All Directors/Officers are APMP members in good standing and affiliated with the Greater Midwest Chapter of APMP. Our 2018 Greater Midwest Chapter’s Board of Directors are:
Bette Sturino, CP APMP | Chapter Chair
Bette Sturino is a Senior Proposal Manager at BMO Harris Bank N.A. with 12 years of proposal management experience within the banking industry. She is part of a centralized proposal center working in a virtual environment supporting commercial and local government RFPs for a North American sales team. Her experience includes content development and proposal center management, and she is a styles template guru. Bette has been an active member of APMP since 2007 and joined GMC in 2012. She is a frequent attendee at the APMP Annual Bid and Proposal Conferences and GMC Symposiums. Bette joined the GMC Board in 2014 as an Events Committee volunteer and served as the 2015 & 2016 Professional Development/Mentorship Program Chair before becoming the 2017 Vice Chair. She created the Chapter’s 2016 Summer Webinar Series “Proposal Vitamins to Boost Your Competencies” and served as a mentor in this year’s program. Bette enjoys networking, sharing proposal knowledge, and promoting the benefits of APMP. Originally from Milwaukee, she moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas in 2016 with her husband and two Goldendoodles. She looks forward to serving as your 2018 Chapter Chair and keeping the Chapter’s momentum going to offer the greatest value to our members.
Hayley Flamm, CF APMP (incumbent board member)Hayley Flamm is an APMP Certified proposal manager with Burns & McDonnell where she implements proposal best practices, manages a team of proposal coordinators, conducts strategy sessions, develops win strategies, and manages pursuits from capture to shortlist. Prior to her current position, she served as pursuit strategy specialist where she assisted with the development of new pursuit training modules, conducted training sessions, and assisted in the implementation of pursuit best practices company-wide.
Hayley has served as 2016 Publications Chair and 2017 Membership Chair. Hayley looks forward to her continued involvement with the GMC. She is based in Kansas City, MO.
Alan Minnick is a Executive Director and Senior Proposal Manager on the Commercial Banking Proposal Team at JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. The CB Proposal Team supports J.P. Morgan’s Commercial Banking Treasury Services sales force in responding to RFPs across the United States, Canada, and Latin America by delivering high quality proposals. He has over 20 years of in proposal management. Alan also has seven years of business development and product management experience in the in e-Government services market. Alan received the J.P. Morgan’s Chairman’s Circle award three times since 2006, recognizing leadership ability; ability to reach across the organization to best position the firm; and ability to bring complex deals to closure. Alan also has seven years of business development and product management experience in the in e-government services market.
Alan has served on the Chapter Board since 2008. Alan holds the APMP’s Foundation Level certification. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Alan lives and works in Chicago.
Andrea Dunger, CF APMP – Events
Andrea Dunger serves as Staff Associate, Contracts and Proposals for Vizient, Inc., an Irving-TX based Group Purchasing Organization (GPO). Prior to her position with Vizient, Inc. she served as Proposal Manager for MedAssets Performance Management Solutions, Inc., which was acquired by Vizient in February, 2016. Andrea has served for the past two years on the GMC Events Committee, and at the Symposium in 2013 attained her Foundation Certification.
She has also participated in many of the webinars offered to expand her proposal knowledge base and is often asked to share her learnings with her team. She is viewed as a valuable addition to not only the proposal team but the company in general.
Jen has been with Element Fleet Management (Formally GE Capital Fleet Services) since 1988. Element provides leasing and fleet management services. She has worked in a variety of positions from Tax, Accounting, Operations, Sales, Customer Service, Product Management and RFPs for more than four years. Having the opportunity to work in many areas of her company has grown her network of SMEs and product knowledge. Jen is also on the Steering Committee of Element’s Women’s Network in Eden Prairie, MN.
Outside of work, she volunteers with the local chapter Dollars for Scholars board.
Jen is new to APMP and sees the value in being a member. The webinars and the mentor program have provided her with deeper insight on how other companies handle their RFP process. In communicating the value of APMP to her manager, the rest of her team will be joining next year. She looks forward to her involvement with the Greater Midwest Chapter.
For a decade, Christina has worked in the architecture/engineering/construction industry, leading proposals, marketing campaigns and strategic business initiatives. She aims to apply high-level business development strategy into the capture and throughout the proposal process. In 2014, she received the Global Values Award at Louis Berger, a president’s award for multiple success with the business development and proposal team. More recently she was named as an APMP’s 2017 40 Under 40 award winner. While at Black & Veatch, she implemented Marketing Information Sessions to communicate and train on important topics to leadership, project management and technical staff to improve the proposal development process. In her free time, she currently serves as a Global Innovation Council member at Louis Berger and as a mentor in the APMP GMC Mentorship Program.
Stacey Duwe is the National P&C RFP Advisor with the USI Insurance. As National RFP Advisor, Stacey oversees the RFP process in our property and casualty vertical, leading a team of RFP specialists, mentoring and coaching, developing new content and helping writers refine content and strategic messaging, and driving process improvements across the department. With more than 10 years of professional writing and project management experience, Stacey has managed the RFP process on federal, state and local government, and commercial opportunities across a range of industries.
Stacey earned her B.A. in English and women’s studies from Cleveland State University in Cleveland, OH. She is an active member of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) and has earned both Foundation and Practitioner Level Certifications. Stacey was also named to APMP’s inaugural 40 under 40 class.
Kelly is the Director of Proposal Management for JetCo Solutions, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Kelly assists small business clients in growing their bottom line by managing and writing exceptional proposals in response to government contract opportunities. She has more than 20 years of experience in business development, marketing, and communications for public and private sector. When not writing bid responses, Kelly enjoys fiction writing; playing guitar, piano, and banjo; and, of course, raising a happy, healthy family of kids and dogs.Kelly served as the 2017 Communications Chair and looks forward to serving again.
Matt Beardmore has been a Proposal Specialist at CDW in Chicago since October 2014. APMP certified since February, Matt has been editor in chief of the CDW Program Sales’ monthly internal newsletter, The Informer, since January 2016. His work on that publication earned him the department’s 2016 Facilitator of the Year Award.
Matt has contributed to The New York Times Travel section, and has covered sports of all levels while writing for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, ESPN The Magazine, the Associated Press, and numerous other publications and news organizations while living in New York City and Chicago. Matt now writes about a much more important topic – being a dad – as a monthly parenting blogger for Neighborhood Parents Network.
Matt is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Bruce Farrell is a Proposal Manager at Plante Moran and he has been working in business communications and development for 20 years. At Plante Moran, he is responsible for developing proposals and presentations for the management consulting practice. Prior to joining Plante Moran, Bruce worked as a senior manager for QEK Global Solutions where he was responsible for internal and external communications. This included proposals, presentations, internal/external newsletters, annual plans, marketing collateral, advertising, and press releases. He also designed, developed, and implemented the corporate website.
Bruce is a recognized thought leader in the area of presentation design and delivery. He presents at conferences across the country on the topic, including the last Bid & Proposal Con, our APMP GMC symposiums, and other chapter events. He is an accomplished graphic designer and has experience developing graphic content for print, presentation, and the internet. Bruce received his MS in Educational Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his BS in History and Political Science from Central Michigan University. He is based in Southfield, MI. This is his fifth year serving on the Board.
Heidi Romero, CF APMP
Margaret Helwig, CF APMP
Megan Berry, CF APMP
Corinne Jorgenson, CF APMP
Haley Pille, CF APMP
Tony Borrelli, CF APMP