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Thursday, May 08, 2008

The new SMPS Executive

DATE: May 8, 2008

TO: SMPS Members

FROM: Dana L. Birkes, APR, FSMPS, CPSM, Chair, Nominations and Elections Committee

SUBJECT: Newly Elected National Officers and Directors

In accordance with the provisions of the SMPS Bylaws, it is my pleasure to announce that the following candidates have been selected by the Nominations and Elections Committee to fill three open positions on the 2008-2009 National Board of Directors:

President-Elect Sep 2008- Aug 2011
Thomas E. Smith, Jr., AICP, FSMPS, CPSM
President, BonTerra Consulting, Pasadena, CA

Fellows Delegate Sep 2008 - Aug 2010
Judith Nitsch, P.E., LEED AP, FSMPS, CPSM
President, Nitsch Engineering, Boston, MA

At-Large Delegate Sep 2008- Aug 2010
Donna Lynn Jakubowicz, CPSM
Corporate Marketing Director, Barton Malow Company, Southfield, MI

As further provided by the SMPS Bylaws, in the absence of a nomination for any of the open positions on the Board by the petition process, the candidates selected by the Nominations and Elections Committee are automatically elected by acclamation for the offices and terms specified above.

Current directors and officers continuing terms on the National Board in 2008-2009 are:

Dana L. Birkes, APR, FSMPS, CPSM
Vice President, The Flintco Companies Inc., Tulsa, OK
Past President
Donna J. Corlew, FSMPS, CPSM
Business Development Manager, The Schneider Corporation, Nashville, TN
Carolyn Ferguson, FSMPS, CPSM
WinMore Marketing Advisors, Kingwood, TX
Chapter Delegate
Frank Lippert, CPSM
Marketing Manager for Water Resources, David Evans and Associates Inc., Portland, OR

Newly Elected Foundation Trustees
The Nominations and Elections Committee also solicited candidates for four open seats on the Board of Trustees of the SMPS Foundation. The committee recommended the nomination of and the National Board approved these four candidates to two-year terms (Sept. 2008-Aug. 2010) on the Foundation Board:

Michelle H. Fitzpatrick, CPSM, Principal, Marketivity, Inc., Portland, OR
Peter A. Lyon, FSMPS, Assoc. AIA, Associate/BD Manager, Flad Architects, Atlanta, GA
Craig E. Park, FSMPS, Assoc. AIA, Vice President and CMO, Leo A Daly, Omaha, NE
William C. Viehman, AIA, Principal and CMO, Perkins + Will, Atlanta, GA

Current trustees continuing terms on the Foundation Board in 2008-2009 are:

Jane A. Caffey, CPSM, Regional Business Development Manager, Kleinfelder, Pleasanton, CA
Paula M. Ryan, CPSM, Director of Marketing, Braun & Steidl Architects, Columbus, OH
Warren G. Simonds, Ph.D.,DBIA, LEED AP, Director of Client Relations, Willis A Smith Construction Inc., Sarasota, FL
Nancy J. Usrey, FSMPS, CPSM, Principal Consultant, Partners Usrey, Rowlett, TX
Rhodes B. White, FSMPS, CPSM, President, White Consulting, Charleston, SC

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