Norris Design Principal & Marketing Director, M.R. Hicks, Named SMPS Colorado 2019 Leonardo Award Winner

Norris Design announced M.R. Hicks, firm Principal and Director of Marketing, has been named the 2019 Leonardo Award winner for the SMPS Colorado Chapter (SMPS CO).

The award was announced at SMPS CO’s Marketing Excellence Awards event held at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on Mar. 7. According to the SMPS CO website, the “Leonardo Award is the most prestigious recognition of an individual that demonstrates a high level of professionalism in the marketing of services for the built environment. This individual must have achieved prominence in the industry and the community; managed and lead the internal and external marketing efforts of their firm; demonstrated integrity and character of the highest order; advanced and improved standards of marketing professional services; and performed successfully in a highly visible, results-oriented role.”

With more than 40 years of experience in the A/E/C industry working with architects, engineers, landscape architects and planners, Hicks was recognized for her career-long contributions to SMPS, her personal integrity and character, and her decades of marketing in the A/E/C industry. Hicks has advanced the practice of professional services marketing in the Denver market and has significantly contributed to upholding the Society’s Six Domains of Practice.

Hicks has been with Norris Design, a planning, landscape architecture and branding firm headquartered in Denver, since 2015. As the firm’s first Director of Marketing, Hicks facilitates pursuit and business development strategy, leads and mentors the marketing team and assists the branding team with strategy, facilitation and copywriting.