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The Orange County Chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services Announces Award Winners for Member of the Year, Leader of the Year and Sponsor of the Year.

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- The Orange County chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS-OC) will announce the recipients of its first annual awards program, recognizing notable contributions from its members. These awards include Member of the Year, Sponsor of the Year and Leader of the Year and will be announced on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at the Center Club in Costa Mesa.

The highly regarded Member of the Year Award is being presented to Terryn O'Brien, CPSM, Director of Marketing for RBF Consulting (RBF) in Irvine, in recognition of her extraordinary commitment to the goals and growth of SMPS-OC and for her leadership and support of the 2009 CPSM exam study group which yielded one of the highest pass rates nationally.

The 2010 Leader of the Year for SMPS-OC is being presented to Peter Buffa, public member of the Board of Directors of OCTA. Peter is being acknowledged for his consistent support of the chapter as a speaker, emcee and panelist, which has helped to raise the profile of SMPS-OC.

The Sponsor of the Year will be presented to RBF, a 15 office Civil Engineering, Planning, Surveying, and Construction Management Firm based in Irvine, California, in recognition of their continued silver level sponsorship, participation on the SMPS Boards and for their support of the CPSM exam study groups since the inception of the chapter in February of 2007.

As a benefit of the SMPS-OC membership, members were asked to submit their nominations for the three award categories. After the nominations were finalized, the members then cast their votes to acknowledge the efforts of the nominated members. SMPS-OC is enthusiastic about the success of their first annual awards program and the opportunity to highlight the members that have contributed meaningfully with extraordinary efforts in their roles within the Organization.

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) was created in 1973 by small group of professional services firm leaders who recognized the need to sharpen skills, pool resources, and work together to create business opportunities. Today, SMPS represents a dynamic network of 6,500 marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms located throughout the United States and Canada. The Society and its 53 chapters benefit from the support of 3,250 design and building firms, encompassing 80% of the Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms and Top 400 Contractors.

SMPS offers many benefits and services for its members such as a national marketing and management conference, national seminars and workshops, awards programs, publications, and educational resources to highlight the latest trends and best practices in marketing and business development in the design and construction industries. In addition, SMPS' chapters hold educational events and regular meetings nationwide. For more information on the Orange County chapter, please visit:
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