Board of DirectorsAPMP-NCA2022-01-20T22:16:14-05:00
Meet the leaders of the APMP-NCA Chapter
Why does APMP-NCA serve the proposal management and business development community so well? Because it’s run by members from that very community.
2022 – 2023 APMP-NCA Executive Board
Ros has over 20 years of combined executive search and contingent staffing and operations management experience, advising Fortune 500 companies to provide tailored human capital solutions.
Ros currently serves as Director, Business Development for Cella, a consulting services and staffing solutions provider, where she assists government, state & local and commercial contracting firms in the functional areas of capture, pricing, proposals, production, creative, marketing and digital.
An active member of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals for many years, Ros volunteered with the NCA chapter in various capacities from 2010-2016. Ros served as NCA Secretary from 2020-2021, and currently serves as chapter President.
When not supporting proposal needs and NCA members, Ros is a budding oenophile, regular book group member, and occasionally serves as a minister to officiate her friends’ weddings.
Neal LeveneVice President
Neal Levene, CPP APMP, Director of Proposals, T-Rex Solutions, has over 30 years of sustained, progressive, and successful proposal development experience. He first caught the proposal bug shortly after graduating college when he was first asked to help out on resume preparation, and he never looked back. He has served since 2018 on the Board as Logistics and Technology Chair. He appreciates the opportunity to give back to the industry that has given him so much. Neal has been an active member of APMP since 2010, and he has presented at several Bid & Proposal Conference. In addition to APMP’s Professional Level Certification, Neal also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institution (PMI).
Eric Schwarz, CF APMP, has more than 27 years’ experience as an analyst, program manager, and business developer, with exposure to all aspects of proposal development and management. Eric holds BA and MBA degrees. Since 2004 he has been the Senior Bid & Proposal Manager for Information Builders’ Federal Systems Group. Prior to his business development career, Eric was a U.S. Army infantry officer for over 13 years. He has been an active member of APMP since September 2007 and received Foundation-level certification in 2013. He has served on the APMP-NCA Board since April 2008 and as Treasurer and Executive Board Member since January 2009. Eric has also been Treasurer of a church-based charity organization for over 23 years.
Morgan has nearly a decade of proposal management experience, particularly as it pertains to helping small and disadvantaged business graduate to a larger business status. She is experienced in proposal development across HR, IT (Defense and healthcare) and finance industries.
Morgan has supported the board for two years – first as a volunteer to modernize the face of NCA (apmp-nca.org) and presently as the APMP-NCA Conference Chair. As a proposal manager at a digital transformation firm, Morgan constantly promotes best practices for adopting change across people, processes, and technology.
Morgan holds a MS in Marketing Management, a BS in English, and is in pursuit of the APMP Foundation’s level certification. In addition to her contributions to the proposal industry, she advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion in all spaces.
2022 Directors At Large
Candy Jenkins Annual Conference Co-Chair
Candy Jenkins, CPP.APMP, is the Proposal Director at Pyramid Systems, Inc. She has worn several hats throughout her career, starting as an editor, then moving on to leading documentation teams and proposal production teams, then finally moving into proposal management. She previously served for several years on the Board of Directors for the NCA Chapter, holding multiple roles during that time. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Shenandoah University and has completed Graduate course work in Technical Writing and Editing at George Mason University.
Alexandra MurrayAnnual Conference Co-Chair
Alexandra didn’t have much experience with APMP, but she had heard incredible things about the organization. She has been a proposal editor and assisted with proposal coordination for almost three years and looking to expand her horizons. She is incredibly interested in learning all she can from the experience of being a co-chair, and both her experience as a professional editor and past experience as a restaurant manager will significantly aid in all aspects of the upcoming APMP Conference.
Erin GreenCorporate Partnership Chair
Erin Green has 15 years’ experience in international government procurement, marketing, and management across several industries and countries including deep expertise in the US, UK, Singapore, and Japan. She was an inaugural winner of the APMP-NCA Scholarship for rising stars, served on the APMP-NCA chapter board in both the professional development and events committees, and won article of the year in 2017 for “Changing Scope of View”. She also won the “40 Under 40” honor from APMP in 2019. She has served as a mentor twice in the APMP-NCA chapter Mentor-Protegee program, and was part of the inaugural class of Protegees. She is currently the Vice President of Global Proposals at Maximus.
