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  • 30 Aug 2017 2:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Quick Facts

    Name: Merrill Stanley

    Company: Project Control

    Role:  Healthcare Division Manager

    What services does your company provide?

    Project Management and Owner’s Representation

    Years of Experience: 21 years

    Learn more about Mary Ellen:

    Where are you originally from?
    Corpus Christi, Texas

    Tell us something really interesting about you.

    My wife (Elizabeth) and I have four daughters ages (Kat) 8, (Reese) 11, (Erin) 13 and (Lane) 14. I enjoy oil painting and working with charcoals, and had my first exhibit in 2012.

    Everyone at SMPS has a story about why they joined the organization. What’s yours?

    I saw membership in SMPS as a vehicle to increase my marketing skills and knowledge, as well as a great arena to network with the AEC community across Texas.

    What drew you to the A/E/C industry?

    Since elementary school, I have been involved in the design and building process; back then it was miniature towns created for my hot wheels, and now it’s on a slightly bigger scale.

    Where’s your favorite place to eat in San Antonio?

    I am still too new to San Antonio to have a favorite, there are just too many wonderful restaurants to choose from. Usually anyplace with a good margarita will rank high on the list.

    What do you like to do in your free time?

    Enjoy the beauty of God and man’s creations.

    Do you have any pets?

    A black cat (no superstitions in our house) and a black bunny (the only other male in our house)!

    What would be impossible for you to give up?
    My family

    Describe your ideal vacation.
    Outdoor adventures with my family and friends.


  • 01 Aug 2017 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Quick Facts

    Name: Mary Ellen Johnson

    Company: Leverage BD

    Role:  Principal/Marketing

    What services does your company provide?

    Our mission is to leverage our extensive contract and project management experience and relationships to develop and grow AEC firms through federal, state, and commercial relationships. We provide business development, marketing, bid strategy, project management, and back-office integration. In 2017, we have helped clients receive over $20M in contracts awards and are currently proposing on another $40M+ in projects scheduled to be awarded by the end of the year.

    Years of Experience: 15+ years

    Learn more about Mary Ellen:

    Where are you originally from?
    I was born in South Dakota, moved to Texas when I was 10 and grew up in a small dusty town in West Texas - Fort Stockton, home of Paisano Pete!

    Tell us something really interesting about you.

    Oh gosh, I’m amazingly ordinary but I do feel that being the mother of 4 young men, ranging in ages from 19 to 23, has made me an expert juggler, tent maker, tightrope walker, entertainer, concessionaire and ring master – yes, this is my circus and those are my monkeys! They, along with my husband, have made my life very interesting and fun! 

    Everyone at SMPS has a story about why they joined the organization. What’s yours?

    We moved to San Antonio from Dallas last summer where he was a member of the Dallas chapter. It is a great organization that provides networking, education, support and more so naturally we knew it would be a great way to introduce me to this industry and get involved in our new community!

    What drew you to the A/E/C industry?

    The AEC industry is new to me. I’ve spent most of my marketing career working with nonprofits but had volunteered time working with other AEC organizations such as SAME and ASHE. Because of the tremendous growth in San Antonio, once we moved here my husband talked me into working with him in the AEC industry and I’m so glad he did…of course, you’ll have to ask him if he’s glad.

    Where’s your favorite place to eat in San Antonio?

    This is tough! I LOVE food…all kinds and I love to try new places. Because we’ve been here less than a year, I feel like I’m still in search of my favorite. I’m always open to suggestions! A few that I’ve really enjoyed are: Smoke Shack, Feist, La Fonda on Main and Shuck Shack.

    What do you like to do in your free time?

    I love traveling, being active and listening to live music (while drinking a beer or 2)! My husband and I use our downtime to get out and run, hike, kayak, etc. We really enjoy Ragnar Races and traveling to race in other parts of the country. My favorite race so far is the Monterey Bay Half Marathon – 8-9 miles along the coast of California, stunning!

    Do you have any pets?

    We have 2 impossibly spoiled and adorable shih tzus, Lexi and McCoy, who have definitely reaped the rewards of us becoming “empty nesters”.

    What would be impossible for you to give up?
    Mascara…just kidding, but don’t underestimate the difference it can make! But seriously (sappy mom answer coming), it would be impossible to give up time with my family. We are all busy and live in different places so I cherish every second I get when we are spending time together. It’s the best!

    Describe your ideal vacation.
    Take me to a beach!! Sun, sand, water and tropical drinks…paradise!


  • 27 Jul 2017 3:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    CALL FOR SPONSORS!

