BY Kelley Simons, S&ME

    Greetings Members and Friends of SMPS Research Triangle Chapter,

    In the 2019-2020 year I want your SMPS experience to be one that provides great value, through our educational programs, networking opportunities, and exposure to industry knowledge. Our goal this year is to do everything with our members in mind, increasing your membership value.

    My hope is that each member receives the same beneficial experience I have had in my past ten years with this organization. When I joined our Research Triangle Chapter in 2010 I did not know a single person. Since then, through volunteer experience and learning opportunities with SMPS, I have expanded my skillset, made new friendships, and taken on leadership positions. I encourage you all to take advantage of this chapter and the countless opportunities to grow and meet some fantastic people along the way. 

    So what else is in store for the upcoming year? Over the summer your Board of Directors has been hard at work revamping our website and all new processes within our new platform, StarChapter. With this change our local brand will be aligned with the SMPS Headquarters and surrounding local chapters. It will also make it easier for members to register for events, stay connected on chapter news, and access member only information. In addition, expect to participate in some fresh new programs, fun socials, and industry opportunities to continue to learn and grow.

    Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your SMPS Research Triangle Chapter President this year. I look forward to meeting new people and seeing familiar faces in the months to come.



    Kelley Simons, 2019-2020 Chapter President
    SMPS Research Triangle 

    Letter from the President