Upcoming Events

Jan 18

Higher Education Panel

The landscape of higher educational institutions is constantly changing, and all these changes impact facilities planning, design, and construction.

Feb 1

Duckpin Bowling + Networking

The SMPS Pins Mechanical Happy Hour will provide both members and non-members an opportunity to network over duckpin bowling at one of Columbus’ most popular new bars.

Feb 15

Interview Strategy + Preparation

A New Way of Thinking About Short-List Strategy: Retooling the Short-List Interview

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Welcome to SMPS Columbus! 

Check out our events calendar and register today!
Download a printable calendar for the year.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! SMPS Columbus is looking for some awesome companies to support us for the 2016-2017 year! Sponsorship opportunities are going fast. More Information


The SMPS Columbus Chapter Board for 2016-2017 has been nominated and approved by the chapter. Please welcome our new board members:

  • President: Katie Burgess, CPSM (09/16 – 08/17)
  • President-Elect: Kami Wernimont (09/16 – 08/17)
  • Immediate Past President: Amy Karnes, CPSM (09/16 – 08/17)
  • Secretary: Suzanne Cody, CPSM (09/16 – 08/17)
  • Treasurer: Matt Kunz (09/16 – 08/17)


Board of Directors At-Large

  • Membership Director: Megan Grooms (09/16 – 08/17)
  • Programs Director: Cassy Sleeper (09/16 – 08/17)
  • Logistics & Special Events Director: Tonya Krinks (09/16 – 08/17)
  • Communications Director: Linda Skelton (09/16 – 08/17)
  • Education Director: Dan Sernicola (09/16 – 08/17)


Committee Co-Chair Positions

  • Membership Co-Chair: Rachel Macedonia (09/16 – 08/17)
  • Programs Co-Chair: Kyle Sellers (09/16 – 08/17)
  • Logistics & Special Events Co-Chair: Samantha Ullum (09/16 – 08/17)
  • Communications Co-Chair: Lori Dahm (09/16 – 08/17)
  • Education Co-Chair: Kristin Studabaker (09/16 – 08/17)

Thank you for volunteering to serve the chapter and a big thank you to the Nominations and Elections Committee:
Katie Burgess, CPSM, Elford, Inc. - Chair
Paula Ryan, FSPMS, CPSM, Jezerinac Geers
Ryan Konst, PE, CPSM, Schaefer
Ed Keener, PE, LEED AP, Korda/Nemeth Engineering



Make the most of your membership!

The greatest opportunity you have to make the most of your membership is to volunteer. SMPS Columbus is gearing up for the 2016-2017 program year and we want you to get in on the action! We are looking for engaged, motivated people to serve on committees and assist with special events. Undertakings and time commitments vary and are flexible, so there is something for everyone’s work and life schedules. This is an excellent way to get to know fellow SMPS members better and really find out all that SMPS has to offer. Please contact Katie Burgess, Chapter President to discuss the right fit and how you can get involved.

Want to get more involved? Join the Communications Committee! Get creative with the Communications Committee, where there are a lot of fun volunteer opportunities that relate directly to your job - from social media, website updates, newsletter articles and graphic design, there are many opportunities and we'd love to have you! Please contact Linda Skelton, Communications Director for more information.  

Have a great idea for the Chapter? Please do not hesitate to reach out to the president or any of the board members and share your experiences, suggestions, and ideas for the future of the chapter. We are only successful if you are successful. Contact us!