WARREN G. SIMONDS ACHIEVES CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES MARKETER DESIGNATION

09/15/2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ANNOUNCEMENT - WARREN G. SIMONDS ACHIEVES CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES MARKETER DESIGNATION

Sarasota, FL –Warren G. Simonds, LEED® AP, Vice President and CMO for Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc., a Sarasota based Construction Management firm, earned the designation of Certified Professional Services Marketer. He is among a growing number of professionals to be certified by the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), which advocates for, educates, and connects leaders in the design and building industry.

Certified Professional Services Marketers (CPSMs) are recognized as having the experience and knowledge to generate profitable business in the architectural, engineering, and construction marketplace. To achieve this designation, certification candidates must meet educational and experience requirements, pass a rigorous written examination, and pledge to abide by the CPSM Code of Ethics. The process validates the individual’s mastery of and ability to apply critical business development knowledge in an industry that values certification.

SMPS Chief Executive Officer Ronald D. Worth, CAE, FSMPS, CPSM, observed, “Pursuing certification demonstrates a professional’s commitment to life-long learning and to building the firm’s business. Certification is truly an investment in one’s career, the profession, and the industry.”

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (www.smps.org) was created in 1973 by a small group of firm leaders who recognized the need to sharpen skills, pool resources, and work together to create business opportunities. Today the association supports 6,000+ members as they tackle the day-to-day complexities of marketing and developing business for architectural, engineering, construction, and related specialty services firms in an increasingly competitive marketplace.


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Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. is a Sarasota based Construction Management firm primarily serving Southwest Florida since 1972. As the oldest construction firm in Sarasota and Manatee counties, the company enjoys the best reputation in southwest Florida for quality construction. They offer clients a solid background in commercial, industrial, educational, healthcare, museum specialty work and sustainable construction. The company is also a member of the Florida Green Building Coalition, U.S. Green Building Council, and Sustainable Sarasota. They now have 14 LEED Accredited Professionals (green building experts) on staff. The firm has made great strides in asserting itself as a leader in ‘green’ construction and has been awarded several contracts based in a large part on their experience in this field. A few of their notable green projects include: Willis A. Smith Construction’s 18,000 square foot Corporate Headquarters Building at Lakewood Ranch, Schroeder-Manatee Ranch corporate offices, Ringling College of Art and Design North Hall and Academic Center and The Wellness Community at Lakewood Ranch. For additional information, contact Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. at 941-366-3116 or via e-mail at [email protected].