Unlike many SMPS marketers, I found the AEC industry before it found me. With a degree in Urban & Regional Planning + Spatial Information Processing, I was a site planner for a large retail development company before making the switch to marketing for a mid-size AE firm. I mastered the coordinator/specialist role, learning the ins and outs of proposal development, interviews, and overall marketing strategy. I am now the Manager of Marketing and wear many hats, overseeing three marketing team members. I passed the CPSM exam in June of 2016, just two weeks before my second child was born. I love this community, and all it provides for marketers like me!