Meeting/Event Information

New Year, New You!

January 16, 2020
9:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Colliers International
1301 Gervais Street, Suite 600
Columbia, SC 29201

MIDLANDS PROGRAM: "New Year, New You!"

New Year, New You! Are you ready for a career revival?  Join Russ, Mary Helen, and Liz as they inspire (and coach) you on how to transform your career so that you can transform your business and our industry! This workshop is for those that want to be leaders in their firm/community or are looking for guidance on developing their career successfully.

Program Goals:

  1. Personal 2020 Growth Plan (or Professional Development Plan)
  2. Organized accountability group / mentor
  3. Feeling of Empowerment


  • 9:15 - 9:30 a.m.: Registration/Networking
  • 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Workshop/Boxed Lunches



Russ Sanford, FSMPS, CPSM 

Russ is an engineer by education, but a business development leader by choice.  He is passionate about helping technical professionals learn and master the art of winning work!  He serves as a strategist, coach, and mentor for technical professionals while developing a seller/doer culture at Kleinschmidt, a national engineering and environmental consulting firm with a focus on energy, water and the environment. Russ earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering and has over 20 years marketing, business development and sales experience within professional service firms including engineering, construction and architecture.   He is a Fellow and a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) from the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) and a Past-President of the Greater Cincinnati SMPS Chapter.

Liz McCary (President-Elect)

At Colliers International, Liz McCary provides an enhanced creative and analytical platform for its brokerage associates, property and project managers and clients through the management of the company’s marketing and communications strategies to position the company as South Carolina’s leader in the commercial real estate industry. Liz leads a team of twelve marketering professionals across the state and her team has won several national awards at Colliers to include Best New Proposal and Best Market Intelligence Initiative. Additionally, she holds the position of Marketing Team Lead for the Southeast region. She is a graduate of CREW Networks' national Leadership Certification Program and has served as 2018 CREW Midlands President. Liz has been a member of SMPS Palmetto for several years and has served on Programs Committee, 2016 SERC Logistics Co-Chair and is SMPS Palmetto President Elect.

Would your firm like to sponsor this program? Through the generous donations of our sponsors, our chapter is able to continue to provide high quality programs in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville. Additional program sponsorship opportunities for this program are available. If you would like to become a program sponsor, please contact Danielle Shealy or Lawson Still  Program sponsorships are $250 and limited to non-competing firms.

The ticket price for members and non-members includes lunch.  Due to limited seating, online registration is highly encouraged. A $10 late fee will be incurred for all walk-in registrations. Payment via cash or check is only accepted when paying at the door, and all checks should be made out to: SMPS Palmetto

Refunds will only be granted if cancellation is made within 48 hours of the start time and will only be provided in the form of a credit to another program. No refunds will be made for no-shows. Email [email protected] for substitution or refund requests.


$50.00 SMPS Members Only

$75.00 Non-SMPS Members

Future Meetings

July Program: Virtual Round Table on Working Remotely

July 16, 2020
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

We will email you a meeting link on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 15th.

Join SMPS Palmetto for an informal virtual round table on tips, tricks, and best practices for working remotely!

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