New Member Lunch Recap

Friday, September 18, 2015

 

Last Friday was the first New Member Lunch of the 2015-2016 year. We had five board members and six new members attend the lunch, which was at Chuy’s in Fort Worth. The purpose of the lunch was to connect with our new members and let them know all the benefits of being a member of SMPS Fort Worth. Read More

New Members in Attendance:

• Caren Terry, Michael Baker International 
• Trameika Vaxter, Ware & Associates 
• Monica Rickey, RLG Consulting Engineers 
• Monica deLaGarza, Bennett Benner Partners
• Stuart Warnock, Crossway Surveying, Inc. 
• Mike Mclaren, RLG Consulting Engineers

Board Members in Attendance:

• Jenifer Batchelder, Gorrondona & Associates, President 
• Krystal Bybee, The Rios Group, President-Elect 
• Shonna Driver, Baird Hampton & Brown Inc., Past President 
• Diana Witherspoon Rivera, Jacobs, Treasure 
• Gloria Moss, Joeris General Contractors, Membership Director

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Annual Meeting | Recap

6th Anniversary Bash

We had a successful anniversary bash last week at Waters, Bonnell's Coastal Cuisine, thanks to all that attended!

Shonnah B. Driver, SMPS Fort Worth 2014-2015 President and Marketing Manager for Baird, Hampton & Brown, Inc., took a few minutes to share some incredible stats from the year, she said thank you to the current board members, as well as introduced next year’s board and much more. Read on for details!

Stats Shared:

  • We currently have 67 members, a record high!
  • The chapter has the healthiest finances in chapter history with $30,000 in the bank!
  • Attendance was phenomenal at the events in the 2014-2015 year. Over 175 members attended one or more of the 29 events and over 350 non-members participated.

 

Member of the Year

We were excited to show great appreciation to Christine Jacoby, Business Development Manager of Infrastructure for JQ as we awarded her Member of the Year.

Christine Jacoby, Business Development Manager of Infrastructure for JQ

 

Make-A-Wish® North Texas

SMPS Fort Worth collected 5% of all program registrations in 2014-2015 and was honored to make a $1,000 donation to Make-A-Wish® North Texas.

$1,000 donation to Make-A-Wish® North Texas

 

Six Generations

History was also made this year when we had all SIX past presidents together!  We thank each and every one of you for your dedication and commitment to SMPS and the Fort Worth chapter.  We are honored to carry on your legacy of an amazing chapter with great Fort Worth Style.

Six Generations

 

CPSM Study Group

We are forming a study group for those with a desire to earn their Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM). This achievement puts you amongst an elite group of professional services marketers who have invested in themselves and understand as well as embrace the need for continuous improvement through education, enhancing their opportunity for professional success. If you are interested in joining the study group, please contact Tara Anderson.

 

Committee Sign Ups

Membership

The Membership Committee promotes the benefits of SMPS membership and assists in the process. If interested, contact Gloria Moss.

Communications

The Communications Committee is responsible for our website, social media, printed programs and signage at events, PR, etc. If interested, contact Courtney Kearney.

Programs

The Programs Committee develops and coordinates SMPS Fort Worth events, such as industry roundtables, panel discussions, and project site tours. If interested, contact Christine Jacoby.

Education

The Education Committee develops and coordinates all educational events for the SMPS Fort Worth Chapter. These events include: seminars, workshops, CPSM study group, and our popular summer boot camp series. If interested, contact Krystal Rawls Bybee.

Treasurer

The Treasurer is looking for a co-chair to come alongside and learn all things finance for our chapter. This co-chair role would take over as the Treasurer for 2017-2019 years. If interested, contact Diana Witherspoon Rivera.

Sponsorship

The Sponsorship Committee searches for firms looking for exposure to the A/E/C industry to become annual or event specific sponsors. If interested, contact Jamie Knox.

 

Presidential Passing of the Gavel

As one year draws to a close under Shonnah’s leadership another one begins to blossom as Jenifer Batchelder steps into the President seat. We would like to take a moment and say thank you to the record setting 2014-2015 Board of Directors (BoD). Let’s also give a warm Fort Worth welcome to the 2015-2016 BoD.

Presidential Passing of the Gavel

 

Thank You 2014-2015 BoD

President

Shonnah B. Driver | Baird Hampton & Brown Inc.

President Elect

Jenifer Batchelder | Gorrondona & Associates, Inc.

Past President

Julie Shaffer | Shaffer Creative

Secretary

Lauren Kobzeff

Membership

Amy Amaya | Freese & Nichols, Inc.

Communications

Rachel Heil | JQ

Programs and Education

Krystal R. Bybee | The Rios Group, Inc.

Treasurer

Diana Witherspoon Rivera | Jacobs

Sponsorship

Liz Harvey | JQ

 

Welcome 2015-2016 BoD

President

Jenifer Batchelder | Gorrondona & Associates, Inc.

President Elect

Krystal R. Bybee | The Rios Group, Inc.

Past President

Shonnah B. Driver | Baird Hampton & Brown, Inc.

Secretary

Amy Amaya | Freese & Nichols, Inc.

Membership

Gloria Moss| Joeris General Contractors, Ltd.

Communications

Courtney Kearney, CPSM | Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors

Programs and Education

Christine Jacoby | JQ

Treasurer

Diana Witherspoon Rivera | Jacobs

Sponsorship

Jamie Knox | BURY

 

Upcoming Events

Please join us for one or all of our upcoming events and help us set new record high attendance numbers!

September 29

Fortune 500: Sustainability/Resiliency

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October 22

Marketing Research + Methods for Collecting and Evaluating Information

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November 17

Aviation: Regional Leaders in Aviation

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