Events Calendar

Holiday Mixer for SMPS & AIA Members @ Williwaw Social 2nd Floor Lounge
Jan 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for this free members-only event! 

Come ring in the new year with SMPS Alaska and AIA Alaska at our Holiday Mixer in the heart of Downtown Anchorage. Leverage your beverage as you network with other professional services professionals! 

Bring your business cards and mingle with architects, designers, contractors, consultants, and marketers. Bring a gift ($20 limit) to participate in the gift exchange happening at 6:00 PM!

Please RSVP or contact our Membership Director, Pearl-Grace Pantaleone, for any questions.

*Must be a member of SMPS Alaska or AIA Alaska to attend.

January Luncheon: Resource Development Panel @ Dena'ina Center
Jan 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Resource Development Panel

2018 was a year of increased interest and investment in Alaska’s resource development industry. What’s in store for 2019? This panel of industry leaders will share their thoughts on what the next year will hold. Join us for this first ever SMPS resource development-focused client panel. Confirmed panelists include:

Dave Haugen, PMP | Vice President, Project Management

Mr. Haugen manages the technical staff of AGDC, consisting of pipeline and facilities engineering, construction management, project services, and environmental, regulatory and land. He is a pioneer in Alaska’s pipeline industry having worked on the original construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System with Alyeska Pipeline Service Company. His degrees include a B.A., B.S. and an M.S. in engineering management. He is also certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Andy Cole | General Manager

Mr. Cole has more than 20 years of experience in permitting, building and operating major gold mines in North America. He comes to Donlin Gold from Barrick, where he was most recently Executive Director, USA, responsible for permitting, energy, communications, community relations and corporate social responsibility. Andy is well-known for his active involvement in mining education programs and serves on the advisory board of a number of university engineering and mining programs. He has an engineer degree and a MBA.

Larry Burgess | Alaska Manager

Mr. Burgess has more than 17 years in the oil and gas industry, and has been responsible for numerous oil and gas exploration and development projects around the state.  At BlueCrest, he is responsible for managing all Alaska operations on a large on-shore and off-shore development project with oil and gas in the Cook Inlet.


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February MIX Session – A/E/C Senior Marketers Panel Up Close and Personal @ The Chariot Group
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

February MIX Session

A/E/C Senior Marketers Panel
Up Close and Personal

In this crash course mentoring session, four senior marketers will share their personal journey of how they got started, share what has helped their development along the way (and what hasn’t), and answer the tough questions you’re afraid to ask at work. This is a great opportunity for those new to or established in the A/E/C marketing profession to learn from war stories and find out how to boost your career. This MIX session welcomes all levels of marketers!


Katherine Wood, CPSM | Transportation Client Development Lead at HDR

Cynthia Oistad, CPSM | Owner’s Rep Project Management at Arcadis
Rob Culbertson | Marketing Director at Architects Alaska (Architecture)
Jen Payne | Vice President of Marketing at DOWL (Engineering)
Cheryl Jemar | Marketing Manager, Alaska at Stantec (Multi-Discipline Firm) 

February Event: Behind the Curtain – Trade Secrets from A/E/C Marketers @ Dena'ina Center
Feb 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Behind the Curtain – Trade Secrets from A/E/C Marketers

In this crash course panel session, you will hear from Anchorage’s best and brightest senior marketers. Hear their war stories, career advice and tips and tricks and help navigate the marketing A/E/C world. You will walk away with insight that can help you plan your next career move, inspire change and elevate marketing within your firm. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from your colleagues and competitors! Katherine Wood, HDR, will facilitate our panel, which includes:

  • Cynthia Oistad, Arcadis  (Owner’s Rep Project Management)
  • Jen Payne, DOWL  (Engineering)
  • Rob Culbertson, Architects Alaska  (Architecture)
  • Cheryl Jemar, Stantec  (Multi-discipline Firm)

This is a great opportunities for those new to or established in the A/E/C profession to learn trade secrets, grow your career, and get a behind the curtain look at the life of an A/E/C marketer and the role they play in winning work for their firms.