Board of Directors

President

Shannon Stewart

Design West Engineering
Marketing Manager
e-mail: sstewart@designwesteng.com

Shannon is one of the few in the industry who went to school knowing she wanted to do marketing in the AEC. Having worked in the industry since 2004, mostly in administrative roles, she transitioned to Marketing/BD in 2016 after earning a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from California Baptist University. Her work history gives her an eclectic perspective, from the owner, residential builder, public agency, GC, and now, subconsultant, where she is the Marketing Manager at Design West Engineering, a MEP/Fire Protection/Commissioning firm that focuses on providing excellent service to every client. Shannon was instrumental in starting the SMPS Inland Empire Chapter after realizing the need for this organization in the region and helped assemble the team to make it come to life. Shannon and her husband are constantly surrounded by chaos with their two boys, ages 8 and 4, and the ability to have many simultaneous conversations with each “stakeholder” has served her well in her marketing role.

President Elect

Leilani Doherty

IMEG Corp
Business Development Manager
e-mail: leilani.l.doherty@imegcorp.com

With over 24 years of experience in the A/E/C industry, Leilani has been involved in all aspects of marketing and business development for a wide scale of disciplines. She has a strong background in proposal management, proposal preparation, and teaming. Most recently, she joined IMEG Corporation and is providing business development efforts for the Inland Empire. She has been a member of SMPS since 2017 and serves on the Inland Empire Board as the President-Elect. In her free time, Leilani enjoys singing karaoke. In fact, she carries her karaoke machine in her car in case there is an opportunity for her to burst out into song! 

Past President

Maria Marzoeki

David Evans and Associates Inc
Vice President, Client Relations and Marketing Manager
e-mail: mlm@deainc.com

Maria has been part of the A/E/C industry for over 30 years providing professional marketing and business development at David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA).  She currently serves as the firmwide client relations and marketing manager for DEA’s surveying and geomatics team and has been with the firm since 1989.  Maria has been a member of SMPS since 1998 and has been certified as a Certified Professional Services Marketer since 2006.  She was instrumental in starting the Inland Empire Chapter of SMPS and served as the chapter’s very first president. In addition to serving as the chapter’s past president, Maria serves on several other industry boards as advisor or board member.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time spoiling her four rescue cats, wine tasting, and watching sports with her husband of 43 years.

Secretary

Lori Sellers

LSA Associates, Inc.
Associate, Marketing & Business Development
e-mail: Lori.Sellers@lsa.net

Lori has more than sixteen years of experience in the A/E/C industry.  Working for LSA Environmental Consulting since 2002, Lori manages the LSA-Riverside office and implements LSAs’ business development initiatives for several of the company’s Southern California offices. It is a little-known fact that in her spare time, Lori works for Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) as a nurse. Shots are her specialty, calling them, giving them, and on occasion, taking one or two. Lori has been a member of SMPS since 2015 and is now happy to be a founding Board member and Secretary for the newly launched Inland Empire Chapter.

Treasurer

Anna Flores

David Evans and Associates Inc
Marketing Specialist
e-mail: anna.flores@deainc.com

Anna has 21 years of experience in the A/E/C industry, with 16 of those years dedicated to marketing. She works closely with senior marketing professionals and business development teams to lead pursuit planning and develop the proposal process from start to finish. Additionally, Anna supports leadership with strategic positioning by identifying clients and assisting with building relationships leading to a more strategic opportunity for winning work. Anna teaches confirmation classes at her local church and works with youth groups at her parish. She applies her marketing skills of communication and creativity to keep the high school students actively engaged and wanting more!

Director-at-Large

Beth George

JBG Professional Services
e-mail: beth@jbgservices.org

Beth is the Southern California Client Development Manager and California Transportation Champion for Terracon Consultants. She has nearly 30 years of experience in the Southern California A/E/C industry and has been a member of SMPS since 1998. Her passion is infrastructure (she loves bridges!) and her personal wish list includes watching a Bayern Munich Champion’s League game at Allianz Arena.

Director-at-Large

Christine Horn

Geocon West, Inc.
Marketing/ B.D.
e-mail: Horn@GEOCONINC.COM

Director of Communications

Amy Isenberg

Geo-Logic Associates
Senior Proposal/Marketing Coordinator
e-mail: aisenberg@geo-logic.com

Amy Isenberg (Cook) is the Senior Proposal/Marketing Coordinator for Geo-Logic Associates. In this role she is responsible for proposal and business development activities for five offices in Southern California. Her duties include leading business development meetings, tracking upcoming opportunities for all Southern California offices, managing proposal budgets, providing monthly office updates for upper management and working closely with owner to expand services and markets. Additional responsibilities include providing strategy and proposal management for pursuits; focusing on win strategies addressing project drivers, client issues, etc., to gain the competitive edge as well as leading strategic brainstorming and storyboarding sessions; writing all proposals for the five offices; and developing presentations and coaching teams to reinforce messaging.

Director of Programs/Sponsorship

Jeremy Richard

Design West Engineering
Business Development Director
e-mail: jrichard@designwesteng.com

Jeremy has been the head of marketing and business development efforts at Design West Engineering since 2007.  His responsibilities include proposals, BD, metrics, recruiting, golfing terribly - basically, little of this and little of that.  Jeremy is serving as Director of Membership and Sponsorship for the SMPS Inland Empire Chapter, working hard so that everyone from anywhere would want in on this SMPS IE thing.  In his spare time, he plays a bunch of instruments, writes and records awesome music, enjoys being outdoors with his family, but is more than likely playing video games with his three sons.

Director of Education

Stefanie Alcala

RMA Group
Marketing Manager
e-mail: salcala@rmacompanies.com

Stefanie has worked in the A/E/C industry since 2010 starting with her college internship. She was introduced to the industry at the age of seven when her dad started designing traffic signals. After earning her degree in Marketing, she made her way back to the engineering field. She is now the Marketing Manager at RMA Group, which provides geotechnical engineering, materials testing, and special inspection services. She also spearheads RMA Group’s CRM system. When she’s not managing her firm’s proposal and marketing efforts, Stefanie splits her time with the men in her life – her husband, two sons, and another son on the way.

Director of Membership

Candice Velasco

TKE Engineering, Inc.
Business Development Manager / Marketing Manager
e-mail: cvelasco@tkeengineering.com

Candice Velasco has been in the AEC industry since she started at TKE Engineering, Inc. as their Business Development and Marketing Manager in 2012. That same year, she quickly got involved with various industry organizations as a way to network and find mentorship through her colleagues. She has served BDAIE, ACEC and WTS by volunteering for committees and chairing positions such as Hospitality Chair, Membership Chair, Treasurer, Programs, Vice President, and President. Candice is currently serving as Director of Membership for SMSP-IE, Past President of BDA/IE, and is the President of APWA-IE. In her role at TKE, Candice is in charge of client relations, business development, strategic planning, research and development, analyzing market trends, lead generation, SOQ packages, overseeing proposals, marketing, website development, and internal operations. Candice is a graduate of UC Riverside with a BS in Applied Mathematics. Candice is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and loves to travel. She has traveled to 12 different countries in the last 7 years and this year, her and her husband ate their way through Japan!