Meeting/Event Information

SMPS Hawaii holds an event each month alternating between Lunch programs and casual Lunch+Learns. Our Lunch Programs are held at a venue with lunch provided, and educational Lunch+Learns (bring your own lunch) are held at AIA Honolulu. We offer AIA Continuing Education credits for many of our events. 

2020 Event Calendar 

2021 Event Calendar

Success Stories: The Seller-Doer Model

September 28, 2020
12:00 PM HST - 1:00 PM HST

ZOOM Virtual Meeting

 Please join us for the following Lunch & Learn Program

More than ever, employees and principals need to wear multiple hats to ensure business success. Team members, especially in a small business, must meet the daily demands of sales, production and back-office needs. Wearing multiple hats only succeeds whenever the staff is proactively dealing with tasks and challenges. It should not be the default assignment on "whoever has time" - especially when it is a reaction to solving a recurring problem. Hear from our industry experts who have championed the "seller/doer model", and found balance in this unique role.

Lance Wilhelm - President & Founder, The Wilhelm Group, LLC
Lance Wilhelm is the President and founder of The Wilhelm Group LLC, an independent consulting firm focused on the real estate, development and construction industries. Founded in 2017 to meet the needs of a growing and diverse building industry, the Wilhelm Group provides oversight, management and expertise on every phase and aspect of development and construction. Lance serves on various industry and trade organizations and is active in the construction and real estate development industries, having served as President of the General Contractors Association of Hawaii, West Oahu Economic Development Association, and the Hawaii Developers' Council.

janice marsters


Janice Marsters, PhD, PE, FACEC, LEED AP - Managing Senior Principal - Hawaii/Pacific, Hart Crowser  

Janice has almost 30 years of experience providing environmental and geotechnical consulting services in Hawaii, throughout the Pacific, and on the US west coast. Janice joined Hart Crowser, a Seattle-headquartered geotechnical/environmental firm, 5 years ago and opened their Hawai‘i offices. She enjoys mentoring young scientists and engineers to help them develop their dream careers. Janice has been a seller-doer almost her entire career, and enjoys working with clients to understand and solve their complex technical challenges.

Bettina Mehnert, FAIA, LEED AP - President & Chief Executive Officer, AHL 

A respected visionary and leader, AHL’s president and chief executive officer, Bettina Mehnert, FAIA, LEED AP is a force in the evolution and innovation in Hawaii’s architectural sector. Her  philosophy blends a focus on sustainability, technology, firm culture, client cultivation, and community service as inseparable filaments of professional leadership, keeping her almost 75-year-old firm firmly faced towards the future. A licensed architect in her native Germany and in Hawaii and Guam, she was named CEO of the Year by Hawaii Business Magazine in 2019.


Lunch will not be provided. This program is a Lunch & Learn. Please bring your lunch to enjoy during the presentation. 

**Cancellation/No-Show Policy:  If you are unable to attend, you may 1) transfer your ticket to another member of your firm or 2) notify SMPS Hawaii 48 hours prior to the event so we can refund you.  NO REFUNDS will be issued after the event has taken place.

Please contact [email protected] for any cancellation/transfer requests.


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