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2004-2005 National BDPA Profile


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We issued a comprehenisve profile of National BDPA in 2004-2005. The document provided information on BDPA programs, services, leadership, funding sources, chapters, members and such.

BDPA Leaders in 2004-2005 included Earl Pace (founder), Wayne Hicks (president), Gina Billings (president-elect), Rick Giraudy (VPF), Brooks Baker (VPMM), Wendy Wonsley (VPMS), Milt Haynes (Past President), Vercilla Brown (executive director), Zuri Stanback (CIO), William Bundy (outside director), Dr. Michael McCrimmon (outside director) and Dr. Robin Richmond (outside director).

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2004-2005 National BDPA Profile

  1. 1. 2004-2005 NATIONAL BDPA PROFILE
  2. 2. ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW Tag Lines National BDPA Conference l Information Technology Thought Leaders - Awards Banquet l The Premier Organization for African Americans - BDPA IT Golf Classic in Information Technology - Career Fair and Technology Exposition l A Global Member-focused Technology Organization - Certified Workshops and Seminars Stakeholders: Members, Corporate Sponsors, IT-based - Corporate Receptions Businesses, Educational Institutions and our Community - Dignitaries Reception Motto: Growth Through Professional Association - Entrepreneur Showcase Founded: 1975 in Philadelphia, PA - High School Computer Competition Founders: Earl Pace Jr. and the late David Wimberly - IT Showcase & College Exposition Vision: Be a powerful advocate for our stakeholders' - National Meetings interests within the global technology industry. - Town Hall Meeting Mission: BDPA is a global member-focused technology - Youth Technology Camp organization that delivers programs and service that serve National BDPA Services the professional well being of its stakeholders. - Advertisement opportunities in BDPA media Objective #1: Build and strengthen our stakeholder pro- - Exposure in the African American community ficiency and effective application of Information - Exposure in the Information Technology Community Technology - Exposure with BDPA media partners Objective #2: Affect a just level of our members' partici- - Help in finding employment pation at all levels of the IT industry's employment and - Help in finding qualified candidates for employment business opportunities opportunities Objective #3: Become a powerful voice in the IT indus- - Introduction to the latest technology try that represents the interests of our members and - Notices and announcements for IT Events community. - Resource pool for technical advice Chapters: Over 45 chapters. All chapter presidents are - Sponsorship opportunities members of the National BDPA Board of Directors. - Volunteer opportunities to give back to the Members: Over 3,000. About 60% of BDPA members community are IT professionals (e.g. software developers, business analysts, testers, project managers, etc.). About 25% are National Leadership high school and college students. Another 10% are entre- Earl Pace Jr., Founder preneurs and consultants. Another 5% are managers and R. Wayne Hicks, President senior executives. BDPA also has a growing constituency Gina L. Billings, President Elect of teachers, university professors and HR recruiters. Rick Giraudy, Vice President (Finance) BDPA members represent all ethnicities, age groups, and Brooks Baker, Vice President (Membership Management) income levels and are geographically disbursed across Wendy Wonsley, Vice President (Member Services) the U.S. with a growing international following in Canada, Tammy Wilkins, Vice President (Strategy & Planning) England, France and Ghana. Milton Haynes, Immediate Past President Online Community: Over 21,000 Vercilla Brown, Executive Director Funding Sources: Membership, Corporate Supporters Zuri Stanback, Chief Information Officer and Sponsors, Grants, Donations and In-Kind Services William F. Bundy, Outside Director Advertising Opportunities: Website Banner Ads, Quarterly Dr. Robin Richmond, Outside Director Online Journal, Monthly Newsletter, Annual Conference Tyrone Taborn, Outside Director Guide, Annual Report, and Internet Radio Show National BDPA Programs Contact Information: - BDPA Education & Technology Foundation 6301 Ivy Lane, Suite 700 - Black Family Technology Awareness Week Greenbelt MD 20770 - Career Center (www.bdpa.org/careercenter) (800) 727-BDPA/voice - College Student Internship Program (301) 220-2185/fax - College Student Mentoring Program Website ' www.bdpa.org - Community Technology Centers Email ' info@bdpa.org - Entrepreneur Special Interest Group - High School Computer Camps - ITSMF Executive Protégé Program - National Program Meetings & Webinars - Outsourcing & Off-shoring Special Interest Group - Quarterly National Board Meetings
