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Meet Marianne Cook Jenks, CPSM | First Members of SMPS Utah

Marianne Cook Jenks proudly served as the SMPS Utah Chapter President from 1991-1992. She is a recognized expert with over 25 years of marketing experience in the A/E/C industry, including a decade of service with SMPS Utah. Wherever she goes, her great reputation precedes her but—she’s ...

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Vicky Golie, CPSM | Regional Marketing Manager, Psomas

How long have you worked at your company? 2 years. How would you describe your role/job? Coach the Business Development and Marketing for the SLC office, facilitate regular BD meetings, lead proposal pursuits, connect with great clients, facilitate office committees, and anything else I can do to b...

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Cali Centurion, CPSM | Marketing Manager, CRSA

Cali is the Marketing Manager for CRSA. She has been a member of SMPS for ten years and serves as the Treasurer.  How long have you worked at your company? 3 years. How would you describe your role/job? This position supports the marketing director, collaborates with the graphic des...

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Meet Dana Birkes, CPSM | First Members of SMPS Utah

There are a lot of things we’ll remember about the year 2020. Dana Birkes should be one of them! This year, we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of SMPS Utah and Dana served as our first SMPS Utah President. Dana’s service to SMPS began early. While she was living in Dallas, she belonged t...

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Hogan Construction: Brighton High School Rebuild for Canyons School District

The new Brighton High School is a complete on-site, phased replacement of the existing building. This project's unique challenges involve the systematic rebuild of the high school sections within the complex site constraints of a 35-acre site on a multi-sloped hillside (with a 34-foot grade change) ...

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K-12 and Higher Education Client Roundtable

K-12 and Higher Education Client Roundtable | Wednesday, November 18, 2020 The annual SMPS Utah Roundtable has been a “standing room only” event since it was launched in 2005. This year’s virtual networking event is sure to be no exception. This year’s special event is foc...

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Sofia Fouquet, Student Member

How many years of experience?6 in marketing, communications, and project management; 0 in the AEC industry Why did you join SMPS? I’m brand new to the SLC area and am looking to expand my network. I used to serve on the American Marketing Association board in Alaska and we had a great working...

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The Evolution of A/E/C Public Relations: A 2020 Line in the Sand

THE EVOLUTION OF A/E/C PUBLIC RELATIONS: A 2020 LINE IN THE SAND Written by Nicole C. Marshall, CPSM Public Relations, as a profession, has barely been in existence for 100 years. In that time, the world of business has certainly changed shape – perhaps immeasurably. But in no faster period,...

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Planning for Chapter Success: Board of Directors 2020-2021 Retreat Recap

Written by Emily Hymas, Jacobsen ConstructionBoard Member/President Elect In June, the SMPS Utah Board of Directors met for our annual retreat to set strategic goals for 2020-2021. First, Treasurer Leslie Miller reported on the financial status of the chapter. Thanks to years of thoughtful planning...

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