CPSM Certification

    The SMPS 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 Seattle Chapter offers many resources for prospective candidates:


    Currently, the Seattle Chapter of SMPS is offering a scholarship for those who pass the CPSM exam. The scholarship is available for the next 10 people who receive a passing score on the CPSM exam and covers the examination fee.

    In addition, SMPS National offers a scholarship that includes the study materials (MARKENDIUM & the CPSM v3.1 Study Guide) that goes live in January (we will add the link here when it is available).


    We have three copies of the MARKENDIUM books available for loan through the SMPS Seattle Library. Please contact Brandon Peters to borrow a set.

    Study Groups: 

    Currently the Seattle Chapter has a study group that meets on the first or second Friday of each month. It is a virtual session at lunchtime in which we go through practice questions and the key concepts of the Domains. Each session we cover two Domains and most of the current group hopes to test in Q1 2019. Sitting in on a session is a great way to see some practice questions and get familiar with how the test will be.

    Quarterly Study Session:

    We also host 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 CPSM’s 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 more than just the two Quarterly sessions).

    Study sessions will take place on the following dates:

    - January 17, 2019

    -  April 24, 2019

    -  July 17, 2019

    For more information contact Brandon Peters, CPSMMarcie Lohr, CPSM, or visit SMPS Headquarters.


    Seattle CPSM ROSter

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

    Kathryn L. Bost, CPSM 
    Marketing Manager 
    Sazan Group

    Shannon Brush, LEED AP, CPSM 
    Associate Principal, Marketing 
    Hargis Engineers

    Melanie Cochrun, CPSM 
    Director of Marketing + Communications
    GLY Construction

    Margaret Felts, CPSM 
    Associate, Director of Client Services and Marketing
    Wood Harbinger

    Alexandra I. Garner, CPSM 
    Marketing Specialist

    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

    Connie Ireland, CPSM 
    Marketing Coordinator 
    Elcon Associates

    Gail Kinner, CPSM 
    Marketing Manager 
    Salas O'Brien

    Brandon S. Peters, MBA, CPSM 
    Marketing Director 

    Jenni Lachner, CPSM
    Associate, Corporate Communications Manager

    Marcie Lohr, CPSM
    Marketing Manager
    Coughlin Porter Lundeen

    Christine A. Nack, CPSM 
    Business Manager
    Land Morphology

    Crystal L. Sackman, CPSM
    NW Area Marketing Manager
    Brown and Caldwell

    Kenda R. Salisbury, CPSM 
    Business Development Manager
    Degenkolb Engineers

    Bill R. Strong, FSMPS, CPSM 
    Bill Strong Consulting

    Estrella F. Sung, CPSM 
    Senior Marketing Coordinator

    Carla D. Thompson, FSMPS, CPSM
    Senior Director of Marketing
    Core States Group

    Adam Tycaster, CPSM
    Marketing Coordinator
    The Watershed Company

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

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