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Collins Receives Keystone Award

Amy Collins, CPSM, center, celebrates with Heather Sweitzer, CPSM, left, SMPS Central PA president, and Jacque Foster, right, SMPS Central PA president-elect.
Amy Collins, CPSM, center, celebrates with Heather Sweitzer, CPSM, left, SMPS Central PA president, and Jacque Foster, right, SMPS Central PA president-elect.
(Harrisburg, Pa.)

The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) named Amy Collins, CPSM, deputy manager of Gannett Fleming’s Corporate Communications & Marketing Section, as the organization’s 2014 Keystone Award recipient.

The Keystone Award honors a member whose career accomplishments and service to the chapter are especially noteworthy. The award recognizes personal achievement, extraordinary leadership, and dedication to the chapter.

A member of the organization’s initial steering committee since 2003, Collins has served the SMPS Central Pennsylvania Board in various capacities, including membership chair, communications chair, programs chair, director-at-large, and president.

As the 2012-2013 chapter president, she provided guidance and general oversight of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter. In this role, Collins set aggressive goals for increased programming opportunities, more than doubling the amount of educational opportunities and income from the previous year. In addition, Collins led the development of the organization’s social media channels, providing increased opportunities for publicity and networking among members. She also established the Past President’s Club to engage the organization’s previous leaders.

An active volunteer with both the local and national levels of SMPS, Collins is based in the firm’s Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, office. She also has served as a member of the SMPS National Striving for Excellence Committee and SMPS National Marketing Communications Award Committee. A graduate of Kutztown University, Collins holds a bachelor of arts in English. Through SMPS, she is a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM).

SMPS is a community of marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms located throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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