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SMPS Chicago Chapter Committees
Get the most out of your membership while getting acquainted with other SMPS members – Join a Committee!

SMPS Chicago is built on the efforts of its volunteers. Besides working with other members you’ll have a chance to gain new skills while helping the chapter succeed. Find a committee that piques your interest and contact Shreena Saheba at [email protected] for more information.

The Communications Committee assists all of the other committees in marketing communication and promotion including, event announcements on monthly activities and events, e-mail blasts to all members and friends, website maintenance, social media strategy and the newsletter. The group develops creative content, key messaging and graphics for the programs and events throughout the calendar year.

The Membership Committee encourages chapter enrollment through organizing the membership drive, supporting SMPS recruiting efforts, welcoming new members and aiding with member retention. This committee is responsible for providing information to new and potential members, organizing monthly New Member lunches, taking care of registration for all events, maintaining the Chapter mailing list and publishing an annual directory of members. Committee members might find themselves working registration or even organizing events that connect our members (new, old and even those contemplating membership).

SMPS strives to connect members to trends and hot topics that will help them in their firms marketing, research and planning. Each committee member is responsible for planning a monthly program. This includes developing a topic, finding a speaker(s) and leading all other arrangements to ensure the program runs smoothly from start to finish.

The SMPS Chicago Sponsorship Committee members are responsible for obtaining sponsorship for annual sponsorship, monthly programs and special events. The committee works with other committees to facilitate financial support for programs from monthly luncheons to special events. They are in charge of conveying the benefits of annual and program sponsorship opportunities to current and potential sponsors from all facets of the A/E/C industry.

Professional Development
The Professional Development Committee strives to provide educational, professional and personal development opportunities through a variety of events and formats. These can include half day workshops, skills training, lunch time webinars and CPSM certification study groups. Education topics and learning/implementation tools are defined by the Six Domains of Practice: Marketing Research, Marketing Plan, Client/Business Development, SOQs/Proposals, Promotional Activity, and Information, Resource and Organizational Management.

Special Events
The Special Events Committee is responsible for planning, coordinating and facilitating some of our Chapter's biggest events, including the Holiday Party, Summer Party and seasonal networking events. The committee provides opportunities for members to build relationships with peers and potential teaming partners through networking events. The overall goal is to engage and encourage potential and existing members and reinforce cohesiveness of the Chapter. 

SMPS Chicago Committee List



Clarice Lyons-Davidson, CPSM

Infrastructure Engineering, Inc.
9035 Kedvale Avenue
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (312) 425-9560
e-mail: clyonsdavidson@infrastructure-eng.com

Past President/Advisor

Thomas Fennell

FitzGerald Associates Architects
912 West Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 563-9100 ext 254
Fax: (312) 563-1919
e-mail: tfennell@fitzgeraldassociates.net


Jenna Teitenberg

Gilbane Building Company
123 N Wacker Drive, 26th Floor
Suite 2160
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 614-3878
e-mail: jteitenberg@gilbaneco.com


Stefany Adholekar

Eriksson Engineering Associates Ltd
135 S. Jefferson St., Suite 135
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: (312) 463-0551 x22
e-mail: sadholekar@eea-ltd.com


Lorna Luebbers

Schuler Shook
750 North Orleans Street #400
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 944-8230
e-mail: lluebbers@schulershook.com

Programs Director

Ramsi Taylor

211 South Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60690
Phone: (312) 852-5740
Fax: (314) 890-7664
e-mail: Ramsints@gmail.com

Professional Development Director

Alexandra Rutledge

Thornton Tomasetti
330 North Wabash Ave #1500
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 596-2254
e-mail: arutledge@thorntontomasetti.com

Special Events Director

Noula Frigelis

David Mason & Associates
464 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 884-5770
e-mail: nfrigelis@davidmason.com

Sponsorship Director

Jessica Hemauer, CPSM

Novak Construction
3423 N. Drake Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 278-1100
e-mail: JHemauer@NovakConstruction.com

Membership Director

Shreena K. Saheba

Project Management Advisors, Inc.
120 S Riverside Plz
Chicago, IL 60606-3913
Phone: (312) 207-1018
e-mail: shreenas@pmainc.com

Communications Director

Megan FitzPatrick, CPSM

H.W. Lochner, Inc.
225 West Washington Street, 12th Flr
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 994-9721
Fax: (312) 372-5974
e-mail: mfitzpatrick@hwlochner.com