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Announcing SMPS Seattle’s Fellows Forum | Marketing vs. Business Development

Seattle, WA – The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Seattle Chapter will present our Fellows Forum, Marketing vs. Business Development, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM PST on March 9, 2017 at Lydig Construction.

The A/E/C industry has long struggled with the balance between “marketing” and “business development”. During our event, SMPS Fellows will take a deep-dive into understanding what the right mix of communications and Business development really is. They will clarify and strategize terminology, debate staffing approaches, analyze the impact of social media and technology, share horror and success stories, discuss training and staff development, and identify new approaches for your firm to maximize success. The SMPS Fellows represent many years of involvement and vast expertise of our industry making this event an exclusive learning opportunity.

This event is Presented by our Community Partner: Food Lifeline

Introducing our speakers:


  • Bill Strong FSMPS | Owner, Bill Strong Consulting
  • Carla Thompson FSMPS | Chief Marketing Officer, NAC Architecture
  • Karleen Belmont FSMPS | Director Business Development, PACE Engineers
  • Ted Sive FSMPS | Principal, Ted Sive Consulting
  • Victoria Cooper FSMPS | President, Cooper Architects

Guest Speaker

  • Donald Tuttle | Principal-in-Charge of Business Development, DCI Engineers

Don is CDI’s Principal-in-charge of Business Development and represents the firms engineering talent. He has been DCI’s “booking agent” for new work, partnerships, and strategic marketing since 2010. His 25+ years of experience in the A/E/C industries connected him with an impressive network of professionals and experts. He is always looking at new ways to sharpen his understanding of A/E/C market trends; meet the right people; maintain relationships; and getting DCI’s name in for major proposal bids. Don joined the local chapter of SMPS in 1991.

Tickets for the event are $30.00 for SMPS Members, $40.00 for SMPS Member Firms, and $45.00 for Non-Members.

To find out more about the event or to register, visit the event website: http://bit.ly/2mBvY6m

About SMPS
SMPS is a national association that promotes marketing and management success in professional service firms. The Seattle Chapter of SMPS is one of the oldest chapters in the United States. It is comprised of approximately 250 members who work in or support the local A/E/C industry. For more information on SMPS, visit www.SMPSseattle.org