Join A Committee

    SMPS Seattle is a community, and like every community, we could not function without a foundation. Our chapter volunteers form that foundation.

    The best way to take full advantage of your membership is to get more involved in the chapter. Volunteering allows you to learn new skills, expand your network, and engage with more people throughout the industry overall. While many people envision a path for their professional career development, we urge you to consider where SMPS may play a role in that path. Volunteering with the chapter is the first step to a position on the board of directors. From there, your leadership opportunities and professional network open up to a wealth of possibilities nationwide.

    But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. There are various ways you can volunteer with SMPS Seattle. Start by getting in touch with President-Elect Erin Hatch who can help guide you to the right position that will help you achieve your goals and have fun at the same time.

    SMPS Seattle Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

    Education Committee
    Led by Melanie Cochrun, CPSM, with GLY, the Education Committee produces programs including monthly breakfasts, quarterly Fellows Forums, and educational workshops.

    Membership Committee
    Led by Deneise Kopetzky with PCS Structural Solutions, the Membership Committee helps increase chapter membership through recruitment programs and fun social events, supports new members as they integrate into the chapter, serves as a resource for all SMPS Seattle members, and provides registration assistance at events.

    Special Events Committee
    Led by Paula Welly with OAC Services, the Special Events Committee is all about celebrating our member achievements, creating networking connections, and supporting our SMPS community through our scholarship program. 

    Marketing Committee
    Led by Madison Dreiger with Osborn Consulting, the Marketing Committee handles chapter marketing, communications, and promotions. The committee manages SMPS Seattle’s newsletter, website, social media, public relations and more.

    Additional Volunteer Opportunities

    We are always seeking volunteers to champion other initiatives within our strategic plan. These roles include:

    General Volunteers: Interested in helping but not sure how or aren't able to commit to a long-term position? We are always in need of people who are interested in helping with specific events or tasks. Email President-Elect Erin Hatch if you have some helping hands to offer!

    Industry Outreach Liaison: SMPS Seattle is actively engaging with our related industry associations in various ways. Email President-Elect Erin Hatch if you're interested in learning more.

    Mentor/Mentee: We are trying to begin a more formal mentorship program than we have had in the past and are looking for people interested in participating on both ends of the equation. Email President Amy Pugh if you're interested in learning more. 

    Ambassador Program: Our ambassadors are paired with a new member to teach them the SMPS ropes. This position is only open to those who have been an SMPS member for three or more years. If you're interested, please email Director of Membership Deneise Kopetzky.