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Member News: Kim Sousa Promoted to Principal!

January 6, 2011

Kim Sousa, Director of Marketing and Business Development with RDK Engineers, was recently made a principal of the company. Currently the youngest principal in the company and only its second female principal, Kim has 16 years of experience in all aspects of marketing, including lead generation and organization, communications, acquisitions, client relations, proposal management, building teaming relationships, and presentations for multi-disciplinary teams to strategic planning and coaching. Beyond all of this, Kim is a truly inspirational leader. She finds unique and highly effective ways to motivate every single member of her team, as well as challenging projects which allow people to grow and develop. Kim is tireless in her efforts and unwavering in her dedication to her staff, her management team, her company and the industry as a whole. Throughout her career in the A/E/C industry, Kim has been a dedicated member of SMPS and served in the following roles for the organization:

  • Board of Directors – Programs Committee (2008-2010)
  • Programs Liaison (2007-2008)
  • Fundraising Special Projects (2003-’04)
  • Immediate Past President (2002-2003)
  • President, BOD (2001-2002)
  • President-Elect, BOD (2000-2001)
  • Secretary, BOD (1999-2000)
  • Programs Committee Co-chair (’99-’00)
  • Programs Committee Member (’98-’99)
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6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 6, 2011 2:39 pm

    Congratulations Kim!

  2. January 6, 2011 2:49 pm

    Congratulations to Kim on this well deserved recognition. You continue to set a very high standard and are a great role model for us all.

  3. January 6, 2011 2:57 pm

    As President of SMPS, I think this is a wonderful and deserved honor for Kim. I have sought out and received valuable insight from Kim and echo the sentiments of this news. Her influence upon SMPS has been far reaching not only through her participation, but also her encouragement of co-workers and colleagues. Congratulations Kim!
    -matthawk

  4. Dave Easterbrooks permalink
    January 6, 2011 6:45 pm

    That is a hell of an accomplishment, Kim, and well deserved. It’s a powerful validation of what we do as professionals to see marketing/BD sitting at the table with firm management. RDK and SMPS are both better off for your leadership and energy. Congratulations!

  5. Jo Anne Falcone permalink
    January 10, 2011 12:16 pm

    Congradulations to Kim on her latest accomplishment. A beautiful person inside and out, Kim’s talent and dedication has always made an important contribution.
    Kim’s Mom

  6. Wendy Dalwin permalink
    April 22, 2011 2:34 pm

    I had the pleasure of working with Kim through SMPS. She is an Extraordinary leader that inspires others. Kim is such an mentor to everyone. I was most fortunate to have her as one of mine. This is a true testament to what Kim has to offer the industry.

    Wendy Dalwin

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