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Awards, Accolades & Scholarships

The APMP Honors Gala is on December 14, 2023, at 11 AM EST on APMP TV is a prestigious annual awards show, dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating the exceptional contributions and accomplishments of members within APMP. This much-anticipated event serves as a platform to recognize those who have made a significant impact in the field of proposal, bid, tender, capture, business development, and graphics industry.

From the trailblazers who continuously push the boundaries of the industry to the rising stars making their mark, the APMP Honors Gala shines a spotlight on the dedication, innovation, and talent of these professionals. It's a night filled with celebration, networking, and recognition, reflecting APMP's ongoing commitment to fostering growth and excellence within the industry.



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APMP Awards
40 Under 40
Charlie Divine Scholarships

Stephen P. Shipley Award for Chapter of the Year

This award honors the APMP chapter that demonstrates excellence in chapter sustenance and development through support of APMP initiatives. No matter how large or small, this chapter is a game-changer who went above and beyond in the past year to better engage their members and serve our industry.

2022 Winner: Colorado Chapter

Bid & Proposal Executive of the Year (sponsored by Cella)

This award is presented to a senior-level industry executive (director level or above) who stands out as a thought leader for their efforts in promoting and advancing the profession.

2022 Winner: Robyn Gallagher, CF APMP

Bid & Proposal Team of the Year

This award honors a cohesive, effective proposal team that demonstrates industry best practices, thought leadership, and a commitment to the professional development of its members.

2022 Winner: AT&T Business

Chapter Leader of the Year

This award recognizes the chapter leader who has gone above and beyond in their contributions to their chapter with new initiatives to engage and grow their chapter.

2022 Winner: Rebecca Link, CP APMP – National Capital Area Chapter   

APMP Volunteer of the Year 

This award recognizes the APMP member who has gone above and beyond by donating their time, expertise, and energy to help the association and its staff.


Make a 2023 Nomination

The APMP Fellows award is one of our association’s highest individual honors. The Fellows award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions throughout their careers in the bid and proposal industry.

The award is open to all APMP members in good standing who have belonged to the association for five or more years.

Selected nominees are judged and are inducted into the Fellows class once a year at APMP's annual conference, Bid & Proposal Con.


Fellows Stacked 4C
Class of 2022

Sunil Agrawal
Graham Ablett

Class of 2021

Brad Douglas
Bruce Farrell
Jamie Ninneman

Class of 2020

Samantha Enslen
Mitch Reed
Ceri Mescall

Class of 2019

Nicolas Adams
Marsha Lindquist
Sandy Pullinger
Anita Wright

Class of 2018

Krystn Macomber (Gull)
Isabel Moritz
Janneke Orriens
Neil Philipson

Class of 2017

Hélène Courard
Klaus Pohlmann
Suzanne Jones

Class of 2016

Joanne Gillen
Steven A. Koger
Jeannette K. Waldie

Class of 2015

Nigel Dennis
Lisa Pafe
Kathryn Wyon

Class of 2014

Melissa DeMaio
Vicki Griesinger
John Seaman

Class of 2013

Chris Kaelin
Chris Simmons

Class of 2012

Robert Lohfeld
Olessia Smotrova-Taylor
David Warley
Ruth Turman

Class of 2011

Brenda Crist
Frances Campbell
Robin Davis
Kristin Dufrene
Wendy Frieman
Amy McGeady
Lee Hendrickson
Bruce Morton
Michelle Norman

Class of 2010

Richard Buijs
Richard Jenkins
Colleen Jolly
George A. McCulley
Bobbie O'Brien
Joseph C. O'Neill
Beth Wingate

Class of 2009

Ed Alexander
Ruth Belanger
Betsy Blakney
Margaret Helsabeck
Marilyn Moldovan
Ali Paskun
Keith Propst
Kirste Webb

Class of 2008

Mitch Boretz
Cathy Day
Dan Fulmer
Jay Herther
Suzanne Eassom
Mike Parkinson
David Sotolongo

Class of 2007

Holly Andrews
Dr. Bob Goldstein
BJ Lownie
Jessica Morgenstern
Larry Newman
Kelli Stephenson
David Winton

