Events Calendar

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.

Mixer | Made it Through February Celebration! @ King Street Brewing Company
Feb 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SMPS MIXER | Made it through February Celebration!

February has buried most of us shoulder deep in proposal production efforts. Take a well-deserved break and come celebrate making it through the crazy month of February at the King Street Brewery in South Anchorage! Two drink tickets and food on us! 
Project Tour | Ship Creek Water Treatment Plant @ Details on where to meet will be provided to registrants prior to the event.
Mar 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Ship Creek Water Treatment Plant

Why is Alaskan H2O so tasty? Join us on this AWWU-led project tour of the recently renovated Ship Creek Water Treatment Plant. We will learn about what upgrades the project team collaborated on to increase efficiency in serving the Anchorage area with clean water.

The Ship Creek Water Treatment Plant, originally constructed in 1984, is a conventional filtration plant that is operated as a peaking facility, providing supplemental potable water to the Anchorage area during periods of high demand. The facility also serves as a backup plant to the Eklutna Water Treatment Facility. The recently completed rehabilitation project included a host of process-related and facilities-related upgrades improving its ability to serve the greater Anchorage area.

Details on where to meet will be provided to registrants prior to the event.

Event registration closes on Monday, February 25, 2019. Limited space is available, so register today!!

Project team includes:

March MIX | Client Perception Surveys @ The Chariot Group
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

March MIX Session

Client Perception Surveys

Join us December’s MIX Session featuring Katherine Wood, CPSM, Pat Cotter, AICP and Rob Culbertson as they present on successful practices for using Client Perception Surveys to grow and improve your business.


  • Katherine Wood, CPSM | Transportation Client Development Lead at HDR
  • Pat Cotter, AICP | Associate – Director of Business Development at PDC Engineers
  • Rob Culbertson | Director of Marketing at Architects Alaska
March Luncheon: MOA Client Panel @ Dena'ina Center
Mar 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
SHAKE UP: A Mini-Conference
Apr 9 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Join us for an SMPS special event to SHAKE UP  your business development (BD) and marketing strategies. The event features national speakers and hands-on sessions that will focus on elevating your firm’s strategies. Learn how to appeal to the most discerning of proposal reviewers, and how business development, marketing, operations and administration roles contribute to creating a Business Development Aware Firm.

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Learn More About our Speakers:

Allison Raduziner, Owner of Pilchuck Business Consulting, has been involved with SMPS since 1996. She is a native Seattleite and hails from a family with strong construction backgrounds. She was the first woman Business Developer for General Contractors in Washington including Ellis Don, Baugh/Skanska, and Lydig – and was the only one for 15 of those 25 years.

Allison has worked with a wide range of AEC firms as a long term consultant and Business Development Executive. She has consistently helped firms increase revenue and profits through strategic planning, executive coaching, and business development and marketing training. Projects she has led the team as a Business Development and/or Marketing professional include: Alaskan Native Medical Center, Safeco Campus, Union Square, Benaroya Research Center, Tacoma Glass Museum, Lake WA High School, Swedish, Providence, Island Hospital projects, University of Washington projects, Washington State University projects, K-12 Schools, wineries and many more.

Allison is an Executive Coach with Excell Puget Sound CEO group and lives on a small lake at the foot of Mt. Pilchuck with her husband and sassy black cat.

Lisa Schauer, President of PointNorth Consulting, Inc., envisioned a life in politics believing elected office was the primary way to serve her community. She has worked in government, private industry and not-for-profit organizations. A perpetual student, Lisa’s thirst for learning and leadership led her to Washington D.C. where she worked for the Secretary of Interior in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. She returned to the Pacific Northwest as the Director of Governmental Affairs for the Clark County chapter of the Homebuilder’s Association of Washington. Before her departure, her role expanded to include Community Affairs.

Lisa was recruited to join the management team of a regional engineering and construction management firm to launch a business development and marketing program with an emphasis on local government sales. Lisa was asked to join the partnership group where she possessed over 20% ownership, was the first female partner and the first female board director. She also led many of the firm’s largest business development efforts, ranging from $50K to $75M contract. Lisa held roles as Vice President, Business Development; Senior Vice President and COO before she left the company to re-launch PointNorth with her husband, Al.


Tickets and Pricing:

Early Bird Rate through 3/22/19:               $190 (member) $240 (non-member)

Group Rate (3 or more) through 3/22/19: $120 (member) $170 (non-member)

Last Chance Registration (3/23/19 through 4/5/19): $250 (member) $300 (non-member)