    SMPS San Antonio is looking for 2017-2018 Sponsors!

    Please review the Sponsorship Policy and Levels-Benefits. If your firm is interested in being a 2017-2018 SMPS San Antonio Sponsor, submit the completed and signed Sponsorship Agreement Form via email to the 2017-2018 Sponsorship Director, Audra Allen, Principal at Emerald Fox Marketing at audra@emeraldfoxmarketing.com.

    Sponsorships will be filled on a first come, first served basis, based on when the completed Sponsorship Agreement Forms are received via email.

    THANK YOU for your support of SMPS San Antonio. We look forward to a great 2017-2018 year!

    Sponsorship Policy and Levels-Benefits

    Click below to view details on the 2017-2018 Sponsorship Policies and all available Sponsor Levels and Benefits.

    DOWNLOAD POLICY & LEVELS-BENEFITS

    Sponsorship Agreement Form

    Click below to download the Sponsorship Agreement Form. Completed and signed Sponsorship Agreements should be emailed submitted to the 2017-2018 Sponsorship Director, Audra Allen.

    If you have any questions, contact Audra via email or by phone at (210) 306-1322.

    DOWNLOAD AGREEMENT FORM


  • 01 Jul 2017 8:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Quick Facts

    Name: Darren Ratajski 

    Company: Zachry Construction Corporation

    Role:  Director, Design-Build/Alternative Delivery

    What services does your company provide?

    Zachry Construction Corporation (Zachry) traces its roots back 94 years to the H.B. Zachry Company. Today, the Zachry group of companies constructs some of the most complex transportation infrastructure projects throughout the country. Zachry continues to build upon our legacy of safely completing quality projects on-time and on-budget by providing construction services to our valued federal, state and local municipal clients. Complementing Zachry’s transportation infrastructure services, Zachry also provides turn-key construction services to the water/waste-water and commercial (vertical construction) market sectors.

    Years of Experience: 20 years

    Learn more about Darren:

    Where are you originally from?
    Atlanta, Georgia

    Tell us something really interesting about you.

    Politics has always been a hobby for me. At the young age of 18, I ran for governor and was handily defeated in the primary. Later, in my suburb of Atlanta, I successfully ran for city council and was the youngest councilmember ever elected. 

    Everyone at SMPS has a story about why they joined the organization. What’s yours?

    Over the years I have heard many great things about SMPS and the local SMPS chapter. In 2016, a current chapter member encouraged me to join SMPS. In short, I joined SMPS in order to benefit from the many opportunities SMPS provides its members.

    What drew you to the A/E/C industry?

    My father was a “c-suite” level executive for one of the nation’s largest firms. Growing up within the industry, I truly believe “it’s in my blood”.

    Where’s your favorite place to eat in San Antonio?

    My role at Zachry requires me to travel 70% of the time. Therefore, my favorite place to eat in San Antonio is “at home”. My wife is an exceptional cook, and I look forward to a nice home-cooked meal when I am in-town. When we do choose to eat out, we frequent restaurants from casual to fine dining such as Lupe Tortilla, Pappadeaux’s and Bohanan’s.

    What do you like to do in your free time?

    In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children. Whether it’s on the golf course, by the pool; or, attending my children’s many academic or athletic events – we enjoy doing so as a family.

    Do you have any pets?

    In 2014, Santa Clause brought my children a Havanese for Christmas named “Kool-Aid”. In layman’s terms; a small dog which looks like a dust mop.

    What would be impossible for you to give up?
    It would be nearly impossible for me to give-up a good round of golf with good company, while smoking a premium cigar.

    Describe your ideal vacation.
    My ideal vacation is a beach destination with good golf courses close-by.


  • 08 Jun 2017 11:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Quick Facts

    Name: Patrick Haley    

    Company: BCS ProSoft

    Role:  Director of Marketing

    What services does your company provide?

    We’re a technology and software consulting firm that specializes in accounting and project management systems for AEC firms. We sell products like Deltek and NetSuite as well as provide professional services ranging from implementation and IT consulting to end-user training and support.

    Years of Experience: 6 years

    Learn more about Patrick:

    Where are you originally from?
    I grew up in San Antonio on the North side. Went to school at Texas A&M then moved to Houston for a few years where I was a member of that local SMPS chapter before moving back to San Antonio in October.

    Tell us something really interesting about you.

    I spent about year hitching around Latin America. I didn’t understand a word of Spanish before I left and came home fluent. Also, I like orange juice but not oranges.  

