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Georgia
Chattahoochee
Chapter

of the APMP

 

Georgia Chattahoochee Chapter

of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals

Chapter Member

Brett Newman

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America


How long have you been a proposal manager/specialist/ writer?

Since April 2012.

How did you become involved with proposals?

I transitioned from a sales support role within my company into a proposal project management role

Do you work in a "corporate office" or "home office" environment?

I work from home and report to one our home offices in PA.

What do you like best about working in your current environment?

I enjoy being able to close off most distractions and focus on my work, when needed.

What do you like least about working in your current environment?

I miss the in-person relationships with co-workers that I had when working in the sales office.

What do you feel is the most challenging aspect of your job?

Managing several processes and cases at once; keeping up with several resources at once.

What shortcuts or helpful best practices about working with proposal teams could you share?

I try to use my knowledge of technology (spreadsheets, databases, web-based tech, etc.) to improve processes within the team.

Why/when did you join APMP?

To become certified and gain new knowledge and skills that I can apply to my profession.

What is your method for successfully working with your proposal teams?

Communication is key; I try to keep all involved parties in the loop so everyone is aware of the proposal progress.

Which type of proposals do you do most? Commercial, government or other?

I do a mix of commercial, government, and other types of proposals.

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