Sara Downing is a detail-oriented, results-driven professional who has been cultivating relationships for over 12 years throughout the Southeast. She has a proven ability to manage teams in a deadline driven, professional manner, and is able to juggle multiple task simultaneously. Her excellent communication and organizational skills support successful management of marketing and business development initiatives from various stakeholders across multiple firms, regions and marketing channels. As business development manager for Shiel Sexton’s Southeast region, she is responsible for analyzing market growth, securing new business and fostering client relationships.
Sara holds a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications from Elon University and earned her CPSM in 2009. She has been a member of SMPS since 2005 and has served on the SERC Advisory Board as well as a SERC Co-Chair. She has served as Charlotte Chapter President and on multiple individual committees.
She is a member of the Urban Land Institute and participates with the Women’s Leadership Initiative. She serves on the Young Professionals Board for the Gift of Adoption, Carolinas chapter.