Call for Nominations

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    Dear Northeast Ohio Chapter SMPS Members:

    There is a great opportunity to serve fellow members, advance your professional development and position your firm for prime exposure within our region by volunteering for a leadership position with the NEO SMPS Chapter. The NEO SMPS Nominations and Elections Committee is now seeking nominations for the 2019-20 NEO Society Board of Directors. Help lead the Chapter and Society in fulfilling its mission to advocate for, educate, and connect leaders in the design and building industry. Qualified candidates are needed to fill the following positions:

    • President -Elect (09/19 - 09/20) This role becomes the President in the 2020-21 year and Immediate Past President in 2021-22.
    • Director-At-Large (09/19 - 09/20)
    • Director-At-Large (09/19 - 09/20)
    • Treasurer (09/19 - 09/21)


    In addition, the committee is seeking candidates to serve as Committee Leaders of the NEO SMPS Chapter. Position descriptions and responsibilities can be provided via direct inquiry to Tamara Zupancic, SMPS NEO President-Elect.

    The Nomination Form is attached or can be downloaded from The deadline for submitting your nomination is Friday, April 19, 2019.

    The terms of Nominations and Elections are outlined in the Northeast Chapter’s by-laws. The nominations may be made by individual, self-nomination, or by petition, and will be received by the Nominations and Elections Committee. The Committee determines a ballot with the slate of candidates which is distributed and voted upon by the Chapter membership.

    There are requirements one must meet in order to be eligible for a board position. If you are not eligible this year, now is an excellent time to join a committee, the first step to becoming a leader in the Chapter.

    • In order to be eligible for election as President-Elect, you must have served on the Board of Directors for one year or as a Committee Chair for one year.
    • In order to be eligible for election as Secretary, Treasurer or the Director’s position, you must have served on a Chapter committee for one year.
    • In order to be eligible for election in any Board of Director position, you must have been a Regular or Distinguished member for one year.


    The 2019-20 Board Executive positions (one-year terms):

    1. President – Tamara Zupancic
    2. President-Elect – Open
    3. Immediate Past President – Jennifer Wahl
    4. Director-At-Large – Open
    5. Director-At-Large – Open

    The 2019-2021 Board Executive positions (two-year terms)

    1. Treasurer – Open
    2. Secretary – Lauren Lord

    Committee opportunities include the following:

    1. Membership Committee
    2. Communications Committee
    3. Education (CPSM) Committee
    4. Sponsorship Committee
    5. Programs Committee
    6. Striving for Excellence Committee
    7. Special Events Committee
    8. Logistics Committee
    9. National/Regional Liaison Committee
    10. Social Media

    If you are interested in getting involved or running for any of the above open positions, please complete the information attached and submit via email to by April 19, 2019.  If you have questions regarding the positions and their responsibilities, please call Tamara at 440.544.2257.


    The Nominations and Elections Committee

    Tamara Zupancic

    SMPS Northeast Ohio Chapter President-Elect

    Marketing Manager, The Austin Company