C marketers and business developers a community that is unsurpassed. Volunteering and serving on committees and now the Executive Board, has been well worth the time."
W. Celeste Davis Stragand, CPSM, Kiewit

“Being part of the Education committee with SMPS has had a profound impact on career.  I am a more valuable employee and more confident person because of the tools that the committee has taught me,from public speaking to writing skills to reaching out to industry leaders.  I have happily dedicated time to this committee because of the lifelong relationships I have gained and the positive direction my career has taken.  I encourage any SMPS member to join a committee to get the most value out of their membership.”  
Krista Sanderson, S.A. Miro

What a great way to learn leadership skills before ever taking on such a position at my firm. SMPS gave me the opportunity to manage my own team and the confidence to apply this to my job!”
Dana Humphreys, Hyder Construction

“Joining SMPS has impacted my career in many ways: exceptional professional growth training, business development opportunities, visibility for my company. When I joined a committee and started invested my time to contribute back to the organization, my network exploded. It’s been a great value to me and my firm and I’ve made great friends on top of it!
Karen Current, DHM Design

For more information on becoming a member of SMPS, please contact Barbara Jacobs at For more information on volunteering on any of our committees, visit our Committees page.



Kathryn Curtis - Marketing Coordinator
Terracon Consultants

Ashley Dancho - Marketing Director

Sarah Van Severen - Marketing Coordinator