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.
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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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Call for Nominations: 2020-2021 Board of Directors

SMPS Fort Worth is now accepting nominations for positions on the Board of Directors for the term beginning September 1, 2020.
05/06/2020 | COMMUNICATIONS | 0
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Learning Opportunity: FREE Webinars from SMPS HQ with PROMO CODE

ICYMI: Take advantage of $1000 savings AND earn CPUs with webinars from SMPS HQ, but you must register by May 31!
05/05/2020 | COMMUNICATIONS | 0
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SMPS Fort Worth Update: COVID-19 Response

03/20/2020 | PROGRAMS | 0
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February 2020 Event: BD Demystified

Big thanks to Lynn Ducas and Andrea Pender for sharing their knowledge and experience with SMPS Fort Worth in February 2020!
02/27/2020 | COMMUNICATIONS | 0
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2019-2020 SMPS Fort Worth Board of Directors

The Board is dedicating this year to engaging our membership in participating in new and effective ways. SMPS Fort Worth just celebrated our 10th anniversary and will be unveiling new programs and special events in the upcoming year.
09/02/2019 | COMMUNICATIONS | 0
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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.
11/30/2017 | PASTPRES | 0
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Event Recap: Steer Style Bingo 2016

August 25 marked the first annual Steer Style Bingo event where professionals and community leaders participated a fantastic event that benefited the Fort Worth Herd and the SMPS Fort Worth Scholarship Program.
05/07/2017 | PASTPRES | 0
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