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2015 Candidates for NBDPA Board of Directors

 

Region

Office

Nominee

National National President Michael Williams

National Vice President Pamela Sexton

National Vice President of Finance Coram Rimes



Midwest Regional Vice President Vincent Shorter

Regional Vice President Michael Wulf

Regional Director Eric D. Dortch Sr.

Regional Director William Smith Jr



West
Regional Vice President John Malonson

Regional Director
Kirk Williams



NorthEast
Regional Vice President
Curtis Jenkins

Regional Director Hayward West

Regional Director
Joel Wilson
     
South Regional Vice President Felicia Jones

Regional Director Markita Payne
  Regional Director
Sharnecia Williams

 

 

2015 Proposed Bylaw Submission 

 

 

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ARTICLE 1. NAME, MISSION, VISION AND BUSINESS AREA SECTION 1.1 NAME

1.1. The name of the organization shall be the National Black Data Processing Associates (hereafter referred to as "The Association")

1.1. The name of the organization shall be the National Black Data Processing Associates also known as National BDPA (hereafter referred to as "The Association").

 

Delegates gives credence to the branding

 

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ARTICLE 1. NAME, MISSION, VISION AND BUSINESS AREA SECTION 1.3 MISSION

1.3. The mission shall be: "The Association” is a global member focused technology organization that delivers programs and services for the professional well being of its stakeholders

1.3. “The Association” is a global member focused technology organization that delivers programs and services for the professional well being of its stakeholders.

 

Consistency

 

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ARTICLE 2. THE NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS SECTION 2.1 GOVERNANCE

2.1.2 The NBOD shall direct the National Executive Committee, hereafter referred to as NEC, to oversee the operations of the organization in the time between NBOD meetings.

2.1.2 The NBOD shall direct the National Executive Committee, hereafter referred to as the NEC, to oversee the operations of the organization in the time between NBOD meetings.

 

Syntax

 

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ARTICLE 2. THE NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS SECTION 2.3. NBOD MEETINGS

2.3.2. Special Meetings may be called by the President, or by petition of not less than two thirds (2/3) of the voting members of the NBOD.

2.3.2. Special Meetings may be called by the President, or by the Vice President in the absence of the President or by petition of not less than two thirds (2/3) of the voting members of the NBOD.

 

As in other instances where the Vice President may act in the absence of the President, this should apply as well.

 

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ARTICLE 2. THE NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS SECTION 2.4 QUORUM

2.4. A quorum for the NBOD shall consist of a fifty (50%) of the NBOD voting members.

2.4. A quorum for the NBOD meeting shall consist of fifty per-cent (50%) of the NBOD voting members.

 

Consistency; syntax

 

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ARTICLE 3. MEMBERSHIP SECTION 3.1 MEMBERSHIP

3.1. Membership in "The Association shall be comprised of chartered chapters Student or National - in good standing as determined by the National Executive Committee (NEC) and approved by the National Board of Directors (NBOD)

3.1. Membership in "The Association shall be comprised of chartered chapters - in good standing as determined by the National Executive Committee (NEC) and approved by the National Board of Directors (NBOD).

 

BDPA should not limit chapter designations. There may be an opportunity for International Chapters.

 

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ARTICLE 3. MEMBERSHIP SECTION 3.3. CHAPTER COMPOSITION

3.3.2 Member Application An application for a member shall be submitted by the prospective member to "The Association” or the chapter.

3.3.2 Member Application An application for membership shall be submitted by the prospective member to "The Association” or the chapter.

 

Syntax

 

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ARTICLE 3. MEMBERSHIP SECTION 3.4.1. CHAPTER TERMINATION

3.4.1.1. A chapter is not in good standing and may be terminated if members fall below guidelines approved by the NBOD. Termination shall take effect after sufficient time is determined by the NBOD.

3.4.1.1. A chapter is not in good standing and may be terminated if the number of memberships fall below guidelines approved by the NBOD or when a chapter engages in actions determined to be detrimental to the Association. Termination shall take effect after sufficient time is determined by the NBOD.

 

Chapters should be accountable for maintaining the reputation of the association.

