Committees

Communications
This committee is a dedicated crew of communicators. We are regularly delivering our content in many forms now, from eblasts to Tweets and Facebook posts. Help us spread the word by sharing on your own social media. Together we can broaden the audience for our programs and resources. And a new web site will be launched in fall 2015. Help needed in all areas, including photography at programs and networking events.

Communications Committee Chair, Bonnie Hardwick at FSB Architects + Engineers, bhardwick@fsb-ae.com

Membership
Encourage members of your industry network to become members. Our chapter membership is up to 108. That’s an improvement of over 24% from this time last year! Help our membership committee keep up the great work. If you are feeling SMPS membership has helped you build a stronger network within the industry, then you’re feeling the value of membership! Who do you know who would make our industry network even stronger? This is the perfect committee for someone who is already great at connecting, but it’s also great for someone new to the industry or area because your volunteer “job” is to get out there and meet people.

Membership Committee Chair is Paige Criswell at TetraTech, paige.criswell@tetratech.com

Programs
The Program Committee works hard all year to make sure SMPS Oklahoma programs are attractive to our members and guests. This committee has a big job, but lots of opportunity for reasonable chunks of volunteer involvement. Volunteer responsibilities include ordering and set up lunches, moving chairs for programs, inviting speakers to participate and arranging thank you gifts.

Programs Committee Chair and Director-At-Large, Programs (voting member of the Board of Directors), Karly Hartford at Terracon, khartford@terracon.com

Education
The Education Committee plans our annual Spring Training as well as all the webinars and special educational offerings throughout the program year. Help them plot and plan some great offerings for us this year. This committee is responsible for Bitesize Learning (lunch webinars), Cuppa Learning (breakfast webinars) and such classes as InDesign and photography workshops. Preparations are already underway for Spring Training in Stillwater March 1st. In case you don’t know, Spring Training is our chapter’s annual day-long educational seminar. This committee’s work is adding lots of value to your chapter membership, but don’t forget to take advantage of the online learning labs offered by Society headquarters.

Education Committee Chair and Director-At-Large, Education is Michelle Morrow at Miller-Tippens Construction, michelle@miller-tippens.com

Sponsorships
Being on the Sponsorship Committee is not just asking people for money. Volunteers attend programs and act as greeters for guests and sponsors alike. Help with sponsor table toppers and banners at programs is also needed. Program sponsors get a chance to give a short commercial at each event they sponsor. The size of our audience is increasing. Program sponsorship is a great value at $200 per program. Non-member rates are still a great value at $400 per program.

Sponsorship Committee Chair is Kristi Warren at Best Companies, Inc., kristi@thebestco.com