Board of Directors
Frank Candido, CF APMP
Frank Candido, CF APMP, began his career in account management in wood products industry in 1982, transferred into customer facing/support roles with lottery vendor in 1993. Currently, he is Vice President, Global Proposals for Scientific Games. In his current role, he leads a team of 17 proposal professionals in the pursuit of complex lottery opportunities worldwide. Mr. Candido has BA in Political Science/Economics from Algoma University, BSc. in Business Management and MBA from Lake Superior State University. Frank joined APMP in 2008; Presented at National APMP Conference Boston 2016/Published in APMP Journal 2016. Lives in Forsyth County, passion for music performance (bassist in cover bands), travel, golf, and hiking.
Kathleen Swacina, CF APMP
Kathleen Swacina has more than five years experience in writing commercial and defense agencies proposals. Recently Kathy started a small business offering technical writing for proposals, IT strategic planning, quality assurance manager and capture management services. Kathy is an IT Director with over 17 years of IT architecture, IT portfolio management, IT program management, IT policy development, COOP design, and CIO proficiencies experience. She has most recently been assisting in several CMMI and ISO certification efforts along with Quality Assurance (QA) responsibilities. Kathy holds a Bachelor of Science in Fine Art from Western Michigan University, a Master of Arts in Computer Science from Webster University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from University of Texas. She also holds several certifications including; DOD/GSA CIO, ITIL, Project Management, Advanced Joint Military Professional, Proposal and Capture Management. Kathy lives in Atlanta with her husband.
Treasurer and Acting Membership Chair
Alan L Lewis, CP APMP
Alan has enjoyed a distinguished career leading the planning, staffing, budgeting, and operations of international organizations. He specializes in team building and leadership, communications, organization development and process/performance improvement. He has demonstrated skills in people and project management with the ability to initiate and execute cross-functional programs. Currently, Alan serves as a senior proposal manager with Envistacom, LLC where he manages the development of IDIQ and task order proposals in cyber-security, counter terrorism and satellite communications. He considers his work super rewarding because it supports our Warfighters in the U.S. armed forces. Alan joined APMP in 2002 and has actively participated in the Georgia Chattahoochee chapter since 2012. He and his wife are "empty nesters" living in Sandy Springs, Georgia. He has an enviable metro-Atlanta commute of two miles from their home to his office.
Social Media/Marketing Chair
Michelle Kidd, CF APMP
Michelle Kidd has more than 13 years of experience working in the lottery and gaming, engineering, and healthcare industries doing proposal management and marketing communications. She is currently the Manager of the Proposals Content Team in Global Proposals at Scientific Games. She has been a member of APMP since 2012 and just completed her first term as Social Media and Marketing Chair for the Georgia Chattahoochee Chapter. Michelle has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Public Relations from Purdue University, and a certificate in secondary education from Indiana University. She enjoys drawing, painting and photography.
Shakita L. Briggs, CF APMP
Shakita Brigg, CF APMP, has over 15 years of experience in business development, supporting new business growth by winning Federal and state contact awards. Her ability to lead large and complex proposal development projects has provided the ultimate platform for her leadership and communication skills. Through her vast knowledge and understanding of the Federal contracting sales cycle and proposal development process, Shakita has managed the successful development of compliant, competitive, and compelling proposals through effective collaboration across teams that include internal staff, corporate partners, consultants, and supporting vendors. Shakita provides the necessary integration of marketing communications, negotiation, business intelligence, and research skills to ensure the execution of successful business and proposal development projects. Shakita has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Marketing from Virginia State University. She joined APMP in 2011, certified in 2014, and presented at SPAC in 2017. Outside of the demands of managing complex proposals, Shakita loves to travel and write poetry.