  3. 3. NATIONAL BDPA LEADERSHIP EARL PACE, JR. - Founder RICK GIRAUDY - Vice President (Finance) Earl A. Pace Jr. began his career as a computer Rick Giraudy is a Technology Project Manager with programmer trainee at the Pennsylvania Railroad. Hewitt Associates, a global outsourcing and con- He became a business owner in 1976 when he sulting firm. He leads systems requirements defini- incorporated his current company, Pace Data tion, oversees system development, and manages Systems. In 1975 he co-founded Black Data people resources involved with systems. He has Processing Associates in Philadelphia serving as over 20 years experience managing funds for large president of the local chapter and also as the projects. He graduated from Regis University with BDPA's first-ever National President. Earl Pace a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of continues to be very active in the business and edu- Science degree in Computer Information Systems. cation community in Philadelphia, Washington DC, He was named Co-winner of the National BDPA Baltimore, MD. Board of Director Member of the Year award for 2002. Rick has been an active member of BDPA R. WAYNE HICKS - President since 1998. R. Wayne Hicks will serve as National BDPA President in 2004-2005. BROOKS BAKER - Vice President (Membership Management) Brooks C. Baker is a manager of the Database Management System (DBMS) for Allstate Insurance Company in Northbrook, Illinois. His technical expertise at Allstate as a technician ranges from MVS/CICS on the mainframe to Oracle/SQL Server in the client server environment. He has spent the Wayne previously served in a number of BDPA last four years at Allstate in the leadership role as leadership positions including Cincinnati Chapter manager of the DBMS unit. He manages a team of President, National BDPA Vice President and fifteen DBA' and two onsite Oracle Worldwide tech- Executive Director of the BDPA Education and nicians from different backgrounds and cultures. Technology Foundation. Wayne is a two-time Brooks is serving his second 2-year term as the winner of the National BDPA Chapter President's National BDPA VP of Membership Management. Award (1991, 2001) and the Cincinnati Chapter was named Chapter of the Year for their efforts in WENDY WONSLEY - Vice President (Member 2000-2001 under his leadership. Wayne was Services) employed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Wendy Wonsley has served the organization in for 23 years before making decision to start his numerous local and national leadership roles. She own business (Hicks Enterprises, was a member of six consecutive National BDPA http://www.ElecVillage.com). He received a Conference Teams, having served as 2002 Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Conference Director, Chapter President and the University of California, Riverside. National BDPA Community Outreach Director. Wendy was winner of both National BDPA Member GINA L. BILLINGS - President-Elect of the Year and the National BDPA Presidents' Gina L. Billings is a native of Cincinnati with a Award in 1998. She was named Co-winner of the degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from National BDPA Board of Director Member of the the University of Cincinnati and a degree in Liberal Year award for 2002. Wendy has over 15 years of Arts from Xavier University. Ms. Billings is experience in the IT industry. She founded IMANI employed at Hewlett Packard managing service Productions, delivery resolutions for a five-state district. Ms. (http://www.wendywonsley.com/IMANI/), an Event Billings began her BDPA career in 1989. She is a and Meeting Planning firm, offering comprehensive member of the founding team for the Cincinnati event planning and delivery services. A graduate of Chapter. She served as President of the Cincinnati the University of South Florida with a B.S. degree in Chapter of BDPA from 2002-2003 and will serve as Management Information Systems, Wendy brings National BDPA President in 2006-2007. She brings tremendous experience and leadership to BDPA. to the role over 24 years of organization leadership skills holding various leadership roles within her career. TAMMY M. WILKINS - Vice President
  4. 4. NATIONAL BDPA LEADERSHIP (Strategy & Planning) President Tammy is a Manager in Information Systems for Mr. Haynes is a Project Manager at Lucent Toyota Motor Manufacturing, North America. She is Technologies, a global telecommunications compa- responsible for the planning, development and sup- ny. He has over 25 years of Information Technology port of the Human Resources and Accounting experience. He graduated from Columbia Finance business applications for Toyota North University with a Bachelor of Science degree in America Manufacturing Companies. Tammy is a Computing Science. Mr. Haynes also serves as recipient of the Black Achiever award in Lexington, President of The Family Connection, a group of KY and Cincinnati OH. She is also a graduate of family members dedicated to preserving family the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati African- archives and coordinating