Meet the 2020-2021 Board of Directors!

Jen Eisenbarth

President

Jen is the Owner of Ironbeard Solutions, LCC, a strategic marketing and proposal consultantcy. A member of SMPS for nearly 20 years, she is excited to serve as Chapter President for the 2020-2021 board year! Outside of work, she loves working with her hands – gardening, quilting, knitting, crocheting, restoring furniture – pretty much anything involving dirt, thread, or paint. She is passionate about spending time with her family and their three dogs. They love to go camping and fishing together. 

Randy Avila

Past President

Randy is a Proposal Specialist for Michael Baker International. He has been a member of SMPS for 15 years. This year, Randy will serve as Past President, while supporting the chapter's membership initiatives. Outside of work he enjoys family time, travel, golf, art, and photography. 

Destiny Silva

Programs & Education Director

Destiny is the Marketing Director for mma, a civil engineering, survey, landscape architecture, and planning firm in Arlington. She has been a member of SMPS for a lucky seven years, having previously served as Education Director (2018-2019) and Sponsorship Director (2019-2020). In 2019 she was award SMPS Fort Worth's Member of the Year. Outside of work she spends time with her husband Trey, a construction superintendent for MYCON, and her two sons Ford and Finn. Every Friday night they take the kids out to a different restaurant in Fort Worth, a tradition they look forward to each week. Destiny also enjoys spending too much money on clothes and shoes and telling embarrassing stories about her husband. 

Kristen Jenson

Communications Director

Kristen is a Marketing Coordinator with Baird, Hampton & Brown, a multi-discipline engineering, land surveying, and landscape architecture firm. She has been involved with SMPS for two years. Kristen lives in Fort Worth with her fiancé, Finn the chocolate lab, and Beyoncé the cat; and enjoys spending time outdoors, ordering too much Doordash, reading Stephen King novels, and learning new forms of digital art. 

Amanda Kinson, PE

Sponsorship Director

Amanda wears two hats at Gessner Engineering: she works in business development and is also a Civil Engineer. She is in her second year as a member of SMPS, previously serving as Secretary. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, photography, running, and making her kids laugh.

Mary Rolling

Secretary

Mary is a Marketing Coordinator with The Rios Group. She joined SMPS in January of 2020 and has wasted no time getting involved! Outside of work she enjoys playing board and video games, spending time with family and friends, camping, swimming, and playing with her two dogs Spock and Diana. 

Jenell Strachan, P.E.

Jenell Strachan, PE

Treasurer

Jennel is Area Manager of Geotechnical Engineering & CMT Services at Gorrondona & Associates, Inc. She is a licensed professional engineer with over 25 years of diverse technical, managerial, and business development experience in the geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing and inspection consulting industries.

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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.

Do you have ideas about what you would like to see from SMPS Fort Worth? Are you interested in making new contacts in the A|E|C industry? Are you curious about how others handle challenges?

Getting involved with SMPS on a BOARD or COMMITTEE level is a great way to grow your network and improve your skills!

SMPS Fort Worth is seeking qualified and energetic people who want to take a leadership role in advancing the Chapter’s education, networking, and business development opportunities. If you are interested in working with current and future leaders in the A|E|C industry, serving on the Board of Directors can help advance your career, bring visibility to your firm and create lasting connections with people across the industry.

Positions open to nominations include the following:

  • President-Elect (3-year commitment)
  • Secretary (2-year commitment)
  • Communications Director (1-year commitment)
  • Programs Director (1-year commitment)
  • Membership Director (1-year commitment)
  • Sponsorship Director (1-year commitment)

 

At this time, the Treasurer position will not be vacant until the 2021-2022 term.

Nominations are due by 5:00 PM Friday, May 22, 2020.

All nominees must:

  • Be a member of SMPS and affiliated with the Fort Worth Chapter
  • Not hold a current directorship with SMPS Headquarters
  • Not have served as SMPS National President

Nominations may be made by individuals (self-nominations are encouraged) using this form or by petition. Nominations for eligible candidates must be submitted to [email protected] by May 22, 2020. 

All Board members are required to participate in monthly Board meetings and are expected to conduct monthly meetings with their committees as necessary to successfully meet their respective goals.

If your are interested in one of the positions above, please complete this form and email it to [email protected]. Any questions can be directed to [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected]

The Nominations and Elections Committee will evaluate all nominations in accordance with the parameters and procedures outlined in the chapter's by‐laws. The Committee will then identify a qualified slate of candidates for approvals as required.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Learning Opportunity: FREE Webinars from SMPS HQ with PROMO CODE

The webinars below are available through SMPS HQ for free - but you must register by May 31!

 

Complimentary with promo code HQcares2020 through May 31.

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February 2020 Event: BD Demystified

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2019-2020 SMPS Fort Worth Board of Directors

SMPS Fort Worth is excited to announce our new Board of Directors for 2019-2020.

The new board includes ten members of SMPS Fort Worth, all of whom represent and help the organization in meeting its mission of being the primary resource for education, team building and strategic and marketing information for SMPS members and others involved in the built environment.

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 is looking forward to unveiling new programs and special events in the upcoming year to commemorate our decade of existence.

The 2019-2020 Board of Directors is represented by this qualified roster of A/E/C marketing and business development professionals:

President: Randy Avila, Director of Marketing at Cadence McShane Construction

President-Elect: Gloria Moss, Marketing Coordinator at Jaster Quintanilla

Past-President: Lynn Ducas, Business Development Manager at Fugro

Sponsorship Director: Destiny Silva, Marketing Specialist at Dunaway Associates

Programs and Education Advisor: Shonnah B. Driver, Marketing Director at Baird, Hampton & Brown, Inc.

Membership Director: Melissa Beasley, BD and Marketing Manager at BGE, Inc.

Communications Director: Jen Eisenbarth, CPSM, Owner at Ironbeard Solutions, LLC

Secretary: Cara Pilgrim, Marketing Coordinator at Baird, Hampton & Brown, Inc.

Treasurer: Amy Amaya, CPSM, Project Manager at CKearney Consulting 

If you are interested in volunteering for a committee or joining our chapter leadership, please reach out to any of the individuals above. Their contact information can be found here.

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Meet the 2020-2021 Board of Directors!

Get to know a little more about this year's chapter leadership.
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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!
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SMPS Fort Worth Update: COVID-19 Response


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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!
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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.
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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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