Coming Soon- Austin, Tx

New SMLA Chapter
Austin, Tx

Launching in April 2020
Stay Tuned for details

The 5 Keys to Professional Success (Hint: It's not what you think)

Thursday, February 26, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Irvine | UCI Research Park

Some people always seem to be successful with everything, landing their sales goals and getting the promotion. Whether you’re looking to secure that new client, deliver a memorable marketing campaign, or land that promotion, we have identified 5 essential principles...

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Building a Brand from the Ground Up

Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
San Diego | Marsh & McLennan Agency

Professionals & weekend warriors alike know you don't build anything on unsteady ground! Starting with a weak foundation is just begging for future problems. Yet many companies don’t...

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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. 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
Marsh & McLennan Agency
9171 Towne Centre Dr, Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92122

Orange County

This chapter meets the last Thursday of each month
8:00AM – 9:45AM
UCI Research Park
5301 California Ave, Suite 120
Irvine, CA 92617

Los Angeles


Stay tuned for our 2020 program
Manhattan Beach, CA


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, Orange County, and Los Angeles each month. We hope you’ll join us!

View all our upcoming events

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 a sales or marketing team.