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Upcoming events

    • 04 Feb 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 12:59 PM (CST)
    • HESS Club, 5430 Westheimer Rd., Houston
    • 36

    Steve Ankerstar

    This month, Steve Ankerstar will teach us how to understand the mindsets of those who work in the Department of Defense. As long-time Air Force pilot, Steve understands thoroughly how personnel in the DOD think. He will show us how to win their trust in our proposals, and how to avoid the ire of proposal reviewers.As the man who dropped the first bomb in Iraq as part of the Shock and Awe campaign, Steve has a compelling story to tell. This presentation will be highly interactive and informative.

    Steve is the owner and founder of Afterburner Financial, LLC.—a financial services firm based in Round Rock, Texas. As such, Steve is a dynamic and high-energy executive leader specializing in private wealth management and financial planning. Steve utilizes high-tech portfolio management and financial planning software to provide individuals with a crystal clear assessment of where they are as well as providing them with a tailored flight plan to achieve their financial goals. As a retired Air Force officer, Steve’s global security experience includes guiding complex operations, building key relationships, and fostering team development, proven through twenty years of success as an F-15C Eagle and F-117 Stealth Fighter pilot in the US Air Force. Steve served and defended this country for over 20 years and now Steve serves his clients and defends them against future threats to their financial well-being. Steve is dedicated to achieving maximum performance results with focused financial planning and specialized portfolio management to secure a stress-free retirement for his clients. Steve’s academic credentials include a bachelor’s degree and three masters’ degrees. In addition, Steve is currently a second year doctoral candidate pursuing his PhD in Finance. Steve recently published an article in The Platform Magazine entitled “Living Life with Passion” and also was the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of Lonestar MENSA. Steve lives in Round Rock with his wife Irene and two beautiful daughters, Allison and Alexa.

    Meeting fee includes lunch:
    • $25 for APMP Members
    • $35 for Nonmembers
    • $20 for Students with Student Identification
    Seating is limited so please reserve early! Cancellations must be received 48 hours before the meeting date to receive a full refund. Please email the Program Chair with your cancellation. Otherwise, fees are not refundable and will be invoiced accordingly.

    • 01 Apr 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 12:59 PM (CDT)
    • HESS Club, 5430 Westheimer Rd., Houston
    • 40

    Julie Irvin

    Julie 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.

    Meeting fee includes lunch:
    • $25 for APMP Members
    • $35 for Nonmembers
    • $20 for Students with Student Identification
    Seating is limited so please reserve early! Cancellations must be received 48 hours before the meeting date to receive a full refund. Please email the Program Chair with your cancellation. Otherwise, fees are not refundable and will be invoiced accordingly.

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