 

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ARTICLE 3. MEMBERSHIP SECTION 3.4.1. CHAPTER TERMINATION

3.4.1.2 A terminated chapter shall cease and desist from using the name of "The Association” in any form within the name or abbreviation

3.4.1.2 A terminated chapter shall cease and desist from using the name of "The Association” in any form.

 

Syntax

 

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ARTICLE 5. NATIONAL OFFICERS SECTION 5.3. ELIGIBILITY

5.3.2. All regional officers shall be restricted to being a member in good standing with a chapter in good standing within the Region's jurisdiction. All regional officers shall not be a chapter officer during the time of election and throughout his/her term.

5.3.2. All regional officers shall be restricted to being a member in good standing with a chapter in good standing within the Region's jurisdiction. All regional officers shall not be a chapter officer throughout his/her term.

 

Removal of Regional officers inability to be a chapter leader during the time of elections.

 

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ARTICLE 5. NATIONAL OFFICERS SECTION 5.8. REMOVAL FROM OFFICE

 

 

5.8.6. Should an Officer abandon or not perform their role, per the responsibilities of their position without prior written notice for a period of ninety (90) days, the NBOD will be capable of removing said Officer via a valid motion and 2/3 majority vote.


While it is understood that "life happens", the organization cannot afford to have people in roles who do not perform their responsibilities without any communication or explanation.

 

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ARTICLE 6. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF ELECTED OFFICERS SECTION 6.4. REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT

6.4.1.1. Supervise and have charge of all activities of the chapters residing within their respective region.

6.4.1.1. Coordinate all interaction between the Association and the Chapters in his/her region.

 

Chapters are autonomous and are not supervised.

 

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ARTICLE 6. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF ELECTED OFFICERS SECTION 6.4. REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT

6.4.1.2 Develop, oversee and ensure "The Association’s” strategic plan. This includes chapter compliance of the strategic plan within their region

6.4.1.2 Assist in the development of “The Association’s” strategic plan and ensure compliance within the region of his/her responsibility.

 

Clarity

 

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ARTICLE 6. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF ELECTED OFFICERS SECTION 6.5. REGIONAL DIRECTOR

6.5.1.2. Oversee collection of required reporting information from the chapters in his/her region to assist the Regional Vice Presidents reporting requirements.

6.5.1.2. Oversee collection of required reporting information from the chapters in his/her region to assist with the Regional Vice President’s reporting requirements.

 

Syntax


 

Candidate Biography's


Michael Williams

 

Mike A. Williams, is an experienced senior information technology executive of Fortune 500 Companies in the financial, insurance and transportation and logistics industries.   A author, philanthropist, and passionate developer and leader of talent, Williams has spent a good part of his career mentoring and advising aspiring young professionals, small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

A proud native of Paterson, New Jersey, Williams discovered his desire to give back in 1997 when he opened up an Internet Café and began to provide free access to computers for disadvantaged youth. He taught them basic computer and Internet skills. Because of his commitment to community, mentorship, and technology, Williams contributes his time, treasure, and talents to support local and national nonprofit organizations that align with his personal mission and values.

 

Williams previously served on the boards of the Paterson YMCA, the Greater Paterson OIC, The Urban League of Bergen County, and the National Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) among others. He was the founder of the Paterson Technology Group, Incorporated (PTGI), a non-profit organization which focused on youth technology and financial literacy skills development. Williams was a founding member and President of Brothers of Paterson Incorporated whose primary mission was to help men within the Paterson, New Jersey community, but quickly became a full community-based organization supporting various community causes.

 

Williams is a recognized leader within the communities in which he lives and he has been recognized by local, county, and state government officials in multiple states for his work. Additionally, Williams was previously recognized by a former employer and its board of directors for his community work by being the recipient of the Information Services Community Service Award—an award that recognized employees for their service to the communities in which they lived.

 

Williams is a regular speaker, panelist, and workshop leader on topics covering leadership, technology, and diversity.
A loving father and dedicated mentor, Williams’ greatest accomplishments to date are the birth of his daughter and the legacy of leaders he has personally mentored and helped in some way—either to get promoted or move on to the next phase of their career.

 

Currently residing in Atlanta, GA, Williams loves what he does professionally. He is an active member of BDPA, IT Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), and other associations. He enjoys spending time with his daughter, Mikayla, and actively participating in community-based initiatives locally and back home in Paterson, New Jersey.

