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Awards, Accolades & Scholarships

The APMP Honors Gala is APMP's 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
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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.

Mitsuhiro Seto

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.

WSP Australia

Bid & Proposal Team of the Year (Sponsored by Responsive)

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.

Kate Moshoabida

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.

Tori Bunk

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.

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 during APMP's Honors Gala.


Fellows Stacked 4C
Class of 2023

Thomas Moritzer
Jon Darby
Sarah Hinchliffe

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.


Congratulations to our 2023 40 Under 40 winners!


Alexa Ramsey v2

Alexa Ramsey, CP APMP

Pursuit Strategy Manager
Burns & McDonnell

Amanda HavenAmanda Haven

Proposal Management Expert
Illuminate Marketing Collective

Ashley Teatum

Ashley Teatum, CF APMP

Division Proposal Lead, East Coast
Flatiron Constructors, Inc.

Bathina Snehal

Snehal Bathina, CP APMP

Associate Director, Bid and Content Manager
Standard Chartered Bank


Bennette P, CP APMP

Proposal Manager, Sr. Specialist

Brianna Buri

Bri Buri, CF APMP

Senior Proposal Manager
Cherokee Nation Businesses

Britteny Grujic

Brittney Grujic, CF, ES-M APMP

Senior Proposal Operations Manager
Dev Technology

Byony Lane

Bryony Lane, CAP APMP

Strategic Bid Manager
ISS Facility Services UK

Camille Kauffman

Camille Kauffman, CF APMP

Proposal Manager
Salentis International

Carmen Briner

Carmen Briner, CF APMP

Bid Manager

Catriona Robinson

Catriona Robinson

Global Head of Pitches and Pursuits
Hogan Lovells

Daniel Kinney Spears

Daniel Kinney-Spears

Senior Proposal Technical Writer
Amazon Web Services

Emilia Dronkert

Emilia Dronkert, CF APMP

Proposal Manager
Amazon Web Services

Eric Gunlefinger

Eric Gunlefinger, CF APMP

Proposal Director
FullBloom, Inc.

Gaurav Sethi

Gaurav Sethi, CF APMP

Bid Manager
Securitas Sverige AB

George Ramshaw

George Ramshaw, CP APMP

Senior Bid Manager
BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, Ltd

James Midgley

James Midgley, CP APMP

Sales Capture Specialist & Ops Lead
Cloud First UKI

Jatin Kapoor

Jatin Kapoor

AVP (Director) Bid Management
Genpact India Pvt. Ltd.

Jessica Klasicki

Jessica Klasicki, CF APMP

Global Growth Education Manager

Joanna Crane

Joanna Crane

Head of Bid Management
Edenred UK

Kathryn Morgan

Kathryn Morgan, CPP, CAP APMP

Group Bid Director

Kelsey Gietl

Kelsey Gietl

Director of Proposal Solutions

Lauren Woodward

Lauren Woodward, CF APMP

Energy WIN Lead
Mott MacDonald

Manorajan S

Manorajan S., CF APMP

Proposal Specialist
NTT DATA Global Delivery Services Limited

Melinda Antonious

Melinda Antonious, CPP APMP

Founder & CEO

Melissa DSouza

Melissa DSouza, CF APMP

Head of Bid Management

Meryl Angelicola

Meryl Angelicola, CF APMP

Senior Proposal Manager
IT Concepts

Monica Delaney Teran

Monica Delaney-Teran

Vice President/Sr. Account Leader
Hinz Consulting

Phillippa Phiri

Phillippa Phiri, CP APMP

Success Manager

Piyush Jain

Piyush Jain, CF APMP

Proposal Manager
Capgemini Technology Services

Sam Chown

Sam Chown

Bid Coordinator

Samvedna Sibbal

Samvedna Sibbal, CF APMP

Bid and Commercial Specialist
Tata Consultancy Services

Sarah Miranda

Sarah Miranda, CF APMP

Owner and Consultant
The EDSO Group, LLC

Soni Singh

Soni Singh, CF APMP

Proposal Manager, Sr. Specialist

Sophia Glaus

Sophia Glaus, CP APMP

Senior Proposal Manager
Amazon Project Kuiper

Stephanie Torres

Stephanie Torres, CF APMP

Proposal Manager
Zum Services, Inc.

Trudie Haywood

Trudie Haywood, CP APMP

Senior Bid Manager
AM Bid

Valerie Amaral

Valerie Amaral, CF APMP

Senior Proposal Manager

Veekshitha Arasa

Veekshitha Arasa

Bid Manager
Iron Mountain

Whitney Anderson

Whitney Anderson

Senior Consultant, Proposal Management Solution
AMN Healthcare

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 August 2024, and recipients announced at the APMP Honors Gala in December 2024. Look for details on applying for a 2024 Charlie Divine Scholarship in August 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

APMP Certification is an important milestone in the bid and proposal profession. It helped me upgrade my knowledge and be competitive in the industry. You can achieve your dream career with APMP certifications. Thanks to APMP India.
Swapnil Patange
Swapnil Patange, CF APMP
APMP's techniques on proposal writing are meticulously engineered with real-life examples, and the extensive information available in their Body of Knowledge is a goldmine for bid & proposal professionals.
Anant Shukla, CF 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
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
APMP has provided an incredible platform for seasoned individuals from the Proposal and Bid Management profession and young professionals who want to start their careers in this field.
Mayura Ravishankar, Proposal Associate
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
Being an active APMP certified practitioner allowed me to recognize my hidden potential multifold (40u40, BPC Awards, BPC Speaker) and give back to the profession through the APMP community.
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Karthik Koutharapu, CP APMP
APMP has been instrumental in my success and has given me a framework in which to coach and mentor the bid and proposal stars of the future.
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Ceri Mescall, CPP APMP
For the first time since I started my career, I felt like I was not alone in my struggles to meet deadlines, wrangle SMEs, and answer impossible questions. I’m grateful to have this community to share our wisdom and experiences.
Anthony Rossi, CF APMP
The certifications, starting from the foundation to the professional level, help individuals from diverse timeframes in their careers.
Mayura Ravishankar, Proposal Associate