LGA couldn’t be more excited that our very own Craig Galati, FAIA, FSMPS, CPSM, has been honored with the 2023 Weld Coxe Marketing Achievement Award by the Society for Marketing Professional Services. Craig accepted his award during Amplify A|E|C, the Society’s annual conference, on August 10, 2023, in Austin, TX.
The Weld Coxe Marketing Achievement Award, a distinction of the highest order, is an annual recognition of an exceptional marketing or business development professional who has exhibited exemplary leadership, attained significant career milestones, and made enduring contributions to the architecture, engineering, and construction sectors.
Craig joins a distinguished group of SMPS members who embody the mission and spirit of the Society and are valued advisers to the organization. Craig is the 32nd recipient of the award, named in memory of marketing pioneer, SMPS founder, and past honoree, Weld Coxe.
Craig has been a part of LGA since 1988 and was the first member of LGA to pivot his professional focus towards marketing. In 1999, he became a member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services, a decision that proved pivotal to his professional trajectory. Within SMPS, Galati garnered a wealth of insights into marketing and business development, leveraging this knowledge to secure some of LGA’s most prominent projects.
Throughout his tenure with SMPS, Craig has been very active at both the local and national levels. He took on many leadership roles including president of SMPS Las Vegas and Society president at the HQ level. Craig has continuously shown the valuable role marketing holds in a successful A/E/C firm, and empowered marketing professionals to become confident, strategic leaders as they progress through their careers.
“I am so honored to receive this award, named after Weld Coxe, who wrote the first book I read as I transitioned to Marketing and Business Development in the firm. It’s special and humbling to be included in the group of distinguished award winners,” says Craig Galati, FAIA, FSMPS, CPSM.
Congratulations, Craig! Your receipt of the 2023 Weld Coxe Marketing Achievement Award stands as a testament to your exceptional contributions. The entire LGA team extends its warmest congratulations and eagerly anticipates the next milestone you will undoubtedly attain.