Member Login

Committee Chairs

There is no better way to extract value from your SMPSNEO membership than to join a committee, get involved and build relationships with chapter leadership. There is no shortage of ways to get involved, whether you have limited time to volunteer or hope to join the Board someday, there is a role that will be a fit for you!

For more information on our committees and how you can get involved, please contact Liana Lake at

'Volunteering has afforded me THE OPPORTUNITY to develop great relationships with the other board and committee members, and truly interact with all our members. Volunteering has also opened new avenues for my firm within the region. The possibilities within this organization are endless.' - Dave Essyen, Past Membership Chair

Communications and PR Committee

The SMPS NEO Communications Committee is responsible for the promotion of all chapter events, activities and items of interest to our members.
Rachel Rauscher
Communications Co-Chair
Rachel Rauscher
Marketing/Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 216.432.0696
Moody Nolan
4415 Euclid Avenue, #100
Cleveland, Ohio 44103

Lauren Nunez
Communications Co-Chair
Lauren Nunez
Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 216.391.3700
Karpinski Engineering
13741 Cleveland Avenue NW
Uniontown, Ohio 44685

Education Committee

The SMPS NEO Education Committee is responsible for the promotion and training for the Certified Professional Services Marketer accreditation as well as assisting in furthering educational opportunities to our members.
Jennifer Hamilton
Education Co-Chair (CPSM)
Jennifer Hamilton
Growth Manager
Phone: 216.566.5669
Thompson Hine LLP
3900 Key Center
127 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Vanessa Aron
Education Co-Chair (Events)
Vanessa Aron

Adam Kilbourne
Education Co-Chair (Executives Forum)
Adam Kilbourne
Associate-Director of Marketing
Phone: 440.953.8760
Web Site:
Tec Inc. Engineering & Design
33851 Curtis Boulevard, #216
Eastlake, Ohio 44095

Finance Committee

The SMPS NEO Finance Committee manages the bookkeeping and accounting, checking account, tracks expenses and reports to SMPS National.
Shawn Zbasnik, CPSM
Finance Chair
Shawn Zbasnik, CPSM
Marketing Specialist
Phone: 440-255-8000
Cleveland Construction, Inc.
8620 Tyler Boulevard
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Logistics Committee

The SMPS NEO Logistics Committee is responsible for the coordination, preparation and set-up at program and social events.
Tamara Zupancic
Logistics Chair
Tamara Zupancic
Marketing Manager
Phone: 440.953.8760
Web Site:
Tec Inc. Engineering & Design
33851 Curtis Blvd., Suite 216
Eastlake, Ohio 44095

Membership Committee

The SMPS NEO Membership Committee is responsible for the management of existing members and the promotion of new members in the organization. The Membership Committee promotes social events that bring together members and recruits new members.
Don Obermeier
Membership Chair
Don Obermeier
Business Development Manager
Phone: 216.447.1335
Web Site:
PSI-Professional Service Industries, Inc.
5555 Canal Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44125

Programs Committee

The SMPS NEO Programs Committee is responsible for the development and execution of our program calendar that serves to provide opportunities for networking, business development and education for our members.
Erin Blaskovic
Programs Committee Chair
Erin Blaskovic
Marketing and Business Development Manager
Phone: (216) 357-4777
Web Site:
The Krill Co., Inc.
1275 Main Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Special Events/Social Committee

The SMPS NEO Special Events / Social Committee is responsible for planning networking and social/recreational events for our members.

Sponsorship Committee

The SMPS NEO Sponsorship Committee is responsible for obtaining sponsorship for the programs we provide to our members and ensuring that our sponsors are getting value for their dollars spent.
Matthew Danis, CPSM
Sponsorship Chair
Matthew Danis, CPSM
Phone: 440 838-5400
Shook Construction
10245 Brecksville Road
Brecksville, Ohio 44141

Striving for Excellence Committee

The Striving for Excellence Committee is responsible for tracking all chapter activities throughout the year and compiling a presentation to be submitted to SMPS National for Chapter of the Year consideration.
Liana Lake
Striving for Excellence Committee Chair
Liana Lake
Director of Marketing and BD
Phone: 216.749.7800
3723 Pearl Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44109


Education Series Event: When Lightning Strikes: Taking Your Idea from Inspiration to Implementation

This seminar is designed to help you step out of the whirlwind and position yourself to start something new.


Learn Something New! A free educational series for SMPS members only!
SMPS invites you to join us for Lunchtime Learning Labs.
Learn More
Congrats to Adam Kilbourne!
Adam Kilbourne, CPSM has been named one of the Fellows of the Society in 2016.
Learn More

What is SMPS...

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is a community of marketing and business development professionals for the A/E/C industry. Our mission is to Advocate, Educate and Connect our members, with one another and with strategic business opportunities. Through networking, business intelligence, and research, SMPS members gain a competitive advantage in positioning their firms successfully in the marketplace.