Contact Caitlin Bakan or Valerie James if you are interested in volunteering with SMPS Virginia! Learn more about each committee below: 

Education/Conference Committee

The Education/Conference Committee facilitates quality training and continuing education for all levels of marketing and business development professionals while focusing on the 6 Domains of Practice (Market Research, Marketing Plan, Client and Business Development, SOQs/Proposals, Promotional Activity, Information, Resource and Organizational Management). The Committee also plans and executes the annual conference to include educational and networking opportunities.

Education Chair
Kate Cerone | WPL

Conference Chair
Danielle Ruble | RRMM

Education/Conference Committee Members
Brittany Harlow | Timmons
Meredith Moore | VHB
Rosemary Morris | Schnabel

Stephanie VanDyke | RS&H 


Membership Committee

The Membership Committee focuses on initiatives that drive, support, recruit, and sustain the membership of the Chapter. Activities surround welcoming and orienting new members, providing mentoring and networking opportunities, providing member recognition, and collecting feedback for the purpose of attracting and retaining members.

Membership Chair
Jennifer Ahmad | NXL

Committee Members
Erin Merkin | Quinn Consulting Services
Jenni Szabo | DJG


Communications Committee

The Communications Committee promotes and engages the Chapter through various media outlets, maintains and updates the chapter website and social media platforms, and coordinates newsletter creation with the ultimate goal of raising awareness of the Chapter.

Communications Chair
Annie Colpitts | Barton Malow

Communication Committee Members
Ellen Fohl | Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson
Katie Hughes | Hourigan


Sponsorship Committee

The Sponsorship Committee’s primary mission is to raise financial resources for the Chapter to ensure the continued implementation of our many educational, networking, and community based efforts.

Sponsorship Chair
Emily Ripka | NXL

CPSM Committee

The CPSM Committee provides programs and guidance for professionals who wish to apply to be a Certified Professional Services Marketer. The committee offers an annual CPSM study program.

CPSM Chair
Jodie Day, CPSM | Quinn Evans


Past President Advisory Committee

Courtney Neston | Baskervill
Tim Klabunde | Timmons
Cheryl Browne | WM Jordan Company
Nicole Foster | E.T. Gresham Company
Tenille Nuckols | KBS

Chapter Champion Fellow
Tim Klabunde | Timmons