Get Involved

Join Us

Local Members enjoy:

  • Networking opportunities and discounted fees for Monthly meetings
  • Member and Principal only networking opportunities
  • Annual and monthly sponsorship opportunities
  • Educational opportunities at a discounted rate

National Benefits:

  • Discounted educational materials, seminars and webinars
  • Subscription to The Marketer
  • Certification – become a Certified Professional Services Marketer
  • Inclusion in the National Membership Directory
  • Access to national Job Bank
  • Invitation to SMPS/PSMJ Build Business National Conference
  • Development of expertise through researched and tested educational materials in the identified Six Domains of Practice
  • Opportunity to Listserve with SMPS members nationally


  • New Member Dues: $405
  • Renewal Dues: $355
  • Student Dues: $25


For more information, please email Allison Saisbury.
Additional information may also be found on the National SMPS website.


The Nashville Chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services is pleased to offer sponsorship opportunities for local firms. We have three levels of sponsorship and an exclusive platinum sponsorship.
If you would like to be a 2015 sponsor, please contact Leslie Starr.

  • Platinum Sponsor – Customizable
  • Silver Sponsor Level – $1,000
  • Bronze Sponsor Level – $500

We can invoice sponsors in three quarterly payments.

Become Certified

When you apply for the CPSM examination, you are taking your first step toward joining a distinguished group of professionals who have made a commitment to professional excellence, career advancement, and ongoing pursuit of knowledge.

This voluntary certification is designed to:

  • Raise the professional standards and stature of marketing and business development in the design and construction industry
  • Encourage self-assessment by offering guidelines for achievement in the profession
  • Recognize individuals who have demonstrated knowledge of the practice and related disciplines through a test of basic competency
  • Enhance the credibility of the profession in the industry
  • Influence the future of the field


The CPSM designation is a mark of distinction. The achievement offers you a wide range of important benefits:

  • Improved ability to compete in the job market
  • Enhanced credibility as a professional in the A/E/C community
  • Potential for increased compensation and benefits


Upon earning the CPSM designation, you will receive:

  • A personalized certificate of achievement
  • A CPSM lapel pin
  • A notification letter sent to your employer
  • Acknowledgment in SMPS’s publications, on our web site, and at the National Marketing Conference



Programs Committee

Signing up for the Programs Committee will give you the opportunity to connect with great speakers and make SMPS one of the most viable organizations in the industry. Responsibilities include:

  • Referring speakers and forum topics to the chair.
  • Calling on suggested speakers and arranging for panel speakers.
  • Helping to coordinate the Holiday Luncheon.

Contact Jonathan Holmes.

Treasury and Sponsorship Committee

Signing up for the Treasury and Sponsorship Committee will give you the opportunity to ensure the financial health of our chapter. Responsibilities include:

  • Help greet and sign in members at the lunches.
  • Help make calls and communicate the benefits of sponsorship to potential sponsoring companies.

Contact Leslie Starr.

Audit Committee

Signing up for the Audit Committee will you the opportunity to ensure the financial health of our chapter. Responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Treasurer and the President at the end of the fiscal year (fiscal year is September 1 through August 31) to perform and audit.

Contact Leslie Starr.

Communications Committee

Signing up for the Communications Committee will give you the opportunity to help make our website exciting and interactive and get our chapter noticed! Responsibilities include:

  • Updating our StarChapter site and adding new features.
  • Posting photos of chapter events on the website or social media accounts.
  • Submitting PR to local media and social media.
  • Assisting with internal chapter communications.

Contact: Lauren Smith

Education Committee

If there is something you wish to learn to help move you to the top of your career, sign up for the Education Committee and help guide this year’s programs. Responsibilities include:

  • Suggesting education programs or topics to the chair.
  • Arranging for presenters to speak at special educational events.
  • Organizing webinars.
  • Seting up CPSM study groups and arranging for members to take the exam.

Contact: Sims Polk.

Membership Committee

If you are looking for an even larger group to network with, sign up for our Membership Committee and help us grow our membership! Responsibilities include:

  • Welcoming guests and new members at events.
  • Helping to plan and organize social events.
  • Designing an attractive marketing promotion to be mailed to potential new members.
  • Helping to organize a charity event.

Contact Allison Salisbury.

Nominations and Elections Committee

Signing up for the Nominations and Elections Committee will give you the opportunity to shape the future of our chapter and help ensure its longevity. You must have been a member of the chapter for at least one year in order to be on this committee. Responsibilities include:

  • Referring candidates for the various board positions for the upcoming year to the chair.
  • Helping the chair send out a ballot and counting the votes.

Contact Kathleen Gunter.