Your peers in the industry give this chapter its strength and vitality by volunteering their time to plan and organize Chapter events, either by chairing or serving on a committee. For them, first-hand involvement provides the perfect platform from which to market and promote their firms, gain leadership skills, and advance their careers while providing a tremendous service to others.

    The following either report directly to the Board of Directors, or support an established committee, although not required to attend monthly Board meetings. Board meetings are open to all members in a non-voting capacity. They offer an excellent, first-hand opportunity to learn more about the SFBAC.

    If you would like to get involved as a volunteer, please visit our Volunteer Opportunities for more information and open positions. 


    The Communications Committee is responsible for SFBAC’s branding and the design of various chapter materials and resources including the website, calendar, event announcements, social media, press releases, and the award-winning Chapter newsletter, The Shortlist. Communications Committee volunteers learn how to shape a creative brief, managing promotional campaigns for an event or initiative from concept to completion, including graphics, content, and distribution.


    The Membership Committee oversees SFBAC’s member services, recruitment, and retention programs in association with SMPS National. The Membership Committee is also responsible for overseeing the Job Bank and planning the annual members-only wine tour. Volunteering with Membership provides great opportunities to network with the entire membership on a personal and professional level, to help grow the chapter, and contribute to the ongoing chapter success.


    The Outreach and Development Committee is focused on strategic planning for the Chapter and professional development for our members. The committee also oversees the CPSM Study Group, Market Share, Business Leaders Forums, Mentoring Pathways program, Student Outreach, Philanthropy, and Make the Connection (an annual joint event with other professional organizations). Involvement with Outreach & Development offers members the opportunity to influence the Chapter’s strategic direction and to gain valuable skills in benchmarking and networking.


    The Programs Committee plans and executes all SFBAC educational programs, including the Marketing Bootcamp, Building Tours, Professional Development Series, and the Annual Holiday Event. Joining this committee offers members the chance to influence the chapter’s educational curriculum, gain experience in event planning and registration, and access some amazing networking opportunities.


    Financial Development solicits and secures sponsors for all chapter programs, events, and publications and also coordinates overall fundraising efforts. The committee seeks members who wish to provide a vital need to the chapter through sponsorship outreach, while gaining experience in how to finance a large organization.


    This committee is focused on producing a gala celebration of marketing communications awards and marketing achievement. This effort includes coordinating and facilitating a jury day, marketing the event and the awards competition, and planning and coordinating all details related to the gala. The committee seeks members interested in event planning and production from budgeting to branding to marketing. Participation on the committee does not preclude one from entering in any of the awards categories.