Jay Sabatini has over 20 years of experience in the AEC industry. The son of an architect, he spent his summers in high school and college interning at his father’s firm, DPS. He graduated from the University of Colorado and returned to DPS in 2004 to begin his career marketing professional services. While there, he was promoted from Marketing Coordinator to Marketing Director, eventually becoming Director of Business Development. With a strong desire to create his own legacy, Jay left his father’s firm in 2012 and joined the Innova Group as their Director of Business Development. In 2014 he was offered his dream job as the Director of Business Development for Design Workshop. Based in Denver the position allows Jay to live in Colorado and work internationally, two lifelong dreams of his. In his current role, Jay directs all business development, marketing, public relations and research initiatives for Design Workshop’s Asheville, Aspen, Austin, Chicago, Denver, Dubai, Houston, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles and Shanghai offices. He attributes much of his success to getting engaged with SMPS at an early age. A member for 13 years, Jay has served multiple chapters and was recently nominated as the 2016 Colorado Chapter Business Developer of the Year.