Kirsten Warren has been acclaimed as chair of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)’s Ontario chapter, an association representing marketing and business development leaders at architectural, engineering and construction organizations. Warren is business development manager at Arup in Toronto.
SMPS, with more than 6,000 members, has chapters in most major US cities and Toronto.
She will lead a small board of directors, with Erin Berg serving as treasurer and Naglaa Hassanein as director at large/certification advisor.
“Erin, Naglaa and I remain enthusiastic about SMPS, and are convinced that we can transform our chapter into one that offers higher-level educational programming, thought leadership and idea generation, as well as access to a large network of like-minded professionals,” she wrote in a note to members. “We are committed to making this happen.”
If you want to get involved in the association and rise rapidly with leadership responsibilities, there are some real opportunities here.
Warren writes there are vacant board positions for president-elect, secretary, and communications, programming and membership directorships, as well as committee leadership roles for communication, membership and programming.
“The commitment is not a big one (a few hours a month plus a few hours of meetings/events a month), and I can personally vouch for the benefits to professional growth, as well as networking, from my own involvement,” she writes.