SMPS Chicago Navigating the Changing A/E/C Workplace During the Pandemic Virtual Panel Discussion

October 28, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Zoom (Virtual Meeting)

The pandemic has pushed the world into unchartered territory and the effects are being felt everywhere, including the A/E/C industry. Although this is a unique time, our panel of SMPS experts have navigated other challenging times in our country and the skills and connections that they gained during those times helped them pilot a course that led to their success today. Come and hear their stories and lessons learned to find out how they navigated changes to the professional world and what tips you can incorporate into your life today.


Jackie Loewe, Founding Partner, Sheridan Park Consulting

Jacqueline (Jackie) J. Loewe is a marketing and business development executive with over 31 years of experience within the built environment. Jackie provides relationship / business development consulting, marketing staff coaching and presentation coaching for professional service-related firms. Prior to creating Sheridan Park Consulting over 10 years ago, Jackie was an equity partner with an architecture / engineering firm and a landscape architecture / planning firm where she was in charge of marketing, presentation coaching and new business development. Jackie started her AEC career as a marketing manager and is keenly aware of how to enhance the all-on-the- same-team dynamics between marketing staff and technical staff. Jackie is a recognized authority on promoting professional services, presentation training and coaching, speaking and conducting webinars nationally on matters related to marketing, business development and professional communications. 

Leann Dockins, Associate Vice President, National Healthcare Business Development, HGA

Leann is the National Healthcare Business Developer for HGA. She works with firmwide healthcare leadership to strengthen and build relationships with national clients and industry partners while identifying and prepositioning HGA for healthcare pursuits. She has more than 25 years of experience in developing trusted client relationships, being a valued resource, and identifying project opportunities. Leann is a CPSM and active member of SMPS (Society for Marketing Professional Services), Past President SMPS Chicago, and Past Co-Chair of the SMPS Heartland Regional Conference.

Pam O'Deen-Pishler, Director of Business Development, Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc.

Pam is a business development and marketing leader with over 20 years of extensive industry experience. She enjoys building long-term relationships and connecting people. Pam is a past President of the Chicago Chapter of SMPS and currently is involved with the Executive Advisory Board, as well as past board member of the SMPS Indiana Chapter. She is also a past co-chair of the SMPS Heartland Regional Conference. In addition to her involvement with SMPS, Pam is a Board Member for Chicago’s CANstruction event, founding member and past chair of the Chicago Building Congress’ Future Leaders Group where she is currently a Steering Committee Member and a member of the Society of Military Engineers Lake Michigan Post.

Registrants will receive an email with instructions to access the program on the day of the event.

This is a Professional Development event. 1.5 CEUs.

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$10.00 Members

$20.00 Non-members

$10.00 Out of State SMPS Member