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Session Description

How Building A Great Team Saved New Orleans

General Andrew Jackson (the future President) hastily assembled an army to defend New Orleans at the end of the War of 1812, and his example can provide valuable insights into assembling a great proposal team. He was outnumbered 3-to-1 by veteran British troops, but the key to Jackson's victory was bringing together a balanced force, choosing a defensible position, and providing adequate support to withstand a much larger adversary. Gain a fresh perspective about building your proposal team, and learn some pivotal history about our host city.

Presenter Bio

Michael McComas
Proposal Manager
BAE Systems

Michael is a Proposal Manager for BAE Systems Electronic Systems based in Nashua, NH, and he also supports the BAE Systems Innovation Center as an advisor on SBIR best practices. Prior to joining BAE Systems in 2015, Michael had over 10 years' experience as a small business proposal manager, writer, and SBIR proposal trainer at iRobot Corporation, Scientific Systems, and as a private consultant to several small businesses. He participated in the 2015 Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial.

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