July 2020 Print

President's Letter

Greetings SMPS’rs!

Well here we are, and another monthly newsletter is upon us.  Continuing with the monthly theme of using one word to drive the message, this month is Service.  Service can be defined as the action of helping or doing work for someone.  Given the industries we are involved in, it’s safe to say we all understand that meaning. I want to focus on service and what it means to SMPS-KY.

When I joined BFW/Marcum I set out to find an organization that could help me navigate the engineering industry. Having come from the chamber of commerce world and with little to no knowledge of what engineers do I needed help! I stumbled across the SMPS website which led me to our chapter.  After attending my first seminar, I was hooked. I’ve been a big believer in professional development and networking with my peers for a long time and SMPS-KY has given me an opportunity to expand my knowledge base and connections.

It is in my nature once I’m involved with something to find a way to give back so when I was asked to serve on the board I was honored, and I jumped at the chance.  From being programs co-chair for two years to now beginning my second term as President, my service journey has been very rewarding. I get to work with incredibly talented marketers and BDOs and shape the future for the board and its programming.

Below you have a chance to provide a service to SMPS-KY. Our new year is upon us and we need our slate of directors approved. It’s super easy, just reply “approve” to this email. While we are on the subject if you would like to be involved with a committee or serve on the board just let me know, we’d love to have you!


Lance Allison, President


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Member News

Board Nominations

The following table shows the nominations for the 2020-2021 SMPS Kentucky Board Slate. For the Board to move forward with preparations for the coming year, we need your vote!

Please reply to this message by Wednesday, August 5th with the word "Approve" in the subject line.




Lance Allison

Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing


Dwayne Rice

Henderson Services

Past President

Asona McMullen

Staggs & Fisher Consulting Engineers, Inc.


Ashley Colliver

Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers


Lori Faberson

Tate Hill Jacobs Architects


Carrie Slack

K. Norman Berry Architects

Director-at-Large (Education)

Monica King

LE Gregg Associates 

Director-at-Large (Communications)

Cherie Davis

Lynn Imaging


Tracy Adele Jones



Membership Committee Member

Shawn Miller



Chris Bingaman

Bingaman Consulting DBA SynCore


Program Committee Member

Debbie Winn

Brandstetter Carroll Inc.

Director-at-Large (Sponsorship)

Terri Albert

Shrout Tate Wilson Mechanical & Electrical Engineers


Membership Committee Member

Job Openings
L.E. Gregg Associates is growing and is looking for candidates to join our team!

Project Engineer
IBC Special Inspections/Engineering Technician And Materials Tester

Don't miss the opportunity to share your successes or highlight your firm's recent accomplishments!
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CPSM Corner

CPSMTake your marketing career to the next level!
The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) offers a credential that recognizes your achieved marketing expertise, the Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM).

The CPSM credential is a voluntary certification designed to elevate the professional standards in marketing and influence the future of this vital field. Furthermore, the CPSM designation serves as a mark of distinction for professional services marketers and business developers, raising their standing with their employers, peers, and the public.

Are you ready to take the CPSM exam? Every month we're going to let you test the waters with a sample question. Here you go!

Q: Which of the following is NOT part of a proposal's front matter? 

A) Table of contents
B) Cover letter
C) Abstract
D) Introduction

 Find the answer below the SMPS contact information toward the end of the newsletter.

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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, August 12pm-1pm
Webinar | Working Safely: Emergency Signage and Graphics Solutions for COVID-19

In order to stay well and healthy while working on a project in the office or on the jobsite, everyone must take safety precautions and new measures that introduce a new normal in the project’s workspace along with new procedures.  
Solutions that include a range from sanitizable signage to temperature readings to effective social distancing graphics safe for all surfaces are all part of this presentation. Register here.



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Contact Us

Make the most of your SMPS Kentucky membership -- Get Involved!

SMPS membership grows careers and creates business opportunities. Consider jumping onto a committee or joining the Board. Contact Dwayne Rice ([email protected]) or Lance Allison ([email protected]) for additional information.

SMPS of Kentucky
P.O. Box 910833
Lexington, KY 40591

CPSM Sample Question Answer: D) Introduction

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