Conference Chair:
Stacy Stout, FSMPS, CPSM

Stacy is the founding principal of BRANDiac Strategies (formerly STOUTStrategies). Prior to founding the firm, Stacy held marketing director positions for two prominent architectural firms and a leading general contractor, in addition to marketing strategist roles for advertising firms and clients. She’s a skilled marketer with a solid understanding of the relationship between marketing, branding, and sales. Stacy’s proven expertise has earned her the respect of the A/E/C community, both on a local and national level, making her an in-demand speaker and facilitator at industry marketing events across the country.

Conference Past Chair:
Melissa Rysak, CPSM

MelissaRysakMelissa is Director of Marketing and Business Development Support at EDiS Company in Wilmington, DE. She is a passionate and experienced marketing, communications, and PR professional with more than 12 years of successful experience in internal/external communications and marketing efforts, including public relations, advertising, website and social media, marketing collateral and campaigns, branding, event planning, internal and external newsletters, media relations, and outreach efforts, lead distribution and proposal development, staff experience and resumes management. Melissa is a graduate of the inaugural class of SMPS University, and a Certified Professional Services Marketer. She is Past-President of the SMPS Philadelphia Chapter, and has served the Board of the Philadelphia Chapter as Membership Chair and CPSM Education Chair. She is also a member of CREW Philadelphia’s Communications Committee, and along with her son and husband serves as an Ambassador for the March of Dimes.

Conference Incoming Chair:
Julie Huval, CPSM

Julie oversees marketing and communications at Beck Technology, a preconstruction software company. She also owns Benchley Design, a company dedicated to maximizing new media and content creation for digital communication channels. Julie is a contributing author to a number of industry publications and a frequent public speaker on marketing, business, and technology. She earned an MBA from The University of Texas at Arlington and is a graduate of SMPS University at the University of Maryland. Additionally, Julie is a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) and a past-president of SMPS Dallas.

Program Chair:
Gavin Parr, CPSM

Gavin is a principal/director of business for CCS international, a best-in-class capital project management and cost management services firm. He is responsible for marketing and business development throughout the Midwest. He has been with CCS International Inc. since 2000 and has developed a strong understanding of marketing in the A/E/C industries through a large network of clients. Gavin served as past-president of SMPS Chicago and is also a member of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP).

MAX Chair:
Josh Miles

Josh, a caffeine and Twitter addict, is a Principal of Indianapolis-based national branding agency MilesHerndon. His role consists of leading brand strategy, business development, and hosting the podcast Obsessed With Design. Josh speaks from coast to coast on branding, digital marketing, and social media, and is a past TEDx presenter. He was honored as 40 Under 40 by Indianapolis Business Journal and ENR Midwest’s 2015 Top 20 Under 40. Josh is currently producing the audio version and second edition of his book, Bold Brand. He’s actively involved with several tech startups and serves on the advisory board of the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University.