Speakers

Claudia McCue

Trainer and Author

Practicalia, LLC

Claudia McCue is an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and author who incorporates more than 20 years of traditional and digital prepress production experience in her current incarnation as a consultant and trainer. Claudia conducts Adobe Creative Cloud workshops for multiple SMPS chapters throughout the country. Her hands-on workshops provide valuable, transferable experience for the A/E/C…

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Maggie Bolden

Director of Client Relations

Palace Construction

Maggie is the Director of Client Relations for Palace Construction and current SMPS President for Colorado.  In 2014, Maggie was named SMPS Colorado’s “Business Developer of the Year.”  With more than 25 years in sales and customer service, Maggie is passionate about teaching others to network more effectively by helping them understand the importance of…

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John Burke, P.E.

Development and Construction Manager

City of Westminster CO

John Burke, P.E., author of “R.F.P. – Request For Personality, Win People, Win Projects” is a Senior Projects Engineer for the City of Westminster Colorado and is currently managing over $50 million dollars of infrastructure projects in advance of the City’s first commuter rail station. He worked in the private sector for 10 years, and…

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Maisha Christian Hagan

Marketing Director

Jokake Construction Services, Inc.

As the marketing director responsible for internal and external marketing efforts at Jokake Construction, Maisha Christian Hagan occupies the space where strategic and creative business solutions intersect. She has a passion for people, a mind for business and a gift to teach. Topics of focus include strategic planning, S.M.A.R.T. goal development, DISC profile, corporate culture,…

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Donna J. Corlew FSMPS, CPSM

Chief WIT Officer

C*Connect

A native Tennessean, Donna’s roots run deep in Southern hospitality, a culture of giving, and an abiding love of SEC sports. Driven by a passion for coaching and helping others identify and maximize your unique talents and expertise, Donna works with firms to facilitate market research, make connections, build chemistry, and coach sales and marketing teams.…

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Hildegard Dodd

Marketing Manager

Wilson Ihrig

Hildegard is a marketing and business development professional with over 17 years of experience. She began her career as a receptionist and through hard work and tenacity, rose to leadership positions within the A/E/C industry. Her work ranges from overseeing the strategic direction of her firm’s BD goals, to managing marketing initiatives and pursuits. She…

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Craig Galati AIA, FSMPS, CPSM

President

LGA

Craig Galati is principal of LGA a consulting firm practicing sustainability, architecture, and sociology. With over 30 years’ experience as an architect and community outreach facilitator, Craig focuses on transformative strategic solutions resulting in organizational and operational excellence. He is past president of both the Las Vegas and Nevada chapters of the American Institute of…

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Jen Hebblethwaite

Champion of All Things Grace

Graceworks Inc.

Jen Hebblethwaite, Champion of All Things Grace, heads up Graceworks Atlanta office. From commercial real estate to coaching Atlanta’s finest Men in Blue at the Forest Park Police Department, Jen is an experienced corporate trainer. She’s spent 10 years as a Teaching Artist for a Tony Award-winning theatre and has taught everything from playwriting to…

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Daniel Herndon

Principal

MilesHerndon

Daniel Herndon is an ad man, board member and a Principal at MilesHerndon, a branding agency in downtown Indianapolis, IN. Following a career in the music business, Daniel formed a marketing firm Redwall in 2008, and joined forces with Miles Design in 2015 to create MilesHerndon. In 2011, Daniel received recognition in Indianapolis Business Journal’s…

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Sarah Hoff

Principal

Cerami

As the Principal in Charge of Marketing, Sarah works as part of Cerami’s leadership team to develop their long term strategy and create a unified marketing communications plan in support of their overall image in the marketplace. Passionate about both architecture and technology, Sarah loves finding creative outlets to promote the importance of acoustics and…

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Julie Huval, CPSM

Marketing

Beck Technology

Julie Huval oversees marketing and communications at Beck Technology, a construction software company. She also owns Benchley Design, a company dedicated to training marketers on how to analyze digital branding data. Julie is a contributing author to a number of industry publications and a frequent public speaker on marketing, business, and construction technology. She earned…

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Gina Kaelin-Westcott, CPC

Business Performance Advisor

Insperity

Gina Kaelin-Westcott, CPC is a Business Performance Advisor with Insperity, SMPS Membership Committee member.   Gina is a dynamic, accomplished sales management leader with a 25+ year record of achievement in Sales and Networking.  She is an exceptional mentor, certified coach, and remarkable at building new business and forging strong, lasting relationships with clients and business…

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Rebecca Lavezzary

Director of Marketing

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture

As director of marketing at Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture (BRS), Rebecca Lavezzary is primarily responsible for collaborating with the firm’s partners on strategic planning. She has 13 years of experience marketing in the A/E/C industry at both architecture and engineering firms. Rebecca spent her formative years in Colorado and New Mexico before relocating to the…

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Josh Miles

Principal

MilesHerndon

Josh Miles is a caffeine and Twitter addict, and principal of Indianapolis-based national branding agency, MilesHerndon. His role consists of leading brand strategy, business development, and firm-wide marketing. Josh Miles speaks from coast to coast on branding, digital marketing, and social media, and is a past TedX presenter. Miles was honored as 40 Under 40…

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Matt Rich

Vice President

Jacobsen Construction Company

Matt Rich is Vice President of marketing and business development at Jacobsen Construction Company, a general contractor based in Salt Lake City, Utah. His favorite part of his job is winning a project. His least favorite part is losing. It still hurts EVERY! SINGLE! TIME! Matt is a frequent speaker on marketing and business development…

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Chuck Roberts

President & CEO

Performance Management Group, Inc.

Chuck knows the A/E/C industry and its challenges well because he’s an engineer with thirty-seven years of experience with A/E/C firms ranging from start-ups to over $3 billion in annual revenue, and served in roles that included seller/doer, Corporate Director of Business Development, COO, CFO, and CEO. He’s best known as a change agent who…

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Paula Ryan, FSMPS, CPSM

Director of Marketing

Jezerinac Geers & Associates

Passionate about her career in the A/E/C industry, Paula Ryan, FSMPS, CPSM, enjoys helping others find success. She has over 30 years of experience in professional services marketing and is the Director of Marketing for Jezerinac Geers & Associates, Inc., a structural engineering firm in Columbus, Ohio. Paula has worked for national, regional, and local…

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Deborah Schindler, APR, MBA

President

Red Hound Studios, Inc.

Deborah Schindler, APR, MBA, has 30+ years in AEC business development, marketing, and client relations. Her work has been in senior-level positions with multi-office, regional, national and international firms including DLR Group, Durrant Group, Merrick & Company, Carter & Burgess (Jacobs), Henkels & McCoy, Land Architects, and CLC Associates. Her focus on integrated revenue generation…

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Barbara Shuck, FSMPS, CPSM

Marketing Communications Manager

Wilson & Company

Barbara is a 30+ year veteran marketer who eagerly shares her energy, passion and experience to teach, challenge, motivate and inspire marketers and business developers on their individual journeys. She has worked for general contracting, engineering, construction management and architectural firms. She is President on the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) National Board, and…

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Quinn Texmo, CPSM

Emerging Business Group Leader

JEO Consulting Group, Inc.

Quinn Texmo, CPSM is the Emerging Business Group Leader for JEO Consulting Group, responsible for increasing revenue and building talent within the company’s five smaller business units. She previously was with Kiewit, where she held numerous positions and focused on developing training. Quinn graduated Valedictorian with a Master’s in Communication and certificate in Training and…

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