Last night, Meg Mueller, Schaefer Business Development Manager, walked across the stage to receive the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Business Developer of the Year Award. The final meeting for the organization’s event season celebrated individual and SMPS achievements over the past year. SMPS chose Meg for the award because of how well her professional values aligned with the award’s criteria: conducting business with integrity and ethics, developing mutually beneficial business strategies and relationships resulting in company growth, fostering a firm-wide sales culture that encourages relationship building and client satisfaction, and helping other industry professionals grow in their careers.
“Meg has completely altered client management approaches in our Cincinnati office,” remarked Ryan Konst, Schaefer Vice President. “She has been able to prove to our engineers, through the use of our tracking technology, how personal conversations and relationships can affect our bottom line. She works with each individual to tailor his or her approach to the client, so that both Schaefer and our clients are benefitting from their conversations.”
Meg, almost two years into her business development role at Schaefer, has solidified the trajectory of Schaefer’s client management efforts in Cincinnati. In two short years, she has taught Schaefer structural engineers alternative techniques for networking and relationship building, and has championed client management and project pursuit tracking technology, leading to 100% of client managers tracking their responsibilities.
A Cincinnati native, Meg earned her Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Marketing and International Business from the University of Cincinnati. In the architecture/engineering/construction industry for the past nine years, she’s previously held marketing positions at two local architecture firms.