Board of Directors

Helga Christoforatos

SMPS POSITION: President
AFFILIATION: Miller Electric Company
EMAIL: helgac@mecojax.com

Helga Christoforatos is the Director of Marketing for Miller Electric Company. She has over 12 years of experience in Marketing and Business Development for the A/E/C industry. Helga manages marketing, public relations, and advertising for Miller’s 17 offices across the United States, and supports business development initiatives. She is the Past Chairperson for Northeast Florida E-Week, and serves in the committee for North Florida Construction Career Days, as well as the Building Industry Holiday Bash. Helga received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. She was the recipient of the 2013-2014 Shining Star Award.

Luchandra Bryant, MBA

Lu BryantSMPS POSITION: Past President/Special Events
AFFILIATION: Auld & White Constructors
EMAIL: lbryant@auld-white.com

Luchandra “Lu” Bryant has more than 10 years’ experience in the A/E/C industry. She is the Marketing Coordinator for Auld & White Constructors, handling all marketing efforts for the construction management firm. She has been involved with SMPS North Florida since 2012, previously serving as Treasurer and is the recipient of the 2013-2014 Member of the Year Award. Lu is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s in Retailing – Fashion Merchandising and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Courtney Taylor, CPSM

Taylor C2SMPS POSITION: Treasurer
AFFILIATION: Environmental Services, Inc.
EMAIL: ctaylor@esinc.cc

Courtney Taylor, Marketing Director for Environmental Services, Inc. (ESI), has over sixteen years of experience working in the A/E/C Industry.  She provides marketing support for the company through graphics design support for proposals, advertisements and corporate marketing materials.  She also maintains Statements of Qualifications, Resumes, Project Descriptions, Government Forms, and provides support to technical staff for Business Development initiatives.  Courtney attended the University of North Florida where she received a bachelor’s degree in Marketing.  Courtney has been involved with SMPS North Florida for seven years and is the recipient of the 2010-2011 SMPS North Florida Member of the Year Award.

Kit Conolly

LinkedIn Profile PicSMPS POSITION: Secretary
AFFILIATION: Environmental Services, Inc.
EMAIL: kconolly@esinc.cc

Kit Conolly is the Marketing Assistant at Environmental Services, Inc. (ESI) and joined SMPS in 2015. Kit has ten years’ experience in business development, eight years in manufacturing and the last two years in the A/E/C industry. Kit received her Associates in Business Management from Monroe College in New York. Kit assists the Marketing and Business Development efforts for ESI’s eight office locations. She is responsible for solicitation research, distribution, and preparation as well as managing ESI’s social media accounts and website.

Inka Joensuu

IMG_3247SMPS POSITION: Membership Director
AFFILIATION: Baker Klein
EMAIL: IJoensuu@bakerklein.com

Inka Joensuu is the marketing manager at Baker Klein, a woman-owned, full-service design-build firm headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. She has 15 years of experience working in a marketing and communications capacity, and has worked in the A/E/C industry for eight years. She has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Florida and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of West Florida. Inka is originally from Helsinki, Finland.

 

Bonnie Faircloth, CPSM

BFairclothSMPS POSITION: Communications Director/President-Elect
AFFILIATION: Batson-Cook Construction
EMAIL: bfaircloth@batson-cook.com

Bonnie Faircloth, CPSM is a Marketing Coordinator for Batson-Cook Construction’s Jacksonville office and has 14 years marketing experience with 12 years in the A/E/C industry.  She manages marketing efforts, project pursuits, and supports business development initiatives.  Bonnie is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s in Art Administration and Art History and a Master of Management from Webster University.

Kim Jowers, LEED AP BD+C, CPSM

Kim Head shotSMPS POSITION: Education Director
AFFILIATION: TLC Engineering for Architecture
EMAIL: kim.jowers@tlc-eng.com

Kim Jowers, LEED AP BD+C, CPSM is a Marketing Specialist with TLC Engineering for Architecture with nearly a decade of experience in marketing for professional services. Kim is a graduate of Florida State College at Jacksonville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Converged Communications.  She is the Education Director for the SMPS North Florida Chapter and has served as Secretary and Sponsorship Director in the past.  Kim received the SMPS North Florida Shining Star Award in 2015 and 2016.  She is also very active in the USGBC and is the Chair of the USGBC Northeast Florida Region.

Rebecca Price

Rebecca Price_2015 (3)SMPS POSITION: Programs Director
AFFILIATION: England-Thims & Miller, Inc.
EMAIL: pricer@etminc.com

Rebecca has ten years of experience in the A/E/C industry and is the Marketing Coordinator for England-Thims & Miller’s three Florida offices in Jacksonville, Palm Coast, and Orlando. She earned an Associates in Arts degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville. Rebecca manages marketing efforts, project pursuits, and ETM’s CRM database, while assisting with BD efforts.

 

Jill Renzi

JR headshot_editedSMPS POSITION: Sponsorship Director
AFFILIATION: Civil Services, Inc.
EMAIL: jrenzi@civilservicesinc.com

Jill Renzi is the Marketing Director for Civil Services, Inc. (CSI) and CSI Geo, Inc. (CSI Geo).  Jill has over twenty-three years of experience in the A/E/C industry in California and Florida.  She is responsible for all aspects marketing and business development for both CSI and CSI Geo.  She has been involved with SMPS for eight years in both California and Florida.