Reasons why I am the right Candidate
•    Over 20 years in the nonprofit space
•    Served on the boards of large local and regional nonprofits
•    Helped established over 30 nonprofits to date
•    Extensive experience helping small businesses and nonprofits
•    Operations and business experience
•    Currently helping drive our new branding and program initiatives
•    Ability to be both strategic and tactical
•    Passion for helping others grow and succeed
•    I am committed to the BDPA mission and its objectives


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Pamela Sexton

 

Pamela L Mathews

Senior Manager, HSBC North America

President, BDPA 

 

Pamela Mathews is an accomplished Information Technology leader and business partner with over two decades of progressive experience leading and managing strategic global business initiatives from inception through implementation. She is employed by HSBC North America and leads a team responsible for quality assurance testing of various global initiatives that drive and sustain company performance and compliance with industry and regulatory guidelines.

 

Pamela is also an active member of Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA). She has held numerous board and leadership positions including, President, BPDA Chicago Chapter, National Vice President of Strategy and Planning, National Conference Director, National Vice President and her current role of National President.

 

Pamela was born, raised and continues to reside in Chicago, Illinois. She successfully matriculated through the Chicago Public School system, attended DeVry Institute of Technology, focusing on Computer Science and has recently completed ITIL v3 Foundation and ITIL Manager Service Transition Lifecycle Certification. Pamela also completed the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) Protégé program.

 

Pamela is married to Jesse Mathews, III, and they have two (2) children, Eric and Eriel. She is a member of CityPoint Community Church, Chicago a volunteer at Skinner Elementary and enjoys traveling, wine tasting, dancing and spending quality time with her family and friends. 

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Coram Rimes

  

Coram has been a proven leader with 20 years of active involvement and leadership roles with BDPA, which included, Northeast Regional Director, Chapter President, HSCC Coordinator, and HSCC Chaperone. In 2007, Coram was the recipient of BDPA Epsilon Award for his excellent involvement with Community Service. Coram is a Founding Member and Lifetime BDPA Member. He has been a presenter 8 times at the National Conference providing information about technology, taxes and college planning. 


Having held significant key managerial positions with major corporations for over 35 years, and as a two term elected municipal government official Coram brings impeccable business acumen. As the owner of his personal and corporate tax business, Coram has guidance on tax matters for his client for the past 30 years.  These experiences will enable him to provide excellent leadership for the BDPA organization.  
I have freely given of my time by providing over 35 years of volunteerism to community and non-profit boards by serving in various leadership roles. Currently, Coram is the Chairman of the Orange Housing Authority, where he has served for the past 8 years. 


If I am an elected I want the organization to maintain strong and prudent fiscal policies. Develop a greater cohesiveness among members and the Board Members. Employ and embrace technology for all members to showcase the BDPA’s technological awareness. Work to break down the barriers and open the lines of communication, cooperation, consensus and collaboration.   Coram will continue to assist the BDPA organization to maintain its’ ability to be a premier organization for all people. 


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Michael Wulf

  

My name is Michael Wulf. I’ve greatly enjoyed serving the Midwest Region for the past 2 years as your Regional Vice-President.  Please consider placing your chapters vote for Michael Wulf as Midwest Region – Vice President.

I am excited to see our historic BDPA National 40th Anniversary ( 37th Annual Technical Conference & Career Expo) in Washington, DC and would like to re-introduce myself to each chapter and the results of our combined work with the following statements.

 

In the past 2 years our “Mighty Midwest Region” leadership has:

