Guest Letter from Lauren Dean, SMPS Nashville, Membership Chair

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Letter from the President

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Letter from the President

Letter from the President, Kathleen Gunter

SMPS Nashville is an integral part of the A/E/C community. Not only do we host fun events for our members, we also provide engaging speakers on topics of industry interest, as well as a variety of professional development and education opportunities to help keep our skills fresh and help our firms grow. All of this happens thanks to the dedication and commitment of our board of directors and volunteers.

I am proud to introduce you to our 2017-2018 SMPS Board of Directors: 


Kathleen Gunter

Senior Marketing Associate, SSR

Joined SMPS: 2013


Lauren Dean

Senior Marketing Associate, SSR

Joined SMPS: 2012

Past President

Susannah Culbertson

Business Development Associate, TTL

Joined SMPS: 2010


Morgan Pare

Marketing and Business Development Coordinator, Mazzetti+GBA

Joined SMPS: 2017


Leslie Starr

Business Development Manager, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Joined SMPS: 2015


Justin Davidson

Marketing Manager, JE Dunn

Joined SMPS: 2013


Kristine Montalto

Marketing Coordinator II, Brown and Caldwell

Joined SMPS: 2014


Anna DeLong

Marketing Manager, Turner Construction

Joined SMPS: 2012


I encourage you to maximize the value of your membership by taking advantage of the chapter's offerings and networking with your fellow colleagues. SMPS Nashville is always looking for volunteers to join our Chapter Committees. Joining a committee is a great way to connect with the Nashville A/E/C community, meet new people, and gain exposure to marketing and new business efforts.



The Communications Committee handles all of SMPS Nashville’s marketing, public relations, and promotions. The committee is responsible for publicizing events, managing the Chapter’s email efforts, promoting sponsors, designing marketing materials, and ensuring the website is up-to-date.

Director: Morgan Pare (



The Membership Committee actively promotes membership in SMPS Nashville. In addition to cultivating relationships with current members, the committee is responsible for researching prospective membership opportunities, coordinating and implementing the yearly membership drive, and providing ongoing support to members, as well as member retention.

Director: Lauren Dean (



The Programs Committee is responsible for planning and executing client panels held throughout the program year. By assessing current trends and areas of growth in the industry, the committee identifies hot topics that will be of great interest to our members. Together, they identify the ideal speakers and moderators to provide the most fulfilling experience to our members. While recruiting top speakers, the committee works closely with the communications committee to plan and promote events.

Director: Anna DeLong (



The Education Committee handles the planning of educational events that typically take place in the morning. The committee is responsible for identifying topics to help educate our membership. Committee members also handle inviting subject matter experts to speak at these events. Additionally, the committee works with the communications committee to plan and promote events.

Director: Justin Davidson (



The Sponsorship Committee is tasked with designing SMPS Nashville sponsorship packages and recruiting sponsors. Additional responsibilities include ongoing communication with sponsors to ensure they understand – and are fully taking advantage of – their special benefits.

Director: Leslie Starr (



Kathleen Gunter
President SMPS Nashville 

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