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Meet a Board Member: Amy Pugh, 2016-2017 President-Elect

In June, members of SMPS Seattle voted to approve the 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Stay tuned to learn more about our board members.

Meet Amy Pugh, who will be serving as SMPS Seattle’s Chapter President-Elect.

Name: Amy Pugh

Company: DCI Engineers

SMPS Position: President-Elect

Years with SMPS: 9 years

What excites you the most about the coming 2016-2017 SMPS year?
We have had a very successful last few years with new programs, roundtables and networking opportunities for the members. I’m excited to see how all of those successes and changes will now pave the path for the next phase of SMPS Seattle. I believe it’s going to be a year filled with new ways to connect, new ways to learn and more opportunities to bring value back to our jobs and companies.

What made you want to be an SMPS Seattle board member?
I wanted to find a way to get more involved with the organization to be an ambassador for the value it brings to Professional Service marketers and business development professionals. We are in such a niche market and I want to help find ways to continue to expand the benefits of SMPS to other marketing professionals.

What goal(s) do you have for SMPS Seattle?
We already have an amazing chapter and I’d love to see it continue to offer something unique for all levels of experience. We have an opportunity to expand upon a really successful organization and help generate excitement and knowledge across the board. I would also love to see more CPSM’s in the chapter, including myself!

What do you love most about SMPS?
The people! I really enjoy the opportunity to exchange ideas between members, especially when it involves a creative project. SMPS members have been such a lifeline in my career, particularly the roundtable group I belong to. I continue to learn so much from them and it’s been a great group to be a part of.

What part of your daily routine do you enjoy most?
Picking up my 3-year-old son from daycare. His face lights up and it just makes my day. I also really enjoy my every morning catch up with our marketing team at DCI. We do a quick recap on what we did the evening before, what shows we may have watched, anything fun that happened. It starts my day off almost always with a good laugh! We have a killer marketing team and I’m so proud of all we accomplish together.

What is one goal you’d like to accomplish during your lifetime?
I would love to spend a few months abroad and really get to know another country.

How do you like to spend a rainy day?
Cooking, which comes from my mom. I love finding new recipes or cooking big batches of different soups to put in the freezer for the winter. 

What is your favorite town/city in the world? Why?
Boston, MA. I grew up in New England and I’ve never found a city that compares. I’m a big history buff and you can’t get closer to US history anywhere else. Not to mention the Dunkin Donuts and Lobster rolls!

If you could learn any skill, what would it be? 
I love refinishing old furniture and I would love to sharpen my carpentry skills so I could do more with it besides the basics.

What piece of professional advice would you tell yourself 10 years ago?
Listen to your strengths and use them to your highest capability to benefit the team and embrace the talents of others without being afraid their success will show your weakness. Success to me is finding that great mix of talents who compliment each other - resulting in an unstoppable team.  

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