  • Restored the region to full strength by rejuvinating the Dayton, Ohio chapter as well as the creation of the new Omaha, NE and Kansas City chapters (June 2015).  We’ve also created BDPA Interest Groups in 6 new cities - Des Moines, Kansas City, Madison, Rockford, Quad Cities, & Sioux Falls.
  • Increased communication between your chapter leaders and national officers, as well as creating an environment where chapter to chapter collaboration is encouraged.
  • Supported the increase of membership across the region.  We have four of the largest top five chapters in BDPA (as of May 2nd, 2015).
  • Hosting the first midwest region-wide regional HSCC virtual competition.  This also helps national HSCC align their strategic goals for future virtual competitons across other regions.
  • Held two successful annual regional conferences – one in Columbus, OH and the other in Chicago, IL.  Reached our budget fundraising goal by received first ever regional funding from major organizations like JP Morgan Chase, Mc Donalds Corp, S3, and CompTIA.
  • Leveraging audio and video collaboration, live streaming broadcast of meetings and other off-the-shelf technologies to enhance our interactions.  We are a technology focused organization yet not everyone is or needs to be a technologist.
  • Launched BDPA Academy (http://BDPA.Academy) to train up an incredible future IT pipeline of over 1,000 students expected in 2016.  We’ve added 3 levels of curriculum and anticipate expanding in to HW/SW/OS as well as CyberSecurity.  Standardizing curriculum will definitely help many chapters that may not have the resources the larger chapters have:
  • As a regional team attended every required meeting with the national board.  Motioned and voted on tough decisions that impact “all” chapters not just a few.
  • Been downright “cheap” (aka Fiscally Responsible) as it relates to spending.  Every single dollar donated to BDPA by you, me and our sponors matters.

In the past decade I’ve been a passionate volunteer heavily engaged in BDPA SITEs – HSCC program in the Twin Cities.  As regional officer I’ve taken that same passion and support for incremental improvements in HSCC consolidating our regional competitions in to “one” midwest region.  As a technology leader in corporate america, I use a collaborative style of management.  In this volunteer leadership role I view myself using the same style as a supportive servant-leader to assist in making you – the real BDPA leader - even more successful building on the great work of our predecessors.

 

I look forward to partnering with the National President, Regional Director, NBOD, and many others to empower our Midwest region to be the best in BDPA!

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Vincent Shorter




Vincent Shorter

Senior Director, North America IT Supply Chain
Monsanto Company

Currently, Vincent leads the North America IT Supply Chain at Monsanto.  Headquartered in St. Louis, Monsanto is a Fortune 500 leader in global Agricultural Sciences.  His organization is responsible for the delivering solutions that help deliver over $4.5 billion in revenue in the seed and crop protection business.

Vincent has been with Monsanto for seven years.  His other roles include Senior Director of the US IT Deliver and Support, Global Director for Change Management, Director, Global Infrastructure Technical Solutions and Global Infrastructure Organizational Management teams.

Prior to joining Monsanto, Vincent served 20 years in the U.S. Army where he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.  He was assigned to roles in Honduras, Kuwait and in various locations throughout the U.S.  

Throughout his life, Vincent Shorter has had a desire and commitment to serving others.  He’s a leader in business, an active participant in his community, and proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army.   Early on, as a student of R.O.T.C. at California State University, Vincent pursued his passion for leadership by being elected president of his college fraternity (Alpha Phi Alpha).  During his presidency, he championed scholarships for local high school student, visits to local children’s hospitals to share in the holiday season, and developing young men for service to their community.  While serving his country, he started an organization called Positive Direction which raised money to help aspiring high school graduates attend college through scholarships.

In addition to his Bachelor of Science in Business from California State University, Vincent has a dual Masters in Business Management and Information Technology Management from Webster University and has a Chief Information Officer Certification from the National Defense University, Washington D.C.

With a passion for his community, Vincent is a previous board member and still very active with the Youth Learning Center, and initiated the Corporate Advisory Board  for the St. Louis Chapter of the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA).

•    BDPA Lifetime member
•    Vision oriented leader
•    Seeking to build strong chapters leveraging successful initiatives
•    Strategic thinker, transformation leader
•    Believes in partnering for organizational success

 

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Eric D. Dortch, Sr.

 


Eric D. Dortch Sr.., Midwest Regional Director and former Midwest Regional VP & Student Services Director for BDPA Chicago, is a Technology Manager at Anthem Inc. and a former Software Automation Manager at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), with over 20 years of experience in information technology and leadership working in various industries. Currently, he is the Manager II Technologist managing a team of 27 employees (12 direct reports and 15 consultants) throughout the US and India.

As the Technology Manager, Mr.  Dortch is for Anthem’s User Acceptance and automation testing, for NASCO claims system, resource management, departmental budget, future strategic framework of new business automation and enormous IT enterprise rollouts.
 
