Senior business development executive and certified appraiser Howard Nutt holds the title of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Business Development Institute International. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to the promotion of excellence in business development by means of tools such as appraisals, certifications, and benchmarking. As Executive Director, Nutt works with many clients to establish their maturity baselines and create internal capabilities, and he also acquaints them with the Capability Maturity Model for Business Development. In his certified appraiser capacity, Howard Nutt adheres to the high standards established by his organization. He is an expert in appraisal tools and methodologies.Howard Nutt’s areas of expertise include price-to-win methodology, competitive intelligence, strategic planning, and business strategy. Among Nutt’s professional affiliations is a charter membership in the Association of Proposal Management Professionals. This organization awarded Nutt the McRea Founders Award in 2002 and the Vision Award in 2003. Nutt also works with the International Project Management Association, the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals society, and the National Contract Management Association.In 1973, Howard Nutt graduated with a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature with a minor in Philosophy from Fort Hays State University in Kansas. He went on to pursue a Doctor of Arts from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In his spare time, Howard Nutt enjoys cycling, hiking, and other physical fitness activities. He also enjoys going to the theater and watching films. Nutt currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona.