Marketing with Drones!

December 05, 2019
11:30 AM EST - 1:00 PM EST

4500 Main Street, Suite 400
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Venue website


Charlie Vaughan
Site/Civil Designer, UAS Operator

Kate Cerone
Marketing Director

Charlie is a Site/Civil Designer and a licensed Drone Pilot for VHB. He works from the Richmond office but has completed several drone projects across the Mid-Atlantic. Charlie will share his knowledge and education on drone best-practices, requirements, no-fly zones, photogrammetry and more.

Kate oversees WPL’s marketing and business development efforts, spearheading client outreach, new sales, advertising, public relations...and testing new marketing technology! Additionally, she develops the company’s strategic vision for website and social media engagement. Having been with WPL for over seven years and being well immersed in the Hampton Roads Community, Kate she is the Chair of the CREW Hampton Roads Public Relations Committee and serves on the board of CREW and ViBe board. She contributes on the HRACRE Programs Committee and is an active participant in many other local professional organizations. She is the past Treasurer for the SMPS Virginia Chapter and is involved in her local Shadowlawn Civic League. Kate recently spent several days in the field capturing drone video and photos of high-profile projects, such as The Cavalier Hotel, Fort Monroe, Kellam High School, and many others.  

Bobby Reed
Ocean Bay Homes

Bobby Reed has been with a Virginia Beach residential and development firm, Ocean Bay Homes for over 23 years. He has experience with surveying, engineering, construction documents, residential and land development construction. As a radio control hobbyist, Bobby has also been flying drones for project specific use as well as recreationally. Bobby has been incorporating the video and aerial drone photography technology as part of his project management style for the last three years.  

Come have lunch with us and learn about Charlie, Kate, and Bobby’s drone adventures, best practices, lessons learned, and tips and tricks to make your drone adventures run smoothly.

What is a Roundtable?

If you're searching for a more intimate setting to connect with your SMPS peers, join us for a monthly roundtable! The SMPS Virginia Chapter offers members a valuable opportunity to connect with other marketing professionals in small group settings—through the roundtable program.
Roundtables are groups of members and non-members from around the Commonwealth who meet once a month to discuss topics of interest, issues they face in their jobs, and best practices. Facilitated by experienced marketing/business development professionals, these groups provide a unique opportunity to learn from each other and cultivate relationships with others in our field. Roundtables create an opportunity to participate in a committed mentoring environment that nurtures openness and trust.


11:30 am-12:00 pm Registration & Networking
12:00 pm-1:00 pm Lunch and Program
Lunch will be provided (Pizza and beverages)

Ample, free parking is available

4 Proposals, 5 Promotional Activity


Registration Policy
Payment is accepted online, at the door, or mailed in advance to:
SMPS Virginia Chapter Treasurer, Betsy Loeb, 7900 Hampton Meadows Cove, Chesterfield, VA 23832

Service Charge
If payment is not received by the start of the program, parties will be invoiced for payment of registration fee plus a $10.00 service charge to cover billing and processing.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations may be made in writing up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. No-shows and cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance are responsible for the full cost of registration. No-shows and cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance who registered using the “pay at the door” feature are responsible for the full cost of registration plus a $10 service charge and will be billed accordingly.


$10.00 Member Ticket

$10.00 Non-Member Ticket