Former Automation Manager, Mr. Dortch is responsible for HCSC’s automation technology strategies, enterprise regression automation testing, IT standards, resource management, IT Budget, future state IT automation architecture and IT technology investments.

Mr. Dortch started at MJ Consulting in 1992, software tester and emerged quickly as a leader. He has spent 16 years in management working with vast array of professionals, internal and external customers to improve business and technical solutions with software testing while delivering quality.

With over 16 years of youth mentoring experience, Mr. Dortch continues to be an asset to Black Data Processing Associates, Afro-American Fellowship of Men and Straight Out of Urban Life, Inc. He was the Youth Leader for Scholastic Motivation Ministries for eight years. He was Elementary basketball coach for Lincolnwood Elementary School for five years. He mentored high school youth in a community non-for-profit as a Head Coach for Coe-Pops for six years. He was Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach for Evanston Township High School for three years.

Mr. Dortch has volunteered as an Assistant Coach with the F.A.A.M. organization for eight years, transitioning into a leadership role of VP of Operations for the last seven years. He has also volunteered with the BDPA youth organization as the Assistance Director, also transitioning into the Director Student Services, then on to the Midwest Regional VP leadership role. Now he brings all of his skills, knowledge, education, experience and expertise to BDPA and other technology organizations.


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Willliam Smith Jr.

 

 

William M. Smith Jr. , Southern Minnesota Chapter President and former Southern Minnesota VP of Strategic Planning and teacher of the highly regarded Southern Minnesota HSCC team , is a Sr. Project Manager at Mayo Clinic, with  nearly 20  years of  experience in information technology and leadership at IBM and Mayo Clinic.

 

My background:
- Have a Bachelor’s and MBA.  
- Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.  
- Have 4 US patents (2 pending).   
- Recipient of the 2013 Rochester NAACP Youth Service award 
- Received 2014 Mayo Excellence through Teamwork Award.  
- Serve on the Rochester Civic Music Board.  
- Teach Project Management classes to junior project managers at Mayo Clinic.

 

My goals for BDPA:
- Create best practices/best strategies for chapters
- Create  strategy for content management 
- Increase the number  of chapters

 

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John Malonson

 

  

IT Program Engagement Lead for Electronic/Cyber Warfare Systems at Raytheon Company. Over 15 years of Program and Project Management experience. He is a also Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). John understands the importance of serving his community and can be found, most Saturdays, teaching or coordinating STEM/STEAM programs for middle and high-school students.

Recent interview by iUrbanTeen
http://iurbanteen.org/2015/04/technology-career-profile-john-c-malonson-iii/

 

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Kirk Williams


As the chief executive officer of KW3 Consulting, Kirk A. Williams brings over 18 years of consulting experience to the company, and has achieved impressive results with several Fortune 500 companies such as Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, VISA, Walt Disney Company and Sprint. His background in program and project management, organizational development and change management has allowed him to build the structure that provides clarity to executives and simplicity in accomplishing complex programs. Williams has won clients, including Cisco Systems, Banc of California, Callaway Golf, Nationwide Insurance, University of California and The World Bank, for KW3 Consulting due to his unique ability to manage and deliver large-scale transformation programs, improve processes and provide visionary strategic planning.

 

Prior to KW3 Consulting, Kirk worked as a Senior Manager for Accenture PLC (formerly Andersen Consulting) where he led large transformation projects in the banking and high technology industries.  Clients included Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, Visa, Walt Disney Company and Sprint. 

 

Kirk is a Board of Trustees member for The Fulfillment Fund, sits on the Board of Advisors for Wilson Global Communications Corporation, serves on the National Board of Directors for Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA_ and is a member of the UCLA Alumni Association. Kirk is a past Board of Trustees member for the California Science Center in Los Angeles. 

 

Kirk holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

 

Kirk currently services at the West Regional Director for Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA).

 

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Curtis Jenkins



Curtis L. Jenkins is Director, Information Technology Program Management Office for Solenis, LLC, and is responsible for the portfolio of projects and demand management for the entire Enterprise.

Prior to his current role, Curtis served as senior project manager at Keystone Foods, where he was responsible for managing the portfolio of projects, capturing the demand and leading major corporate and business projects for the company. Prior to Keystone, Curtis was a management consultant of his own company which he provided project management services to Amtrak. Curtis’ career also includes several years in the transportation, financial services, telecommunications, utilities and manufacturing industries.

