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26 Apr, 2018

New Member Spotlight: Sharon Schlatter

Kyle Veater

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Sharon Schlatter, Business Development Coordinator at Owner Rep Consulting, recently completed the chapter's New Member Challenge and has already been making the most of her membership just six months in! We caught up with Sharon to learn more about her time with SMPS thus far and what she is looking forward to the most.


Name: Sharon Schlatter

Company: Owner Rep Consulting

Title/role: Business Development

Hometown & Current town: Gulf Breeze, FL & Severna Park, MD

Alma Mater(s): Florida State University – Go ‘NOLES

Family/pets: One incredible daughter, Marie; love dogs but don’t have one at the moment

Favorite DC-area restaurant: P14

Favorite DC tourist destination: Natural History Museum

Favorite travel destination: New York, as long as I’m with my dad / London, England this October as long as it’s with my incredible daughter

Favorite book – business and/or pleasure: The Bible

Food you always crave: Cheese

Favorite celebrity/brand to follow on social: Steven Furtick

Favorite app: Podcast

Favorite movie: Facing the Giants

When I’m not at work you’ll find me: Rollerblading or spoiling my Mary Kay clients and consultants

Let's Get To It...

What inspired you to join SMPS and what are you hoping to get out of your membership?
My bosses selected SMPS. We hope to contribute, learn, and build life-long relationships.

What has been the most valuable part of your membership so far?
Meeting generous people.

What got you into the AEC industry and what keeps you here?
My boss, who was my wonderful neighbor for 17 years, opened the door to AEC for me.

What has been your favorite SMPS DC or SMPS event?
The CPSM Information Happy Hour and the information-packed emails Michael Knowles sends out.

What part of the SMPS mission to Advocate, Educate, and Connect most resonates with you and why?
Connect. You can’t do anything alone. We were created for relationships.

What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned through SMPS (an event, speaker, or fellow member)?
Jennifer McGovern's event, Dissecting RFPs - Mapping Your Way to Proposal Compliance

Best work-related advice you’ve ever gotten?
Maintain an attitude of gratitude. - God

Have a vision beyond your resources. – Pastor Mark Batterson

Everyone has an invisible sign around their neck that says “Make me feel important”. – Mary Kay

Who is your professional idol? Why? (Can be a big celebrity name or someone you’ve worked with or anywhere in between.)
Mary Kay

  • Total integrity
  • A pioneer
  • An incredible work ethic and belief in people
  • Lived her life and championed her company on the principles of: God first, family second, and career third, and The Golden Rule
  • Left a legacy
  • Always listening & learning
  • Generous
  • A champion to see cancers that affect women eradicated and to ending domestic violence