Talk to enough members and you’ll hear one piece of advice over and over again: join a committee to get the most out of your membership

The SMPS Alaska Chapter is run by volunteers like you and we’re always looking for members to help us provide quality education, advocate for the profession and facilitate connections with fellow members. Joining a committee provides an opportunity to learn new skills and further develop your leadership potential. It is an excellent way to expand your network, develop great relationships with fellow SMPS Alaska members and have fun!

Get involved with a committee today! Contact Christine White, CPSM at for more information about volunteer opportunities.


“Being involved in the community is very important to me. Sitting on the Communications Committee for SMPS Alaska has provided me the opportunity to have thoughtful discussions with other marketers and technical staff, and helped me build relationships with others in the community. It’s such a reward to be a part of an organization that helps me grow professionally and personally in Alaska’s A/E/C industry.” – Pearl-Grace Pantaleone, Marketing Coordinator, Bell & Associates

“My involvement with SMPS has been career changing, and volunteering on our local chapter board took it to a whole new level. Through my board involvement, I had access to amazing leadership training, forged lifelong friendships and built relationships that have helped my firm secure more work. My involvement with SMPS – through our local chapter board, and other regional and national committees – has repeatedly pushed me outside of my comfort zone (which is a good thing!) and helped me acquire leadership, management and communication skills that aid me in performance of my day-to-day job tasks. My involvement as a SMPS volunteer has been win-win for me and my firm.” – Andrea Story, CPSM, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, R&M Consultants, Inc.



The Communications Committee manages all of the communication channels for the Alaska chapter. As a part of this, the committee maintains the SMPS Alaska Web site, publishes the weekly enewsletter, manages the public relations program, sets up online event registrations and manages the chapter’s social media channels including our Twitter account, and Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Volunteers can help with the following:

  • SMPS Alaska Website
  • Social Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Constant Contact/Email Newsletters
  • Photography
  • Public Relations


The Membership Committee encourages chapter enrollment through organizing the membership drive, supporting SMPS recruiting efforts, welcoming new members and aiding with member retention. The committee plans and coordinates annual membership events, including networking events, new member orientations and member-only events.

Volunteers can help with the following:

  • Membership Recruitment
  • New Member Welcome/Introduction to the Chapter
  • Membership Retention
  • Membership Events – including orientation and mixers


The Education Committee provides marketing-focused educational programs to members and non-members, marketers and technical staff in the built environment.

We are looking for volunteers to help with:

  • Boot Camps
  • Mentorship Program
  • Scholarship Program
  • CPSM Program and Study Group
  • Webinar Rentals


The Programs Committee organizes industry-specific special interest programs and events involving prominent industry leaders, public officials, media figures and programs surrounding potential project opportunities. Committee members can market their firms and help determine program topics for the entire organization.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the following tasks:

  • Speaker Outreach and Coordination
  • Event Logistics
  • Special Events


The Sponsorship Committee is responsible for securing annual and event sponsors, as well as maintaining relationships with current sponsors.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the following tasks:

  • Event Sponsors
  • Annual Sponsors
  • Sponsor Relationship Management


Newly established in 2016, the Outreach Committee is working to establish a student membership program and further our industry and community engagement with local partners. The committee is building awareness of professional services marketing as a career path for students and emerging professionals. They are developing new relationships with area universities and local organizations to offer new opportunities to our members for professional development and recruiting purposes. Some of these opportunities will include guest speaker appearances, mentorship connections and a strong resource of interns and entry-level candidates across a variety of disciplines.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the following tasks:

  • Student Outreach
  • Professional Organization Outreach
  • Community Outreach