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Leah Stocker: Member Spotlight

What year did you become an SMPS member?

2013

Do you currently hold a board or committee position?

Communications Committee Member

If Yes, what do you help with on your committee and why do you suggest someone to be involved with one?

On this committee I play the role of Graphic Designer; creating all the event/program graphics for each committee.

Joining a committee is a great way to network and build a stronger relationship with fellow peers in the industry. It elevates your experience as an SMPS member. You go beyond being just a member, you become a contributor. You gain a sense of leadership and accomplishment.

How would you describe your role/job?

My role includes the coordination of marketing activities, producing marketing materials, translating pursuit visions through the development of proposals and presentations, organizing special events, and researching target markets. Additionally, I create concept designs for proposal layouts, presentations, advertisements, and other marketing materials.

What’s one thing you’d teach someone in your industry?

To be confident and know your worth within the industry. As marketer, we bring so much value and insight to a company. Don’t be afraid to share your knowledge and expertise.

Which of your personal attributes has made you most successful in your career?

My creativity and devotedness.

Best lesson from a mentor?

Don’t expect things to get handed to you. Don’t be afraid to speak up and go after what you want.

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