Board of Directors

President

Megan Mickey
Studio Southwest Architects, Inc.

Megan is Marketing Director for Studio Southwest Architects, Inc., a local architecture and planning firm headquartered in Old Town Albuquerque. Megan leads marketing and business development efforts for the firm and oversees the proposal process. She has been assisting the SMPS New Mexico Chapter with their communications efforts for the last 7 years. Megan has 15 years of experience in design and marketing and holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design from the Moore College of Art and Design. In her free-time she enjoys drawing, sewing, and baking.

Secretary

Danielle Aronson, CPSM
Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.

Danielle Aronson is Proposal and Communications Manager at Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc. (DBS&A), a water resources, environmental science, and engineering consulting firm headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Since 2006, she has been a member of SMPS Chapters in Boston, Virginia, and New Mexico—most recently serving as membership chair. Danielle has almost 10 years of A/E/C industry experience as a creative and technical writer, editor, and graphic designer, and holds a master’s degree in professional communications from Clark University.

Treasurer

Melissa Gomez, CPSM
J.B. Henderson Construction Company

Melissa serves as Corporate Support Manager for JB Henderson Construction, a central resource for the company’s five operational areas including Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Los Alamos, NM; central Arizona and Reno, NV. Working with the company’s Executive, Area, and Departmental Management Teams, Melissa helps define and implement strategic initiatives for both marketing and organizational process improvements. Melissa earned a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of New Mexico, has 13 years of construction experience, has been a member of SMPS since 2008, and is a past-president of SMPS-NM.

Communications Director

Mike McDuffie
Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Mike is the Director of Marketing at Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, an award-winning, multidisciplinary design firm. With over 10 years of experience in Marketing and Graphic Design, Mike brings a strong passion for creating materials that help his firm grow and reach its goals. Mike holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Eastern New Mexico University.

Membership Director

Andrea Gray
Testudo Engineering

Andrea is the Office Coordinator for Testudo Engineering, a local mechanical and electrical engineering design firm in Albuquerque. Although she wears many hats at work Andrea enjoys the challenges of helping share their small firm’s passion for engineering with the New Mexico community. With 4 years’ experience in the AEC industry she is committed to helping others jump in and get their feet wet with the help of SMPS. Andrea has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from New Mexico State University. In her free time Andrea enjoys spending quality time with her two sons.

Programming Director

Anjali Solomon, MBA
Wilson & Company

Anjali is the Marketing Manager for Wilson & Company, Engineers & Architects. She is responsible for planning and implementing all marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal. Oversee development of brand building and develop objectives, initiatives and policies that are aligned with the company’s strategic goals. She is passionate about creating a structured processes and cross-functional relationship and communication. She plans to gain expertise through SMPS and enhance her expertise in all phases of document development, from initial planning and conceptualizing through text and graphics development to final production and publishing.

Programming Committee Chair

Vanessa Whitehorse
The Hartman + Majewski Design Group

Education Committee Chair

Brittany Lovato
WSP

Education Committee Chair

Kathryn Ness, CPSM
GO Strategies


NM Chapter Champion: Frank Lippert, FSMPS, CPSM

Chapter Founder: Joe Craig – Craig & Company

Past Presidents

2016-2018 Tracy Chiado – Wilson & Company, Inc.
2015-2016 Danielle Aronson – Daniel B. Stephenson & Associates, Inc.
2014-2015 Kate Potter – Haworth
2013-2014 Melissa Gomez – JB Henderson
2011-2013 Alberto Solis – UNM/ Impresario Global Solutions
2009-2010 Angela Martinez – NCA Architects
2008-2009 Paul-Baptiste Baca – Gannett Fleming West, Inc
2007-2008 Paul-Baptiste Baca – Gannett Fleming West, Inc
2006-2007 Joseph Archuleta – Integrated Design & Architecture
2005-2006 Forrest Courtney – AECOM
2004-2005 Dawn Tibbetts – Executive Director, ACEC New Mexico
2003-2004 Janet Wolfe – Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.
2002-2003 Shelly Freedman, CDM
2001-2002 Amy Gonzales
2000-2001 Norm Gabel