Class of 2006

Tony Birch
Neil Cobb
John Elder
Bob Frey
Alan Goldberg
Jon Williams

Class of 2005

Mark Ciamarra
Dana Spears

Class of 2004

Art Bass
Dick Eassom
Michael Humm
Nancy Kessler

Class of 2003

Charlie Divine
Barry Fields
Dennis Green
Steve Jensen
Jayme Sokolow

Class of 2002

Tom Amrhein
David Bol
Tom Boren
Mike Ianelli
Chuck Keller
Sherrill Necessary
Howard Nutt
Karen Shaw

Class of 2001

Nancy Cottle
Marianne Gouveia
Eric Gregory
Steve Myers
Patricia Nunn
Bill Painter
David Pugh
Dr. Tom Sant
Steve Shipley

APMP’s 40 Under 40 awards program recognizes young members who have already made a noticeable impression on their companies and the overall profession.

This year’s class features proposal professionals noted for winning big, giving back to their communities, and going above and beyond in positioning their teams for success.

Make a 2023 Nomination

Congratulations to our 2022 40 Under 40 winners!



Anthony Rossi, CF APMP

Proposal Manager

KenzieKelterborn v2Kenzie Kelterborn, CF APMP

Director, Bids
Candu Energy - Member of the SNC - Lavalin Group

KatiStutsman v2

Katie Stutsman, CF APMP

Proposal Manager
Burns & McDonnell

MatthewDenchfield v2

Matthew Denchfield, CAP APMP

Senior Capture Lead
Nets Group

RhiannaHowell v2

Rhianna Howell, CP APMP

Proposal Manager

MercedezThompson v2

Mercedez Thompson, CP APMP

Proposal Manager
Burns & McDonnell


Julia Doczi, CP APMP

Bid Manager
Verizon Business

MariaNovakova v2

Maria Novakova, CP APMP

Strategic Bid Manager
ISS Facility Services UK

RobynGallagher v2

Robyn Gallagher, CF APMP

Head of Business Winning Capability
BAE Systems

AmyThornton v2

Amy Walsh, CF APMP

Senior Manager, Strategic Proposals
North Highland

AllisonJenney v2

Allison Jenney, CF APMP

Marketing Proposal Coordinator
Mott MacDonald

KaryneWee v2

Karyne Wee

Senior Proposal Manager

SarahHolding v2

Sarah Holding, CP APMP

Northeast Regional PMCM Marketing Manager

MelissaVincent v2

Melissa Vincent, CP APMP

Bid and Marketing Team Manager
O'Connor Utilities Ltd

SamanthaBurns v2

Samantha Burns, CF APMP

Bid Manager

AlexisHourselt v2

Alexis Hourselt, CF APMP

Knowledge Management Lead
Shipley Associates

CassandraSlattery v2

Cassandra Slattery, CF APMP

Manager, Proposal Teams

IoanaAlexandru v2

Ioana Alexandru, CF APMP

Proposal Manager

LisaDeCerchio v2

Lisa De Cerchio, CF APMP

Senior Proposal Manager

TaemiTran v2

Taemi Tran, CP APMP

Proposal Manager/Writer
Strategic Creations

IvyWong v2

Ivy Wong, CP APMP

Associate Director

AliceHeritage v2

Alice Heritage, CF APMP

Proposal Manager
Lex Autolease

PrashantKumar v2

Prashant Kumar, CF APMP

Bid Manager
T-Systems ICT India Pvt. Ltd.

