Member Spotlight - New CPSM, Angel Jones

Angel Jones, CPSM, is the Marketing Coordinator at Telgian Corporation. Telgian provides comprehensive fire, security, life safety consulting and engineering/design services across the globe. Angel is a graduate of Oglethrope University and a highly-experienced marketer. She has been with Telgian for nearly three of her six years in the A/E/C industry. Angel joined SMPS in 2013, and she currently serves on the Membership Committee. Angel is also involved with AIA, SAME, and CMAA.

In March of this year, Angel earned her CPSM certification. She believes the additional knowledge she built through her preparation for the CPSM exam helps her to look more critically at her marketing and business development efforts. Her expertise on the SMPS Domains of Practice allows her to further drive her efforts to create opportunities to build new business relationships, to obtain profitable projects, and to grow brand awareness for Telgian. Angel is proud that her CPSM certification solidified her position as an expert in her field, and she is excited to turn her expertise into results for her firm.

To learn more about the CPSM certification click here.

"When I started in the AEC industry in 2012, I was a marketing department of one at my firm. I had little internal resources to rely on for understanding how to market professional services. SMPS was crucial in developing my professional skill set. Through SMPS, I had a group of other marketers I could rely on for support and to bounce ideas off of. I also developed personal and professional relationships with many wonderful people. Without SMPS, I would have been lost my first few years." - Angel Jones


Member Spotlight – Patti Zachary

Patti Zachary is the Marketing Manager at Heath & Lineback Engineers, Inc. Heath & Lineback is a civil engineering firm specializing in transportation infrastructure design. Patti has brought her talents as a marketer to the A/E/C Industry for 19 years, and she has been with Heath & Lineback for six of those years. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. In 2003, Patti joined SMPS three years into her career in the A/E/C industry. She has continued her involvement in the Atlanta chapter ever since.

Taking from her experience, Patti encourages other marketers in the A/E/C industry to continue to stay open to doing things in a new way and to not settle into a rut of “this is the way it’s always been done.”

Outside of work, Patti enjoys reading, browsing antique stores, and helping to find rescue or forever homes for homeless dogs and cats. She loves exploring the “mom and pop” stores and unique restaurants in Decatur.