APMP Mourns the Loss of Lee Hendrickson, CPP APMP Fellow
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Posted by: APMP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APMP Mourns the Loss of
Lee Hendrickson, CPP APMP Fellow
Former APMP Board of Directors Member
Served as a Mentor and Industry Beacon
Washington, DC, July 2, 2015 – The Association of Proposal Management Professionals® (APMP®) community is
saddened to learn of the death of Lee Hendrickson, CPP APMP Fellow, who passed
away on June 30, 2015.
"This is a great loss to proposal development professionals in our industry and
a greater loss to the APMP community,” said Rick Harris, Executive Director,
APMP. "So many of us experienced Lee’s legacy and passion for business excellence and sharing his knowledge with others. He
readily served as a mentor to the membership, routinely providing support and wisdom
Certified as APMP Certified Proposal Professional (CPP APMP), the highest level
of APMP-recognized industry knowledge, Hendrickson was fiercely committed to
the industry. He served in the APMP Board of Directors 2013 – 2014 class. Hendrickson
helped launch the APMP Pacific Northwest Chapter and served as Chapter Chair
for many years, earning the distinguished APMP Chapter Chair of the Year award
in 2009. After retiring from FLIR Systems in 2014, he continued as an industry
In 2011 Hendrickson
was inducted as an APMP Fellow, an honor that recognizes
individuals who have made substantial industry contributions over many years.
He continued his commitment to excellence and service, acting as an adviser and
mentor, specifically as an APMP Certification mentor. At the APMP Bid &
Proposal Con 2015 conference in Seattle in May, Hendrickson volunteered in the APMP Situation Room, helping colleagues
address some of their most difficult proposal challenges. He also served on the
APMP Chapter Liaison Committee.
of us had a chance to speak with Lee at the APMP Bid & Proposal Con 2015
conference in Seattle. He was, truly, a kind and gentle man and was a wonderful
friend and colleague for many years,” said Suzanne Jones, APMP CEO.
Hendrickson had 40
years’ experience in high-tech industries, with 18 spent preparing winning
proposals and six dedicated to procuring complex computer-based systems. He
also had significant experience in telecommunications, radar, radio
communications, rocket propulsion, health care, and banking. Hendrickson, with a deep,
melodic voice to rival that of James Earl Jones, performed voice-overs for
commercials and corporate films. He was licensed in Amateur Radio (Extra Class),
the top U.S. amateur radio license, governed by the Federal Communications
Commission, under strict federal regulations. He had an affinity for guitar, stringed
instruments and singing.
Hendrickson's wife, Marcie Rosenzweig, lives on the property they loved
for many years, in McMinnville, OR near the capital of Salem.
The Association of Proposal Management Professionals®
(APMP®) is the worldwide authority for best practices, education
and career development for professionals dedicated to the
process of winning business through proposals, bids, capture, business
development and presentations. APMP is a non-profit membership organization
founded in 1989 and today has more than 6,200 members and 26 active chapters worldwide.
Membership includes professionals engaged in every aspect of the proposal
development lifecycle. For more information, visit APMP.org.