Member Spotlight: Vanessa Bermudez, LEED AP, CPSM

Vanessa Bermudez, LEED AP, CPSM

Name – Vanessa Bermudez

Title – Principal/Business Development Manager

Firm - TLC Engineering Solutions

SMPS Chapter – South Florida

Number of Years in A/E/C industry - 19

SMPS: How has SMPS membership been of value to you and your career?

SMPS has been extremely valuable for me. I learned everything from my SMPS friends. When I started in marketing/BD I had the fortune of meeting experienced professionals and great people at SMPS that are still my friends to this date.

SMPS: What excites you about your work and the contribution you make?

What excites me the most is building new relationships and strengthening the existing.
When you see that you can contribute to each other’s success it really becomes a win-win situation. Also, I love to see our TLC team working in challenging projects, being proud of what they do everyday. It is great to see the results of their effort in the buildings we design.

SMPS: What helpful tip(s) can you share with your fellow SMPS members?

The most helpful tips I can share are to not take things personal, sometimes we don’t get the response that we were expecting or things don’t go as planned. It is part of the business and you have to keep trying. At the same time, be yourself, build honest relationships because you learn something from everyone you meet.

SMPS: What’s your favorite moment of your career so far?

The favorite moment of my career just happened. I became a Principal at TLC Engineering Solutions on the year of our rebranding. After a 16-year journey that brought me to Business Development, I am a shareholder of the company. I am very excited for my future at TLC!

SMPS: If you could visit anywhere in the world you have never been, where would you go?

I love the beach so every time I see pictures of the Maldives and those great bungalows on the water, I can’t wait to get there!

SMPS: Do you have a secret talent? What is it?

Yes, I like to sing. I used to sing in high school and performed frequently. Now, it makes me happy to see that my children are very talented in music, both singers and musicians. My daughter is pursuing Music Education at FSU and my son attending a music magnet program in high school.

SMPS: What is your favorite family tradition?

My favorite family tradition is to go visit my family in Peru. My kids and I go every year and we plan a vacation somewhere in Peru where we disconnect, plan some adventures and just enjoy each other.

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