KrystleVolcy v2

Krystle Volcy, CP APMP

Senior Proposal Writer

MaryDowden v2

Mary Dowden, CF APMP

Business Winning Support Lead
BAE Systems

BridgetYiadom v2

Bridget Yiadom, CF APMP

Senior Proposal Manager

CatalinNeacsu v2

Catalin Neacsu

Director of Sales and Business Development
Amplitude Laser Group

LeighMcNeill v2

Leigh McNeill

Bid Manager

SamanthaBirchall v2

Sam Birchall, CF APMP

Business Development Manager

SuzieDore v2

Suzie Dore, CF APMP

Lead Development Officer
Devon Doctors Limited

VictoriaHeron v2

Victoria Heron, CF APMP

Senior Pitch Executive
Eversheds Sutherland

LeoPatino v2

Leo Patino, CF APMP

Vice President, Capture & Proposal Management
Xcelerate Solutions

LindseyHayden v2

Lindsey Hayden

Strategic Proposal Manager

CallumGraham v2

Callum Graham, CF APMP

Bids Manager
Hymans Robertson LLP

RachelChatwin Parr

Rachel Chatwin-Parr, CF APMP

Manager Sales Solutions
FedEx Express

AlexieRoyer v2

Alexie Royer, CF APMP

Proposal Specialist
Stryker Canada

SarahCurry v2

Sarah Curry, CF APMP

Associate Director of Design

IreneTrujillo v2

Irene Trujillo, CP APMP

Technical Business Development Specialist
Sandia National Laboratories

TimWard v2

Tim Ward



Lucy Pozda

Director of Proposals

Charlie Divine APMP Certification Scholarships

The Charlie Divine APMP Certification Scholarship aims to give every member a chance to apply for help in their pursuit of Foundation, Practitioner, or Professional certification.

The scholarship program honors former APMP Certification Director Charlie Divine, CPP APMP Fellow, who has made a career out of promoting professional development for bid and proposal professionals globally. 

Applications are accepted starting in February each year, with candidates notified by the end of April. Look for details on applying for a 2024 Charlie Divine Scholarship in February 2024.

Congratulations to the 2023 Recipients!

Altaf Bashir

Tonnie Beck

Siva Prakash Bellan

Mandvi Chauhan

Amanda Coviello

Cassie Duncanson

Olusegun Ettu

Sharlene Felder

Andrea Gaschignard

Reba Gingerich

Julie Growcott

Hannah Johnston

Naveen Kumar

Moitrayee Majumdar 

Ermina Pasierb

Yolanda Perera

Anastasia Pestova

Gina Pieters

Tinnetta Pillay

Robin Quade

Parvathy Rajaraman

Adones Sabijon

Sohail Safeer

Susan Sarver

Heather Scukanec

Roshan Shetty

Faseelath Shihabudheen

Sundeep Singh

M'Liss Sutherland

My experience, combined with the APMP Body of Knowledge, helped me obtain both the APMP Foundation exam and the Practitioners exam within a week.
Sonal Bhatnagar, CP APMP, PMP
This topic, Executive Summaries, is way underrated. The Executive Summary is the most eye-catching document, which almost everyone on the customer side reads. Yet, in most bid teams, we don’t dedicate the attention it deserves. I want to learn about something I can immediately put into practice at my workplace, which provides a “quick win” to the team and is a long-term benefit for the company.
Dénes Máthé, CF ES-M APMP
I would advise new professionals to take advantage of the resources that APMP offers. Not only do you have access to conferences and seminars through your chapter, but the free webinars and the robust network of professionals are great benefits that can help advance one’s career.
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Valerie Kessie, CP APMP
The Executive Summaries Micro-Certification exam was easy to follow and clear in what was required. I found the learning materials to be very informative, and they will be a great tool to use while in the exam and for future executive summary tasks.
Sarah Chapman, CP ES-M APMP
Acquiring the executive summary micro certification has helped to build my confidence in producing best practice Executive Summaries. I also benefit from the social media badge for my LinkedIn profile and certification to add to my resume. Both of these allow me to verify my Executive Summary capabilities.
Laura Rispin, CP ES-M APMP
During my association with APMP, I have been fortunate to have met and gathered wisdom from several industry stalwarts.
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Karthik Koutharapu, CP APMP
The time was a good investment, and I expect to reap benefits now and in the future!
Kelly Erickson
Kelly Erickson, CF APMP
I love that my high scores in English and grammar from grade school finally paid off! I understand where I fit in professionally with a career that is rewarding on many levels. I owe all of this to APMP!
Bette Sturino, CP APMP
Certification has enhanced my worth as a bid professional. It has validated the skills and experience I have and is proof of my bid management qualities and capabilities. It has given me a springboard to develop my career and aim for Professional certification.
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Aynsley Davidson, CP APMP
Without APMP, I would not have the tools or knowledge of the industry to have the career I have today and the success I have experienced.
Liz Megli
Liz Megli, CF APMP