The Sales & Marketing Council (SMC) is comprised of nearly 300 members engaged in areas of sales and marketing of new home construction. Whether you're a Realtor, onside sales agent, product supplier or designer the SMC offers programs and opportunities to elevate your business and professional career. In 2018 the council was named "Sales & Marketing Council of the Year" by the National Sales & Marketing Council. This prestigious award exemplifies the superior value of the council's membership.
President: Mike Dotson, Equity Lifestyle Properties
President Elect: Brian Swartzwelder, Grey Street Studios
Vice President: Ty Joslyn, Taylor Morrison
VP Treasurer: Terri Williamson, Lutz/Laker News
VP Secretary: Melissa Dermoshegian, Lennar
Immediate Past President: Jane Koy, Hillsborough Title
Matt Kurkiewicz, Mattamy Homes
Cheryl McCormick Brown
John Afflebach, ICON Residential
Tiffany Maxwell, DR Horton
Nicole Brooks, Beazer Homes
Melissa Chaumont, Grey Street Studios
Jason Nordin, American Momentum Bank
Grace Hamilton, The Tampa Bay Times
Bruce Donovan, Turner Real Estate Network
The council provides monthly and bi-monthly meetings and programs for industry professionals to exchange ideas, network and learn new selling techniques. The council honors the best work of marketing, design and sales professionals in Tampa Bay’s building industry through the Awards of Excellence event in November. Members will receive subsidized costs to programs and events and access to member exclusive opportunities. A membership with the Tampa SMC also gives you access to the Florida SMC and the National SMC benefits. A company membership must be established through the Tampa Bay Builders Association to be eligible. A SMC membership is $105 annually. Download Application
The SMC Charity Committee has opportunities for you do some good in the community. A tiny house is opening doors to a world of opportunities for students in St. Petersburg High School's Center for Construction Technologies, thanks to a hands-on homebuilding initiative between the school's magnet program and the Sales & Marketing Council of the Tampa Bay Builders Association. The SMC partnership includes funding for the tiny house, expert speakers to enhance the curriculum and field trips to experience the various stages of construction.
Interested in getting involved? Email Lauren@tbba.net or 813-571-8222.
Board of Director meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of each month from 8:45 AM to 10:00 AM at the TBBA office in downtown Tampa. All members of the SMC are encouraged to attend the monthly board meetings. These meetings are a great opportunity to learn more about the council and engage directly with the leadership.