family activities. Mr. American Leadership Development program. Haynes has been a BDPA member for over 14 Tammy served as the Outreach Director for BDPA years and was awarded the National BDPA Cincinnati Chapter from 2001 - 2003. She was also Outstanding Chapter President Award in 1999. Mr. instrumental in launching the BDPA Lexington Haynes' legacy as national president is marked by Chapter and continues to serve as a mentor for the growth of funding from corporate America as well as chapter. Tammy is from Winston Salem, NC and by a robust set of programs and services to pro- earned an undergraduate degree in Computer mote career development and community outreach Science/minor in Mathematics at Winston-Salem for BDPA members around the country. State University. WILLIAM F. BUNDY - Outside Director ZURI STANBACK - Chief Information Officer Will Bundy is a Technical Director with Anteon Mr. Brown owns his own business, Urban Shout Corporation. Mr. Bundy provides technical direction and works as a web consultant with IBM. He and senior research analysis for defense strategy served in 2002-2003 as the National BDPA Deputy and systems primarily at the U.S. Naval War CIO. He moves into the CIO role in 2004-2005 and College. Prior to joining Anteon, he was a director plans to provide his unique leadership and technical at FleetBoston Financial and served as Fleet's first talents to the role. BDPA Corporate Champion. Mr. Bundy is a gradu- ate of the United States Naval War College where VERCILLA A. BROWN - Executive Director he earned a Masters degree in National Security As the National BDPA Executive Director, Vercilla A. and Strategic Studies and he holds a Certificate of Brown serves as the Operations Officer with Advanced Graduate Studies with an emphasis in intense experience in managing and execution of Technology Leadership and Governance from conference delivery. Her major priorities as execu- Salve Regina University. Mr. Bundy is an authority tive director include managing the national head- on technology strategy, governance and leadership quarters operations and staff. Ms. Brown facilitates and is currently conducting graduate research on bargaining and contract negotiations with vendors the evolution of emerging technologies in military and helps identify recruits to support the organiza- and commercial environments. This is Mr. Bundy's tion's infrastructure. She represents BDPA through- second year as National BDPA Outside Director. out the corporate and civic community by develop- ing partnerships and collaborative relationship to support BDPA programs and services. Ms. Brown has a Certificate in Executive Non-Profit Management from Northeast Missouri State University and previously served in the non-profit industry as National Executive Director of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. In the corporate sector, she was employed as a Quality Assurance Risk Manager for AT&T Solutions - Network Professional Services and an executive staff member for Congresswoman Stephanie Jones Tubbs (OH-11th). She is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and currently resides in the nation's capital with her husband. Ms. Brown received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Memphis MILT HAYNES - Immediate Past
  5. 5. NATIONAL BDPA LEADERSHIP DR. ROBIN RICHMOND - Outside Director Dr. Robin Richmond is the Assistant Vice President responsible for Agency & Customer Support and Distributions applications. She is responsible for application development that supports 30,000 agents and their support staff. She is also responsi- ble for Allstate's call center technology. Dr. Richmond stays on the cutting edge of her profes- sion by maintaining memberships in a host of Information Technology trade associations. She is the Officer liaison to the company for the Allstate BDPA team. She earned a BS in Business Administration, an MS in Business and Management and received a Doctorate of Science in Engineering and Technology. 2004 marks her first year as our National BDPA Outside Director. TYRONE D. TABORN- Outside Director Tyrone D. Taborn, Chairman and CEO of Career Communications Group, Inc. (CCG), is the publish- er and editor-in-chief of Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology, the nation's oldest general- interest technology magazine for the Hispanic com- munity. Mr. Taborn is also the producer of the award-winning syndicated TV show "Success Through Education." In addition to Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology, , CCG, a multi- million-dollar company, publishes US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine and the Women of Color Technology magazine. Mr. Taborn is the founder of Black Family Tech Week program, which is sponsored by the IBM Corporation and Kraft. He is also the founder of LaFamilia Technology Awareness Week. Mr. Taborn was recently selected to receive the Hispanic Engineer of the Year Chairman Award. He was also one of only nine Internet and Technology leaders honored by Sprint and MOBE IT, which rec- ognizes Minority leaders and geniuses in technolo- gy, awarded the Visionary Award by Mercedes Benz, and was also named as one of the "50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology" by the editors of Blackmoney.com and souloftechnology.net, which sponsors the awards to demonstrate the critical role that Blacks play in the growth of cutting edge industries. With roots in both the Latino and Black communities, Taborn who grew up in Los Angeles, California, attended col- lege at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
  6. 6. NATIONAL BDPA PROGRAMS BDPA is a one-stop shop for IT talent. With an unsur- College Student Internship Program (SIP) - SIP pro- passed network of qualified IT professionals, executives, vides a direct connection between our corporate spon- and entrepreneurs, this organization is a tremendous sors and our growing college student members majoring resource for qualified IT talent. Membership in BDPA in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or an IT National and Local Chapters is open to anyone with an related curriculum. SIP combines in-class academic interest in Information Technology. This organization work with outside practical on-the-job experience and proudly supports a membership of some of the most inno- helps BDPA-qualified College students prepare for imme- vative, IT achievers in this nation. Additionally, the organ- diate employment and potential advancement in technical ization has an exceptional retention rate with many mem- careers bers who joined the organization over two decades ago, still not only members, but actively involved on a national College Student Mentoring Program - BDPA has a or local level. vibrant mentoring program that is valued by college stu- dents, college administrators and employers. BDPA offers members nationwide, access to job avail- ability, career building workshops / seminars, and the Community Technology Centers - Community technol- who, what, and where of the Information Technology ogy centers have been established in response to con- Universe. In most cases, BDPA members have access to cern about the growing gap between those who have job listings before they are published providing a critical access to computer technology and those who do not. jump on the competition These centers provide people who are already socially or economically disadvantaged with opportunities to engage BDPA was working to bridge the so-called 'digital divide' with a range of technologies in a community setting. before that term came into the national vocabulary. BDPA is made up of volunteers all over the country who Entrepreneur Special Interest Group (E-SIG) - Do you are working to make a difference in the Information have an interest in business ownership or entrepreneur- Technology (IT) industry. There is no question that the ship in the IT industry? BDPA sponsors an E-SIG for busi- BDPA legacy is strong. There is also no question that the ness owners and those interested in ownership and con- future of BDPA over the next few years is unlimited. We tractors in the IT industry. ask for your support as we move towards that glorious future. High School Computer Camps - BDPA offers an intense series of youth training programs that promote academ- Here are some of the programs that National BDPA ics in computer science, stimulate greater interest in established to meet our lofty vision, mission and objec- information technology and introduces the "team con- tives: cept" used in government and corporate work environ- ments. BDPA Education & Technology Foundation - BETF is an organization established to achieve, through invest- ITSMF Executive Protégé Program (EPP)- This pro- ment in education and technology, an informed African gram is sponsored by the Information Technology Senior American community prepared to lead and leverage the Management Forum (ITSMF) for BDPA members that are knowledge revolution for the benefit of the community-at- interested in moving to executive-level careers within the large. BETF's main focus areas are scholarships and IT industry. The goal of the program is to fill the pipeline community technology centers. with the next generation of IT professionals of color. Black Family Technology Awareness Week - The National Program Meetings & Webinars - BDPA pro- BFTAW campaign focuses on introducing the Black com- vides monthly program meetings for face-to-face net- munity to the latest technology and educating the com- working and education in each of our chapter cities. We munity about technology's importance in everyday life also produce a monthly webinar for education and net- and the opportunities it is creating for the future. The working opportunities by BDPA members & supporters campaign's activities across the country unite families, who do not live in a city with a BDPA chapter. churches, civic organizations and individuals to learn how to incorporate technologies into their everyday life. Outsourcing & Off-shoring Special Interest Group BDPA works proactively to bring together a rapid deploy- Career Center (www.bdpa.org/careercenter) - The ment group of volunteers interested in working the issues BDPA Career Center is open. It is a free service provid- of outsourcing. It is obviously an issue that impacts on ed by National BDPA as a functionally sound database for BDPA members, corporate sponsors and our IT industry. all Job Seekers and BDPA Corporate Sponsors. The Career Center will list corporate job opportunities posted by BDPA Corporate Sponsors.
