Member in the Spotlight: Jill Lerner

Jill Lerner is Director of Marketing for Benning Construction Company and an enthusiastic new member of SMPS, circa summer 2012. She serves on the SMPS Programs Committee. Benning Construction is a fourth generation, employee-owned regional general contractor based in Smyrna. Jill joins Channing Mason, Director of Operations for Benning Construction, as an SMPS member.

A native of New Jersey, Jill has lived in Atlanta for eight years, via Boston. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison. Earlier in her career, Jill worked as an award-winning business reporter, most recently, for Atlanta Business Chronicle, where she covered the commercial real estate industry. Jill is a past finalist for the Atlanta Press Club's "Journalist of the Year Award," and in 2001, she was named "Small Business Journalist of the Year - Massachusetts," by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

What I love about SMPS Atlanta: "I love SMPS both for the incredible warmth and marketing acumen of its membership. From the moment I joined, several members went out of their way to personally welcome me and invite me to lunch. They made me feel like family from Day One. In the short time that I've been involved, I've had the pleasure of attending multiple Boot Camps, panel luncheons and social gatherings, all of which not only were fun but absolutely helped me sharpen my marketing and BD skills."