Colby McAdams

Colby McAdams

Proposal Manager

Colby works on the business development team where she writes and manages proposals across all three of Bixal's sectors (Federal, Health and International Development). She participates in pursuit-and-capture strategy, active proposal development, continuous process enhancements and content management.

Originally from Connecticut, Colby attended the University of Connecticut where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Science in professional writing from New York University. Prior to joining Bixal, Colby worked at a GovTech 100 company on public-sector proposals for state government software solutions for voter registration and election management and business services systems. Outside of work, Colby enjoys playing tennis (though she says she’s not very good!) and devotes most of her free time to international travel. Colby has visited 22 different countries in South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Another activity outside of work that occupies Colby’s and her fiancé’s time is their own small business—Hanjan Spice Co.—which they opened in 2019. Hanjan Spice Co. is a small-batch spice company that specializes in authentic and original blends, such as the Hanjan family recipe for Garam Masala.


  • Proposal Management
  • Writing and Editing
  • Content Development and Management

Bucket List

To publish her own poetry manuscript or essay collection.