    Everyone at SMPS has a story about why they joined the organization. What’s yours?

    I work with a ton of AEC firms and SMPS, but most of my contacts are usually firm owners, principals, or on the finance side of the business. I like SMPS because it provides a unique perspective on which AEC markets are hot, who’s pursuing/winning business, and which firms I might be able to partner with. It also helps me to expand my network and hopefully earn some referral business.

    What drew you to the A/E/C industry?

    I like to build things. More specifically, I like to build companies. I love working with AEC firms because of how dynamic they are. They have the potential to scale up quickly by a few dozen employees or more when they win a new contract and scale down just as fast when it ends or the market pushes back. AEC firms have challenges and growing pains that are totally unique compared to other professional services organizations like Management or IT Consulting firms. I’ve seen firms take a HUGE hit on profitability just have their name associated with a high-profile project. They tend to move quick, but are still old-school in a lot of ways. They’re a lot of fun to work with.

    Where’s your favorite place to eat in San Antonio?

    I’ve been a vegetarian my whole life and just recently discovered Viva Vegeria on Nogalitos. I’ve had vegan Tex-Mex at least 3 times this week already. That’s definitely my favorite place to eat right now. I also live above the Fruiteria across from the AIA building and they make some pretty good craft margaritas.

    What do you like to do in your free time?

    I spend a lot of time walking my dog on the River Walk in Southtown. You can usually see me throwing sticks in the river and playing fetch with my dog across from Blue Star. Lately I’ve been spending my free time learning how to program in Java – working on my million-dollar app idea.

    Do you have any pets?

    Just my mut, Finley. His full name is Finley Noodle Soup. That’s also my wifi password so don’t tell anyone.

    What would be impossible for you to give up?
    Coconadas with chamoy

    Describe your ideal vacation.
    Taking a 1-2 year sabbatical and traveling the world with my wife.


  • 31 May 2017 3:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Call for Nominations!

    Nominees are being sought for the 2017 Leonardo Award!

    What is the Leonardo Award?

    Inspired by the Renaissance inventor, writer, printer and sculptor, the Leonardo Award recognizes an outstanding, current SMPS member who has demonstrated a career of excellence in marketing and business development creativity and innovation within the built environment. The winner will have demonstrated expertise within firms he/she has served and the industry as a whole.

    This award is based upon a submittal and interview process.  It is voted on by a jury selected from within the A/E/C industry

    Who can submit?

    SMPS members have the option to nominate a fellow SMPS member or to self-nominate.

    How to submit?

    Nominations will be submitted as one (1) digital (PDF).

    What's the deadline to submit?

    Nomination submittals are due by the end of business on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. The winner will be announced at the August awards luncheon.

    Leonardo Award Nomination Packet
    Click below to view details regarding the Leonardo Award nomination criteria and application instructions.

    Download PDF


  • 04 May 2017 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Quick Facts

    Name: Claudia Montoya    

    Company: Alderson & Associates, Inc.

    Role:  Marketing Assistant

    What services does your company provide?

    Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Engineering & Commissioning

    Years of A/E/C Experience: 2 years

    Learn more about Claudia:

    Where are you originally from?
    Andrews, TX

    Tell us something really interesting about you.

    I enjoy being active. I’m involved in social sports leagues year round. Currently, you’ll catch me playing volleyball on Monday nights.  

    Everyone at SMPS has a story about why they joined the organization. What’s yours?

    I joined SMPS to learn more about how to market for the AEC industry and get connected with fellow SMPS members.

    What drew you to the A/E/C industry?

    I love San Antonio so I jumped at the opportunity to work in an industry that works to help build it and make it what it is.

    Where’s your favorite place to eat in San Antonio?

    Pasha. Mediterranean food is my favorite.

    What do you like to do in your free time?

    In my free time I catch up on my favorite TV shows like “Scandal” and “The Flash” and write a personal blog.

    Do you have any pets?
    No pets, yet.

    What would be impossible for you to give up?
    It would be difficult for me to give up my phone. I use my phone for just about everything.

    Describe your ideal vacation.
    My ideal vacation would be going on an outdoor adventure, like zip lining and hiking, then relaxing on a beach with a lot of good food.


  • 10 Apr 2017 3:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    PAY-IT-FORWARD GRANT
    ATTEND BUILD BUSINESS 2017!

    Do you want to go to the SMPS National Conference, Build Business
    2017 (July 12-14, 2017), but it’s just not in the budget this year? SMPS San
    Antonio has created the Pay-It-Forward grant to allow two of our members
    to attend this event. It doesn’t get any better than that!

