Get More Involved with SMPSKC: join a committee!

The first step is to join one of the following committees as a member. By joining a committee within SMPSKC you will have the chance to build your network and strengthen relationships with other members. Participating on the committee level will also be a springboard for you as opportunities will arise to take on various leadership roles throughout the organization both locally and nationally.

If you’d like to volunteer to become a part of a committee, please contact Thomas Kepka.

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. Program committee events might also include joint programs with allied organizations such as DBIA, KCCREW and AIA.

Membership Committee
Recruits new members in the Kansas City chapter. Researches current membership opportunities and investigates member retention. Plans events including, new member breakfasts and other miscellaneous networking events.

Sponsorship Committee
Oversees a comprehensive annual program that enables firms to gain exposure to the top decision makers throughout Kansas City. This committee is responsible for: marketing the chapter as the perfect venue for firms, corporations and vendors to spend their marketing dollars. It is a great way to build your network and maintain the financial viability of the chapter.

Education Committee 
The goal of the Education Committee is to provide our membership with outstanding educational, professional, and personal development opportunities. The Education Committee offers a variety of events and formats that comply with the Six Domains of Marketing. Education topics focus on professional services for individuals and member firms. The committee provides certification training to become a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM).

Communications Committee 
The Communications Committee serves as the liaison between the chapter and the local, regional and national press, and is comprised of the following:

Social Media: An overall brand building campaign that promotes the Kansas City Chapter, the built and natural environment industry, and the profession of services marketing.

Newsletter: The SMPS Kansas City newsletter is electronically published multiple times throughout the year and is distributed to our entire membership as well as member prospects.

Website: The brand new Kansas City Chapter website was recently launched and has received a tremendous amount of feedback and enthusiasm. Updated monthly by a chapter webmaster, the website provides chapter news and information on programming and educational events. Firms can also advertise on the website through the chapter’s sponsorship program. Support in the development and maintenance of the website is welcome. For more information, visit www.smpskc.org.