Stephanie Jude has been named president of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Research Triangle Chapter’s 2021-22 year. Commenting on the goals she has for the Chapter this year, Stephanie said, “Networking and education are two very important benefits for our members and future members. This year, I hope to pivot to the future and open up more avenues for marketing and business development professionals in the A/E/C industry to learn, connect, and engage with our chapter on a personal level.”
She has been a member of SMPS since 2006, serving as a volunteer on both the Membership and Communications committees before joining the SMPS Research Triangle Board of Directors in 2017. She served as the Director of Outreach for 2017-2018, a Co-Director of Events from 2018-2020 and is currently serving as a co-chair for the 2022 and 2023 SMPS Southeastern Regional Conferences (SERC).
Stephanie serving as SMPS RT Chapter President this term is a real plus! And her leadership with the SMPS Southeastern Regional Conference only extends our chapter’s influence. — Pat Perkins, SMPS Triangle Past President; Director of Business Development Resources at O’Brien Atkins
Whether she is managing the efforts of marketing coordinators, developing marketing plans, posting to the firm’s social media channels, or participating in business development, Stephanie is dedicated to Clark Nexsen’s success. She has been a member of SMPS since 2006 and the Research Triangle Chapter since 2007. She has been in the architecture and engineering industry for 21 years and is the marketing manager for the Raleigh office of Clark Nexsen. She is a marketing leader who is recognized by her colleagues for her ability to develop effective pursuit strategies. Shortly after graduating from Radford University, she began her career with HOK in Washington, DC. Stephanie moved to Raleigh in 2007 and worked with Wilbur Smith Associates (now CDM Smith) before joining Clark Nexsen in 2012.
A national marketing organization, SMPS provides education, networking opportunities, and leading industry research for marketing and business development professionals. The Society and its chapters benefit from the support of design and building firms encompassing 80% of the Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms and Top 400 Contractors. Active since 1992, the Research Triangle chapter members include firm owners, marketing directors, business developers, marketing coordinators, and other professionals associated with the A/E/C industry.