Marie Rice President

Marie Rice is a professional development specialist with 20 years consulting experience in leadership development, training, coaching, performance improvement programs and career transition services that enhance individual and organizational success. Her broad base of public and private sector industry experience helps her connect with each client to ensure advancement and success within their organizations.

Engaging and informative, Marie develops rapport and trust easily with staff at all levels of the organization resulting in an environment conducive for learning and change. Marie partners with each client to build the necessary skills to achieve desired results.

Prior to entering into consulting, Marie’s corporate experience includes senior management roles with national and international organizations. She has held positions as Director of Corporate Communications and National Training Manager for a retail chain of over 60 locations across Canada, Western Regional Sales Manager for one of North America's major window covering manufacturers, and National Sales Manager of Home Furnishings for a major department store chain.

Dorothy Sitek Vice-President

Dorothy is the CSMPS lead on program development and welcomes program suggestions any time.

She has twenty years’ experience in marketing communications and is a crisis communications expert. Her new firm’s breadth of service reflects Dorothy’s experience garnered in both corporate and non-profit settings in a vast array of sectors. Generation Communications specializes in professional services and clients range from engineering, architecture and development to green energy, health and consumer.

Before launching her own firm, Dorothy led the BC office of Global award-winning PR giant Weber Shandwick Worldwide where she grew the business by over 300% during her tenure while developing award-winning programs for clients. WSW-Vancouver clients included Golder Associates, SNC Lavalin, Cannon Design, Fast+Epp, among many others.

Dorothy is currently the PR Chair of the 2014 Urban Land Institute’s Spring Meeting and is an active volunteer in her community.

Kristine Majlath Treasurer

Kristine Majlath is a Marketing Professional with Buckland & Taylor, a specialized bridge engineering firm, providing services to clients worldwide.

Valued for her professional insight, resourcefulness and ability to deliver on tight deadlines, Kristine takes on a key role in various tasks within Business Development and Marketing including proposal preparation, attendance at conferences as an exhibitor, monitoring bid opportunities and maintaining the website. She works closely with all members of the Buckland & Taylor team, including Principals, Engineers and fellow Marketing staff.

Prior to joining Buckland & Taylor, she worked at firm providing an Employee and Family Assistance Program as Account Management Coordinator, where she presented to clients, exhibited at wellness seminars and coordinated client accounts at a regional level.

Previously, Kristine held the position of Secretary and Treasurer on the CSMPS Board. For the 2013/2014 year, she is the Vice President.

Amanda Leier Director

Amanda Leier is a marketing coordinator for Hughes Condon Marler Architects, a passionate, innovative and considerate architecture firm that believes in enhancing and delighting the communities they live and work in. She is responsible for generating creative, compelling and engaging ideas and solutions to secure work through proposals, client communications, social media campaigns, website updates and trade show exhibits.

Her leadership and attention to detail have helped her design and coordinate proposals that have secured work with a combined construction budget of $142.5 million in 2013 alone. In past positions, Amanda helped secure grants ranging from £25,000 to £1million for an expanded art program and new HIV Centre for patients at an East London hospital, has managed an 140-person office and has chaired entertainment, sustainability and philanthropic committees.

Amanda thrives on collaborations with colleagues, clients and the public, and is known for her ability to nurture relationships. She applies her creative problem solving skills to tasks big and small. This is her first year as a CSMPS Board Member.

Nancy Maribel Director

Nancy Maribel has successfully managed marketing and sales teams for over ten years in the professional services industry. She serves the Marketing Manager (Western Canada) at Integral Group, which is a global engineering consulting firm that offers a full range of building system design and sustainability consulting. Her expansive experience includes advertising, event planning and copywriting, and comes primarily from the AEC industry and from the consumer retail sector.

Results oriented, she focuses on delivering marketing solutions that drive actual results. At Sears Canada, she led two successful advertising print campaigns that led to increased sales and higher traffic for multiple stores. At Integral Group, she has managed the opening of two new locations, both of which are operating profitably. In addition, she has led over two hundred proposal submissions with a high win rate.

Passionate about the Vancouver built community, she volunteers with Projects in Place, a volunteer-run, non-profit society bringing design and construction professionals together.

Chris Sharples Director

A first term CSMPS board member, Chris is excited to help the association identify and provide a program of opportunities for members to improve their marketing knowledge and skills that grow their businesses.

As the Marketing and Business Development Manager for PGL Environmental Consultants, he brings to the board eight years of hands-on experience as a professional services marketing practitioner and an enthusiasm for entrepreneurialism and business growth. He also has a marketing and sales background in medical devices, custom clothing, graphics, and corporate promotional items.

Combining creativity, practicality, business analysis and a touch of British-style humour, Chris provides programs for marketing and sales strategy, brand management, client relationship building, promotions, and proposals.


Angela Kirkham Past President CSMPS

Ralph Kison Chair / Past President CSMPS

Mona Shackles Past President CSMPS

Joan Carter Past President CSMPS

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Welcome New Members

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Corporate Member, GEC Architecture

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Bahar Saadat, Davidson & Company LLP

2014-2015 CSMPS Board of Directors

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16 OCTOBER 2014

Canem Systems Ltd.

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16 OCTOBER 2014

Lori Forrest, ISL Engineering

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16 OCTOBER 2014

Kirstie Paterson, Independent

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Michael Oldewening Allnorth

Thanks for making my trip out of the office a great use of my time. [Infographics for Proposals]

Barbara Good Kasian Architecture

Your presentation on Infographics at today’s CSMPS event was fabulous...it was very informative, reinforcing the value of visuals. [Infographics for Proposals]

Kathleen Dixon Iredale

Great presentation this morning. In architecture we are not allowed to draw or provide “free” architectural sketches in our RFP submissions, but you made me re-think how we can deliver information to our readers using pictograms.

Yvonne Harfiel WSP Group

CSMPS has helped me tremendously! Without CSMPS, I would not be where I am today. It is an amazing network.

James Y. P. Lee Stantec

Thank you for arranging this seminar. It was extremely practical, valuable and informative.

Karen Lawrence MMM Group Limited

I thought the panel event was awesome. I attended the previous one as well and they are, in my eyes, the best type of event that CSMPS offers.

Graeme Silvera Ivanhoe Cambridge

This is the first panel I’ve ever sat on where I've actually learned something new. It was a great experience. [Panelist, CSMPS Developer RFP Evaluators Panel Event: Oct 22, 2014]

Carlee Groves Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

I thought the event was fantastic. I can’t believe the value and information I was able to extract from it. Can’t wait for the next one!

Rahki Jethi AMEC Environment & Infrastructure

It’s always good to hear what people who read proposals are actually thinking! I went to the last event with RFP evaluators (it was a school district, health authority, and Translink) and found that very helpful as well.

Ben Garfinkel Industrial Brand

It's one of the few organizations that really spends time getting into activities that are of interest to marketers in the AEC and professional marketing services world.

Tamineh Saadat Buckland & Taylor

Every time I leave an event I get ideas of how I can do my job better. I get more passionate and inspired by what other people are doing in the industry.

Stephanie Zuke HCMA

CSMPS plays an important role for professional service marketers to grow and learn. Their relevant, fresh topics draw staff from across AEC firms.

Chris Chernoff F4 Creative

CSMPS brings together real people talking about real issues; it’s a breath of fresh air.

Yvonne Hartfield Genivar

CSMPS has helped me tremendously! Without CSMPS, I would not be where I am today. It is an amazing network.

Ralph Kison Kison Associates

Belonging to CSMPS is a must if you want to connect with, and market to, the professional services community in Vancouver.


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