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Session Description

Managing a Virtual Team

Virtual teams must coordinate tasks across time zones, physical boundaries, cultures, and organizational contexts. Learn how to manage virtual teams, how to use soft skills and technology to build team cohesion, and tools to be an effective leader.

Panelists

Carolyn BurnsCarolyn Burns, CP APMP
Director, Proposal Operations (Intelligence & Security Sector)
BAE Systems

Nancy Chambers launched her corporate proposal development career to better achieve strategic business writing methodology as a non-profit grant writer. During her more than 15 years’ experience as a proposal writer and proposal team manager, she has worked primarily in the commercial and public-sector markets, currently leading pursuit teams focused on human capital management services.

Betsy Cummings Betsy Cummings, CP APMP
Proposal Manager
Genesys

Betsy Cummings, CP APMP, has twenty years of proposal management, training, and writing experience and she manages multiple and diverse teams to create winning proposals in the business and U.S. Government sectors. Betsy is a proposal manager at Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories and serves as a co-chair for APMP’s Lone Star Chapter, and on APMP’s Business Sector committee.

Jean Nicolazzo, CF APMP
Bid Manager
International Game Technology (IGT)

Jean Nicolazzo is a Bid Manager for International Game Technology (IGT), the global lottery and gaming company, where she has been managing international and domestic bids since 2013. Prior to joining IGT, Jean was a project and production director in the publishing industry, and now lives and works in Providence, RI.

 

Luanne SmulskyLuanne Smulsky
Managing Partner
ClientView Consulting, LLC

Luanne Smulsky, Managing Partner at ClientView Consulting, has 25 years’ experience in proposal development. As a consultant, she works remotely (traveling for milestones like kick-off meetings, solutioning, and color reviews) to save her clients money while helping them win business.

Moderator

Kevin SwitajKevin Switaj, CF APMP
President & CEO
BZ Opportunity Management

Kevin Switaj is the President and CEO of BZ Opportunity Management, a consulting firm specializing in bid management, process optimization, business intelligence, and training services. He serves on the APMP National Capital Area chapter Board of Directors.

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