Grassi Partner to Advise SMPS-NY Board Under New Collaboration

New York, N.Y., April 18, 2023 – Jaime Rapps, CPA, a partner at Grassi Advisors & Accountants, has been appointed to serve on the Finance Committee of the Society for Marketing Professional Services New York Chapter (SMPS-NY). To this volunteer role, Rapps brings 15 years of experience in accounting and tax, financial reporting, transaction support and strategic planning for associations and other non-profit entities.

As the only non-member of the committee, Rapps will provide an objective perspective and work closely with the chapter’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The appointment is part of a larger collaboration between Grassi and SMPS-NY to provide the association’s leadership with advice on financial best practices, sustainable fundraising initiatives, reinvestment of profits and other organizational strategies.

“This collaborative effort introduces an independent voice into our chapter’s decision-making process, ensuring that the chapter, as a non-profit entity, honors its responsibility to publicly disclose and proactively plan how finances are managed for members,” said Nathan Reyna, President of SMPS-NY. “I’m especially thankful for Brian C. Ferry, our Immediate Past President, who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to build this mutually beneficial relationship with Grassi.”

The partnership between Grassi and SMPS-NY is the first of its kind among the broader North American organization that is SMPS. With more than 240 members, the New York chapter provides research, education and networking opportunities to marketing, business development and creative service professionals throughout the Tri-State area’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry.