New Member Spotlight: Anson Whaley, Proposal Manager

New Member Spotlight: Anson Whaley, Proposal Manager

Anson Whaley, Proposal Manager at i+iconUSA is one of our newest SMPS Pittsburgh Members.  His career includes 16 years of marketing-related experience, and for the past nine years, he has worked in marketing and proposal development for professional services firms. His employers have served a variety of industries, including transportation engineering, civil and environmental engineering, mining, energy, and construction. Over the years, Anson has led and supported hundreds of proposals for clients in both the private and public sectors. As the proposal manager for Infrastructure and Industrial Constructors USA, LLC (i+iconUSA), a family of diversified heavy/civil industrial construction firms, his primary responsibility includes the development and support of proposals, bids, and qualifications packages for their companies.  Anson earned a B.S. degree in Business Management (major in marketing) from The University of Pittsburgh and his previous experience includes sports marketing and working for a non-profit organization.

Want to know more about Anson? 

Why did you join SMPS?:
I am hoping to connect with other professionals working in marketing and proposal departments to have an opportunity to establish new business relationships.

What SMPS events are you most looking forward to?:
Primarily, I am interested in attending events involving discussion related to the development of proposals and qualification packages. It is helpful to learn what other companies are doing (and why) as well as to keep up with the latest trends and client preferences.

What do you do in your free time?:
I enjoy a variety of hobbies including photography, gardening, and learning Spanish as I have traveled to Mexico for many years. Currently, I lead our children’s Sunday School program at my church and am also an avid supporter of Pitt sports. This summer, I was selected to join the University’s inaugural Fan Experience Committee, headed by the athletics department, on a two-year term.

People would be surprised to know that:
I collect baseball cards from the late 1800s/early 1900s and previously played the saxophone for about ten years.

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