Howard Nutt Tribute Page

Founding member, Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) and
Executive Director of Business Development Institute

Howard Wesley Nutt passed away to meet the Lord 
On Saturday, July 11, 2020

Howard Nutt was the  Executive Director of the Business Development Institute International (BD-Institute). An industry veteran with 45 years experience. Howard was one of APMP’s 28 founding members, developed its original strategic plan, was the recipient of APMP Founders and Vision awards and continues as an APMP Fellow. He led the development of the Capability Maturity Model® for Business Development and was a former Senior VP of Consulting for Shipley Associates.

Message from Howard Family

Howard’s wife Jane Vert Nutt and daughter, Lispeth Jane Tibbits Nutt invite you to contribute to an online Celebration of Life

Thoughts, memories, and images submitted to this page will also be used to create a printed for the family.

An in-person service will be arranged at a later date to be scheduled when public safety allows. It was Howard’s last wish that his passing bring attention to charitable causes to which he was devoted throughout his life

Please honor this wish and, in lieu of flowers, consider a donation in Howard’s memory

To contact Howard’s immediate family, send physical mail to 13212 N 17th Place, Phoenix , AZ 85022Or send email to

Message sent to either location will reach both Jane and Lispeth

Last email from Howard to me
dated 30th May 2020

Hi, Baskar.

Great to hear from you, as always. I trust that you and your family are staying well and not stay-at-home a problem.I’m actually in the hospital right now, it’s not been a good week for me. Hopefully, I’ll be discharged tomorrow.As for ScribbleTalk, I’m happy to support you in any way you need.

That’s good news about Nashville. Jane will be there, so you two will be able to meet. It’s a shame that your wife can’t come with you. We’ll work out logistics as we get closer to the date.

Warm regards,

Howard Nutt shares his journey - Scribble Talk

Tribute from Bid & Proposal Community

My Tribute

Howard was my father figure, my very first visit to APMP Bid Con 2015 at Boston was just to be with him. I was so looking forward to meet Howard at Nashville and stand alongside him at the BD Institute stand. He inspired me to document APMP history and I was so blessed to record his voice as my first Baachu Scribble Talk Podcast guest.

We know he is a light hearted person and his BD – Metrics and Benchmarking tools will be used as long as tenders exist.

To continue his legacy, I dedicated scribble scholarships in honour of him (and few other mentors) 2019. March 20th (on his birthday), I will be launching Howard Nutt BD Excellence Award picking best BD – CMM practicing companies and Scribble Talk popular rapid fire random Qs will be renamed as The Nutters Round.

As long as I am alive, I will continue to do my little part to keep your legacy forward.

Thank you Howard for everything, you will be deeply missed. RIP Sir.

Baskar Sundaram