SMPS Member Only Events

Join SMPS Fort Worth as we host special "Members Only" educational events, professional development, leadership opportunities, marketing resources and networking – all to help you boost your career and build strong relationships with others in your industry.

NOV 18

Tool Box Training |  Adobe InDesign

Bring your lunch, questions, laptops and appetites for this SMPS Member only training!

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NOV 19

SMPS Member's Only | Networking Breakfast

Owner’s perspective on the importance of Professional Associations, career development and marketing in the A/E/C industry.

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DEC 16

Tool Box Training |  Adobe Photoshop

Bring your lunch, questions, laptops and appetites for this SMPS Member only training!

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GE Manufacturing Solutions’ Walter Amaya joins panel on the Future of Campuses

How Healthcare, Higher Education, Industrial, and Corporate Campuses are Evolving

Join SMPS Fort Worth as we meet with industry experts to talk about the future of healthcare, education, and corporate campus facilities.

October 23, 2014 | University of Texas at Arlington

7:30 am

Networking Breakfast - Join us for coffee and an opportunity for students to network with prospective Employers, as well as networking between business professionals.

8:30 am

Speaker panel with Moderator and live audience polling

10:00 am - 11:00 am

UTA Campus Tour


Please Note: Program is pending AIA approval for continuing education credits.


Thank you to our event sponsor!

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Jennifer Yoder

Jennifer Yoder, CPSM | JRB Engineering

Vice President, Business Development

Jennifer C. Yoder, CPSM recently joined JRB Engineering, a full-service geotechnical, construction materials testing and environmental consulting firm based in Houston with a branch office in Dallas.

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Bill Poole

Bill Poole | University of Texas at Arlington

Assistant Vice President for Facilities and Campus Operations

Bill has been involved in engineering design and project management and facilities management for 40 years. He joined the University of Texas at Arlington in 2007 as the Assistant Vice President for Facilities & Campus Operations. The Office of Facilities Management has 270 employees and an annual project, operating, and energy budget totaling approximately $35 million. At UTA, this Office is responsible for the integrated functions of all building maintenance, operations, renovations and new construction.

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Mark Ude

Mark D. Ude | BNSF

Assistant Vice President Real Estate Development

Mark Ude was appointed to his current position of assistant vice president, Corporate Real Estate Development, in December 2006. He is responsible for the company’s real estate sales and leasing program, acquisition and development program, and corporate and field facilities management.

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 Edward Thomas

Edward Thomas Dold, Jr., FACHE | Baylor Scott & White Health

Marketing Manager

Edward Thomas Dold Jr, FACHE, is the marketing and public relations manager at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth which is now a part of Baylor Scott and White Health. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Health Organization Management from Texas Tech University and a Master of Science in Health Care Administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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 Walter Amaya

Walter Amaya | GE

Fort Worth, Executive Supply Chain Leader, Locomotive Operations

Walter was born in Obregon, Mexico, and joined GE in 2000 as Plant Manager for GE Transportation’s locomotive fabrication facility (GEMC) in Saltillo, Mexico.

Across his 14-year career at GE, Walter has developed extensive supply chain expertise and knowledge in Locomotive and Engine fabrications, machining and assembly for mining, and remanufacturing and component repair with responsibility for factories in the U.S. and abroad, including GE’s legacy locomotive plant in Erie, Pa.

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SMPS Fort Worth is donating 5% of all program registrations in 2014-2015.
Make-A-Wish® North Texas
Make-A-Wish North Texas

Walk-ins are welcome (limited number); however, a $5 administration fee will apply.

Credit card, cash or check will be accepted at the door.

Cancellations are fully refundable with 48 hours or greater notice. Once registration closes, you will be responsible for the full cost of the event, even if you cannot attend.

To cancel your registration and receive a refund, please contact us


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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.


Event Recap: The Internet of Things

Zone topology, vampire power loss, the technological future of the built environment and more!


Event Recap: Steer Style Bingo 2017

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.


Event Recap: TxDOT Proposals 101

Did you know: NLCs are pass/fail and will be elminated within six months; good formatting is critical; use of headings is encouraged; there are new exciting details on electronic submissions? Read more to find out!


Event Recap: How to Brand People

"Your brand is what Google says it is.” - Cathy Hutchinson, CPSM


2017-18 Slate for Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce by acclamation the Approved Officers Slate for the 2017–18 year. The following officers have been reviewed and confirmed by our Nominating Committee and will assume the following positions...


Education Recap

Monday August, 7 2017 we hosted Janell Broyles, Sr. Marketing Coordinator for Freese and Nichols, as she gave us tools to help manage both internal and external writing tasks, from simple cover letters to complex and detailed technical documents.


Member Spotlight

Please give Eleanor Gach, Marketing Manager at Empire Roofing, a big Fort Worth welcome. Read on to learn more about Eleanor and her top marketing tip - it's a good one!


Member Spotlight

Amy took the CPSM exam because she wanted to challenge herself. Read more about how beneficial the CPSM study group was when she was preparing for her exam and her recommendations to anyone considering taking it.


Member Spotlight

Lindsey shares helpful questions to consider before taking on the CPSM exam. Read more to learn about her professional goals and life with three young children.