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Melisa Paye


No one goes to college for a career in proposal management, but after obtaining degrees in English, literature, and psychology, and bouncing around various business sectors, I’ve settled into a 15+year stretch as a manager of the proposal process, helping large and small companies win and retain federal contracts. I’ve had the pleasure to work with sharp, capable teams and individuals on a huge variety of projects, from space science to cemetery landscaping; I learn something new every time I work on a proposal. One of the most satisfying things about my job is retaining a competitive contract so my colleagues can keep doing valuable work they enjoy. Winning new work is pretty sweet, too.

I live in central Maryland with two adorable dogs who deserve all the belly rubs and snoot boops.

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