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Did you miss our Cocktails and Candy Canes Holiday Party? Here's Photos & Recap:

'Tis the season! 

What better way to ring in the holidays than an evening of fun and networking supporting two incredible organizations in Pittsburgh focusing on spreading Christmas cheer to children this season!

It was held at Southern Tier Brewing Company on Wednesday, December 4th and you had the chance to support Play it Forward Pittsburgh and The Little Fox - Toby’s Foundation in remembrance of Tobias “Toby” Graham Stern. Everyone assisted us in our holiday drive by bringing to the event new or gently used toys, games, books, bikes, movies (DVD only), electronics, and sports equipment for children ages 0 – 16. We also accepted monetary donations at the event. 

Here are some photos from the event:

Did you miss our SMPS November Luncheon? Photos & Recap from Taking Higher Ed To New Heights

SMPS Pittsburgh wants to extend a huge thank you to our two wonderful sponsors!

Thank you to the attendees that came out to listen to our speakers, as well!

The event was on Wednesday, November 20th, and we discussed the trends in Higher Education construction, what projects will be available to bid in the coming months, and a variety of other great information about the A/E/C Industry, as it relates to Higher Education. The event was held at the Rivers Club.


Dan Marcinko, Assistant Associate Vice Chancellor for Administration (Facilities Management Division), University of Pittsburgh 

Rich Manslow, Director of Engineering and Construction, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Chris Conroy, P.E., Associate Director MEP – Carnegie Mellon University Campus Design & Facility Development


Jonathon Kersting, VP Communications and Media, Pittsburgh Technology Council


Did you miss our SMPS October Luncheon? Photos & Recap from Technology Companies Driving Pittsburgh Development

Thank you to the attendees that came out to listen to our speakers!

The event was on Wednesday, October 16th, and we discussed technology development in the Pittsburgh region and what technology companies are looking for from their A/E/C partners to facilitate their growth. The event was held at the Rivers Club.


Kevin Kerr, Northern United States Public Policy, Uber

Jonathan Kersting, Vice President of Communications and Media, Pittsburgh Technology Council

Tony Rosenberger,  President and COO, Chapman Properties


Jack Donahue, President, Donahue Real Estate Advisors, Inc.

Did you miss our SMPS September Luncheon? Photos & Recap from Pittsburgh Development Forecast

Huge THANK YOU to of our wonderful sponsor that made this luncheon possible!

Also, thank you to the attendees that came out to listen to our speakers!

The event was on Wednesday, September 25th, and we discussed the developments currently happening in the Pittsburgh, PA region. The event was held at the Rivers Club.


Lynn DeLorenzo, Principal, TARQUINCoRE, LLC

Michael Barnard, Project Director, Oxford Development Company

Gene Boyer, Co-Managing Partner, HB Development, LLC


Jeff BurdFounder and Owner, Tall Timber Group

Congratulations to our newly-elected 2019-2020 Board of Directors!

Congratulations to our newly-elected 2019-2020 Board of Directors:

  • President: Matthew Kaufman, CPSM – Atlantic Engineering Services

  • President Elect: Aaron Roach – Intertek PSI

  • Past President: Sheena Sundin, CPSM – Hayes Design Group Architects

  • Secretary: Jennifer Kilgore – Flynn Construction Management

  • Treasurer: Laura Sesack, PE – McCrossin Foundations

  • Treasurer Elect: Katie Spear, CPSM – i+icon USA

  • Director at Large: Ann Sekely – Waller Corporation

  • Director at Large: Terry Caywood, CPSM – The Sextant Group

Starting in September of this year, the new Board will provide leadership for continuing SMPS’s mission of transforming business through marketing leadership in the Pittsburgh region.

Did you miss our SMPS April Luncheon? Photos & Recap from Take Me Home Country Roads, Revisiting the I-79 Corridor in North Central WV and Western PA

Huge THANK YOU to all of our wonderful sponsors that made this luncheon possible!

  • Atlantic Engineering Services

  • CJL Engineering

  • Desmone Architects

  • Herrmann Associates, Inc./Raypak

  • Intertek PSI

  • Markosky

  • Door Prize Sponsor: Clear Mountain Bank

Also, thank you to the 140+ attendees that came out to listen to our speakers!

Check out this article in the press all about our event!:

The event was on Wednesday, April 17th, and we discussed the development in the I-79 Corridor in North Central West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. Held at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, West Virginia.


Mark Nesselroad, COO & Chief Legal Counsel, Glenmark Holding, LLC

James Estep, President & CEO, High Technology Foundation

John Thompson, Associate Director, Facilities Design and Construction, West Virginia University

Brandon Mendoza, Executive Director, NAIOP Pittsburgh


Stephen LaCagnin, President & Chief Executive Officer, Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce

I’m a CPSM: Check out our latest video series on YouTube!

What’s the value of becoming a Certified Professional Services Marketer? If you’re considering getting your CPSM, here’s what SMPS members have to say about the value of their certification to their firms and their careers.

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