Jim BenderMarketing & Publicity Co-Chair
Jim Bender has over twenty years’ experience in capture management for government contractors. His extraordinary strengths in federal marketing and communications helped start-ups grow to multimillion-dollar platforms. He has supported national marketing efforts for the Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health and numerous non-profit organizations. He now works with small businesses sharpen their marketing strategies, improve their processes and raise more revenue with less drama. Jim is completing his second year as an APMP member. Jim is a certified APMP Capture Practitioner.
Jennifer NamvarMarketing & Publicity Co-Chair
Jennifer Namvar is a proven Capture Director with 18 years of experience in all phases of the GovCon growth life cycle including: marketing, business development, capture, and proposal management for both new business and re-competes. She built her reputation in the GovCon industry by bidding and winning large, strategic opportunities with a focus on emerging and next generation technologies and solutions. She has held Capture positions at leading Federal Government Contractors where she successfully closed $2B in new and re-compete business. She holds a Federal CIO certification, an MS in Technology Management from George Mason University, and a BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland College Park. She cherishes her time with her family. She is a wife, mother of 2 young kiddos, lover of travel, reading, and fashion, and a fitness enthusiast.
Heather BreedenProfessional Development Chair - Mentor-Protégé Program
Heather Breeden, PMP, is a Senior Program Manager with Amazon Web Services. She has proposal experience across a wide range of Federal, State, and Commercial customers. She holds a B.A. from George Mason University and an Advanced Project Management Certificate from the Stanford Center for Professional Development. She also holds Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Hillary FrederickGraduate Pathway Program Chair
Hillary Fredrick is the Director of Account Strategy at Taoti Creative. With a career history spanning over 15 years in Business Development. She loves helping clients tackle their toughest problems. For her, the best kind of problem requires thinking in a new and different way. She enjoys helping clients create solutions and build the organizational momentum to turn the future they imagine into a reality to create meaningful brands and experiences. She has a business development background stemming from the aerospace and defense industry, public sector services for federal, commercial, non-profit, and association clients through the lens of a full-service creative agency supporting various design, user experience, marketing, communications, and digital transformation. Hillary served as a Board Member for the APMP NCA chapter and was recognized as an APMP 40 under 40, and has presented at BPC New Orleans and BPC San Diego.
B. Lenore HallEvent Chair
B. Lenore Hall is a proposal manager at Abt Associates with more than 14 years of experience in business development. She manages a portfolio of domestic proposals for a variety of federal agencies. Lenore facilitates team strategy development and leads the transition of bids from capture to the active proposal stage. She develops win theme strategies and workflow schedules to execute winning bids. She trains staff on the business development process and develops tools that result in greater efficiencies, proposal quality and compliance. Lenore has earned several Abt Associates Spot Recognition Awards for accomplishments beyond expected duties. Lenore has been a member of APMP NCA since 2014. As the Event Co-Chair, this is her first term on the board. Lenore earned the APMP Foundation certification. Additionally, she has earned certifications in Editorial Practices and Nonprofit Board Education. She is a member of the University Club of Washington, DC, and the Junior League of Washington.
Sarah MirandaEvents Co-Chair
Sarah Miranda, Lean 6-Sigma Green Belt, is an Analyst on the Proposal Operations team with Maximus, where she compiles, analyzes, and distributes information to ensure proposal submission compliance to the highest ethical standard.
Sarah recently celebrated her one-year anniversary of being an active member of APMP and is currently in pursuit of the APMP Foundation’s level certification. As a lover of community, she decided to volunteer her proficiencies to her local chapter. With more than 3 years of special events experience, she currently serves as one of two Event Chairs for APMP NCA where she plans to create innovative and engaging opportunities for members to network, share, and learn.
Sarah also is a Communications and Social Media Intern with the National Association of Secretaries of State where she assists in both marketing campaign creation and bi-annual conference planning activities. In her free time, Sarah is a fitness instructor, youth group leader, and advocate for the importance of mental health practices in all walks of life – both personal and professional.
Jessica Rodriguez-PrivettTechnology Chair
Jessica Rodriguez-Privett, CF APMP has been active with APMP’s NCA chapter since 2017, volunteered at 2019’s Mid-Atlantic Conference, and served on the NCA Board as Annual Conference co-chair and Marketing co-chair. Jessica was a Proposal Specialist with Delta Dental, Proposal Coordinator at Gryphon Technologies, and currently works as a Proposal Coordinator with Akima. In addition to Technology Chair, Jessica will continue running APMP-NCA’s blog, Pens Down.