  7. 7. NATIONAL BDPA CONFERENCE Our National Conference attracts IT Professionals High School Computer Competition (HSCC): from around the world. It is BDPA's largest net- The HSCC has grown to nearly 30 teams of high working opportunity of the year, hosting hundreds school students from BDPA chapters throughout of professionals, students, and corporate partici- the nation and is designed to introduce 9th pants. At the conference, African American CIO's through 12th grade students to the field of share their experience with their peers, while par- Information Technology, encourage them to seek ticipants from across the country take part in our higher levels of education, and groom many of Career Fair, explore the displays at our them to become our next generation of IT profes- Technology Expo and participate in a wide array of sionals. workshops and seminars. IT Showcase and College Exposition: BDPA IT Golf Classic: The IT Showcase provides a forum for HSCC The BDPA IT Golf Classic is held on Saturday at a Alumni, College Students, and current SITES par- world-class golf course. From tee to green, the ticipants to share their expertise or creative participants in the BDPA IT Golf Classic will follow approach with their peers via an all day showcase. in the footsteps of golf's greatest legends or create After attending the IT Showcase, participants will a legend of their own on the award winning course be inspired to motivate other high school and col- and world-class facilities. ITSMF members, digni- lege students to become Top notch IT taries, Honorary Chairs and other high profile Professionals of the future. Exhibitors will show- executives participate in a fun-filled day of golf. case their prototypes and proofs of concepts. The expectation is that, participants in their pursuit of Career Fair and Technology Exposition: careers in Information Technology will apply what Over 2500 people attend the career fair and tech is learned. Additionally, college exhibitors gain expo looking for career opportunities and the dis- exposure and the chance to meet potential stu- plays on the latest trends in information technolo- dents, employers and IT professionals. Over 25 gy. Many major companies participate in this two colleges will be represented at the college expo. full day event. Leading Edge Workshops and Seminars: Dignitaries Reception: BDPA offers conference registrants over 30 profes- A special reception for senior executives, politi- sional development workshops and seminars on cians and sponsors, distinguished speakers, board Wednesday through Friday. Seminar tracks members and other dignitaries. It includes a light include Communications, Productivity, Data program where distinguished speakers and the Management, IT Career Vitality and Honorary Chairs present information on BDPA pro- Entrepreneurs/Small Business Ownership. grams initiatives. Town Hall Meeting: Entrepreneur Showcase: This session to be held on Saturday will feature Whether you are considering a startup venture, world-renowned speaker who will address the con- revising a business plan, or looking for long-term ference theme. Past speakers have included strategies to expand your business, the notables such as Terrie Williams and Tony Brown. Entrepreneurial Showcase will give you the oppor- tunity to receive instruction about how to create, Youth Technology Camp: manage and acquire capital from business profes- The 3-day camp will introduce high school stu- sionals that have successfully achieved the goal of dents to new skills that will empower them to entrepreneurship. It is a chance to make important decide your future today. BDPA will offer more business contacts, and gain priceless business technical seminars and hands-on Workshops, per- knowledge through presentations and hands-on sonal development opportunities and various net- panel discussion forums. These forums will give working events scheduled to assist you in your you a unique opportunity to learn from the best of career decisions. The famous PC Building the best in the business community, government, Workshop will teach students how to take apart academia, and the public sector. and put together a PC in less than 5 minutes! CIOs, Entrepreneurs, Project Managers, Software Developers, Systems Analysts, Programmers, and many others are eagerly waiting to share their industry knowledge and expertise with high school students.
