Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Jennifer Barker
Corporate Marking Specialist
W.K. Dickson & Co., Inc.

Jennifer is originally from Charlotte, NC. She loved growing up there – there was always something fun to do!

Jennifer has been in the A/E/C industry for most of her 27-year career. She had a short stint at a software firm where she coordinated events for their customer advisory board.  She’s been involved with SMPS for almost 20 years now. Throughout her time with the organization, she has served as the Director of Communications for the local Triangle chapter and designed and maintained the chapter website for several years. She’s also done several programs for the chapter on a variety of topics. This year she had the honor of being a judge for the national SMPS awards.

Jennifer would advise anyone new to SMPS and the A/E/C industry to be a sponge – don’t be afraid to ask lots and lots of questions. Reach out to your network at SMPS… most people love to share what they know and are happy to help others who are just starting out.

When she’s not at work you kind find her at the gym… Zumba, insanity, interval training, barbell strength, and occasionally yoga. Jennifer’s hidden talent is her superpower of falling asleep quickly. Her husband knows that “I’m just going to close my eyes for a minute” is code for “if you have something to say, you better say it within the next minute or I won’t hear it because I’ll be asleep.”