Melissa Lutz is a Principal at Champlin Architecture. A member of SMPS since 1992, she was named a Fellow of the Society in 2010. Melissa is currently the SMPS Society Board of Directors President-Elect, and is the Past-President of the SMPS Foundation. She also is a committee member and Past-President for the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women, a board member of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Diverse By Design-Agenda 360 Committee Member and a member of the Advancement Committee for the Children’s Home of Cincinnati. She also volunteers for the Carnegie Arts Center, and donates her time to Suits That Rock- an effort which has raised almost $1m for children’s arts educational programs. A Past-President of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Melissa continues to volunteer with her chapter and assists with various committees and initiatives.
Melissa has recently presented at the SMPS Build Business Conference, the AIA Ohio Valley Regional Conference, SMPS Heartland Regional Conference, SMPS Pacific Regional Conference, SMPS Southern Regional Conference, CREW Greater Cincinnati, SMPS Chicago, SMPS Indiana, SMPS Greater Cincinnati, SMPS Northeast Ohio, SMPS Ontario, and The University of Cincinnati’s College of Business, and has written articles on business development and marketing for various publications. Melissa was one of the Researchers and Authors for the SMPS Foundation’s book, A/E/C Business Development-The Decade Ahead, and continues to serve the Foundation in research endeavors and initiatives. Melissa also volunteers for Allied Construction Industries as the chair of their Marcom Committee, and she led a team of professionals to engage the organization in a rebrand. In 2017, she received a Distinguished Service Award from ACI for her work with the organization.