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 Heidi Maki 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 One-Time Volunteer Opportunities

We are seeking SMPS members interested in joining this special committee that will determine the Chapter Board of Directors for the 2019/2020 term. This is a great way to get involved with the Chapter with a low time commitment, and just one meeting for the year! The in-person meeting, during the week of June 3rd, will review applications and submit a final recommendation to the board. Contact Amy Pugh by April 30 if you’re interested in joining or for more information.

SMPS Seattle Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Education Committee
Led by Melanie Cochrun, CPSM, with GLY, the Education Committee focuses on providing a variety of educational, skill development, and professional enrichment opportunities. These include luncheons with acclaimed speakers, industry panel discussions, technical workshops, and our popular Fellows Forums. This committee also oversees CPSM Certification, and the member-exclusive Roundtable Program. Committee meetings are every third Thursday during the lunch hour.

Membership Committee
Led by Craig Tyler with McGranahan Architects, 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 Pearson 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.