APMP Member Testimonials
Don’t just take our word for it: APMP is the first, best and only professional association for proposal professionals in every part of the business development lifecycle. Read some of the things APMP members have to say about their association and why they belong to APMP.
"I want to thank you for putting together such a worthwhile event. The quality of the panelists really made the event: Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Department of State, federal contracting officers, and other agency personnel answer questions was extremely pertinent and relevant to our work. The questions and topics were right on the mark. Thanks for putting together a fantastic conference. As an 8(a) woman-owned small business, we appreciate the opportunity not only to network but also to learn from federal agency staff."
–Rachel LaVoie, Project Manager, AP Ventures, USA, after attending the APMP Capture and Business Development
"Thank you and your team for a wonderful conference. I found it very informative and definitely would attend again. What's more, this conference really helped me get to know APMP, and I am very excited to soon become a member of your organization."
–Nicole, Tripodi, Sr. Business Development Analyst, Chenega Applied Solutions (CAS), USA, after attending the APMP Capture and Business Development Conference
"APMP has provided an excellent framework in which our team members have noticeably developed, improved and grown. Central to this is a real feeling of a community – focused on knowledge sharing and promoting best practices. We aim for our proposal contributors to be APMP certified to at least Foundation level, and this has been shown to result in a much better understanding of the bid qualification and production cycles – resulting in fewer but higher quality proposals.”
–Daryl Blair, Head of Bid Management, Sony Professional Solutions, Europe
"The entire APMP Certification process, from the very early preparation for the Foundation exam through the Professional interview, has been a great experience. So often in our work there’s no time for reflection. The APMP Certification process forces you to stop and evaluate not only what you’ve done in the past, but also how that has worked, how you can improve, and how you can be greater use within our profession.”
–Peggy Dufour, Manager, Reston Proposal Center, Bechtel National, Inc., USA
"Being part of APMP is
invaluable. It offers a wide range of opportunities to meet, learn,
develop and improve in all aspects of the bid process to keep up with
innovation and best practice. Knowing the value of our bid managers'
role with a professional career development path is motivating,
empowering, and helps deliver true added value to the organization.”
–Matthew Denchfield, CF APMP, Bid Team Manager, Bid Team, Canon (UK) & Ireland
"APMP has grown in size,
stature, and professionalism. At APMP you can get
real answers to real problems from people who care and
share. Even though we are now over 6,000 strong, I still feel the
one-on-one availability and access, which make this group so
--Deborah Carlson, Senior Proposal Manager, Contract Winning Proposal Writer and Manager, USA
a former Board member and current APMP Fellow, I was recently invited
to evaluate proposals for a significant APMP project. I am still very
proud to be a member. I made lasting contacts and have benefited in
untold ways throughout my career.”
–Nancy Cottle, APMP Fellow, The Branded Image, USA
"That APMP webinar was
one of the best I ever attended. The presenter was a great speaker, and
the content was outstanding. I even winced on several occasions, with
flashbacks of me doing things not to be done. Two hours earlier, I
participated in another webinar by another professional society that was
little more than 35 densely-packed slides recited verbatim by the
presenter. Thank you.”
–Thomas E. Burke, Ph.D., PMPTEB Consulting Inc., USA
"This was my third APMP
conference, and this was the best yet. The presentations I attended were
all very relevant and well presented. I gained insight as to what
happens on the government side of procurement and witnessed the
disconnect between the government and contractors. I'm eager to follow
government involvement through the APMP Procurement Improvement
Committee (PIC) initiatives to collaborate."
--Angela Burney Wicke, MPA, Life Cycle Engineering
"I'm a proposal professional. APMP is the place where people I respect and admire are recognized and understood in the context of what we do for a living. I've found people who speak my language, share common values, face similar challenges, and have shared goals. APMP is my professional home."
–Ruth Turman, CF APMP Fellow, Senior Proposal Manager, Companion Data Services, USA
"From my perspective as exhibitor,
sponsor, presenter and attendee I give APMP Bid & Proposal Con five stars across the board."
--BJ Lownie, Strategic Proposals