Board of Directors


Carlee Groves President
cgroves@rjc.ca

As the Regional Marketing Manager for RJC Engineers, Carlee is responsible and accountable for all aspects of marketing and business development for RJC’s BC operations. This includes designing and producing marketing collateral, advertisements, sponsorships, client engagement, proposal management, and the execution of various other business development activities and pursuits.

With a decade of experience in marketing and sales, Carlee is a strategic thinker and precise tactician. Carlee has superior knowledge of establishing and managing processes, and analyzing opportunities for growth.

Passionate about the real estate and development industry and volunteering her time, Carlee is also a Committee Member on the BC Children’s Hospital Real Estate and Development Committee.


Krystal Smith Vice-President
krystal.smith@stuartolson.com

Krystal is the Director of Business Development for Stuart Olson Construction Ltd, a leader in integrated construction services across Canada. Krystal leads the business development and marketing efforts within BC, which includes building relationships and promoting the Stuart Olson brand. Stuart Olson is a $1 billion, publicly traded Canadian company who builds from coast to coast, with a depth of experience in constructing office towers, educational facilities, shopping centres, hospitals, community and recreational centres. Krystal also leads the CSMPS program.


Collen Reid Treasurer
creid@ellisdon.com

Colleen is the Business Development Manager for EllisDon Corporation’s Vancouver office and is responsible for major design-build and P3 pursuits and marketing strategies. Collaborating with national and provincial organizations, she links corporate vision to the delivery of desired results through the effective use of resources, processes, and technology. Colleen has over a decade of experience in the infrastructure and construction industry – previously working with Ledcor Group of Companies and SNC-Lavalin Inc. before coming to EllisDon Corporation in 2016.

Colleen is an affiliate member for various industry associations including Canadian Construction Women and the Vancouver Regional Construction Association. To date, she serves as the Treasurer, working with a passionate team of other professionals expanding their knowledge of marketing.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Colleen has been involved with the Kids Help Phone Walk so Kids Can Talk campaign since 2012.


Kaitlyn Cook Director of Communications
kcook@wensleyarch.com

As the Marketing Manager for Wensley Architecture Ltd. (Wensley), Kaitlyn is responsible for Wensley’s marketing initiatives throughout Western Canada. She manages all aspects of marketing including event planning and execution, sponsorships, advertising, brand management, proposals, and award submissions.

Kaitlyn also volunteers on the Commercial Real Estate Women’s (CREW Vancouver) Education & Outreach Committee, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Whistler Planning Committee, and is the Co-Chair for the ICSC Next Generation Vancouver Committee.


Alicja Gajewski Director of Memberships
alicja.gajewski@hdrcei.com

With a passion for architecture, Alicja works at HDR | CEI Architecture Associates, Inc. as a Marketing Specialist. Proposal management, social media, and growing office culture are her forte, however working in a small (yet nimble) team gives Alicja the unique opportunity to wear many hats at HDR | CEI.

Among her responsibilities at HDR | CEI is dedicating time to philanthropy. This year alone, Alicja has tripled the amount of donations from her organization to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation through various social events and fundraisers. During her spare time, Alicja volunteers for Coast Mental Health and provides event coordination assistance for the Courage to Come Back Awards.


Michael Murphy Director of Sponsorships
mimurphy@integralgroup.com

Born and raised in Ireland, Mike emigrated to Vancouver in 2011 after earning his Master’s Degree at the National University of Ireland. Mike never looked back after this move, hitting the ground running and establishing himself as a reliable and skilled marketing professional within professional services.

With a diverse background, Mike has a proven reputation as a proficient and accomplished individual in providing all marketing services. Although he has experience in a number of sectors and various marketing roles, Mike’s passion lies within driving the proposals process. Having worked in the Canadian, Irish, UK and various European markets, he has worked on some of the most impressive projects across a number of continents. Currently, as Proposal Manager for The Integral Group, he drives and oversees the proposal process. Other than his leadership skills, Mike is renowned as being an approachable and sociable guy in the office. Coming from a country where conversation, good humor and storytelling are a part of the social make – up, he believes that these traits are vital for building lasting business relationships.


Harneil Lilly Director of Design & Communications
hlilly@integralgroup.com

Having joined Integral Group in 2015 with experience in sales and marketing, Harneil quickly established himself as a skilled Business Development and Marketing professional within Integral Group.

With a passion for learning and a drive to succeed, Harneil helps lead business development research and outreach. He also works with the leadership team at Integral Group to produce proposals for some of BC’s largest and most significant projects. Harneil supports Integral Group’s marketing initiatives, where he has been able to utilize and develop his passion and expertise in creativity and design.


Nicci Harris Director of Events
nchs@cowi.com

Born in South Africa, Nicci moved to Burlington, Ontario with her family in 2001 and has since travelled and worked in the United Kingdom and Australia. She joined COWI in 2017 to provide support to the company's proposal operations.

Nicci has developed her technical skills, people management strategies and used her sunny disposition to step into the role of Proposal Coordinator where she is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of internal and external marketing strategies.

Passionate about bringing individuals together while growing team comradery, Nicci enjoys event planning and has successfully planned small and large-scale events in her various roles. Everyone loves attending an event planned and hosted by Nicci as she adds a special spark to the engineering world she lives and works in.


PRESIDENT 'S COUNCIL


Stephanie Zuke Past President CSMPS

Marie Rice Past President CSMPS

Ralph Kison Past President CSMPS







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Thanks for making my trip out of the office a great use of my time. [Infographics for Proposals]

Barbara Good Kasian Architecture

Your presentation on Infographics at today’s CSMPS event was fabulous...it was very informative, reinforcing the value of visuals. [Infographics for Proposals]

Kathleen Dixon Iredale

Great presentation this morning. In architecture we are not allowed to draw or provide “free” architectural sketches in our RFP submissions, but you made me re-think how we can deliver information to our readers using pictograms.

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CSMPS has helped me tremendously! Without CSMPS, I would not be where I am today. It is an amazing network.

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Thank you for arranging this seminar. It was extremely practical, valuable and informative.

Karen Lawrence MMM Group Limited

I thought the panel event was awesome. I attended the previous one as well and they are, in my eyes, the best type of event that CSMPS offers.

Graeme Silvera Ivanhoe Cambridge

This is the first panel I’ve ever sat on where I've actually learned something new. It was a great experience. [Panelist, CSMPS Developer RFP Evaluators Panel Event: Oct 22, 2014]

Carlee Groves Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

I thought the event was fantastic. I can’t believe the value and information I was able to extract from it. Can’t wait for the next one!

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It’s always good to hear what people who read proposals are actually thinking! I went to the last event with RFP evaluators (it was a school district, health authority, and Translink) and found that very helpful as well.

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Every time I leave an event I get ideas of how I can do my job better. I get more passionate and inspired by what other people are doing in the industry.

Stephanie Zuke HCMA

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