Board Member Profiles

 Daniel McKague

 

 Pelin Yeter

Daniel McKague

Daniel’s passion for the built environment started during his tenure with the Department of National Defence - Formation Construction Engineering division. Following DND, Daniel took a leadership role with one of the world’s top 100 architecture, interior design, and planning firms managing their marketing, communication, and business development efforts internationally. Presently, Daniel is the Manager of Business Development for Smith + Andersen, a trusted Canadian consulting engineering firm where he leads business development efforts for the firm on a national basis. As President of SMPS Ontario, Daniel is committed to continually developing marketing and business development professionals in the A/E/C industry by providing exceptional programming, learning, and networking opportunities for those looking to further their career.

 

Pelin Yeter-McKinnon

Pelin is a marketing and business development professional with a decade of experience in the A/E/C industry working at top-tier architectural firms. She is the fourth person in Canada to attain Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) designation, which demonstrates her specialization in professional services marketing and commitment to the A/E/C industry. Currently serving as the President-Elect for the SMPS’ Ontario Chapter, Pelin works with her fellow board members to strengthen the Chapter and communicate the importance and value of marketing and business development professionals in the industry.

 Erin Berg

 

 Laura Sellors

Erin Berg

Erin Berg is a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) with over 12 years of marketing experience in the A/E/C industry. She is currently a Senior Marketing Coordinator and Resource Manager for the Canadian team at Arup in Toronto and is skilled in business development, winning work strategy and planning, proposal management and writing, creative direction, and event planning and production. Erin has been on the board of SMPS Ontario in various roles for 6 years and is the current Past-President.

 

Laura Sellors

Laura is a partner at Entro, a branding and environmental design firm in Toronto. She leads the firm's business development efforts. Her focus is on ensuring the organization is poised for continued growth as well as shaping the international portfolio of work. She is a passionate and polished leader with a strong business acumen, solid vision and inspiring charisma. She benefits from a diverse portfolio of expertise in design, communications, project management, and client relations and has a proven track record of more than 15+ years leading creative and design-based teams and projects. In addition to sitting on the board of directors of SMPS, she is active with RGD, ULI, and Women in Leadership.

 Russell Pollard

 

 Nate Simpson

Russell Pollard

Russell is a management consultant in the areas of marketing and talent management. He works with Innovia Partners, helping A/E/C businesses achieve their creative and commercial objectives. Russell chairs the Museum of Architecture’s Associates’ Club in London, England, and has spoken at Canadian AEC industry events. He has an MBA and a bachelor’s in interdisciplinary leadership studies.

 

Nate Simpson

Nate is the Business Development Manager for LRI Engineering Inc., a fire protection engineering and emergency planning firm. He spent 12 years on the technical side of the company prior to moving into the business development role. His experience assists him in understanding and anticipating the unique needs of clients from a business development perspective. SMPS plays an important part in his personal and professional development as a marketer in the A/E/C sector.

 Mimi L Drivas

 

 Meagan Decarlo

Mimi Lai Drivas

Mimi Lai Drivas is a multi-disciplined design professional with formal architectural training, and more than 15 years of brand experience in advertising, A/E/C and not-for-profit sectors. As Marketing Manager for Gensler Toronto, she oversees major pursuits for projects both large and small, from tall buildings to wine labels. Since 2017, Mimi has served the role of Director-at-Large for Communications with SMPS Ontario. Through collaborations with the board, SMPS Ontario has focused on engaging our members with new topics at various levels of expertise, and using valuable feedback to inform future SMPS events.

 

Meagan DeCarlo

Meagan is Marketing & Proposal Specialist at Alberici Constructors, a diversified construction company with operations throughout North America. She works closely with the business development, operations and estimating teams to lead the firm’s proposal process from start to finish. In her role as Director of Education and Certification, she will work to create exciting and informative programming for the Chapter that encompasses the six Domains of Practice. As an active member of the SMPS Ontario Chapter, Meagan values the relationships and knowledge she has gained as a participant and member.

 

 

President

Daniel McKague

Smith + Andersen
e-mail: president@smpsontario.com

President-Elect

Pelin Yeter-McKinnon

e-mail: president-elect@smpsontario.com

Past President

Erin Berg

Arup
e-mail: past-president@smpsontario.com

Treasurer

Laura Sellors

Entro
e-mail: treasurer@smpsontario.com

Secretary

Russell Pollard

Innovia
e-mail: secretary@smpsontario.com

Membership

Nate Simpson

LRI Engineering Inc.
e-mail: membership@smpsontario.com

Communications 

Mimi Lai Drivas

Gensler
e-mail: communications@smpsontario.com

Education and Certification

Meagan DeCarlo

Alberici Constructors
e-mail: education@smpsontario.com