Join A Committee

SMPS Seattle is a community, and like every community, we could not function without a foundation. Our chapter's committee 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 visiting our volunteer overview page, or get in touch with President-Elect Liz Wasson Coleman 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 Committee Volunteer Opportunities

Education Committee
Led by Karen Sullivan, 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, and technical workshops.

Professional Development Committee
Recognizing the need to expand our ability to provide the highest level of service to our members, the SMPS Seattle Board of Directors voted to add a new committee and Board position beginning in the 2019/2020 SMPS year: Professional Development. This committee is focused on providing a variety of educational and career building opportunities. It also oversees our chapter's Fellows, Roundtable, and CPSM programs. To learn more, contact Director of Professional Development, Bill Michie

Membership Committee
Led by Rebecca Crouse, 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 Ranjana Sterling, 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 Jessica Congdon, the Marketing Committee handles chapter marketing, communications, and promotions. The committee manages SMPS Seattle’s newsletter, website, social media, public relations and more.