SMPS January 29th Luncheon: Clients Talk Back

January 29, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

City Springs: City Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Center
One Galambos Way
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
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Clients talk back Panel

Session Overview:

Atlanta continues to attract big business and with that comes more competition in the marketplace. How can your firm stand out when there are 20-30 submittals and you are the perfect firm to do the work?

Join us and our panel of guests representing projects in a variety of areas including healthcare, transportation, higher education, and private development. We're asking the questions that are on every firm's agenda when it comes to marketing and business development tactics such as proposals, shortlist presentations, grading criteria, selection process and much more. 

Event Agenda

11:30 – 11:50 AM – Registration & Networking
11:50 – 12:30 PM – Luncheon & Networking
12:30 – 1:30 PM – Panel Discussion   

CPSM CEUs: 1.0 hours
Domain: 1, 2, 3



Lee Jarboe, FSMPS, CPSM
Vice President
JE Dunn Construction

Lee Jarboe serves as Vice President of JE Dunn Construction in a leadership role handling business development. As Director of Business Development for Higher Education, K-12 education, and Aviation, Jarboe heads efforts to build long-term strategic relationships with clients in these markets.

Jarboe has 14 years of construction industry experience, and is a Certified Professional Services Marketer. Her affiliations also include the Society for College and University Planning and the Society for Marketing Professional Services where she has held several leadership positions. Native to Houston, Texas, Jarboe holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Houston. Jarboe supports the Atlanta Center for Creative Inquiry, which promotes greater diversity in the architecture, engineering and construction professions. She is active in Delta Gamma, continuing to live by the motto set forth by the sorority’s founders: “do good.”


Eric Pinckney
Project Executive
Integral Group

Eric L. Pinckney is the Project Executive responsible for the implementation of Assembly in Doraville, GA, which is a 145 acre, 10 million square foot redevelop-ment of the former General Motors plant in metro Atlanta and one of the largest transit oriented developments in the United States.  He has been affiliated with Integral since the company’s inception in 1993.  

Mr. Pinckney has over 25 years of real estate industry experience, including $1.5 billion in multifamily development and $100 million in public improvements. His know-how encompasses engineering design, construction management, project management, and real estate development.   Mr. Pinckney was also an instrumental part of the team that developed the mixed-income, mixed-use model utilized to implement the Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta’s Olympic Legacy Program, heralded as “The Atlanta Model”. This model revitalized five distressed communities in the Authority’s portfolio.   

Mr. Pinckney earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in City Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  He is a member of Leadership Atlanta Class of 2013, and currently serves on the boards of the Georgia Tech Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Arthur Blank YMCA.

Marsha Anderson Bomar
Assistant General Manager, Capital Program Delivery


Marsha Anderson Bomar is the Assistant General Manager of MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transit Authority) for Capital Program Delivery. Previously she served as the Executive Director of the Gateway85 Community Improvement District, the largest CID in the state of Georgia. Prior to the CID, she was the Founder and President of Street Smarts, Inc., a planning, engineering and design firm, and Data Smarts, a data collection and management firm, established in 1990, both of which she sold in 2010. Ms. Anderson Bomar is an International Past President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and recipient of the Burton Marsh Lifetime Service Award as well as the Theodore Matson Memorial Award.

Marsha earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Masters in Transportation Planning and Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. She also holds a Masters of Civil Engineering from Princeton University. Marsha is the author of hundreds of publications, articles and studies and an International speaker on technical subjects as well as Leadership and Ethics. She is also the Mom of three, stepmom to three, has 4 in-law children, 3 stepgrands and has her first grandbaby on the way.

Katie Leonard, LEED AP BD+C
Interim VP, Wellstar's Facilities, Real Estate,
BDR Partners

Katie Leonard is an established industry leader and consultant with over 18 years of experience in complex facility management, field operations, cost and risk analysis, and procurement. She is a partner at BDR Partners, LLC with a specialization in healthcare and higher education capital investments. She is the 2020 Chairman of the Board of Directors for Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. – Georgia Chapter.

With a BS in Building Construction from GA Tech, Katie is a LEED Accredited Professional who managed the construction of large, complex projects for some of the largest healthcare organizations in the southeast. Katie also currently serves as the ‘interim VP’ of Wellstar’s Facilities, Real Estate, Development and Construction.

Sharon Ferguson Pope
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Design & Construction

Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

Sharon Ferguson Pope joined the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia’s Office of Real Estate and Facilities staff in 1993 as a Project Architect after working in private sector architectural firms for several years. In 1999, she left the Central Office as a Program Manager to become the Director of Facilities Planning at Atlanta Metropolitan College where she served in this position until returning to the Board of Regents as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Design and Construction in 2006.  She is currently responsible for leading a team that provides overall management, coordination and implementation of the design and construction of the University System of Georgia’s capital projects from project initiation through construction completion.

Ms. Pope is a registered architect and holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Ball State University and a Masters of Science in Building Construction from Georgia Institute of Technology. 

Sara Honeywill
Senior Executive Director, Facilities Management
Technical College System of Georgia

Sara Honeywill was named the Senior Executive Director of Facilities Management of the Technical College System of Georgia in January 2015.  She is responsible for working with state-level partners to provide strategic direction on project planning and development, real property transactions, design, construction and renovations, maintenance and operations for the 22 technical colleges and Quick Start.  Prior to TCSG, Sara spent 6 years with the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission.   

Sara holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Clemson University and was a registered Professional Engineer in the State of North Carolina before earning a J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She is also a member of the State Bar of Georgia.

Thank you to our event sponsors:


$400 Event Sponsorships

- Complimentary event registration ($80 value)
- One reserved seat at a VIP table
- Opportunity to deliver a 2-minute verbal company infomercial at event
- Recognition on event program handouts and sponsor boards
- Logo promotion on email blasts
- Sponsor name badge
- Verbal recognition at event
- VIP Networking Session with Speakers

Sponsorship opportunities are available!  Please contact Laura McDonald, CPSM, [email protected] for additional information. 


Nathan Hammond


Kim Williams, CPSM