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 their 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:

Scholarships

Currently, the Seattle Chapter of SMPS is offering a scholarship for those who pass the CPSM exam. The scholarship is available for the next eight people who receive a passing score on the CPSM exam and covers the examination fee (a $275 value)!

Congratulations to Bill Taylor & Lori Castro who were the first two recipients of this ten person scholarship!

Materials

We have three copies of the MARKENDIUM books available for loan through the SMPS Seattle Library. Please contact Gail Kinner, CPSM to borrow a set.

Study Groups 

In an effort to serve our CPSM eligible members, we are evaluating our study program, and looking to launch new study sessions in the New Year! Please check back for additional information in the coming months.

Quarterly Study Sessions

We also host free Quarterly Study Sessions which will take place at a variety of locations in Downtown Seattle. These sessions will involve study games, small team breakouts, general overview of the domains and involvement from other great CPSMs in our chapter to let you know what to expect. Each Quarterly Session will cover three Domains to allow all participants the chance to test after 6 months of studying (although you’ll have to study a more than just the two Quarterly sessions).


For more information contact Gail Kinner, CPSM, 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

Kathryn Bost, CPSM 
Marketing Manager 
Stepherson & Associates Communications

Shannon Brush, CPSM 
Associate Principal, Marketing 
Hargis Engineers

Lori Castro, CPSM 
Marketing Manager
Perteet Inc.

Melanie Cochrun, CPSM 
Director of Marketing + Communications
GLY Construction

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

 

Jenni Lachner, CPSM
Content Marketing Manager
Portent

Marcie Lohr, CPSM
Marketing Manager
Coughlin Porter Lundeen

Christine Nack, CPSM 
Business Manager
Land Morphology

Lauren Obermark, CPSM 
Proposal Manager
Moffatt & Nichol

Brandon Peters, MBA, CPSM 
Marketing Director 
CLARK | BARNES

Sarah Quainton, CPSM
Marketing Manager
ARUP

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

Crystal Sackman, CPSM
Inside Sales/Marketing Manager
Jacobs

Kenda Salisbury, FSMPS, CPSM 
Business Development Manager
Degenkolb Engineers

 

 

 

 

Bill Strong, FSMPS, CPSM 
Owner
Bill Strong Consulting

Bill Taylor, CPSM
Aquatic Scientist
Raedeke Associates

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

Adam Tycaster, CPSM
Pursuit Manager
Otak

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