“What can I do to help?” is a common question you will hear from Adrian Marcewicz, a proposal coordinator with Urban’s corporate development group. As a coordinator, he is responsible for ensuring that the best product possible is put out when the firm proposes on new work for clients. He is experienced in preparing responses to RFPs and SOQs, working with technical staff to assure deadlines are met, writing project summaries, customizing staff resumes, and coordinating information from subconsultants and clients. So when a project manager comes to Adrian for assistance in putting together a proposal, he knows there are many things he can do make the development process run smoothly.
In addition to his strong writing, proofreading, and editing skills, Adrian is proud of the professional teaming relationships he has developed, including a recent effort where 11 subconsultants – nine of which are registered disadvantaged business enterprises – were brought on-board, in addition to rekindling a relationship with a former Urban partner. Teaming with other firms can often give a proposal the winning edge that is needed.
Outside of work, Adrian enjoys, reading, writing, and shooting pool; he once even shot a couple games against a former world champion. He considers his co-workers the best part of his job, and stays busy as a part of the firm’s softball team in Philadelphia (playing as well as writing the game’s recap), commissioner of an inter-department fantasy football league, and “beerista” in a beer trading club.
A graduate of Bloomsburg University, Adrian is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research, an organization for those with a strong passion for the game to meet and discuss baseball with likeminded people. What does Adrian see himself doing in the future? “Hopefully the same thing – only better, faster, and smarter,” he says.