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SMPS November Luncheon: Higher Education and Its New Role in the Economy

November 15, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Please join SMPS Pittsburgh on November 15, 2017 for a panel discussion on the role of higher education in the new economy.


Owen Cooks,  Assistant Vice Chancellor of Planning, Design, and Construction, University of Pittsburgh

Matt Harbaugh, Associate Vice President for Tranformation, West Virginia University

Nicole Graycar, Project Manager of Campus Design & Facility Development, Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh

MODERATOR – Jonathan Kersting, Director of Visibility, Pittsburgh Technology Council


Members – $45

Non-members – $65

Walk-Ins – $75

*PLEASE NOTE: The selection for lunch will be a CHICKEN meal. If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact Katie Spear at secretary@smpspittsburgh.org and we will accommodate your needs.


Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event!  Please contact our sponsorship team (Michael Len & Katie Stern) at Sponsorship@SMPSPittsburgh.org if you are interested in sponsoring.

Annual Sponsors 





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The “Higher Education and Its New Role in the Economy” program is ideal for professionals who are:

  • Principals and Owners interested in pursuing opportunities in Southwestern PA
  • A/E/C professionals looking for current and upcoming business opportunities
  • Business development and marketing professionals desiring to expand their professional network
  • Professionals invested in supporting growth in the A/E/C industry

Benefits of Attending include:

  • Opportunities for face-time with decision makers
  • Learning about current and upcoming business opportunities
  • Networking with colleagues and clients

Upcoming SMPS Programs:

  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 SMPS January 2018 Luncheon: “Regional Construction Forecast”

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations may be made up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund by contacting Ann Sekely, treasurer@smpspittsburgh.org. If you paid by credit card, your card will be credited. If you paid by check, a refund will be mailed to you within 10 business days. Pre-registered “no-shows” are responsible for the full cost of registration plus a service charge and will be billed accordingly. 

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