Kimberlin R. Wildman is passionate about helping clients win new business. She is the founder and President of MyPM where she leverages her rich, professional background in support of others.
Proposal Management Experience
Kim is a proposal manager, proposal writer, and a member of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals. Since 2011, she helped clients secure several billion dollars in funding and new business contracts.
Kim has more than a decade of proposal management experience behind her. This means, if she's working for your team, you can expect her to tap a pile of lessons learned. You can also expect her to roll out a structured approach to developing compliant, compelling proposals.
Her performance history is proven. It includes supporting winning responses to the federal agencies, state and local governments, systems of public education, and commercial organizations listed below.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Goldman Environmental Foundation
- National Institute of Standards and Technology
- U.S. Air Force
- U.S. Army
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- U.S. Defense Logistics Agency
- U.S. Dept of Commerce
- U.S. Dept of Defense
- U.S. Dept of Energy
- U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
- U.S. Dept of Homeland Security
- U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development
- U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- U.S. Office of Personnel Management
- U.S. Secret Service
- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
- Multiple public school systems
- Multiple municipalities
- Multiple U.S. states
- Multiple U.S. insurance companies
“Proposal management is an exciting subset of project management. It has the potential to turn small business dreams into big business realities.”
Project Management Experience
In 2008, a federal government contractor called upon Kim to manage a troubled software development project belonging to the U.S. Department of Defense. Although her career changed when she accepted the work, her level of professional engagement did not.
During the project, Kim dedicated herself to acquiring the project management body of knowledge. In 2009, she became PMP® certified by the Project Management Institute. Thereafter, she created custom project management templates to support her effectiveness.
By 2011, she began developing electronic study tools for students seeking PMP certification. As a way of giving back to the profession, she published these educational tools online and made them freely available.
Today, Kim's study materials have been accessed by hundreds of thousands of website visitors and her project management templates have been downloaded over 750,000 times. The templates are now used as instructional material in colleges and universities, and by project leaders around the world.
Over the years, Kim has managed several types of projects, including: IT, software development, legal, proposal development, and marketing projects. She leads MyPM with more than a decade of project management experience behind her.
When Kim practiced business and real estate law, she maintained involvement with several professional and nonprofit organizations such as: the American Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, Homebuilders Association of Lexington, Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors, Mortgage Bankers Association of the Bluegrass, Realtor Community Housing Foundation, and Lexington Habitat for Humanity. She performed residential and commercial closings, cured title defects, and authored papers regarding title insurance claims and ethical considerations in real property transactions. Kim also chaired the real estate section of the Fayette County Bar Association and managed title company branch offices in Lexington, Louisville, and Somerset, Kentucky.
- Juris Doctorate (JD), Law, University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law
- Master of Fine Arts program, Two-dimensional Art, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
- Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Art Education, Eastern Kentucky University
Bringing It All Together
Today, the entirety of Kim’s professional efforts are dedicated to the work of MyPM where she synthesizes her knowledge and experience in support of others. Recently, she authored The Practitioner's Book of Project Management Templates, which is a collection of 86 editable templates that align with widely recognized good practices in project management. Her e-book is an excellent resource for project managers, project management offices, and institutes of higher education. It is distinguishable in the marketplace because the templates are arranged to expedite development of comprehensive project management plans. In a straightforward manner, it supports managers from project initiation to project closing. Her second book is already in progress.
When She's Not Working
When she’s not working, Kim enjoys being outside. She is a recreational kayaker and founded a paddling chapter in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The chapter hosts weekly paddling events and is now over 65 members strong. Kim also enjoys backpacking in the beautiful Adirondack Park.