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30 Jan, 2020

New Member Spotlight: Grace Marcus

Anne Morris

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Grace Marcus is a Proposal manager at Grimm + Parker and is celebrating her one year membership anniversary (January 9th)! We caught up with Grace to find out how she got into the AEC industry and how SMPS has helped her early on in her career.


Name: Grace Marcus

Company: Grimm + Parker

Title/role: Proposal Manager

Hometown & Current town: Hometown, Bethesda, MD + Current town, Annapolis, MD

Alma Mater(s): Albright College

Family/pets: 2 dogs and 1 cat. A Bernes Mountain Dog name Leena, a Border Collie Chow named Henry and a Maine Coon named Sophie

Favorite DC-area restaurant: Lauriol Plaza

Favorite DC tourist destination: Cap One Arena

Favorite travel destination: Europe, I love the beaches of Santorini

Food you always crave: Thai Food

Favorite app: [solidcore] + Instagram

Currently binging on Netflix: The Blacklist

When I’m not at work you’ll find me: On the water in DTA (Downtown Annapolis) or at a brewery with my dogs.

Dream job: Being a professional stay-at-home dog mom.

Let’s Get To It…..

What inspired you to join SMPS and what are you hoping to get out of your membership?

I wanted to be part of a community of like-minded marketers within the DC area. I’m looking at refining my marketing skills and grow my connections within the AEC industry.

What has been the most valuable part of your membership so far?

The many resources and networking opportunities SMPS offers to help us grow as professionals, learn new skills and connect with others.

What got you into the AEC industry and what keeps you here?

I started with a short-term contract at a General Contractor and just fell in love and never looked back 😊

What has been your favorite SMPS DC or SMPS event?

I would have to say the Holiday Party

What part of the SMPS mission to Advocate, Educate, and Connect most resonates with you and why?

I would have to say Connect. Having the opportunity to meet other like-minded marketers has been a breath of fresh air since joining the industry.

What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned through SMPS (an event, speaker, or fellow member)?

You’re not alone. Many of the learning curves, frustrations and challenges you deal with as a marketer in this industry happens to most people at some point in their career. Being part of this organizations gives us an opportunity to meet new people share stories and learn new ways to overcome everyday obstacles has been very rewarding.

Best work-related advice you’ve ever gotten?

Stop apologizing, you have nothing to apologize for.