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Time to Serve?

March 8, 2012

Dear SMPS Member,

This is the official call for nominations to fill two Executive Committee roles and two to four two-year Director-at-Large positions on the SMPS Boston chapter board.

This year, the following positions are open on the 2012 – 2013 Board of Directors . Each will serve a two-year term from 9/1/12 to 8/31/14, with the exception of the Vice President/President-Elect who will serve a three-year term from 9/1/12 to 8/31/15.

  • Vice President/President-Elect: Chosen for vision and leadership abilities, the President-Elect automatically advances to the position of President, then remains on the Board for a third year as Immediate Past-President. The President-Elect also is a member of the Executive Committee. In the absence of the President, the President-Elect presides at meetings and has all the powers of the top post. A qualified candidate will have completed a minimum of one year as a board member, and be a current, regular member of SMPS.
  • Secretary: The secretary serves as the recorder for the chapter and ensures minutes are taken, recorded, and distributed at all board and executive committee meetings. The secretary is responsible for the chapter’s bylaws and the facilitation of chapter correspondence. The secretary is a member of the Executive Committee.
  • Director-at-Large Positions (2-4): In each of these positions, one must be willing to lead in creation and management of programs, events and goals of the chapter’s standing committees. Attendance at monthly board meetings is essential and critical, as the director acts as a liaison between the board and the committee. These positions are for two-year terms. The Nominations Committee, led by the current Vice President/President-Elect, will assign each Director-at-Large to a committee. Qualified candidates must be a current, regular member of SMPS and would have experience as an active committee member for at least one year.

Your nomination needs to include the following:

  • Professional data: Employer, address, telephone, fax, email, job title and primary responsibilities, number of years in marketing, history in the A/E/C industry and professional accomplishments.
  • SMPS participation: Leadership roles and number of years as a member.
  • Statement: Include what you will contribute to the board, why you want to serve, your special goals and interests, and your views on current SMPS issues.
  • Consent: Letter from a principal/officer of your firm indicating the firm’s support for your participation on the Board of Directors.

Please email all nomination materials by 5:00 PM Friday, April 13, 2012 to:

Rebecca Maloney
Vice President/President-Elect, SMPS Boston
Chair, Nominations and Elections Committee
Marketing and BD Manager, Arup
(617) 349-9226

Individual nominations will be screened and evaluated by the Nominations and Elections Committee according to parameters and procedures established by the Board. A slate of candidates will be selected that the Committee believes represents the best balance for the Board. Petition nominations will automatically appear on the ballot (along with the slated candidates) if the candidate meets all the requirements of the Board position being sought.

A ballot with the slate of candidates determined by the Nominations and Elections Committee, plus the names of qualified candidates submitted by petition will be submitted to the membership by May 15, 2012. If no candidates are submitted by petition, the President will declare the slate of candidates elected, and a ballot will not be submitted to the membership (per revised by-laws 1998).

Continuing Board Members: In addition to the newly-elected Board members, the 2012-2013 Boston Board will include:

  • Rebecca Maloney as President
  • Jessica Laskaris as Immediate Past-President
  • Ben Sawa as Treasurer
  • Anna Luciano, Director-at-Large (Communications)
  • Kerri Keane, Director-at-Large (Awards)
  • Doug Larence, Director-at-Large (Programs)

If you have any questions or need more details, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Rebecca Maloney
Vice President/President-Elect, SMPS Boston
Chair, Nominations and Elections Committee
(617) 349-9226

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