Stephanie Jude Receives SMPS Research Triangle Leading Light Award

Stephanie Roten, Clark Nexsen

Stephanie Jude received the 2023-2024 SMPS Research Triangle Leading Light Award, a peer-nominated award that recognizes a long-standing chapter member who consistently goes above and beyond to further the SMPS Research Triangle chapter mission.  

“It is such an honor to be recognized as a Leading Light in our industry,” said Stephanie. “SMPS has been vital to my education and career as a marketing professional in the AEC industry and I love being able to give back to the organization through volunteerism and mentoring.” 

Nominees for the award demonstrated a passion for advancing the profession of A/E/C marketing through leadership, advocacy, volunteerism, and industry-leading work. Each candidate had more than five years of SMPS membership and displayed an enthusiasm for volunteering their time and talents for the Research Triangle chapter. 

“Stephanie is such a dedicated, positive, and enthusiastic SMPS Research Triangle Chapter member,” said Melissa Richards, CPSM, SMPS Research Triangle 2023-2024 Chapter President. “Her volunteer participation has been integral in helping our Chapter continue to grow and prosper!” 

Stephanie is the Marketing Manager for the Community & Culture and Education market sectors of Clark Nexsen and has been in the architecture and engineering industry for over 20 years. A member of SMPS since 2006 and the Research Triangle Chapter since 2007, she has held various positions at the chapter, including Director of Outreach, Co-Director of Events, and President. An invaluable member of the firm, Stephanie is highly regarded by her colleagues for her leadership, dedication, and professional acumen.

About SMPS

Established in 1973, the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is a national organization providing education, networking opportunities, and leading industry research for over 7,400 professionals in the A/E/C industry located throughout the United States and Canada. 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.