APMP Florida Sunshine 2019 Q4 Newsletter
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We have LOTS to share for 2019 as we wrap up the year! 

Thank you for making the APMP Florida Sunshine Chapter a success! We appreciate our members and look forward to 2020. 

2019 Chapter Honors Award Winners 

  1. Melinda Antonious, CPP APMP
    Certified Proposal Professional
  2. Gillian Dionne, CP APMP
    Certified Proposal Practitioner
  3. Dayna Evert, CP APMP
    Certified Proposal Practitioner
  4. Michele Finn, CP APMP
    Certified Proposal Practitioner
  5. Katie Murillo, CP APMP
    Certified Proposal Practitioner
  6. Vincent Overmyer, CP APMP
    APMP's 2019 "40 under 40" recognition
  7. Matthew Schramm, CP APMP
    Certified Proposal Practitioner
  8. Sandra Shattuck, CP APMP
    Certified Proposal Practitioner
  9. Karma Temple, CP APMP
    Certified Proposal Practitioner
  10. Krystal Volcy, CP APMP
    Certified Proposal Practitioner
This year we recognize Ruth Turman as Mentor of the Year. Ruth currently holds APMP certification at the Practitioner level. A long-term advocate of the APMP certification program, this year she answered the call to mentor a fellow chapter member through the process of obtaining their certification at the professional level, a feat Ruth has yet to undertake herself. A charter member of the APMP Professional Development Committee, Ruth actively works toward advancing the level of professionalism within our industry.  As a Senior Proposal Developer for Companion Data Services for 16 years, Ruth has demonstrated to her executive leadership the value of having formally accredited resources on their team and the benefits of following industry best practices. This year marks the first year that her entire team holds APMP certifications.
The Stourac Award recognizes a member for significant contributions to the international APMP organization through outstanding service, volunteering, and mentoring within APMP raising the visibility of the Florida Sunshine Chapter within the association and the business community at large. We are pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2019 Stourac Award for Chapter Outreach is Javier Suarez. A Corporate Marketing Manager for Geosyntec Consultants, Javier has been a regular contributor to APMP’s evolving body of knowledge as both an author and a presenter. Javier’s insights into our industry have been published by APMP International in The Journal and Winning the Business and he has presented at our regional Southern Proposal Accents Conference
Finally, we are pleased to announce the recipient of our chapter's highest honor, the Keller Award. This award recognizes outstanding commitment and contribution to the growth and reputation of the Florida Sunshine Chapter and to expanding the value of chapter participation to its members. The 2019 Keller Award for Chapter Service is presented to Bethany Burton. Currently a Business Development Specialist for Evergreen Fire and Safety, Bethany is certified at the foundation level, and has actively served on the APMP Florida Sunshine Chapter for three years. During her tenure as our membership chair Bethany has turned the role into one of proactive management of our most critical resource – our members!  Bethany’s enthusiasm for our industry is evident to everyone who meets her, which many of you did as she played the role of our mascot Sunny at Bid and Proposal Con in Orlando this past spring.
On behalf of the entire chapter board, we'd like to congratulate this year’s entire class of honorees. If you would like additional information about our Chapter Honors program or would like to nominate a colleague (or yourself) for future consideration, contact our Promotions Chair Ruth Turman.

2019 Member and Team Accomplishments

The Kforce Proposal Team reports that they had quite a year with several APMP Florida member accomplishments to note:
  • Several employees of Quarter
  • EPIC (Exceptional Performers & Impactful Contributors) award winner
  • Team of the Quarter
  • 2-time winner of the Bowl - top “revenue enabling” (non-sales) team
  • APMP 40 under 40 winner - Vincent Overmyer
  • Charlie Devine Scholarship - Jen Siler
  • 3 team members with articles published in APMP's "Winning the Business"

Meetings and Minutes 

You will find all of our meetings and meeting minutes on our website. 

Meeting Presentations:
Board Minutes:
General Chapter Meeting Minutes:

Chapter Rebates

One of the benefits of being affiliated with the Florida chapter is eligibility for APMP Certification rebates. This rebate is designed to help offset our member’s certification training expenses or the exam fee. Our chapter provides rebates for passing the following levels of certification:
  • $75 toward successful Foundation Level exam; maximum 5 members.
  • $150 toward successful Practitioner Level exam, maximum 8 members.
  • $200 toward successful Professional Level exam, maximum 2 members.

If you are a Florida chapter member and pass your certification, be sure to apply to the Chapter Chair for your rebate. Simply email a copy of your certificate or the email confirming your passing. Once we verify that you were a member when you took the test, we will send you your rebate!

2020 Board of Directors 

We look forward to serving YOU in 2020! 
Title 2020 Board
Chapter Chair Meghann Lewis, CPP APMP
Chapter Co-Chair Lesa Stage, CF APMP
Membership Chair Josh Hendricks
Assistant Membership Chair Alyssa Feliho, CP APMP
Programs Chair Michelle Parks, CF APMP
Assistant Programs Chair Bethany Burton, CF APMP
Publicity Chair Jennifer Mosier, CF APMP
Promotions Chair Ruth Turman, CP APMP Fellow
Secretary Danielle Torley, CF APMP
Treasurer Sherry Bowles, CF APMP


Stay connected on social media! Our links are below. We look forward to connecting with our chapter members! For more information on how to get involved with our chapter or APMP, contact us HERE

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