Summer Social San Diego

Thursday, July 19, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Union Kitchen & Tap | Encinitas

Unwind and socialize with other Sales and Marketing leaders at Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas. You’ll make great connections in a fun and relaxed atmosphere while expanding your network of contacts...

read more

Special Event

Sales & Marketing Leader of the Year Awards

Thursday, October 4, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Marriott Del Mar | San Diego

Celebrating San Diego’s Finest Sales & Marketing Leaders

Nominate Your Leader Now

What's Wrong with your Sales Compensation Plan!?

Thursday, July 26, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Voit Real Estate Services | Irvine

Sales Compensation is one of the tools you can leverage to keep your top sales talent engaged and motivated. When your sales organization is challenged and rewarded for their effort, they are more likely to deliver...

read more

What the heck is Customer Success Anyway?

Wednesday, August 8, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
San Diego | La Jolla Square, Event Center

Understand the strategic importance of Customer Success and learn tools to get better customer outcomes.

read more


The Sales & Marketing Leadership Alliance (SMLA) was formed as a resource for the region’s sales and marketing leaders. Our objective is to build a community of sales and marketing professionals, providing world-class educational opportunities while connecting these professionals to the region’s top-notch resource providers.

The mission is simple – to bring sales and marketing leaders together, to enhance their productivity, build stronger bonds, leverage best practices and ultimately increase sales and enhance brands.

With the average tenure of an employee in the U.S. is steadily dropping, and the new paradigm of four to five generations working side by side for the first time ever, the role of sales and marketing is vitally important to an organization’s success. However, many Sales and Marketing professionals enter into their first leadership role, with little, if any, formal training on effective management. Additionally, there are limited resources for these leaders to gain access to professional development, best in class methodology and peer 2 peer networking – that’s where the SMLA comes in!

The SMLA – Where Sales and Marketing Meet!


San Diego

This chapter meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month
7:30AM – 9:30AM
La Jolla Square, Event Center
4225 Executive Square, Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92122
Validated parking available at the Marriott Hotel

Orange County

This chapter meets the last Thursday of each month
8:00AM – 9:30AM
Voit Real Estate Services
2020 Main Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Irvine, CA 92614
Quarterly Evening Socials (Location Varies)


We value the relationship we have forged with sponsor organizations since launching the SMLA in 2011.

Learn more about the sponsorship levels and benefits here.

We have events in San Diego and in Orange County each month. We hope you’ll join us!

San Diego and
Orange County Chapters

This group is a cross-industry association and has been formed to serve individuals whose primary responsibility is generating revenue for their company through the direction and management of s sales or marketing team.