Sponsor Spotlight

Shaffer Creative

Marketing Communications and Graphic Design

A big Fort Worth style thank you to our In-Kind graphics sponsor, Shaffer Creative! Julie Shaffer, President of Shaffer Creative, is a marketing and graphics design professional with 18 years of experience. She is a dedicated SMPS Fort Worth Member and severed as President of the chapter 2013-2014. The great graphics we have to represent our events and programs come from Julie.

In 2012 Julie founded Shaffer Creative after 9 years of corporate marketing experience with a civil engineering firm. Her experiecnce leading corporate marketing, competitive proposal pursuits, and communications makes her a valuable consultant and asset for your firm and marketing department.

Shaffer Creative offers marketing consulting and graphic design services with the key goal of developing and polishing a strong, creative message through data management, branding, and marketing. Julie is also a great photographer - she has provided many member firms with corporate headshots, project photos, event photography, ariel photos and much more.

As a respected leader of creative teams and marketing departments, Julie’s specialty is conceptualization, design, and orchestration of marketing campaigns that effectively reinforce and build brand imaging through graphic design, marketing collateral, proposals, and presentations primarily for the A/E/C industry.

Julie has assisted numerous SMPS Fort Worth member firms to successfully implement marketing initiatives. Additionally, she has helped plan, develop, and refine core data infrastructure systems to maximize efficiency.

Julie's passion is to help firms strategize ways to creatively communicate their message. Contact her today to make this happen for your firm!

Contact Shaffer Creative Today

Julie Shaffer - 817.845.4006


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2016-2017 Slate for Board of Directors

May 12, 2016

Dear Members,

I am pleased to announce by acclamation the Approved Officers Slate for the 2016–2017 year. The following officers have been reviewed and confirmed by our Nominating Committee and will assume the following positions on September 1, 2016:

Newly Elected Officers:

  • President Elect - Courtney Kearney, CPSM (Consultant)
  • Treasurer - Dan Purschwitz (Freese and Nichols, Inc.)


Newly Elected Directors:

  • Communications Director - Jen Eisenbarth (Freese and Nichols, Inc.)
  • Sponsorship Director - Liz Harvey (Sundt Construction)


Officers Continuing Service:

  • President - Krystal R. Bybee, CPSM (The Rios Group, Inc.)
  • Past President - Jenifer Batchelder, CPSM (Gorrondona & Associates, Inc.)
  • Secretary - Amy Amaya (Freese and Nichols, Inc.)


Directors Continuing Service:

  • Membership Director - Gloria Moss (Joeris General Contractors, Ltd.)
  • Programs Director - Christine Jacoby (JQ Infrastructure)



Thank you,

Amy Amaya
SMPS Fort Worth Secretary


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$80 off NEW and REINSTATING Membership Dues - now through Jan 31

SMPS headquarters is running a holiday special through January 31—$80 OFF MEMBERSHIP DUES. Click for more details.


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Thursday, October 19, professionals and community leaders from across the area attended SMPS Fort Worth’s second Steer Style Bingo event, benefiting the Fort Worth Herd and the SMPS Fort Worth Scholarship Program.


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