FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lisa Pafe, CPP APMP Fellow, PMI PMP
Washington, DC, June 22, 2017 – Leading proposal management professionals came together for an evening of celebration at the annual International Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) Bid and Proposal Con Future of the Industry Celebration in New Orleans on June 14, 2017. Participation was a record-setting 920 attendees from 22 countries who represented every part of the proposal, capture and business development lifecycle.
“I am so proud of our Chapter’s great success. This year’s APMP awards reflect the hard work and dedication of our volunteer Board and committee members,” said Lisa Pafe, President, APMP-NCA.
The APMP National Capital Area (NCA) Chapter, the largest Chapter in the U.S., had an incredible week and walked away from New Orleans winning two Chapter awards and multiple member awards.
The Chapter 2016 – 2017 awards include:
- 2016 APMP International Chapter Communications Award
- 2016 APMP International Chapter with the Highest Membership Growth (currently, 1,383 Chapter members)
- 2017 APMP Fellows Award – Hélène Courard, NCA Chapter Vice President and Unisys Director, Global Proposal Center; Suzanne Jones, Senior Manager, Proposal Operations, Northrop Grumman
- 40 Under 40 – Class of 2017 Award Recipients – Briana Coleman, Carmen Singleton, Colleen A. Jolly, Constance Dyson, Jeremy Arensdorf, Julia Quigley, Justin Greene, Kathleen Voigt, Michael A. McDermott, Nicole Tripodi, Rebecca Link, Stephen Yuter, and Suzanne Jones
“Through our events and outreach, the NCA Chapter board and volunteers strive to help our members advance their careers and win more business. The Communications Award reflects the effort we put forward to keep our membership informed and engaged, and the award for chapter growth indicates the success we’ve had at reaching out and supporting proposal professionals in the National Capital Area. I’m proud of what our Board and volunteers have helped us accomplish in 2016,” said Hélène Courard, Vice President, APMP-NCA.“Kudos to our 40 under 40 winners – you represent the NCA Chapter’s great talents, and truly the future of the industry! We look forward to seeing you grow as leaders in our profession,” said Ms. Pafe.
Throughout the entire conference, which ran from June 13-15, the Chapter was well represented, with 38 NCA Chapter members giving presentations and/or participating in 22 individual sessions.
All are invited to attend APMP-NCA’s 2017 Mid-Atlantic Conference & Expo. October 13, 2017, at Tysons Corner, VA, USA. With a membership of 1,383, affiliation with NCA extends numerous benefits to its members both on the knowledge and networking side but also the gain of many professional development opportunities.
“We have tremendous talent in the NCA Chapter membership! I’m thrilled to see the international recognition of some of our rising stars and excited to see how they will further our industry as they progress in their careers,” said Ms. Courard.
The Association of Proposal Management Professionals – National Capital Area (APMP-NCA) is the authority for professionals dedicated to the process of winning business. Membership includes proposal and business development professionals who are engaged in a wide range of activities including business development and acquisition, proposal management, strategic planning, business capture, sales, competitive intelligence, writing, editing, graphic design, desktop publishing, document production, and proposal consulting. The DC metro area Chapter hosts speaker series breakfast and dinner events as well as an annual conference and expo. The conference is the largest gathering of industry professionals in the region. For more information and to learn about upcoming events visit the website at: www.apmpnca.org.