Member Spotlight: Saskia Buggenhout

Buggenhout,-Saskia-767_best-1Marketing Specialist at Turner Construction

SMPS Member since: 2017

How would you describe your role/job? As a marketing specialist, my responsibilities include generating custom proposals and presentations, including writing and editing text, design layout, custom graphics, and tailoring resumes.

What have been the challenges and rewards of your career? The most rewarding is when we win jobs because we put a lot of effort into creating proposals and presentations. My biggest challenge so far has been people’s perception of marketers. Many assume that marketers are administrators, but they are quite different.

What has been your most meaningful or interesting project? I had the privilege of leading the presentation for the new Texas Rangers ballpark. Even though we were not selected for the project, I definitely learned a lot about myself and working under pressure.

How has membership in SMPS helped you to advance your firm or your career?
I have only been part of SMPS Central Florida for 6 months now and I definitely enjoy connecting with other members who understand our industry and responsibilities.

What’s one thing you’d teach someone in your industry? Don’t ever stop learning! Continuous improvement, in any industry you are in, is the key to success.

If you could trade places with one person for a day, who would it be and why?
I wouldn’t want to trade places with anyone. We each have our own paths. With hard work, I know I can achieve my own success.

Which of your personal attributes has made you most successful in your career?
I never thought I would say this, but patience and adaptability. You have to be patient and adapt to any situation that may arise.

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