The 2022 Week of Winners Finalists

This year's Week of Winners is sponsored by Opportuni

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APMP’s 2022 Week of Winners, sponsored by Opportuni, is the online celebration and announcement of members who have received various honors, including individual and chapter awards, Charlie Divine APMP Certification Scholarships and 40 Under 40. All award winners, including APMP Fellows, will also be recognized at this year’s Bid & Proposal Con in Dallas, May 22-25. Here are your 2022 Week of Winners Finalists.

The Bid & Proposal Team of the Year Award honors a cohesive, effective proposal team that demonstrates industry best practices, thought leadership, and a commitment to the professional development of its members. Here are the 2022 Bid & Proposal Team of the Year Award Finalists: 

  • Savills Team!
  • Guardian Life Insurance!
  • BerryDunn Business Development Team!
  • Chickasaw Nation Industries Bids and Proposal Team!
  • AT&T Business!

The Winner of the 2022 Bid & Proposal Team of the Year Award is AT&T Business!

The Bid & Proposal Industry Newcomer of the Year Award is a special honor for those who have the joined industry less than five years ago and have made a significant impact within their company and/or association. Here are the 2022 Bid & Proposal Industry Newcomer of the Year Award Finalists:

  • Wendy LaRue of Rebellion Defense!
  • Peter Ross, CF APMP of Stryker Australia!
  • Natalie McVay of FIS Global!
  • Amelia Gribble of WSP Australia!

The Winner of the 2022 Bid & Proposal Industry Newcomer of the Year Award is Natalie McVay of FIS Global!

The APMP’s Thought Leader of the Year Award is brand new and sponsored by RFPIO this year! This new award commemorates those professionals who bring innovative ideas that push the bid and proposal industry forward. Here are the 2022 Thought Leader of the Year Award, sponsored by RFPIO, Finalists:

  • John Usher of Zscaler! 
  • Mike Parkinson of Billion Dollar Graphics!
  • Andrew Morrison of AM Bid!
  • Vasudev Murthy of Focal Concepts!
  • Izane Colete-Hamilton of nFold!

The Winner of the 2022 Thought Leader of the Year Award is Andrew Morrison of AM Bid! Watch the 2022 Week of Winners Day One Video below!

The Charlie Divine APMP Certification Scholarship program benefits nearly 30 APMP certification candidates annually. The program is designed to recognize Mr. Divine, in perpetuity, who has made a career out of promoting professional development for bid and proposal professionals globally. Charlie is a legend in our industry and has contributed more to APMP certification than most.  Here are the 2022 Charlie Divine APMP Certification Scholarship recipients:

  • Ahmad Abu Issa, Bid Manager at STS
  • Katie Baier, Owner of Writegy
  • Spandan Banerjee, Senior Manager (Proposal & Bidding) at Larsen & Toubro Limited
  • Karalee Brown, Proposal Coordinator at Integrated Prescription Management
  • Marcy Carnerie, Proposal Manager at Convergint Federal Solutions
  • Margarita Esquivel, Senior Bid Specialist at AECOM
  • Kala Golden, Proposal Coordinator at PeopleTec
  • Melody Gombakomba, Bid & Proposal Manager of Major Bids at Aecon Group
  • Daneal Hale, Proposal Writer at SHI International
  • Dawn Heideman, Senior Content Writer at the Marketing Doctor
  • Stacey Hein, Proposal Writer at Bright Horizons
  • Brooke Krawetz, Content Designer at Chatsworth Products
  • Wendy LaRue, Proposal Manager at Rebellion Defense
  • Sharon Lewis, Research and Proposal Support at McAllister, Brown & Associates
  • Joshua Longenecker, Strategic Marketing Officer / CRM Administrator at Shields and Stripes
  • Katie McFarland, Administrative Coordinator at MRB Group
  • Craig McNeilly, Bid Management / Content Writer at REDMONDIS Australia
  • Susie Medina, Proposal Content and Quality Manager at PSI Services
  • Claudia Paval, Proposal Development Manager at Alamo City Engineering Services
  • Abdul Rokim, International EMEA Bid Manager at SHI International
  • Sarah Spiecker, Independent Proposal Writer
  • Victor Vivas, Independent Bid Consultant
  • Alisha Winder, Proposal Specialist at Anthem
  • Shyanne Zerpa, Solutions Coordinator at Awen Solutions Group

Congratulations to this year’s Charlie Divine APMP Certification Scholarship recipients. Watch the 2022 Week of Winners Day Two Video below!

