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    Motivational Monday

    September 14, 2020
    12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
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    In Good and Bad Times, We Have a Choice: Stoicism for the AEC Professional

    This Motivational Monday we will be discussing the article My Incredibly Simple Guide to Stoicism — Learn WisdomYou Can Practically Use. 

    You can read the article here!

    This session will be hosted by our sponsor, Salter, a design firm that consults on over 900 projects worldwide each year with headquarters in San Francisco and branch offices in San Jose, Honolulu, and Seattle. In 1975, Charles Salter founded the company on principles of sound engineering, scientific process, inquisitive problem solving, and personal integrity. His motto was simple: to be better every day. Having grown from one engineer to a team of 50 that includes acoustical, audiovisual, telecommunications, and security experts, that commitment remains the same. At Salter, their legacy is 45 years of award-winning projects. Salter’s in-house talent comes from interdisciplinary and advanced degrees in architecture, music, linguistics, business, and forensics.

    Leading the discussion will be co-hosts Katie Spurlock and Erin Lopez.

    Katie Spurlock, Marketing Director, has over 13 years of marketing and business development experience with Salter. An active member of SMPS SFBAC for just as long, she has volunteered on every committee and was Chapter President from 2015-2016. Being new to the AEC industry when she joined Salter in 2007, SMPS provided a valuable marketing education, while introducing her to encouraging mentors and friends. Since 2016, Katie has volunteered on the SMPS Pacific Regional Conference Committee, helping to plan the annual conferences, and was awarded SFBAC Marketer of the Year in 2013. She earned a BA in English (with a creative writing concentration) from Ohio Wesleyan University with minors in French and Gender Studies.

    Erin Lopez, Proposal Manager, has worked at Salter and been a member of SMPS SFBAC for eight years. She has volunteered on the Membership and Programs Committees and is co-leading the Buddy Program. She values the marketing community SMPS has offered her and cherishes the friendships she's made. In 2015, Erin was awarded the SFBAC Rising Star Award. She earned a BA in Art from Mills College in Oakland.

    Feel free to check out Salter's social media to learn more!


    A Zoom Link will be sent closer to the event.

    Get inspired with SMPS SFBAC's Motivational Mondays! Each Monday during lunch we will have a 30 minute discussion surrounding our thoughts on a chosen TED Talk, book excerpt, article, or other encouraging content. All attending members will receive the topic and materials prior to the event to enjoy on their own time. It’s fun, it’s easy, and it’s a great way to kick start your week with creativity and motivation. We hope to see you there.
    Hey current sponsors, we want to feature you. Reach out to SFBAC Membership ([email protected]) for more information.

    Registration is now closed, please email Jillian Grabenstein ([email protected]) if you'd like to join the event.


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