  8. 8. NATIONAL BDPA CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM In order to pull together all the components of a an explanation. Women and minorities earn signifi- successful program, BDPA partners with corpora- cantly fewer undergraduate degrees in computer tions, associations and other strategic alliance science and engineering than their representation partners, but by far, corporate support is a major in the U.S. population." component of BDPA's success. Our schools must turn out more candidates for Corporate sponsors not only offer financial support Corporate America, which rely on expansive tech- but also participate in programs developed to nology to succeed in the current business environ- enhance the technical and professional skills of ment. BDPA works on the cutting edge of tech- the community. The investment in BDPA creates nology…but we know that all of our efforts boil positive exposure to a technically diverse member- down to the critical element of the individuals who ship of African-American Information Technology devote their time and talent to our vision. professionals and students. At the onset of the 21st Century, technology is still The program is designed to offer corporations an just a piece of the puzzle. What pulls those pieces opportunity to partner with BDPA to meet corpo- together, what bridges the digital divide is not the rate goals and objectives for recruiting, employee technology or the computer connections, but the development, philanthropic endeavors and human connections…the people and partnerships. enhanced image in the African American Community. The program is open to all corpora- BDPA helps develop you through technical devel- tions with a sincere interest in pursuing the vision, opment and skill enhancement opportunities. And mission, objectives and goals of BDPA. you help develop BDPA through networking oppor- tunities and technology exchanges. Contact us by email (corp-sales@bdpa.org) or phone (800.727-2372) for more details on our cor- Clearly many of you recognize the value of tapping porate sponsorship program. into the pool of talent that BDPA has to offer. You WHAT IS THE BOTTOM LINE? should also realize that investments must be made 25 years ago if you said the word "surfing", some- into that pool. one would call for a board, a beach and a hot day. Today, the best surfing requires the Internet, a None of us can look forward to the future without browser, and a hot connection. first looking at the hope of our future: our young people. We must continue to put technology into The only thing constant about technology is the hands of children. change, and in order to effectively manage tech- nology, one must effectively manage change. Young people who are surrounded by technology That means consistently embracing new ideas. grow up with an appreciation of technology. And New technologies. And the broadest pool of intelli- perhaps they will go on to study computer science gence possible. Diversity - of background and and other technology trades once they graduate thought - brings with it much greater opportunities from high school…and fill the IT pipeline with high- for innovation - something BDPA provides for you. ly skilled employees. We can talk about diversity all we want, but noth- We must demonstrate our concern and our com- ing will change unless we do something about it. mitment to the children of America. Companies If you look at the numbers, the sad fact is diversity should invest in education, and the technology to in the IT world is waning: Few, if any gains have support education. By doing so, we all will reap been made since 1996. the rewards of their cultivated promise. BDPA builds the future for many African Americans. African Americans make up nearly 11 percent of However, you must also contribute to it. the U.S. workforce; barely 6 percent work in IT. Evidence clearly points to a growing need to sup- We must do something to address this decline … port organizations like BDPA. Right now 5 per- or fall behind. cent of Corporate America works with BDPA to bring more diversity into the IT world. ITAA President Harris Miller said, "…We only need to look at the pipeline of qualified Five percent of corporate America helps develop applicants for high-tech positions for the talent pool through internships, mentoring,
