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Client Roundtable

October 25, 2018
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

Which marketing, communications, and business development strategies grab clients' attention and keep their interest? What truly impacts clients' perception of your firm and its people? How can we change the way we work to be better partners to our clients?

Join our upcoming Client Roundtable program to engage directly with clients on what truly influences their decision making process and discuss changes affecting the AEC industry in the SF Bay Area. The audience and speakers will break out into moderated roundtable discussions in an intimate, collaborative setting that allows direct, focused interaction.

Chris Haegglund, Principal at BAR Architects
With more than 25 years' experience in the industry with a focus on urban planning and housing development, Chris makes a sense of community the forefront of his work.

Chris Thompson, Vice President at Cumming
Coming from a background in real estate development, Chris oversees operations and leadership of his firm's project management team.

Tom Poser, Executive Vice President at JLL
LEED accredited agent, Tom specializes in advising and representing clients who are acquiring new space, negotiating renewals, and writing purchase and sale agreements.

Bret Firebaugh, DBIA, Northern California Regional Vice President at Pankow Builders
As Vice President of Pankow’s Northern California region, Bret helps drive the company’s passion to be the best client advocate in the building industry. His expertise in Lean and collaborative project delivery, supports a friendly demeanor and client-focused approach.

Vanessa Pelletier, CPSM, Director of Business Development at Cumming
A past SMPS SFBAC President (2016-17) with more than 10 years of experience in leading marketing and business development strategy in the A/E/C industry, Vanessa is focused on brand positioning and client relations.

What to Expect:
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Check-in & Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Program

All ticket sales are final. Tickets are transferable.


$65.00 SMPS Member Ticket

$90.00 Non-Member Ticket

$20.00 SMPS Student Ticket