Get Involved | Volunteer

 

Involvement with a committee is the best way to get the most out of your SMPS membership and connect with other members. While providing a service to others, committee involvement is the perfect opportunity to promote your firm, gain leadership skills, and advance in your career. Weather you can commit to a full year or just one task, please click on the name for a description and list of needs. Then contact the committee chairperson with your availability. For more information on how you can help, please contact the following committee chairperson.

 

Membership

The Membership Committee focuses on initiatives that drive, support, recruit and sustain the membership of the Chapter. Activities surround welcoming and orienting new members, planning new member orientation breakfasts and evening networking events, and collecting member feedback for the purpose of attracting and retaining members.

Volunteer Activities

  • Planning new member orientations
  • Planning evening networking events
  • Collecting member feedback

Membership Contact

Melinda Colón
Conway & Owen
[email protected]



Professional Development

The Professional Development Committee plans and implements our boot camp series of educational events, following SMPS’s Six Domains of Practice: Market Research, Marketing Plan, Client and Business Development, SOQs/Proposals, Promotional Activity, Information, Resource and Organizational Management.

Volunteer Activities

  • Helping to set up and clean up at events
  • Printing and bringing handouts
  • Coordinating with communications committee

Professional Development Contact

Laura Young
Young Contracting/SE, Inc.
[email protected]


Communications

The Communications Committee creates brand awareness for SMPS Atlanta through various communication efforts including the SMPS Atlanta website, various graphic design elements, blog, social media and infoblast emails.

Volunteer Activities

  • Managing and Posting on SMPS Social Media Channels
  • Updating SMPS Website
  • Reporting on Website Analytics
  • Creating Graphics

Communications Contact

Rachel Nix
AHA Consulting Engineers
[email protected]



Programs

The Programs Committee develops, plans and produces all luncheon programs.  The content is geared to client panels and speakers with a goal of providing education and insight on topics relevant to the A/E/C industry and current market conditions.

Volunteer Activities

  • Set out program flyers before each program
  • Produce program flyer for each program
  • Update the SMPS slide loop that is presented before each program
  • Help generate ideas for program topics
  • Help pull together the best speakers for each topic


Programs Contact

Laura McDonald
Terracon
[email protected]


Sponsorship

The Sponsorship Committee generates sponsorships from organizations inside and outside of the industry. They also act as a concierge to sponsors, ensuring they take advantage of the sponsor benefits they receive throughout the year.

Volunteer Activities

  • Reach out and solicit sponsorship from member firms and partners
  • Keep most recent sponsor list and logos and provide to Communications Commmittee
  • Coordinate sponsor boards for display at events
     

Sponsorship Contact

Mason Berryman
GeoHydro Engineers
[email protected]

 


Shoot for Success

The SMPS Shoot for Success, a charity Sporting Clays Tournament, benefits the ACE Mentor Program in Atlanta. This tournament is designed to welcome everyone from first-time shooters to experienced shooters. The main goal of this event is the desire for SMPS Atlanta to give back to our community in a charitable way. The success of our event is apparent in the sizable donations, $15,000 in our first two years, made to ACE Mentor Program Atlanta. $11,000 of which have been presented to ACE Students in the form of college scholarships towards programs of study in an A/E/C career. The balance of donations are utilized by the ACE Mentor Program for Student Programs, supporting the growth and development of careers in our industry.

Volunteer Activities

  • Reach out and solicit sponsors
  • Design a communications plan around the event
  • Hel set up frefreshments during event
  • Take photography

Shoot for Success Contacts

Rebeeca Edleston
KCI Technologies
[email protected]

Mary Jo Butcher
PES Structural Engineers
[email protected]