Take your membership to the max. Become active in one of our many committees and chart your path to success.

Show off your skills, network with peers, and support your local chapter by joining a committee. It's simple: members who join a committee report getting significantly more value out of their membership than those who don’t. So get active, and milk your membership for all it's worth. Whether you’re interested in welcoming new members, growing as a leader, or fine-tuning your social media skills, we've got you covered. Find the right fit for you below and contact the committee Director to get started.

Do you have a passion for professional development and helping others excel? Then the Career Advancement committee is the one for you. This group plans and organizes programs related to leadership development, CPSM certification, professional growth, and mentorship.


Abby Harrington

Sales Services Manager

Interested in the diverse world of digital communications? Then you've found your fit. The Communications committee promotes and engages the chapter through various media outlets, maintains the chapter website and social media channels, and manages the chapter's robust email marketing campaigns.


Courtney Messick CPSM

Marketing Pursuits Manager

Are you passionate about giving back, organizing charitable events, and bringing people together to help those in need? Join the Community Outreach committee and add your time to our more than 300 volunteer hours per year.


Kaitlyn O'Connor

Marketing Coordinator

Do you believe continuing education is essential to ongoing career development? The Education committee facilitates quality training and education programs for all levels of marketing and business development professionals through a diverse, and well-rounded program calendar.


Kim Metzinger CPSM

Marketing Manager

Do you enjoy meeting and engaging with new people? Our Membership committee focuses on welcoming new members to the SMPS DC community, identifying potential members, and working with existing members to help them get the most out of their membership.


Suzanne Swistak

Business Development Manager

Is staying up to date on the latest leads part of your day-to-day? Leverage your network and knowledge as a part of our Procurement committee, and help organize and oversee our Lunch & Leads series while engaging with prominent industry leaders, public officials, and influencers related to AEC procurement opportunities in DC.


Beth Bryan PE, PTOE, PTP

Senior Associate

Are you a senior-level professional seeking opportunities for peer-to-peer discussion? The PRT / SMRT committee is here to fill this unique and vital gap. Join this exclusive team of experienced pros and help organize intimate trend and mentoring round tables specifically for your peers and firm leadership.


Melanie Vracas

Lead Strategist

Is your social calendar as full as your work one? So is ours. The Special Events committee plans, organizes, and manages the chapter's slate of creative networking events, including our annual holiday party, project tours, summer celebration, and more.


Jessica Gillette CPSM

Marketing Coordinator II

Are you a go-getter with serious networking and BD skills? As a member of our Sponsorship committee, you’ll put those skills to work connecting with local firm leaders with the goal of attracting and retaining sponsorships in support of our chapter.


Derek Gallardo LEED AP

Director of Business Development