Vice President

Brenda Crist

Vice President, MPA, CPP APMP Fellow, Capture Manager, Proposal Manager, Technical Writer

Brenda Crist serves as a senior capture and proposal manager and develops strategic solutions for clients. She focuses on helping clients work with their staff and partners to create winning, well-written proposal solutions. She offers hands-on experience from leading and conducting systems and network management projects for many civilian and military clients.

Brenda Crist has more than 25 years’ experience providing capture, proposal, and program management support for companies serving the federal market. She supports companies by helping to qualify new business opportunities, conducting research, performing competitive analyses, providing capture support, managing proposals, and writing and reviewing proposals. Her areas of expertise include civilian IT, health, and scientific markets. Brenda is an experienced trainer focusing on business development for project managers, proposal writing and management, and APMP Foundation Level Certification.

Brenda carefully follows the latest procurements, their requirements, and industry best practices. Brenda served as the 2010 President and formerly as 2009 Vice President and Professional Day Chairperson for the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP), National Capital Area (NCA) Chapter. She serves as the 2017 APMP Chesapeake Chapter Vice Chairperson and currently serves as Programs Chair. She has been an active member of APMP-NCA since 2003, serving as Professional Day Chair of Publicity, Speakers Program, and Chairperson for the 2006, 2007, and 2008 events, respectively. Brenda is a frequent presenter at APMP Bid & Proposal Conferences and APMP-NCA Mid-Atlantic Proposal Conferences.

Brenda was inducted as an Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) Fellow in June 2011 and also received the Steven S. Myers Award for 2011 APMP Chapter Chair of the Year. She holds an MPA in Public Administration from American University and is Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certified.


  • BS, Public Administration, American University
  • MPA, Public Administration, American University


  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certified
  • Professional-level certification from APMP
  • APMP Fellow