    APPLICATION DEADLINE:
    APRIL 24, 2017 AT 5 P.M.

    GRANT COVERS:
    Full registration for Wednesday through Saturday
    Round-trip airfare/transportation
    Three-Night Hotel Stay
    Total reimbursement not to exceed $2,400

    ELIGIBILITY:
    Active member of the San Antonio Chapter of SMPS
    Minimum of one (1) year of membership in SMPS
    Current board members are not eligible.

    To read more or learn how to apply, click here!

    Questions:
    Please contact Shennandoah Goodson at sgoodson@525principle.com

  • 01 Apr 2017 1:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Quick Facts

    Name: Selena Marquez Horn    

    Company: Joeris General Contractors

    Role:  Marketing Coordinator

    What services does your company provide?

    We provide preconstruction & construction management services from design to closeout. Preconstruction services include estimating, scheduling, constructability reviews, value engineering, field investigation surveys, site logistics planning, safety planning, subcontractor bidding, and building information modeling (BIM) services. Construction services include full project coordination including quality assurance and safety, management of subcontractors, project close-out, and post-construction warranty.

    Years of A/E/C Experience: 4 years

    Learn more about Selena:

    Where are you originally from?
    San Antonio – born & raised.

    Tell us something really interesting about you.

    This April, my mom and I will be dancing for the first time in the Fiesta Flambeau Parade with San Antonio community dance troupe, Urban-15. I love challenging myself to try new things and my experience with Urban-15, thus far, has been one of my favorites.  

    Everyone at SMPS has a story about why they joined the organization. What’s yours?

    I was hesitant to join, but I thought it deserved an honest go before I made up my mind. You know what they say about assumptions…

    What drew you to the A/E/C industry?

    The AEC industry is in the business of creating tangible history. I was drawn to the inevitable verisimilitude of the messaging. I saw the tropes of our industry – the physical work, the strong structures, the industrious people, a completed project’s lasting impression – and I knew I would never be at a loss for content inspiration.

    Where’s your favorite place to eat in San Antonio?

    Kimura for tonkotsu ramen with chasu. They also have amazing charred edamame.

    What do you like to do in your free time?

    Consume content (digital, audio, and print) - Reddit, YouTube, podcasts, Netflix, HBO, history books, NY Times, The New Yorker, Twitter, Spotify, etc. I also enjoy practicing yoga, dancing, and spending time outdoors with my husband and pups. I’m rarely bored.

    Do you have any pets?
    Yes, two pups and one gatito. – Pelé, Karbach, and Yelena.

    What would be impossible for you to give up?
    My lust for learning.

    Describe your ideal vacation.

    Karaoke in the morning, spa + yoga in the afternoon, dance party at night – anywhere in the world.


  • 30 Mar 2017 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Hello Everyone!

    It is my pleasure to announce the Call for Nominations for the 2017-2018 SMPS San Antonio Chapter Board of Directors. This Call for Nominations is an opportunity to nominate our chapter’s future leaders—self-nominations are allowable and encouraged. We cannot carry out our versatile programs and organizational activities without the tireless efforts of our Board of Directors and committee members.

    The San Antonio Chapter Nominations & Elections Committee, consisting of three current board members and at least one individual who will represent the Chapter membership, seeks qualified candidates to fill the following eight (8) positions on the 2017-2018 Board of Directors:
    • President-Elect
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Programs Director
    • Communications Director
    • Education Director
    • Membership Director
    • Sponsorship Director

    Current Board members returning to the 2017-2018 Board include:

    1.  Nick Holscher, PE (Kimley Horn) - Current President; will become Immediate Past President
    2.  Shennandoah Goodson (525 Principle) - Current President-Elect; will succeed as President

    If you would like to be more involved with our Chapter, but feel you are not ready to serve on the Board of Directors, please consider joining one of our committees! Opportunities to join one the SMPS committees will be available once the 2017-18 Board of Directors is selected.

    With warmest regards, 

    Shennandoah Goodson, MSODL
    President-Elect, SMPS San Antonio
    San Antonio Chapter Nominations and Elections Committee

    Informational Packet
    Click below to view details on eligibility requirements, descriptions of open board positions and more!

    Informational Packet

    Board of Directors Nomination Form
    Click below to download the nomination form for the Board of Directors. Nominations for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors should be submitted by email to Shennandoah Goodson no later than Monday, May 12, 2017. If you have any questions, contact Shennandoah via email or by phone at (210) 519-7599.

    Nomination Form
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