President's Message




I am honored to serve as your 2020/2021 CSMPS President, working alongside our fantastic Board of Directors to lead such a dynamic organization. 

Since 1988, CSMPS has served as a valued resource, providing professional services firms with forward-thinking growth, development + networking opportunities.  Our members are some of the most talented + incredible professionals in our industry, all sharing a common passion to improve the specific skillset relating to professional services marketing + business development. 

As an esteemed association, I believe CSMPS will continue to be a space for you to learn + grow.  In appreciation that we, both personally and professionally, are navigating unprecedented times currently, I believe now more than ever, we are being called upon to think outside the box, get creative, and develop new ways to drive forward.  And, as marketing and business development professionals, I believe this might just be our best time to shine.  I encourage all of you to use CSMPS as your place to keep connected, engaged and learning best practices to leverage yourself and your firms through these uncertain times.  

Our CSMPS Board of Directors are passionate about providing a creative programming line-up through this next year.  We will maintain flexibility, care and most importantly a commitment to our members and sponsors.  Please reach out to us any time; we are here for questions, suggestions, concerns and even virtual happy hour chats! 

Thank you all for your continued support of CSMPS and cheers to an inspired, creative + evolutionary year ahead!

Lauren MacKinnon, CPHR 
CSMPS President