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Now Accepting Nominations Until May 1, 2024


New this year! The SMPS Business Developer of the Year Award recognizes SMPS members who have demonstrated significant and measurable accomplishments in their role as business developer at their firm at various levels of experience. Nominees must demonstrate significant and measurable accomplishments in both procuring and retaining clients in their role as business developer at their firm. This recognition will showcase the vital role of business developers within the A/E/C industries.

One recipient from each level of business development experience may be recognized as follows:*

  • Rising Business Developer of the Year (2-5 years' experience)
  • Impact Business Developer of the Year (6-10 years' experience)
  • Catalyst Business Developer of the Year (11+ years' experience)

Award and Ceremony
The recipient(s) will be announced and honored at Amplify A|E|C, the Society’s annual conference, which will be held from July 24-26 in Salt Lake City.  One recipient from each level of business development experience will receive an engraved award and one discounted registration for Amplify A|E|C. Recipients will be recognized based on the number of submissions received and the years of BD experience (2-5 years’ experience; 6-10 years’ experience; or 11+ years).
* A winner in every category may not necessarily be awarded each year, please see eligibility and rules for details.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a current SMPS member for a minimum of three years
  • Must be employed full-time as a business developer at a firm or agency that’s  A/E/C focused.
  • Must demonstrate measurable results from their business development activity and accomplishments outside their normal scope of work (professional development and volunteer contributions) that’s worthy of distinction
  • Must be nominated by a current SMPS member; self-nominations are accepted

Application fee:  A non-refundable fee of $75 must be submitted with the application. 

Deadline: Submit your application no later than May 1, 2024.

Nominations will be evaluated during May. Nominees will be notified of the status of their application by June 3, 2024.

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Questions? Contact awards@smps.org