Showcasing stories of APMP veterans and the brightest bid & proposal minds in planet earth
Today's Guest Is Martha Swift
A proven Business Development Professional with more than 25 years of progressive experience in bid and proposal management, capture, business development, contracting, marketing and client services for small and large businesses. Lead proposal efforts up to $300M spanning multiple industries (Construction, Aviation, Health IT, Engineering) for commercial, U.S. and Foreign Government clients for domestic and international projects. Martha is currently Senior Manager, Capture Advancement Team at Collins Aerospace
She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and is a foundation-certified Proposal Management Professional through the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP). Martha has served on the Chesapeake Chapter APMP Board of Directors since 2014 and has been the President and Chapter Chair since 2018. She co-hosts a monthly webinar for the Chapter and enjoys interacting with other proposal professionals to keep up to date on the best industry practices.
Residing in Maryland, Martha is married to her high school sweetheart. They have 19 U.S. Naval Academy sponsor sons (midshipmen) that they adopted through its Sponsor Program. They have one sponsor son who is currently at the academy, one in flight school, and eight who are actively serving in the Navy, Marine Corps and Air National Guard. Martha jokes that her hobbies are the care and feeding of sailors, but she enjoys reading, baking, ballroom dancing, and traveling. Martha‘s friends and colleagues describe her as disarming, funny, thoughtful, assertive, and loyal.
Note: “Your career path does not have to be a straight line. It’s okay to step off the ladder and walk around for a while.”
In this episode we will discuss Martha’s
- Life and Career
- Beginning of career in Proposal industry during the 90s and rise to becoming the Proposal Specialist.
- Fun proposal memories and career trajectory.
- Encounter with APMP and the Chesapeke Chapter as well as her key take-aways from BidCons.
- People influential in her life and career.
- Advice to bid and proposal professionals with a dream of balancing passion and work.
- Next Steps and
Few fun Qs….
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