APMP Announces Annual Industry Awards Winners
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
APMP Announces Annual Industry Awards Winners
Outstanding Industry Achievements at the Second Annual Awards Celebration
Washington, DC, June 4, 2013 – APMP®, the global association of record for bid, proposal, business,
capture and graphics professionals announced the recipients of its annual chapter awards,
during the APMP Awards Celebration, at APMP’s Bid & Proposal Con 2013
conference, on May 30, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.
The following awards were judged by an independent panel of association
industry executives with an expertise in chapter relations and performance. The
judges reviewed chapter nominations and also granted awards based on merit, by
reviewing APMP chapter performance through the years. Honorees of the APMP 2012 awards, honoring
accomplishments from the past year, include:
- APMP Chapter Programs/Special Events Award 2012, honoring the chapter that provides outstanding programming at
regularly-scheduled chapter meetings and/or a special event, with value to its
members, APMP International, and fellow chapters.
Award Recipient: DACH Chapter
- APMP Chapter Communications
Award 2012, honoring the
chapter that provides outstanding content and value in communications
(newsletter, website, email blast, social media, or other communications means)
to its members, APMP International, and fellow chapters.
Award Recipient: APMP National Capital Area (NCA)
- The Stephen P. Shipley Award for Chapter of the Year Award 2012, honoring the chapter that
demonstrates excellence in chapter sustainment and development through support
of APMP International initiatives, value to its members, and demonstrated
accountability in effective chapter operations.
Award Recipient: APMP UK
additional merit awards were granted, recognizing 2012 accomplishments. The Chapter that Sold the Most 2012
Corporate Memberships was awarded to the DACH Chapter, which sold more than
five corporate memberships, with more than 100 members, in 2012. The Chapter with the Biggest 2012 Growth award
was won by APMP UK, with an increase of 144 members in just six months.
"APMP’s UK and
DACH chapters dominated this year’s awards, through proven performance in
membership development and execution. They were extremely successful in meeting
measured goals,” said Rick Harris, Executive Director, APMP. "This demonstrates
that the need for industry best practices, education, networking opportunities
and support is in demand in many geographic regions, making APMP a truly global
The recipient of the APMP
Chapter Chair of the Year 2012, was selected by APMP’s Executive Committee
and honored the individual who exemplified outstanding chapter leadership,
resulting in significant accomplishments or growth. This year’s Chapter Chair
of The Year recipient was unanimously selected: Nic Adams of the APMP UK
A special award, the John Elder APMP Journal Award, formerly the
APMP Insight Award and named after the former managing editor of the APMP Journal who passed away in August
2012, was awarded to Chris Simmons for his article How to Create Winning Proposal Themes (Fall/Winter 2012 issue).
2013 APMP Fellows Award, a lifetime achievement award nominated by
peers and honoring APMP members who have made significant contributions to the
industry and APMP was granted to just two individuals this year: Chris Kaelin
and Chris Simmons.
"The APMP Fellows Award is the Association’s most prestigious honor and
recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals throughout the previous
year. This year APMP received sixteen nominations. The candidates were selected
by an independent panel of judges who evaluated each candidate numerically,
based on a number of defined criteria. Despite the number of candidates, only
two nominees were selected to receive the APMP Fellows Award,” said Harris.
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 5,102 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, +1-703-281-1686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.