“Having met Richard at the ASAE Annual Meeting I shared with him some of NELLCO’s communication challenges. Richard submitted a proposal to me for a modified communications audit on a fairly short timeline. Richard was very well-organized and had a clearly articulated process and deliverables. The report was delivered on time and on budget, and gave us some excellent strategies for improving communication to our stakeholders. I would highly recommend Richard and would be happy to talk with anyone considering employing him as a communications consultant.”

Tracy L. Thompson-Przylucki
Executive Director
NELLCO (formerly New England Law Library Consortium)

“As a first-time author, I instinctively knew how critical my editor would be to the outcome. Not only did Richard prove to be the consummate editor, but he brought a keen sense of the industry to the project. He was an outstanding coach — always telling me where improvements needed to be made, yet also telling me when he felt pieces of the manuscript were quite good. His sense of both organization and content were excellent. Richard is very proactive and responsive. I have developed a lot of respect for Richard’s editorial talent and have enjoyed working with him very much. He has added so much value to the book.”

Richard G. Jacques, AIA
Jacques Management, LLC

“We hired Richard to assess our marketing proposals, from both a writing perspective and the process itself. From the research he conducted he was able to create a customized proposal writing training, specific to the needs of USKH. Richard was very professional and honest in his feedback; since he conducted our training in the fall of 2009 our proposal hit rate has gone up six percent. I highly recommend utilizing his services.”

Lydia Gray
Vice President, Business Development

“I had the pleasure of working closely with Richard. I was consistently impressed with his knowledge of the industry, his professionalism, his diplomacy, his skills as a communicator, his commitment to quality, his attention to detail, his respect for deadlines, and his sense of humor.”

Lisa Bowman
Senior Vice President
Society for Marketing Professional Services

“Richard Belle is a thoughtful, experienced, and generous professional, and a reliable and supportive colleague. His success as a communications consultant comes from his commitment to his clients, his years of experience, his intellectual curiosity, and his outstanding work whether he is editing, writing, or conducting proposal coaching.”

Cecilia Sepp
Vice President
Association Laboratory, Inc.

“When I have needed a communications challenge solved the right way, and right now, I have turned to Richard Belle. He has always come through, no matter how tough the challenge, with the right product and great service. I have seen him perform near miracles to make sure that our communications achieved needed impact.”

Walker Lee Evey
President and CEO
Design-Build Institute of America, 2004-2009

“Belle Communications provides us the opportunity to look at things in a new way without the burden of hiring new employees to do it. They are very customer service oriented and meet the deadlines.”

Patrick Brookover
Vice President/Membership and Meetings
Grocery Manufacturers Association

“Richard is a gifted and effective communicator. He listened well to our needs, resulting in a new product.”

Jeffrey S. Russell, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor and Chair
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison

“A first class awards program has tremendous recognition benefits for the sponsoring organization … if done right. Richard Belle drove all aspects of our international awards competition—from call for entries, to jury selection and judging criteria, to PR and marketing of the awards dinner as well as scripting the awards show. Richard provided an absolutely first class program that was a win for everyone involved.”

Michael Sallas
Senior Vice President
Design-Build Institute of America, 1999-2004
Director of the International Design-Build Awards Competition

“During the time I worked with Richard I was always amazed at his ability to quickly learn new subject matter and produce reports and papers that reflected an in-depth understanding that went way beyond his educational background and job experience. His ability to write articles and reports on a wide range of topics, serve as an editor, and produce high quality reports always reflected well on the organization and gave us tremendous visibility.”

Harvey M Bernstein, F.ASCE
Past President, Civil Engineering Research Foundation
Vice President, Industry Analytics, Alliances & Strategic Initiatives
McGraw-Hill Construction