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Member Spotlight - Ashley Zahedi

Ashley Zahedi is a Senior Marketing Specialist with CBRE | Heery. CBRE | Heery is a full-service architecture, interior design, engineering, and program management firm with 19 offices across the United States. Ashley has been with CBRE | Heery for nearly two of her three years in the A/E/C industry. She’s a graduate of the University of Georgia where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English.

In 2017, Ashley joined the SMPS Atlanta Chapter to better connect herself within the A/E/C industry and to meet fellow marketers to improve her skill-set and grow as a professional services marketer. She’s a member of the chapter’s Programs Committee where she routinely assists in the development of materials for events. Additionally, Ashley served as an event champion for the chapter’s higher education program in both 2018 and 2019.

As a Georgia girl through and through, Ashley loves trying new restaurants and exploring all Atlanta has to offer with her husband, their goldendoodle, and her family and friends. She also enjoys cheering on the Dawgs on Saturdays in the fall, calligraphy and home crafting, and hiking.

“My favorite thing about SMPS is everyone’s genuine desire to get to know you and your career goals. I have found mentors, friends, and colleagues that I genuinely want to spend time with and are always inspired by. Every time I attend an SMPS event, I feel like I have walked away a little smarter and a little more motivated to go back to work the next day. SMPS reinforces my love of the industry and marketing and gives me the tools to be the best I can be.” - Ashley Zahedi

Member Spotlight - Kayla Jimmerson

Kayla Jimmerson is the Marketing Coordinator for Wood PLC in its Kennesaw, Georgia office. With over 400 offices across 60 countries, Wood provides engineering, project, and technical services to industrial and energy markets across the globe. Kayla received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of West Georgia in 2012. Beginning her work in the A/E/C industry in 2015, Kayla has brought great energy and passion to the industry for nearly four years. She has extended that energy and passion to SMPS since joining in October of 2018. With her business development efforts at Wood, Kayla participates in multiple A/E/C organizations including Circle of Trust, ULI, and ACEC of Georgia. She also works with CMAA and the Council for Quality Growth through Wood’s corporate membership in these organizations.

“I have sincerely enjoyed the connections I have made through SMPS and look forward to furthering these relationships with others in the A/E/C arena.” - Kayla Jimmerson