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SMPS-OC’s Committee and Board Leadership opportunities provide the perfect incubator for developing your leadership skills. Public speaking, network building, recruiting, mentoring (or being mentored), coordinating programs, and planning major events are just a few of the ways you can grow through Chapter involvement.


Communications/Website Director, Michelle Sinning, (email)
Visibility, credibility, appeal and membership of the OC Chapter all depend on our Communications Committee. Volunteers can participate in a wide range of activities: website maintenance, social media, eBlasts, newsletter/Blog, campaign development and mailing list management.


Membership Director, Stephanie Wood, (email)
Improving our programs, education, special events, and networking forums requires us to build, keep and strengthen our membership base. Volunteers play a crucial role recruiting and retaining members, serving as ambassadors to non-members at events, and helping new members become assimilated with all the resources, including mentoring, that we offer as a chapter.


Education Director, Bonnie Temple, (email)
A core tenet of SMPS is providing the educational resources professional services marketers need to grow their companies, and their careers. Volunteers are needed so we can provide a greater range of Educational programs to meet the needs of both junior and senior level professionals, in both marketing and business development.


Sponsorship Director, Liza Hall, (email)
Visibility helps you and your firm stand out, increase your profitability, and discover more opportunities. SMPS gives you the chance to stand out and get ahead of the competition through its many sponsorship opportunities.


Mentorship Committee, Position Open, (email Kathy Caswell if interested)
Benefits of mentoring are mutual. Mentors learn to work with others, providing guidance and information. Proteges discover how to define their individual goals and find ways to achieve them. Since the expectations of each individual will vary, mentors work with their proteges to develop a flexible relationship that responds to each person’s needs.


Hospitality Chair, Courtney Johnson, (email)
The hospitality committee is responsible for all aspects of creating a positive for event attendees through management of the many coordination details required – from venue selection through greeting and checking in guests at registration.


Throughout my years as an SMPS Member, of both the Orange County and San Diego Chapters, I have experienced exciting changes in my career. I have met and become friends with some incredibly talented, creative, and fun-loving people. My leadership skills have grown through my involvement on the SMPS Board. I have also helped my company win work through the many connections I have made.

Now that I am President of the Orange County Chapter, increasing board and committee participation is a top priority. I recognize the commitment required of volunteers; but at the same time, I have never felt like the hours I have put in were wasted. My career has been enriched through SMPS and it really is true that you get out of SMPS what you put into it.


Shannah Hays

Business Development/Social Engineer for Englekirk Structural Engineers
Past-President, SMPS-OC

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