Georgia Chattahoochee Chapter

of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals


Chapter Member

Michael Patrick

Verizon


Questions Michael's Answers
How long have you been a proposal manager/specialist/ writer? 10 years plus.
How did you become involved with proposals? As an account executive I generate as well as respond to RFP for clients.
Do you work in a "corporate office" or "home office" environment? Corporate office.
What do you like best about working in your current environment? I get to interact with my fellow co-workers.
What do you like least? Some processes are cumbersome to work through.
What do you feel is the most challenging aspect of your job? Understanding the various state contracts that I have to work with.
What shortcuts or helpful best practices about working with proposal teams could you share? Be proactive when dealing with teams. Engage earlier rather than later before issues arise. Practicing good risk management is essential to success.
Why/when did you join APMP? I felt that joining this professional organization was a good fit with my experience and is a good resume builder.
What is your method for successfully working with your proposal teams? Understanding their link in the process and looping them in as necessary.
Which type of proposals do you do most? Commercial, government or other? Previously commercial contracts; in my current role I work with state/local government contracts.

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