CPSM Certification

The CPSM certification program enhances the professional standing of A/E/C marketers and business developers with their employers, their peers, and the public. It increases confidence and knowledge in strategic marketing and business development practices, leading to professional success for the Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) and his or her company.

Being a CPSM means that you have met a rigorous standard of experience and expertise in marketing professional services. For some, that equates to career advancement or increased compensation and benefits. For everyone, this personal investment enhances your opportunity for professional success.


The video above provides an overview of the CPSM Certification, testing process and is the first step in understanding what to expect. You can also download the PDF of this overview here

The Seattle Chapter offers many resources for prospective candidates:


SMPS Seattle has five CPSM Certification Reimbursements ($520) for Members. Funds are available annually on a limited basis. Upon passing, please contact Amanda Privitt for reimbursement.


We have three copies of the MARKENDIUM books available for loan through the SMPS Seattle Library. Please contact Erin Hatch, CPSM, CPSM Chair for more information. 

Study Sessions

In an effort to serve our CPSM eligible members and non-members, SMPS Seattle is hosting monthly study sessions. See the calendar for dates and email Erin Hatch, CPSM, CPSM Chair if you would like to attend.

Ready to learn more? 

For more information contact Erin Hatch, CPSM, SMPS Seattle Past President and current CPSM Chair for more information. or visit SMPS Headquarters. Ready to apply? Follow this link for the application.

Seattle Chapter CPSM Roster

Jeannine Alexander, CPSM 
Marketing Director
Tunnels & Underground
McMillan Jacobs Associates

Shannon Brush, CPSM 
Associate Principal, Marketing 
Hargis Engineers

Lori Castro, CPSM 
Marketing Manager
Perteet Inc.

Melanie Cochrun, CPSM 
Director of Marketing + Communications
GLY Construction

Josh Grenzsund, CPSM
Director of Business Development

Erin Hatch, CPSM
Senior Associate, Marketing Director
Weber Thompson

Elin Headrick, CPSM 
Director of Marketing 
Rice Fergus Miller

Christopher Imbeau, CPSM 
Marketing Director
Rafn Company

Gail Kinner, CPSM 
Marketing Manager 
Salas O'Brien

Karen Lee, CPSM
Marketing Coordinator
J.R. Abbott Construction

Marcie Lohr, CPSM
Marketing Manager
Coughlin Porter Lundeen

Charles McIntyre, CPSM
Director of Marketing
Cochran, Inc.

Christine Nack, CPSM 
Business Manager
Land Morphology

Lauren Obermark, CPSM 
Proposal Manager
Moffatt & Nichol

Brandon Peters, MBA, PLA, CPSM
Head of Commercial Real Estate
Remote Group

Jenni Pratt, CPSM
Content Marketing Manager

Sarah Quainton, CPSM
Marketing Manager

Jana Roy, CPSM
Marketing Communications & Federal Pursuit Manager
Moffat & Nichol

Crystal Sackman, CPSM
Inside Sales/Marketing Manager

Kenda Salisbury, FSMPS, CPSM 
Business Development Manager
Degenkolb Engineers





Bill Strong, FSMPS, CPSM 
Bill Strong Consulting

Estrella Sung, CPSM 
Marketing Manager
Sazan Group

Bill Taylor, CPSM
Aquatic Scientist
Raedeke Associates

Carla Thompson, FSMPS, CPSM
Senior Consultant, Marketing Services
Zweig Group

Adam Tycaster, CPSM
Pursuit Manager

Teena Videriksen, CPSM
Principal/Director of Business Development
LMN Architects

Christina Villiott, CPSM 
Vice President, Sales & Marketing 
Elliott Bay Design Group LLC

Sarah Wortman, CPSM
Director of Marketing
GGLO Design

Tosha Yanich, CPSM
Proposal Manager
Moffat & Nichol