APMP’s 40 Under 40 awards program recognizes members who are young but 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.  Here is the 40 Under 40 Class of 2022, sponsored by Opportuni: 

  • Anthony Rossi, Proposal Manager at MX.com
  • Kenzie Kelterborn, Director, Bids at Candu Energy
  • Kati Stuntsman, Proposal Manager at Burns & McDonnell
  • Matthew Denchfield, Senior Capture Lead at Nets Group
  • Rhianna Howell, Proposal Manager at ENGIE
  • Mercedez Thompson, Proposal Manager at Burns & McDonnell
  • Julia Doczi, Bid Manager at Verizon Business and APMP Nordic Chapter Board Member
  • Maria Novakova, Strategic Bid Manager at ISS Facility Services UK
  • Robyn Gallagher, Head of Business Winning Capability at BAE Systems
  • Amy Thornton, Senior Manager of Strategic Proposals at North Highland
  • Allison Jenney, Marketing Proposal Coordinator at Mott MacDonald
  • Karyne Wee, Senior Proposal Manager at GEOTAB
  • Sarah Holding, Northeast Regional PMCM Marketing Manager at WSP USA
  • Melissa Vincent, Bid and Marketing Team Manager at O’Connor Utilities Ltd
  • Samantha Burns, Bid Manager at Savills
  • Alexis Hourselt, Knowledge Management Lead at Shipley Associates
  • Cassandra Slattery, Manager, Proposal Teams at CDW
  • Ioana Alexandru, Proposal Manager at Microsoft
  • Lisa De Cerchio, Senior Proposal Manager at Envistacom
  • Taemi Tran, Proposal Manager/Writer at Strategic Creations
  • Ivy Wong, Associate Director at CBRE
  • Alice Heritage, Proposal Manager at Lex Autolease
  • Prashant Kumar, Bid Manager at T-Systems ICT India
  • Krystle Volcy, Senior Proposal Writer at Wellpath
  • Mary Dowden, Business Winning Support Lead at BAE Systems
  • Bridget Yiadom, Senior Proposal Manager at Talkdesk
  • Catalin Neacsu, Director of Sales and Business Development at Amplitude Laser Group
  • Leigh McNeill, Bid Manager at Leidos
  • Samantha Birchall, Business Development Manager at Arup
  • Suzie Dore, Head of Business Development at Devon Doctors Limited
  • Victoria Heron, Senior Pitch Executive at Eversheds Sutherland
  • Leo Patino, Vice President, Capture & Proposal Management at Xcelerate Solutions
  • Lindsey Hayden, Strategic Pursuits and Bid Manager at Golder
  • Callum Graham, Bids Manager at Hymans Robertson LLP
  • Rachel Chatwin-Parr, Manager Sales Solutions at FedEx Express
  • Alexie Royer, Proposal Specialist at Stryker Canada
  • Sarah Curry, Associate Director of Design at Savills
  • Irene Trujillo, Technical Business Development Specialist at Sandia National Laboratories
  • Tim Ward, CEO at Opportuni
  • Lucy Diaz, Director of Proposals at DISYS

Congratulations to this year’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2022, sponsored by Opportuni! Watch the 2022 Week of Winners Day Three Video below!

 

The APMP Bid & Proposal Executive of the Year Award is sponsored by Loopio this year! This award is presented to an industry professional who stands out as a thought leader for his/her efforts in promoting and advancing the profession. Here are your 2022 APMP Proposal & Bid Executive of the Year Award, sponsored by Loopio, finalists:

  • Mary Anne Heckbert- CPP APMP
  • Mitsuhiro Seto- CF APMP
  • Dr. Karma Temple – CP APMP
  • Jennifer Krause-CF APMP
  • Robyn Gallagher – CF APMP

The Winner of APMP’s 2022 Bid & Proposal Executive of the Year Award, sponsored by Loopio, is Robyn Gallagher – CF APMP!

APMP’s Chapter Leader of the Year Award is given to those Chapter Leaders that go above and beyond for their chapter and for the advancement of the bid & proposal industry as a whole. Here are the 2022 finalists for the APMP Chapter Leader of the Year Award:

  • Rebecca Link – National Capital Area Chapter
  • Kumiko Shikimachi, CPP APMP– APMP Japan Chapter
  • Tracey Silver – CF APMP, APMP Colorado Chapter
  • Hilda Gomez – Francophonie Chapter 

The Winner of APMP’s 2022 Chapter Leader of the Year Award is Rebecca Link – National Capital Area Chapter!

The Stephen P. Shipley Award for Chapter of the Year, named for one of the founders of APMP, honors an APMP chapter that demonstrates excellence in chapter sustenance and development through support of APMP initiatives. And the finalists for the 2022 Stephen P. Shipley Award for Chapter of the Year Award are… 

  • UK Chapter (APMP UK)
  • Colorado Chapter
  • Greater Midwest Chapter
  • India Chapter (APMP India)
  • Japan Chapter (APMP Japan)

The Winner of APMP’s 2022 Stephen P. Shipley Award for Chapter of the Year Award is the Colorado Chapter! Watch the 2022 Week of Winners Day Four Video below!

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