Client Roundtable: Education

January 15, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Nationwide + Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, OH 43221
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Event Date + Time

Wednesday, January 15th | 11:30AM - 1:30PM



11:00AM | Registration Begins

11:30AM - 12:00PM | Lunch + Networking

12:00 - 12:15PM | SMPS Announcements

12:15 - 1:15PM | Roundtable Program

1:15 - 1:30PM | Wrap-up + Final Networking


Event Description

Knowing your clients ... really knowing your clients is the key to developing lasting and trusted relationships, which leads to business development success. But, where do you start?

January’s SMPS meeting will give attendees the opportunity to participate in small group round table discussions with clients in the education market. Within a 15-minute timeframe, attendees will be able to ask questions and have a small group conversation with an owner. This is your chance to learn what keeps them up at night, the issues affecting their market, how they commission professional services and anything else you need to ask to understand their perspectives, priorities and experiences better. 


Roundtable Speakers

Bowling Green State University | Brian Swope, Director of Planning, Design, and Construction

Capital University | Paul Matthews, Director Facilities Management

Columbus Public Schools | Linda Ergeson, Project Manager

University of Dayton |  Steve Kendig, Executive Director of Energy Utilization & Environmental Sustainability

The Ohio State University | Faye Bodyke, Director of Projects

The Ohio State University | Scott Conlon, Associate University Architect

Otterbein University | Troy Bonte, Executive Director of Facilities Management/Planning, Plant Operation & Maintenance

Upper Arlington City Schools | Chris Potts, Chief Operating Officer

Worthington City Schools | Jeff Eble, Director of Business Services


$45.00 SMPS Member Ticket
$55.00 after 5:00 pm January 9

$65.00 Non-Member Ticket
$75.00 after 5:00 pm January 9