About Us

Are you looking to learn, grow and have fun? SMPS Seattle is the place for you.

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is a diverse community of marketing and business development professionals working together to move the A/E/C industries forward. We believe in Business Transformed Through Marketing Leadership. In fact, today’s most dynamic and successful A/E/C firms have realized the important balance between sellers and doers, between marketing and business development, and have used this important distinction to their advantage.

Through networking, educational opportunities, and industry leading research, SMPS members gain a competitive advantage in positioning their firms successfully in the marketplace. On top of that, SMPS offers its members ongoing professional development, leadership opportunities, and marketing resources to advance their careers. SMPS is the only organization dedicated to creating business opportunities in the A/E/C industry. Companies large and small are able to tap into our powerful national and regional network to form partnerships, secure business referrals, and benchmark performance.

In 1973, a small group of ambitious professional services firm leaders recognized the need to sharpen skills, pool resources, and work together to build their businesses. And SMPS was born. Today, SMPS represents a dynamic network of more than 7,000 marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms located throughout the United States and Canada. As the business world and built environment continue to evolve, SMPS and its members will be steadfast in staying ahead of the curve. And continuing to transform the way A/E/C firms do business.


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Business Transformed through Marketing Leadership.

Raising the Bar in Seattle

The SMPS Seattle chapter is one of the oldest, largest, and fastest-growing SMPS chapters in the country. Our network comprises more than 315 members from hundreds of firms throughout Washington, Montana, Idaho, and British Columbia. In 2020 SMPS Headquarters honored Seattle with the Outstanding Extra Large chapter award, in recognition of the diversity and vast amount of educational, networking, and scholarship programs we offer. Our chapter also received 1st Place in the Special Event Program for our 2019 Reign Awards, which recognize outstanding marketing materials and campaigns created by our local members.

SMPS Seattle Strategic Plan
We want to be the go-to resource for Seattle's A/E/C marketing professionals. To achieve this goal, the SMPS Seattle Board of Directors develops a Strategic Plan every three years to guide chapter programming and initiatives. To learn more, contact chapter board President Melanie Cochrun, CPSM or President-Elect Liz Wasson-Coleman

SMPS Seattle is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit and is guided by member-approved bylaws, the most recent version of which was approved by members in July 2017.