BDPA Individual

PACEsetter Awards

The National BDPA Individual PACESetter Awards recognize members who have demonstrated exceptional results in one of the categories below.

Career Achievement

Experienced professionals who have achieved significant career accomplishments and/or made contributions throughout their career to their company or industry.

Community Service

Significant demonstration, by meaningful results, strong partnership and collaboration with entities in the communities they reside.

Technology Excellence

Individuals who have pioneered new or leveraged existing technology to solve a critical industry, business or technical problem.

Award Nomination Submission Process

All nominations for the Individual PACESetter Award must be submitted with a completed nomination package by July 1, 2016. The nomination package must include:

  • Career resume including education, positions held, awards and recognition and professional association affiliations.
  • A completed Nomination form. Incomplete submissions will result in a candidate being disqualified from consideration.
  • A professional portrait image of the candidate, appropriate for publication with the award citation.

Nominations will be accepted from the industry and the community at large and evaluated by a team of National BDPA members in accordance to the nomination category selected. One winner from each Individual PACESetter Award category will be selected and announced on July 10, 2016. The category award winners will be presented with an award during the National BDPA Technology Conference and Career Fair Awards Gala on Saturday, August 13, 2016.

Award Benefits

  • Provides individual, community and BDPA sponsor recognition.
  • Promotes BDPA as an organization that honors and recognizes talented, accomplished individuals.
  • Winners will receive:
    • A commemorative gift
    • A complimentary one year BDPA membership
    • Recognized as a BDPA Individual PACEsetter Award winner on the website

Individual PACESetter Winners

Please submit any questions or inquiries regarding the award or award categories to You will receive a response within seventy-two (72) hours.

2015 Winners of the

Individual PACESetter Award

Career Achievement

Carl Bentley
Dr. Bellverie Ross
Linda Clement-Holmes

Community Service

Judaea Lane
Sharon Shaw
Sandra Scott

Technology Excellence

Michael Boykin
Norman Phillips
Rod Robinson

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