  9. 9. coaching, professional development, and recruiting. HOW DO YOU START A NEW BDPA CHAP- TER? The challenge for corporate America… If we are to We have had many requests about starting a fully realize our potential in the 21st Century…is to BDPA chapter in your town. There are three very plan for the future. We must develop common important documents you need: sense, forward-thinking strategies, set clear goals and hold ourselves accountable for results. Whether 1. The BDPA Bylaws our product is microchips or microscopes - it's the 2. The New Chapter Interest Group Start-Up results that matter. Getting those results is where Guide our mettle is really tested. 3. Chapter President Guide The clearest goal is to renew your commitment to These documents will guide you through the BDPA.. Today BDPA is surrounded by the top five process of establishing a local chapter. Listed percenters - those who know the potential of diver- below are the 8 things you need to do initially: sity; those who seek the potential of diversity, and those who are realizing the potential of diversity in 1. Recruit business associates and friends that are the workplace. interested in BDPA. 2. Contact the BDPA National Office to receive And that means BDPA is preaching to the choir. Our BDPA materials and identify the chapter closest question for you is simple: Where is the other 95 to the Chapter Interest Group. percent today? 3. Contact the closest chapter and develop a men- tor relationship. They are out there realizing the benefits of our work 4. Schedule an interest group meeting. The here today. Let's bring them in and add their names National Office, National VP (Membership to the list of BDPA supporters. Let's get them here. Management) and current BDPA members can Five percent of us are setting the example. The assist with the presentation on BDPA and to other 95 percent must follow our lead. That should answer questions. be our goal for tomorrow. 5. Prepare a project plan identifying a date to com- plete the Chapter Interest Group charter applica- tion package. 6. Establish a meeting schedule identifying the tasks to be completed. 7. Provide monthly status reports to the National VP (Membership Management) on your progress. 8. Access the Internet regularly to network and receive valuable information from the National BDPA Web site. Contact us by email (membership@bdpa.org) or phone (800.727-2372) for more details on starting or joining a BDPA chapter in your city.
  10. 10. NATIONAL BDPA CHAPTERS (www.bdpa.org/chapters.cfm) Albany, NY COLLEGE STUDENT CHAPTERS Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Cincinnati State (Cincinnati OH) Baltimore, MD DePaul University (OH) Bay Area, CA DeVry Tinley Park (IL) Boston Metro West, MA Miami University (Oxford OH) Bloomington, IL Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond Central Savannah River, Area, GA VA) Charlotte, NC Virginia State University (Richmond VA) Chattanooga, TN Chicago, IL Chicago IL (BDPA DeVry-Chicago) Cincinnati, OH Cleveland, OH Columbus, OH Dallas, TX Dayton, OH Detroit, MI Fort Wayne, IN Greater Birmingham, AL Greater Columbia, SC Greater Tampa Bay, FL Greenville, SC Hartford, CT Houston, TX Indianapolis, IN Kansas City, MO Lexington, KY Los Angeles, CA Memphis, TN Las Vegas, Nevada New Jersey, NJ New York, NY Northwest Indiana, IN Orlando, FL Philadelphia, PA Phoenix, AZ Pittsburgh, PA Rhode Island, RI Richmond, VA Rocky Mountain, CO Seattle, WA South Florida, FL Southern Minnesota, MN St Louis, MO Toledo, OH Triangle, NC Twin Cities, MN Washington, DC