Mr Ronald D. Worth, CAE, FSMPS, CPSM, Associate AIA is currently the Executive Director of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO).
Prior to IAAO, Mr. Worth served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), and as the Executive Director of the Professional Services Management Association.
In June 2011, he was recognized by the SMPS DC Chapter with their highest honor, the Golden Tuba Award; October 2010, he was recognized by the Construction Writers Association with its highest honor: The Silver Hard Hat Award. In June 2001, he was 1 of 5 association CEOs selected out of 4,000 as a peak performer by the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives.
Mr. Worth brought more than 25 years of experience in the construction and design industries to his role at SMPS. He was the Vice President of Marketing for the CECO Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of HEICO Industries, a Fortune 500 international construction Services Company. This leadership role brought him into contact with the major architects, developers, engineers, contractors, and subcontractors around the country, through an aggressive program of preconstruction services, value engineering, and public relations. His last major project in Washington, DC, was the Dulles International Airport expansion, while helping to reshape most of the mid-Atlantic skylines.
A popular presenter, Mr. Worth has conducted in excess of 300 seminars and training classes for 14,000+ professionals across the country on topics from marketing, building industry economics, technology in construction, and preconstruction services, to economical structural design of various building types. He has written many articles for professional trade groups and nonprofit associations and has actively participated on many industry committees, forums, and symposiums for the advancement of the building community. He co-authored the book Building Profits through Marketing in the Building Industry, A/E/C Marketing Fundamentals (McGraw-Hill). His latest book, The Handbook of Sales and Marketing for Design Build Services (BNi), was released in Fall 2010.
Mr. Worth and his two sons reside in Olney, MD. He has a BSAE from Kansas University and an MBA from Bradley University.