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Meet the Board: Spotlight on the Awards & Education Directors

May 23, 2013

Do you know who is behind all of the programming that SMPS Boston puts on? We’re working on introducing you to the Board of Directors for the Chapter through short bios and links to longer articles about each person’s role on their committee. We hope you enjoy “meeting” your Board!

This month, it’s time to meet Kerri Keane – Awards Director, and A. Krista Sykes, PhD – Education Director.

With the 2013 Recognizing Outstanding Communications (ROC) Awards Gala quickly approaching on June 13th, we’re sure you’re anxious to meet the person in charge of putting together SMPS Boston’s largest event of the year! Kerri Keane is currently serving as the Director of the Awards Committee, and a Marketing Manager for Bowdoin Construction. Kerri joined the Awards Committee in 2004, the same time that she joined SMPS. She served on the committee for four years before moving on to help the Outreach Committee. Then, in 2011, she returned to the Awards Committee in order to serve on the Board of Directors. Kerri enjoys being on the Awards Committee for a number of reasons. She particularly enjoys acknowledging the award winners, who have shown great creativity. You can read more about her professional background and her interests outside of work by clicking here (full bio posted on our website).

Krista Sykes is the founder of ARCHITECTURE IN CONTEXT, where she provides strategic research and analysis for architecture, engineering, and construction professionals. Since joining SMPS in 2009, Krista has served on the Membership and Programs Committees, which were very different but equally valuable experiences. Now as the director of the Education Committee, she is responsible for developing and organizing events that bring learning and professional development opportunities to all levels of marketing professionals in their Chapter. Perhaps you attended one of the recent programs, such as “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Business Development from the Clients’ Perspective” or “Marketing Bootcamp”? Krista is currently excited about launching a new series of educational events: screenings of pre-recorded SMPS National webinars that are free for SMPS members! The next screening will be of a webinar titled “Become a Creative Superhero: How to Boost Your Creativity” on May 30th. You can read more about her background and interests by clicking here (full bio posted on our website).

More bios will be posted soon – so stay tuned! And check out the bios for Jennifer Shelby, CPSM – CPSM Director, and Douglas Reed, PE – Membership Director by clicking here!

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