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Nic Adams Wins APMP 2015 COO Election

Tuesday, October 14, 2014  
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Contact: Patrice Scheyer
Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: +1-703-281-1686+1-703-281-1686



Nic Adams Wins APMP 2015 COO Election
Adams to Become the First International Executive Committee Member to Lead APMP Since 2006

Washington, DC, October 14, 2014 – The Association of Proposal Management Professionals® (APMP®), announced today that Nic Adams, Bid Director at Teradata UK Ltd, has been elected as the APMP Board of Directors Chief Operating Officer (COO)/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Elect for the January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2016 term. He will serve as the CEO in 2016 and Past CEO in 2017. Mr. Adams recently served as the APMP’s Board of Directors Treasurer from 2013 through 2014.

Mr. Adams was elected as the APMP COO/CEO/Past CEO from a field of four highly-qualified candidates. He earned the highest scores from his APMP Board of Director peers in the association’s first contested election for the top spot in over five years. He will also be the first internationally-based APMP Board Director tabbed to lead the association in eight years, when Tony Birch of Shipley Limited was APMP’s CEO in 2006.

In addition to having held leadership roles for other not-for-profit organizations, Mr. Adams has over 25 years business experience working for Blue Chip IT corporations and has developed corporate governance and financial business models. He holds financial management and accounting qualifications from the SA Institute of Business and an MDP from the University of South Africa Business School.

As APMP Treasurer, Mr. Adams was the first volunteer Board member to have been asked to participate in the financial review and fiscal governance in the association’s 25-year history. He will join the incumbent Executive Committee Members Suzanne Jones, Chief Executive Officer, of Northrop Grumman, and Colleen Jolly, Past CEO, of the 24 Hour Company, on January 1, 2015. His Treasurer position will be left vacant and filled soon by appointment of the APMP Board.

"Nic was chapter chair of the APMP UK for two terms before becoming APMP Treasurer. He brings a wide variety of governance and financial experience to our Board,” said Rick Harris, Executive Director, APMP. "Nic is known for his ability to understand challenges and work toward effective problem solving.  We all look forward to his collaboration with next year’s CEO, Suzanne Jones, and for his leadership, as APMP continues to evolve and grow.”

For additional information, please contact Rick Harris at

About APMP
APMP® is the worldwide authority 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 August 1989 and began with 28 charter members. Today, the Association has more than 5,600 members and 25 active chapters worldwide. Membership includes proposal and business development professionals who are engaged in a wide range of activities including business development and acquisition, proposal management, strategic planning, business capture, sales, competitive intelligence, writing, editing, graphic design,
desktop publishing, document production, and proposal consulting. For more information, contact Patrice Scheyer, Director of Marketing and Communications, +1-703-281-1686+1-703-281-1686 or