Meeting/Event Information

March Luncheon | Mission Possible: Take Control of Your Career

March 20, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Washington Athletic Club
1325 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101


What does your success look like?

Truly satisfying careers don’t happen by accident. They’re the result of talent, hard work, and developing the habit of establishing and achieving clear goals.

Join us for an interactive luncheon program of short-form sessions focused on the science of leading, power of partnerships, and navigating changes in our industry.

The tools, tactics, and perspectives gleaned from our trio of experts will inspire you to take responsibility for getting better and better at what you do, and also identify the things that bring joy and meaning to your work.


11:30 am –12:00 pm | Registration + Networking
12:00 pm | Plated Lunch
12:00 – 1:30 pm | Program


Want to elevate your LinkedIn profile? Professional headshot photography will be available on a first come, first served basis to SMPS members before and after the event. Doors open at 11:30 am, so get there early for networking and a free photo.







Katherine Hanna 
Vice President, Sales and Strategy, Jacobs Global Environmental Solutions Business Unit

Kathy Hanna has over 30 years of experience in environmental, energy, waste management, and development programs, with the last 10 years focused on public health threat reduction. Following the December 2017 acquisition of CH2M by Jacobs, she was named Sales and Strategy Lead for government clients in the new Jacobs Global Environmental Solutions Business Unit. For the near term, she also continues in her role as Client Account Manager for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). This role includes the strategic understanding and growth of work with DTRA, ensuring that CH2M understands how to best serve DTRA and its mission. Kathy’s been involved in delivering projects in Kazakhstan, Georgia, Armenia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Tanzania, Uganda, West Africa, and SE Asia. Her experience includes the successful procurement of over $10 billion in contracts, and managing 250 staff and annual revenues of $50 million for a five-state region. She has served on multiple industry and community Boards, and published numerous articles and a book on hazardous waste management issues.







Susan Smallidge
The Leading Change Collaborative

Susan Smallidge is a partner at Leading Change Collaborative, a consulting and training firm specializing in organizational, leader, service and culture development. Her leadership and service curriculum have been delivered to thousands of executives, managers and teams in a range of industries: health care, tech and biotech, non?profit service organizations, corporate, and privately?held companies. Clients include: Seattle Children’s, The Everett Clinic, Centers for Infectious Disease Research, Genie Industries, and Neighborcare Health. Susan has worked extensively supporting organizations to successfully embed major change initiatives into the fabric of their culture, delivering gains in both customer and staff engagement. Her programs incorporate the latest research in neuro- and behavioral science applied to the challenges of leading people through change while creating and sustaining a culture that fuels empathy, openness and innovation. Susan has lived in Seattle for nearly 30 years and has served the local community as a board member for Treehouse and board president for Amara, both organizations committed to our vulnerable children in foster care.








Joanmarie Eggert

Joanmarie Eggert’s experience in engineering consulting ranges from geology to project/program management to human resources to professional services marketing. As an active member of SMPS and Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) since 1999, she served on the Board, and participated in two roundtables. She helped develop a mentoring program for Women In Environment (WIE). Her experience includes 23 years with Shannon & Wilson, serving in a variety of roles from Geologist to Marketing Manager, and as a Senior Pursuit Manager with Kennedy Jenks. Nowadays, instead of practicing geology she is a citizen scientist; instead of coaching interview teams she manages play rehearsals; instead of addressing a proposal’s “look and feel,”she’s an artist; instead of working with proposal teams, she works with community teams; and instead of having difficult conversations with difficult people…WAIT, those never go away!



This event offers educational content in the following Domains of Practice for Professional Services Marketing:

3 – Client and Business Development

6 – Management

For more information about the Domains, and becoming a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM), contact Chris Imbeau, CPSM  or visit SMPS Headquarters.


Content of this event is relevant for all career levels.







$65.00 SMPS Member
$55.00 Earlybird rate before March 14

$75.00 Non-Member
$65.00 Earlybird rate before March 14