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New SMPS Member Spotlight

Christian Na

Christian Na

Bright Tree Studios

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"It's enough to say that I'm the Marketing Coordinator at BrightTree Studios. Additionally, I organize all our corporate philanthropy programs (and was honored with a Corporate Citizenship Award from the Pittsburgh Business Times last fall!). I'm proud to be a young professional in this crazy, important, crazy important industry. I love my company and colleagues, and have been with BrightTree Studios since June 2018. In my spare time I enjoy reading poetry, volunteering, and spending time with my family and friends."

Welcome Christian! 


Did You Miss Our SMPS January Luncheon? Photos & Recap From Growth & Construction Forecast : 2020 Vision

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

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

The event was on Wednesday, January 15th, and we discussed the Regional Growth & Construction Forecast for 2020 with our panelists and audience. The event was held at the Rivers Club.


Lance Chimka, Director / Economic Development, Allegheny County

Todd Reidbord, President and Founding Partner, Walnut Capital Management

Brandon Mendoza, Executive Director of NAIOP Pittsburgh


Marita Garrett, Mayor, Wilkinsburg, PA

Future SMPS Events:

  • Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020: SMPS Webinar - Making Sure Your Entire Proposal Screams "Pick Me"
  • Wednesday, February 19th, 2020: #AECsofMarketing - Topic To Be Determined
  • Wednesday, February 26th, 2020: February Luncheon - Healthcare Construction: Hearty & Healthy


Make sure you register early for our February Healthcare Luncheon before it sells out by visiting our "Meetings/Events" page today.


Did You Miss Our SMPS December #AECsofMarketing Presentation? Photos & Recap From Information is King: And It's Good to be King

SMPS Pittsburgh wants to thank the attendees that came out to listen to our speaker!

The event was held on Wednesday, December 18th, at the Master Builders Association. Our attendees were able to learn tips on how to utilize marketing research within their marketing plans for the 2020 year and will continue the research throughout the year to expand and promote their companies to the correct audiences.


Jill A. Kurp (Maher), Ph.D., Professor of Marketing, Robert Morris University

Here are some photos from the event:


Take advantage of the lowest available rate. (20% off the full conference rate)

Cyber Monday Registration is now open.

Build Business 2020 brings together today’s leading professionals and decision-makers responsible for bringing in business and building your firm’s bottom line. This intensive three-day conference is packed with powerful learning sessions, dynamic keynote speakers, and an array of networking opportunities that encourage you to make and renew priceless business contacts. 

We’ll see you in Austin, Texas from August 12–14 at Build Business 2020. Get the best available rate with our Cyber Monday discount. Offer ends Friday, January 3, 2020! 
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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