Scribble Talk Podcast

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Rick Harris, Chief Executive,
Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP)

Scribble Talk Exclusive With Rick Harris, Chief Executive, APMP ​

Rick is a senior-level association executive with more than 30 years of experience with notable achievements across multiple industries including professional and trade associations.

Rick’s superiors and co-workers alike constantly applaud his ability to build strong, sustainable relationships and secure consensus among cross-functional team members for key initiatives. Most recently he has served as Executive Director of the MdTech Division, Tech Council of Maryland and the Executive Director, Tech Council of Maryland Foundation. His experience includes senior management roles working with both domestic and foreign economic development offices and boards to develop stategic plans and then execute that plan. Rick has been part of international business development teams for several associations. Rick is adept decision maker who strategizes operational frameworks to integrate and align with organization vision and objectives, fostering enhanced staff performance, achieving best practice, and maximizing revenues.

Rick lives in Washington DC with his partner of 10 years and has two children, Riley (17) and Ryder (16).

Part 1

Part 2

In this episode, we will discuss Rick’s

  • Early life and education 
  • First Job 
  • Career before APMP
  • APMP Chief Executive Role – Early years and Journey so far
  • APMP Bid Con memories  
  • APMP chapters members
  • APMP Team and Board members
  • Key accomplishments 
  • APMP response to Covid19
  • 10000thmember celebration
  • APMP’s Winning Business Virtual Experience (WBVE) 
  • #blacklivesmattter message to members
  • 3 things not many people know about him 
  • Advice to people wanting to pursue career 
  • One thing he wish he had known early in his career
  • Influential people in his life and career
  • 3-5 years vision for APMP
  • Nickname
  • Sports passion
  • Sanctuary at home for homeless
  • Values on fairness and working hard
  • Christmas Tree Network
  • Announcement
  • Rumour
  • Tributes
  • Plus appreciations from APMP community and more…  

Key Nuggets

  • Be fair and work hard
  • Sports is a good lesson for all of us
  • Dont take yourself too seriously
  • Create your career and many more..

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Recommended Links 

Association of Proposal Management Professionals Virtual Winning Business Event Link

Bid & Proposal Con 2020, Nashville

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