The NEW APMP Lone Star Chapter was formed by a merger of the Greater Houston Chapter and previous Lone Star Chapter on January 1, 2016. The Greater Houston Chapter of APMP was founded in May 1996 and formally recognized as a Chapter on May 27, 1997. The Lone Star Chapter of APMP was reestablished in 2008.
2016 Chapter Board Members
Chapter Chair: Sonya Wooley (Houston), CP APMP
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.
Chapter Chair: Scott Cuppett (Dallas/Fort Worth)
Chapter Vice Chair: Betsy Cummings
Betsy has fifteen years of proposal management and writing/editing experience. She has managed multiple and diverse teams to create winning proposals in the Federal, commercial, and nonprofit sectors. Betsy is currently a proposal manager at Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories. She also has a training certification and regularly conducts writing/editing and proposal management training workshops and webinars including APMP BidCon and various regional conferences and meetings.
Betsy achieved practitioner-level certification in 2014. During 2011-2013, she served on the APMP board and is currently Lone Star chapter’s co-chair.
Secretary: Danielle Pickard Cope
Danielle is a five year veteran of Verizon's Strategic Services Proposal Management Team and the former Terremark RFP Team, having led hundreds of proposal projects across the cloud, infrastructure, and hosting solutions portfolio. As the Team Lead/Supervisor for the US-based contingent of the team, Danielle sets the pace for North America proposal operations on a day-to-day basis. Previous to joining the Verizon and Terremark families, Danielle was the Office Manager for Dallas Summer Musicals in Dallas, TX and brings with her a background in document management, project management, and graphic design. Danielle holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas State University. As a member of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) Danielle completed her APMP Foundation-level certification in 2013.
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.
Membership Chair: Laura Mallary
Laura Mallary is a freelance technical communication professional with 20 years experience across a variety of technical disciplines. She is skilled in the composition and design of textual and visual communication for both print and web-based media including proposals, reports, training materials, technical publications, documentation, presentations, and marketing materials. Her background also includes successful preparation and submission of proposals to a variety of government agencies, commercial concerns, and charitable foundations. Laura is a graduate of Texas A & M University and holds an MA from Texas Tech University in Technical Communication and Rhetoric.
Webinar Chair: Nicole Conda
Nicole Conda is an entrepreneur and proposals consultant who specializes in managing proposals, writing technical content, developing business processes, and 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.
Houston Program Chair: Temietrius Pulley
Temietrius Pulley is a proposal development professional. Her interest in writing proposals was piqued during a grant writing class in graduate school. Shortly thereafter, she got involved writing grants for nonprofit organizations, which led to her role as consulting proposal editor for a Fortune 500 construction company. There, she led the content creation efforts for an international consortium of subject matter experts within the A/E/C industry in the pursuit of a lucrative design-build-finance-operate-maintain bridge replacement contract. This was a successful, winning bid.
Since then she has helped produce many winning bids with cumulative contract values exceeding $2 Billion. In so doing, Temietrius has worn many proposal “hats”—editor, technical writer, coordinator, manager, and desktop publisher. She has honed expertise in capture planning, strategic messaging, and process development.
Temietrius holds a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Hunter College and a master’s in public administration from Bernard Baruch College, both located in Manhattan, New York.
In her free time, Temietrius enjoys hanging out with her family, traveling, and strengthening her graphic design skills.