Why BDPA Leadership? The only way to make change with what you love is to lead the change. I have received much from my activity and involvement with BDPA. BDPA remains a viable organization as evidenced by its longevity. It is my desire to continue growing the BDPA legacy that provides jobs, education and business relationships for minorities.

As a BDPA lifetime member – I accomplished the following:

BDPA Philadelphia:

  • Chapter President
  • Created first Corporate Advisory Council for the chapter
  • As President - created first major banquet for the chapter
  • 2 time winner of Chapter of the Year with formula to sustain 2 additional years of the honor
  • Over 100 new members in two years as President
  • 2011 Outstanding Member Award

National BDPA

  • National Vice President of Strategy and Planning
  • Instituted 4 year strategy through two administrations – 3 pillar focus
  • Executed the current Regionalization structure
  • Created BDPA annual report
  • 2008 Epsilon Award Winner for Community Service
  • Various committees including Elections and By-Laws Committee (EBC)
  • National Vice President of Membership Management (1 year)
  • Exceeded all membership goals with recruitment, reclamation and retention strategies

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Hayward West

 

 

Hayward is a senior manager in the technology practice of Deloitte Consulting LLP with over 25 years corporate IT experience. He is the global leader for Solution Network’s Technical Architecture practice of technology consultants. Hayward provides sales, delivery, and advisory services for Deloitte Consulting clients. He has expertise in all aspects of technology strategy, infrastructure, and architecture. He leads a staff of certified experts in the areas of cloud, virtualization, network architecture and security. Hayward is a graduate of Temple University’s Fox School of Business with a Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Science. He is a BDPA lifetime member and member of the BDPA Founder’s Club.

Hayward is native Philadelphian with strong ties to the community and is committed to helping people succeed. His mission is to fill the technology pipeline with diverse talent. He serves as a mentor to technology professionals and students through his work with various organizations and Deloitte.

 

Currently:

  • Co-lead: Deloitte Education Collaborative – an award winning mentor program that pairs Deloitte professionals with high school students. Recognized by Philadelphia Business Journal
  •  Co-lead: Deloitte Greater Philadelphia Community Volunteer Council- newly created organization that manages all local office volunteer relationships, budget, activities and sub-committees (10)

Served as chapter president of BDPA Philadelphia 2010 & 2011:

  • Host of 2010 national conference
  • Developed long term relation with DeVry University to support HSCC
  • Held multiple local board positions since 2008

2012 – 2015 Board of Directors for Creating IT Futures Foundation, Comptia’s non-profit organization. Key accomplishments during his term:

  •  Implementation of IT ready program, an 8 week training and certification class, in four cities. Currently doing a pop-up workshop in Philadelphia.
  •  Funding for research and whitepaper on Teen Views on Tech Careers
  •  Help to build relationship with the foundation and BDPA

He also served on the advisory boards of CIO Forum and Executive IT Summit, DeVry University, and Pierce College in Philadelphia.

 

I wish to hold the office of Northeast Regional Director because of my love for BDPA and its mission. I relish the opportunity to serve the organization that has been a tremendous reason for my continued growth and success. I fully understand the impact that BDPA has on its stakeholders with members being number one priority. I can help build the right strategy and relationships to elevate the BDPA brand and impact on our communities. I have the experience, network, and passion to help shape and drive the regional and national agendas. My previous experience, as chapter president of one our most iconic chapters, has provided me the insight of what the role of regional director requires. My passion for the BDPA mission motivates me to serve.

 

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 Joel Wilson

 

 

20+ Year Technology Entrepreneur | STEM Advocate

PROVEN LEADERSHIP

President & CEO of JCW Computer Consulting, LLC * Founder of TechCORE2 www.jcwcc.com/techcore2 * Trained Volunteer Scout Leader 6+ years * Trustee of Salem Baptist Church of Jenkintown *

FIRM PARTNERSHIPS:

HP Partner, Lenovo Business Partner, CompTIA A+ Authorized Service Center, Google Chrome Management Solution Provider * Ruckus Wireless Big Dog Partner, Varnex (consortium of technology entrepreneurs)

