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APMP NorCal and SoCal Chapters Announce Merger

Monday, November 26, 2012  
Posted by: Patrice Scheyer
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Patrice Scheyer
Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: +(703) 281-1686
E-mail: patrice.scheyer@apmp.org

APMP NorCal and SoCal Chapters Announce Merger
APMP Chapters Combine to Form a Single, Stronger Regional Group

Washington, DC, November 27, 2012 – The Association of Proposal Management Professionals® (APMP®) Northern California (NorCal) and Southern California (SoCal) chapters have announced a merger and will become the "APMP California Chapter,” for proposal, bid, capture and business development professionals in that state.

In response to national APMP chapter growth,
NorCal Chapter Chair Cynthia Mastro and SoCal Chapter Chair Steve Koger opted to merge and incorporate as the APMP California Chapter.

With both groups in agreement, Koger will move forward as APMP California Chapter Chair and Mastro will serve as Vice Chair, until Board elections are held in the first quarter of 2013. The standard candidate nomination, vetting and election process will be used to elect the new APMP California Chapter leadership. A single version of the chapter bylaws will reflect the new chapter name, updates to chapter Board titles/positions, and updates to the operating rules and procedures for the new chapter.

"This merger will enable members from each chapter to leverage additional resources and opportunities and realize greater member benefits,” said Mastro.

"We will continue to offer a high quality suite of benefits to the combined membership, including in-person and virtual bi-monthly meetings, regional educational and networking events, combined chapter finances, and a stronger combined Board that pulls the best talent from the entire state,” said Koger.

"Combining two healthy chapters is important because it creates a super chapter,” said Rick Harris, Executive Director, APMP. "Ms. Mastro and Mr. Koger expertly communicated the changes to the affected members and are working together to develop a better APMP membership experience for our California members.”

About APMP
The Association of Proposal Management Professionals® (APMP®) is the worldwide authority for professionals dedicated to the process of winning business through proposals, bids, capture, business development and presentations. APMP is a non-profit membership organization founded in August 1989 and began with 28 charter members. Today, the Association has more than 4,600 members and 25 active chapters worldwide. 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. For more information, contact Patrice Scheyer, Director of Marketing and Communications, +703-281-1686 or patrice.scheyer@apmp.org.

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