Team Bios

George Brumis

President26 years’ experience

George Brumis, founder and president of RFP MD, brings a rare combination of experience to his clients. He’s an award-winning advertising copywriter, has headed up new business development for several advertising and marketing agencies, and has been an account supervisor on key pieces of business. His unique RFP responses, sales proposals and presentations have led to millions in new business for his clients. George received his Bachelor’s degree (Marketing) from Western Illinois University and then received his copywriting degree from the Portfolio Center in Atlanta, the advertising industry’s leading portfolio school.

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Keith Romero

Proposal Consultant 21 years’ experience

An RFP MD team member for seven years, Keith Romero has a background that encompasses senior- level strategic planning, copywriting and project management. Keith’s proposal development and management skills include content analysis, key messaging and message evaluation. His strengths in strategy development, program ideation, writing and editing, and research, allow him to provide valuable content to proposals, while also offering strategic counsel as needed. His unique RFP responses, sales proposals and presentations have led to many new business wins over the years. Keith received his Bachelor’s degree (Marketing Communications) from Columbia College and his Master’s of Science (Communications Management) from Syracuse University.

Kirk Ruhnke

Writer 35 years’ experience

Kirk Ruhnke regards writing as the art of thinking. If there’s something that can be written, chances are he can write it. A seasoned veteran of the advertising business, Kirk has won many awards for his clever, engaging and always-with-an-element-of-surprise TV, radio and print work. He knows how to apply his skills to digital, too. Kirk brings a unique skill set to RFP MD, with experience gained over the years working in a wide variety of consumer categories, including financial services, apparel, retail, food, beer, over-the-counter medications, package goods, hospitality, health care, and tourism.

Norm Huelsman

Norm Huelsman

Designer12 years’ experience

Norm Huelsman is an accomplished designer and has worked on a wide variety of projects, from proposals, to branding projects, to websites, to social media campaigns. He has been working with RFP MD for over five years on RFP responses, proposals, PowerPoint and Keynote presentations, websites and brochures. Norm received his Bachelor’s degree (Graphic Design) from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

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Proofreader30 years’ experience

When you want to make sure all of your “i’s” are dotted and “t’s” are crossed – there’s no one better to help than Karen Eckhardt. Karen’s been working with RFP MD since we opened our doors in 2005. Karen has extensive experience proofreading and editing communications, publications, reports and materials—from highly technical to simplified reading levels. She has excellent knowledge of spelling, grammar, writing/editing, capitalization, punctuation; has a meticulous eye for checking formatting, fonts, graphics, type treatments, spacing, color and other visual elements for consistency; and is skilled at making suggestions to improve flow, clarity, word usage, structure or emphasis.

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