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Scribble Talk

Showcasing stories of APMP veterans and the brightest bid & proposal minds in planet earth 

Part of 18-24 May 2020, mental health week kindness theme, I shared my kindness stories

Early February, I reached out to few bid and proposal industry friends to share the history of APMP, their contributions and kindness stories, Scribble Talk Podcast was born 2nd March.
Scribble Talk is a weekly show produced by Baachu Scribble and
hosted by Ashley Kayes and Baskar Sundaram.
The more we know our history and the people who shaped it, the more liberated we become. We want to inspire future generation to choose to sacrifice over greed.

This podcast is our little part to showcase human stories behind our industry and enable us to come together and kickstart a concerted effort to maintain and build on this – ‘Together’.


I dedicate Scribble Talk to these selfless patriots.
Listen in and get to know them personally…

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Baskar Sundaram

Today's Guest Is Leigh Ann

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A formally trained screenwriter and University of Southern California graduate! Self-starting, multi-tasking executive focused on continuous business development process improvement. 24 years of professional experience including 20 years of senior level experience as a program manager, project manager, capture manager, orals coach, orals script writer, BD executive, proposal manager, volume lead, technical proposal writer, resume writer, past performance writer, market research analyst, marketing director, and technical writer. Expert at managing PMOs, GWACs, and IDIQs for many government customers including local, state and federal in aerospace and defense, systems and software engineering, healthcare IT, and cybersecurity. 

Winning capture and proposal strategist with contract awards valued at $50 million-1.3 billion for Army, Navy, Air Force, Department of State, DISA, DOD, Military Health Systems, Veterans Affairs, Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare, NASA, and GSA, . Easy going and extroverted communicator that loves networking and challenges. Has a creative and persuasive flair for winning new business. Incredible teambuilder with a successful history of turning problem teams into cooperative, successful teams. Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with an MBA from University of Maryland’s R.H. Smith School of Business. 

Shipley trained and APMP certified in proposal management and capture management at the Practitioner level. My sweet spot is standing up proposal development centers and IDIQ and GWAC Centers of Excellence. Pursuits include defense, aerospace, systems engineering, military health, payment processing systems, and healthcare IT for small, medium and large businesses. I strategize to capture efforts at the contract level then build teams to pursue subsequent quick turn task orders. I started my career in healthcare systems on both sides of Medicaid (on behalf of doctors as well as payors and medical groups/independent physician associations for 7 years. In my spare time I enjoy writing dramatic scripts, making YouTube videos, creating recipes with my husband, and learning how to understand my adult children.

In this episode we will discuss Leigh Ann’s

  • Life and Career
  • Shipley Journey 
  • APMP Board tenure and his founding role in APMP UK 
  • Role in designing certification programme 
  • People influential in his life and career 
  • Advice to bid and proposal professionals 
  • Next Steps and 

Few fun Qs…. 

Get to know the human side of your leader behind your APMP certifications, Tony Birch.

If you're ready to sacrifice who you are, for what you will become, then you will be invited to our show…

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