The Greater Houston Chapter of APMP was founded in May 1996 and formally recognized as a Chapter on May 27, 1997. From humble beginnings, the Houston membership now covers the gamut of proposal professionals—from commercial to state and local government to federal pursuits to grants. Such a broad base of individuals enriches the knowledge base of the entire membership.
General Membership Meetings are the first Wednesday of every other month beginning in February, 11 am to 1 pm at the Houston Engineering and Scientific Society (HESS) Club building.
Chapter Board Meetings are the first Wednesday of every month beginning in January at 11 a.m. at the Houston Engineering and Scientific Society (HESS) Club building. Board meetings are open to all membership. If you wish to attend, contact Daniel Maddux for information.
2015-2016 Chapter Board Members
Chapter Chair: Sonya Wooley
Sonya Wooley is the President of Mammoth Technologies, LLC, a small proposal and business development company that she manages with her husband, Bill Wooley. She has over fifteen years of experience in business development, proposal preparation and management, and pricing for federal government opportunities.
Sonya has a MA in Behavioral Science from University of Houston-Clear Lake, and received her BA in History from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas in 1993. She will be serving on the APMP International Board of Directors in 2015 and 2016.
Secretary: Nicole Conda
Nicole Conda is an entrepreneur and proposals consultant who specializes in managing proposals, writing technical content, developing business processes, and0 creating marketing plans primarily for small and large businesses across diverse industries.
Nicole is an experienced trainer and Adjunct Instructor of Strategic Management Principles and Small Business Entrepreneurship, and has served on several nonprofit boards. She has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in business, and is an APMP Certified Proposal Professional, Foundation Level.
Treasurer: Jeannette K. Waldie CPP APMP
Jeannette K. Waldie CPP APMP, has over 30 years of experience developing and managing business communications, including capture and proposal management and presentation design and coaching. She specializes in helping companies express their vision and engaging employees and clients in that vision. She is also an expert in adapting and implementing best practices to help companies win business and reduce costs. Jeannette has been active in APMP and the Greater Houston Chapter since early 2000. Jeannette also serves as the Chapter Certification Liaison and is an approved Certification Mentor.
Communication Chair: Julie Irvin
Julie Irvin is an award-winning communications and marketing professional with 16 years of experience in corporate marketing and internal communications. She has led document management projects for multimillion-dollar companies across diverse industries and has a proven ability to execute and manage projects with multiple stakeholders on schedule and within budget. She has 15 years of experience as a certified trainer, developing education material and leading seminars on a wide range of topics.
Membership Chair: Jaclyn Dixon Anderson
Jaclyn Dixon Anderson provide proposal management expertise for federal, state, local, and commercial opportunities, with a focus on Military and Defense strategic proposals.
Jaclyn is currently a Senior Proposal Technical Writer for the Information Technology division of Verizon. Throughout her career, she has worn many hats including, but not limited to, proposal writer, proposal manager and coordinator, production manager, and the creator of best practices and methodologies.
Jaclyn has been a member of APMP since 2011. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Professional and Technical Writing and a M.A. /M.B.A in Technical Communication and Business Administration from Benedictine University.
Program Chair: Daniel Maddux
Daniel Maddux is president of Elite Documentation Inc. His company helps businesses communicate with their clients, regulators, and employees. Daniel is currently working on several process improvement projects, creating technical manuals, and doing a lot of general writing and editing.
Daniel has been serving as Chapter Chair for the last 2 years. Before that, he served as Vice Chapter Chair, and Membership Chair. Recently, Daniel’s chapter presentation, “How to Quickly Improve the Writing in Your Proposals”, received the highest ratings ever for a Greater Houston Chapter of APMP meeting.