Government Work

Government Work - Connecting the Dots

Spokane Convention Center: 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Room 402

We would like to thank everyone who attended the Government Work event. We sincerely hope that you found it valuable.

Connecting the Dots in the Government Sector 
Successful tools to research and identify government opportunities

Marketing Associates of Spokane will host Mike Ryan, CEO of Integrated Marketing Systems (IMS) on Thursday, January 12th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center located at 334 W. Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane.

Ryan will guide attendees through the process of connecting the dots in the government sector, introducing the fundamentals of the government budgeting process and helping firms in the architectural, engineering and construction industry track project funding. He will also discuss the specific tools available to researching leads and funding, and highlighting the financial impact that comes from not doing due diligence. With public-sector projects on the rise, this program is a great opportunity to sharpen your research capabilities, helping position your firm for future work.

Mike Ryan is the CEO of IMS.  IMS is a research firm that publishes upcoming public sector RFP/Q information from 40 US States, D.C. and all 5 US Territories.  He has served on the Mission Beach Planning Commission and the San Diego Mayor’s Task force for Multifamily Housing Design Guidelines.  Mike is the past National President of PEMA, has served on the boards of the Phoenix Chapter of SMPS and the Business Development Associate of Orange County, CA (BDAOC).  He has been the featured speaker at various SMPS chapters and conventions, the SD Water Authority, The society for Design Administrators and BDAOC.  He has been the guest lecturer at Ball State University’s School of Entrepreneurial Studies.  Currently, Mike is a Trustee for the Gillispie School in La Jolla, CA and the USO.  Mike received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting at San Diego State University in California.  He is married with four children. 

RSVP per the MAS website by Monday, January 9th to guarantee your spot.  For more information, please contact Leslie Hebert at or Katie Fitzpatrick at

Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Steve Dempf at If you have dietary restrictions for lunch, please contact Terri McRae Garrett at

*Note: Members receive free parking. Event parking is $8 at the Convention Center for non-members. Please provide 72 hours notice to receive reimbursement for cancellations.

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