Showcasing stories of APMP veterans and the brightest bid & proposal minds in planet earth
Today's Guest Is - Kelly Thomas
Kelly Thomas leads a team of Global Commercial Managers at GE Digital working across teams to deliver outcomes for customers on their Digital Industrial Journey. The team does that by driving deals forward from business development through pricing, proposal and contracting. Day to day, the team applies APMP and Lean best practices to improve results for internal and external customers.
She has been in the proposal industry for 10 years, and an APMP member since the very start. She was luck enough to have a mentor that was an avid supporter of the organization and helped drive a long lasting commitment to the organization. When she started, she was a member of the APMP Maple Leaf Chapter and eventually served on the Board in Canada for a time. After moving to the US, a spell in Oregon and now in Texas, she has remained an advocate of the organization – bringing the GE Digital on as a corporate member. After settling in Texas, she started working with the Lone Star Chapter Board on the regional conference. Although the conference was postponed due to COVID last year, involvement in the Chapter stuck. She served as Secretary for a year before becoming Co-Chair of the Chapter in Jan 2021 along with Jaclyn Anderson. (And she still thanks/blames Sonya Wooley for that)
In 2020, she was a member of the 40 under 40 APMP Class and also serves as Co-chair of the GE Digital Women’s Network.
From a personal perspective, Kelly is an enthusiastic convert and practitioner of Lean. She is passionate about driving outcomes with a commitment to candor, inclusion and diversity. And finally, the favorite part of her role, whether it is at APMP, the GE Digital Women’s Network, or Deal Desk is being a mentor and coach to team members and using lessons learned to improve our business.
Interests & hobbies: hiking (although I don’t get much of that in Dallas), travelling (when I can), reading (anything and everything), playing with my dogs and going for a great meal with good friends (usually involving some queso – good thing I live in Texas!)
In this episode we will discuss Kelly’s
- Life and Career
- Transition of Career with Proposal Industry
- Role as a leader of Global Commercial Managers at GE Digital
- Experience as the Chair of APMP Lone Star Chapter Board
- People influential in her life and career
- Advice to bid and proposal professionals
- Next Steps and Few fun Qs….
Get to know the human side of your industry expert, Kelly Thomas.
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