Trainer | Abby Mackness

Abby Mackness, M.S., J.D., has over 35 years of experience in not-for-profit grant and for-profit proposal preparation, and program management in support of federal, defense, intelligence, state, local, and commercial customers, and funders. Abby is known in the industry for her in-depth opportunity research and her high win rates.

Abby recently moved to Florida from Washington D.C. where she was the Senior Director for Capture and Proposal Management for MorphoTrust USA (now known as IDEMIA). After being “retired” for six weeks, Abby missed the work too much and decided to start her own business.   She is now the President and CEO of Mackness and Poore Consulting, LLC, headquartered in Wesley Chapel, Fl.

Abby is a certified Capture Manager (Lockheed Martin) and is a member of the Association for Proposal Management Professionals (APMP).   Abby is also a Project Management Professional (PMP) (certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI)).  She and is a retired Air Force officer (reserve) where she served as both a computer scientist and software acquisition officer.  In her free time, Abby serves on the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of West Central Florida and the Non-Profit Free Open-Source Software (FOSS) Institute and is a coach for the University of Tampa’s MBA program.

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