GOALS FOR BDPA:
1) To enhance SITES programs with more partnerships, collaborations, marketing, and "street team" strategy to target youth where they live, play and hangout
2) To leverage BDPA infrastructure to enhance opportunities for members with the Startup economy.
3) Help to revitalize struggling chapters with "best practices" strategies

 

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Felicia Jones

 

 

Ms. Felicia Jones has over 19 years of experience in the Information Technology field and professional experience including the implementation and management of software solutions while working in several Fortune 500 companies. She has worked in various industries in different roles as a Programmer, Operations Advocate, Development Lead, Application Development Manager, Service Desk Manager and Quality Assurance Manager.  She serves on the national board of BDPA as the South Regional Director and is the Immediate Past President of the local Atlanta Chapter of BDPA.  Under her leadership, the Atlanta Chapter won Chapter of the Year, Community Service Award, Member Management Award and the HSCC team won 1st Place in the National computer competition. Ms. Jones is also the President of Next Level Technology Foundation, Inc which is devoted to the development of tomorrow’s leaders today, preparing the current crop of IT professionals for the next level in career advancement and beyond.  She is a military veteran and has a B.A. in Business.

 

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Markita Payne

 

 

Markita L. Payne is a senior information technology (IT) leader with over 20 years of corporate IT and business experience. Markita is currently Director, Deposits Platform of TIAA Direct banking institution, a subsidiary of TIAA-CREF Trust Company, FSB, responsible for managing a matrix delivery team for end-to-end delivery of major release within the Bank, Brokerage and Trust organizations across all functional groups (e.g. business, technology, corporate core) to ensure of execution against business strategy and objectives.

 

Markita is a Project Management Professional (PMP), certified by Project Management Institute and ITIL Foundation certified. In addition to Black Data Processing Association (BDPA) professional membership, Markita is a member of the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE), formerly recognized by Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) recipient as a Modern-Day Technology Leader and co-founder of the Charlotte Business Expo and Community Empowerment seminars held in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

Markita is a proud Michigander, currently residing in Mint Hill, North Carolina. Markita is married with two children, which she highlights as her proudest life achievements, a 27 year old daughter, and 24 year old son.

 

For more than the past decade Markita has been a passionate BDPA volunteer, engaged in both Chapter and National leadership roles.

 

BDPA Detroit
• Held multiple local board positions since 2005 (e.g. Programs Director, VP of Strategy and Planning, VP of Business    Management)
• Immediate Past Chapter President
• Sustained National HSCC student competition placement of 2nd and 3rd during Presidential term
• Initiated displaced worker programs for IT professionals during the Automotive economic down turn

 

National BDPA
• National VP of Member Services and National Executive Committee Member
• Partnered with National SITES Program Leadership teams to:
• Launch the Mobile Application Showcase competition
• Enhance the HSCC Program to include competition questionnaire revisions and introduction of Cyber Security and    Mobile Application components
• Expand IT Showcase student participation to include over sea competitors
• Partnered with organizations to strengthen BDPA members value proposition (e.g. Diversity in Action print/digital magazine and website, UBS Financial Services, Microsoft and PM CentersUSA, etc.)
• BDPA panel representative for ITSMF Women’s Leadership Forum
• Former Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider liaison

 

Serving BDPA is an honor and continuation of a personal journey to equip chapter leadership and membership to expose students to the field of IT and STEM career opportunities. It is through my professional experience and through those opportunities advanced through BDPA that I am positioned to serve as South Regional Director and advisor to chapter officers.

 

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Sharnecia Williams

 

 

 

Mrs. Sharnecia Williams has a B.A. in Management Information Systems. She has over 15 years of experience in the Information Technology field and professional experience including the designing, developing and the implementation of software solutions while working in a Fortune 500 company. She has worked in various roles as a Programmer, Operations Advocate, Development Lead and Solution Architect. She has served the Atlanta Chapter of BDPA as an instructor for the HSCC program and on the board as Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations. During her tenure on the leadership board, the Atlanta Chapter won Chapter of the Year, Community Service Award, Member Management Award and the HSCC team won 1st Place in the National computer competition. Mrs. Williams is also a volunteer with the Next Level Technology Foundation, Inc. which is devoted to the development of tomorrow’s leaders today, preparing the current crop of IT professionals for the next level in career advancement and beyond

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