As Marketing and Corporate Communication Vice President at Messer Construction Company, Bethany Smith leads a dynamic MARCOM team whose mission is to drive strategic, thought-provoking, inclusive communication through innovative channels to reach all members of the Messer community – employees, family, friends, clients and business partners. Messer is a 1200-person construction services firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio with 10 regional offices with revenues exceeding $1 billion. Prior to joining Messer, Bethany served as Director of Business Development for the Cincinnati office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. Previous to this, Bethany spent 17 years in the construction industry, having served in various roles at Turner Construction Co. in Cincinnati, OH. She joined Turner in 2001 as a Business Development Representative for the Special Projects Division, taking over Community Affairs in January 2005, and was promoted to Regional Marketing Manager in January 2007. In April of 2005, Bethany received her Certified Professional Services Marketer designation from the Society of Marketing Professional Services, and was named a Fellow of the organization in 2014. Bethany was named to the Cincinnati Business Courier Forty Under 40 list in 2013.
Bethany is committed to supporting her community through various volunteer efforts. She currently serves on the Board of the Greater Cincinnati Children’s Law Center, and is a past Board member of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She is also actively involved several industry organizations, volunteering her time with the Society of Marketing Professional Services on a regional and national level, Allied Construction Industries, and Associated General Contractors of America. Bethany resides in Anderson Township, Ohio with her husband, Brian, and 3 children.