Darla Mullet: President
Darla Mullett is the Architectural Sales Representative for TRW Oklahoma, a division of TRW Family of Companies. For over 40 years, TRW has offered sales, service and installation of the highest quality space division products in the industry. TRW Family of Companies is honored to be the #1 Distributor for Skyfold Operable Partitions in the world.
Darla has a heart for volunteering and has served on numerous non-profit and professional organization boards throughout the years. Upon entering the A/E/C community 4 years ago, Darla found volunteering for SMPS to be an integral part in introducing her to the industry and the wonderful people within the industry.
Josh Dougherty: President-Elect
Josh is the Facilities Division and Business Development Manager for CEC Corporation, a regional multi-discipline engineering firm offering civil, structural, and MEP engineering to architects, contractors, and owners alike. Among other things he is responsible for lead development, proposals and interviews, and client satisfaction and has worked in the AEC industry for over 15 years. Since joining SMPS, he has found great value in the educational programs, networking opportunities, and support system provided by the organization. Josh is currently serving as the President-Elect for SMPS Oklahoma.
Cindy Gran: Past President
Cindy Gran is a Regional Marketing Administrator for Garver, LLC, a national A-E firm providing planning, design, environmental, surveying, and construction administration services. Cindy also serves as the Marketing and Business Development Manager for Garver’s Facilities Design and Federal business lines and all military-related pursuits company-wide.
Since joining SMPS in 2006, Cindy has served on the SMPS Oklahoma Board as Chapter President, President-Elect, Membership Chair, and Membership Committee Member. As the current Past President, she looks forward to knowing each of our chapter participants and to continue the great success of our Oklahoma Chapter
Rebecca Alvarez: Treasurer
Rebecca Alvarez is Vice President of Business Development at Guy Engineering, a Tulsa-based civil engineering company offering surveying, design, land acquisition, utility relocation coordination, and environmental services. She is a civil engineer, project manager, department manager, and oversees client management.
Rebecca joined SMPS in 2016 and has learned so much that’s not taught in engineering school. SMPS has really helped her focus on the human side of engineering and connect to her clients better. She’s excited to serve in her first year on the board.
Laura Wainwright: Secretary
Laura is the Marketing Coordinator for FRITZ | BAILY Architects, a Tulsa-based full service architecture firm specializing in a wide range of projects sizes and types – including new construction, interior renovation, historic rehabilitation/renovation and building expansions. She is responsible for the website and social media presence, lead development, proposals and interviews, client events, and public representation.
Laura joined SMPS in 2007 and has previously served on the programs committee. She is excited to serve as the secretary in her first year as a SMPS-Oklahoma Board Member.
Karly Hartford: Director-at-Large – Programs
Karly is the Oklahoma City Marketing Specialist for Terracon Consultants, Inc., a national engineering firm providing geotechnical, materials, environmental, and facilities consulting services.
She joined SMPS in 2017 and previously served on the programs committee before joining the board as the chapter’s programs director. She has been involved in the A/E/C industry for more than six years and values the professional relationships she gained through SMPS. She is grateful for the opportunity and excited the upcoming year.
Michelle Morrow: Director-at-Large – Education
Michelle is the Director of Business Development and Marketing for Miller-Tippens Construction Company, where she is responsible for responding to RFQs/RFPs and interview prep, in addition to building relationships, making the A/E/C industry and potential clients aware of the company’s capabilities, and helping her Miller-Tippens Construction team acquire projects. Miller-Tippens Construction Company has extensive experience in all types of commercial construction and delivery methods, including CM At-Risk, Cost-Plus-Negotiated, Design/Build, and Lump Sum/Hard-Bid.
Michelle is in her 7th year of working in the A/E/C industry and has been a member of SMPS since 2015. SMPS has helped her to learn so much about the industry, in particular, it has been instrumental providing her the knowledge necessary to be successful in her newest role with Miller Tippens Construction Company.
Kristi Warren: Sponsorship Chair
As the Marketing & Business Development Manager for Best Companies, Inc., Kristi is responsible for working with the A/E/C Community partners to increase brand awareness and knowledge of the specialty products Best Companies, Inc provides. She works with the Regional managers for the manufacturers on Continuing Educational courses and organizes learning and networking events for Industry Partners in the State.
Kristi joined SMPS in 2015 and has previously served on the programs committee. She looks forward to working with her peers in the A/E/C industry in her first year as a SMPS-Oklahoma Board Member
Bonnie Hardwick: Communications Chair
Bonnie is the Marketing Manager for FSB Architects + Engineers, a full-service architecture and engineering firm, located in Oklahoma City. In her role, she is responsible for overseeing and organizing 60+ proposal per year, as well as social media and website strategies and awards submissions. Bonnie has spearheaded the development process for over $200 million worth of proposals. She has served on the FSB/YP Board and is apart of the FSB Leadership 2018-2019 Class.
Bonnie joined SMPS in 2016 and she looks forward to working with her peers in the A/E/C industry in her first year as a SMPS Oklahoma Board Member.
Paige Criswell: Membership Chair
Paige is a Senior Proposal Coordinator at Garver’s Tulsa office. Paige has been an SMPS member since 2014, and serves as the Membership Chair.
“When I was new to the industry, involving myself with SMPS really helped me get plugged in and integrated into everything A/E/C. I truly treasure the professional connections and friendships that I have made through SMPS over the past few years.”
Jessica Allée: Striving for Excellence Chair
Jessica is the graphic design coordinator for Manhattan Construction Group, a privately-held construction services firm including general building, bridge, road, civil works, pipeline and specialty project types. Manhattan provides Builder-Driven Preconstruction®, construction management, general contracting, and design-build services throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean region.
As graphic design coordinator, Jessica assists the marketing and business development teams for each of the group’s operations across every region in proposal development and marketing activities. She joined SMPS in 2015 to become better acquainted with the industry and learn new skills.
Anne-Marie Funk, CPSM: Senior Chapter Advisor
As a member of the business development team at ADG, Inc., Anne-Marie is responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating business development, marketing and communications at the firm. She has worked in the A/E/C industry for the past 27 years, joining ADG, a design and program management firm headquartered in Oklahoma City, in 1995. She has been a member of SMPS since 1991 and was a founding member of the Oklahoma chapter. She is thrilled with the growth and strength of the chapter and her mission for the year is to help add value to membership and continue to raise the bar for SMPS in Oklahoma.
Dana Birkes, APR, CPSM, FSMPS, Fellow PRSA: Chapter Champion
Dana has been providing marketing and business development leadership for A/E/C firms for 35 years. She serves as VP, Business Strategies for Crossland Construction (ranked #64 on ENR’s top 400 contractors). In this role Dana helps profit center leaders identify and implement successful revenue growth strategies. Dana is a member of the College of Fellows for the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) and the Public Relations Society of America and she is a Certified Professional Services Marketer.
She is a past national president of SMPS and the SMPS Foundation. In 2012, Dana was the recipient of the national Weld Coxe Marketing Achievement Award-the highest individual honor in the industry of marketing professional services. She has contributed articles to several books on marketing and business development, most recently serving as a subject matter expert on market research and business development for a six-book series titled Markendium. Dana has served as a judge for the ENR TxLa Best Projects program for several years.
Dana is excited to be involved with SMPS Oklahoma as the Chapter Champion.