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 Melanie Cochrun 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, 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.

New in 2019/2020: 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 Board position beginning in the 2019/2020 SMPS year, the Director of Professional Development. This position will oversee the Professional Development Committee, which will encompass a variety of educational and career building opportunities. This commitee will oversee our chapter's Fellows, Roundtable, and CPSM programs. To learn more, contact incoming Director of Professional Development, Deneise Kopetzky

Membership Committee
Led by Liz Wasson Coleman, 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.