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In keeping with the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) best practice, the APMP Executive Committee announced today that the title for its Executive Director has been changed to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective immediately. This means that Rick Harris, APMP’s Executive Director, will now be called the association’s CEO.
“This title change is in keeping with what associations the size of APMP call their ‘paid staff leader’,” said Jamie Ninneman, APMP Chair. “As we have grown as an association in numbers of new members, increased revenue, and international responsibility, we felt like it was important to change the title to reflect not only where we are now, but more importantly who and where we want to be in the future.”
Mr. Ninneman added that the role of APMP’s Executive Director has evolved through the years, past general budget and staff oversight to include critical areas such as:
- Dynamic international membership growth
- Dramatic growth and expansion of APM’s certification programs
- Rebranding APMP’s Bid & Proposal Con annual conference
- Creation of more international chapters
- Increase in benefits to all members by focusing on personal and professional growth
With the help from the Board and APMP staff, Mr. Harris has led the association in membership growth from 3,300 in 2011 to 8,300 members to date – a 151% increase. Additionally, APMP grew its number of certified members from 3,132 in 2011 to 10,520 members to date – a 235% increase.
Mr. Harris has been with APMP since February 2011.