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SMPS Linked In 2.0

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Petroleum Club of Fort Worth 777 Main St, 40th Floor Fort Worth, TX 76102


Tuesday, February 27

Connecting. Recruiting. Interacting. 2.0 and ready to go! LinkedIn is ever-evolving and can be used for many growth purposes for your company. Join our panel discussion focused on LinkedIn 2.0 and how to not only recruit better, but to transform your business’ company LinkedIn page.




Pamela Conine, CPSM - 

Dunaway Associates | Marketing Manager

Pamela Conine, CPSM, is a former SMPS Fort Worth chapter president and serves as Marketing Manager for Dunaway. We are excited to have her moderate this engaging seminar. Bring your questions and Pam will make sure you hear an answer from our speakers!




Vince Yauger, AIA, CCCA, CCM, LEED AP, PMP - 

UTS Office of Facilities Planning
and Construction | Senior Resident Construction Manager

Mr. Yauger has 37-years’ experience in design and construction, working as a project manager for both private industry and the government sector. His construction experience covers a broad spectrum of building types, ranging from small residences to multi-million dollar multi-family high-rise, airport terminals, and higher education projects. Vince currently serves as the Senior Resident Construction Manager for the North and East Texas Regions of the University of Texas System Office of Facilities Planning and Construction - managing new construction and major renovation projects at the University of Texas at Dallas campus since 2007.

Vince earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design (Architecture) from Texas A&M University, with additional graduate studies in Architecture and Management. He holds multiple professional certifications:  Project Management Professional (2011), CSI - Certified Construction Contract Administrator (2006), CMAA – Certified Construction Manager (2017), LEED Accredited Professional (2004), and Registered Architect (1999 - Texas).


Robin Shermer 

Freese and Nichols | Director of Marketing

Robin distills and transforms complex issues into communications that make brand promises clear and compelling to clients, recruits, and employees – which helps deliver long-term sales and growth for her company. With 20+ years in the corporate environment and in the A/E/C industry specifically, Robin understands the unique marketing needs of a professional services firm. Working with executives and employees at all levels, she focuses on building relationships to drive positive change.

She leads a 19-person team of communications / PR specialists and business development support professionals aimed at growing sales, reinforcing brand messaging, and promoting Freese and Nichols' great culture. With 700+ employees, Freese and Nichols, Inc. is a engineering and consulting firm serving clients across the southern United States. Freese and Nichols plans, designs and manages major water and infrastructure projects for a variety of federal, regional and local clients. It is the first engineering/architecture firm to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Learn more at


Carrie Corcoran  

BOK Financial | Talent Attraction Specialist, Vice President

Carrie is a connector by design which is why she loves employer branding and telling employee stories in an authentic manner. She enjoys helping companies engage, attract and retain talent. She's crazy about the candidate experience and making sure a brand leads with heart. 

While at Hilton, she had the pleasure of managing and executing an enterprise global Glassdoor program, developed many recruitment marketing campaigns and created and delivered "Rock Your Talent Brand" LinkedIn training for recruiters. 

She's also led and developed a career site redesign, pioneered visual job descriptions and revamped the candidate experience for a contact center solutions company, shifting the focus to the candidate experience and less on the process. 

She's a closet recruiter and believes sharing is caring. Her philosophy is Job it Forward. She's always connecting people to opportunities and making introductions. She's had the pleasure of working with and connecting with phenomenal people. She believes you always get the best of others when you give the best of yourself. 



Rachel Kennedy 

The Container Store | Recruiting Manager

Rachel is the Recruiting Manager for The Container Store. She started her career leading talent acquisition at The Beck Group, a commercial architecture and construction firm headquartered in Dallas, where she built a national summer intern and college recruiting program, mentorship program, and led employee engagement & career path development. She loves her role as Recruiting Manager for The Container Store in the retail industry, focusing on strategic social media initiatives and talent acquisition. Rachel attended Austin College (home of the fighting kangaroos) and received her Master’s degree at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Outside of work, Rachel loves food, photography and spending time with her husband and baby boy.


Lunch and valet is included in each ticket price.



11:00am - 11:30am Check-in, networking

11:30am - 12:00pm Lunch

12:00pm - 1:00pm Presentation with Q&A

1:00pm Closing remarks, Adjourn




$50.00 SMPS Member - Fort Worth

$50.00 SMPS Member - Other Chapter

$80.00 CMAA Member

$80.00 Non-Member

$0.00 Platinum Sponsor (limit 2 per event)

$0.00 Gold Sponsor (limit 1 per event)

$0.00 Silver Sponsor (limit 1 per event)

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