Curtis Jenkins, VP Strategy and Planning
Curtis has been an active member and leader of the BDPA Philadelphia Chapter since 2002. Curtis Jenkins served as the Immediate Past President for 2008 and 2009 and also the Corporate Advisory Council Chairperson for BDPA Philadelphia. In his duties as Immediate Past President, he served as an ambassador, mentor, and voting member of the BDPA Philadelphia Executive Committee sharing his experiences as a President and member of the National Board of Directors for BDPA. As Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) Chairperson, Curtis is primarily responsible for the solicitation of CAC membership, scheduling and facilitating the quarterly meetings, maintaining the CAC Charter and serving as the focal point for information between the CAC and the BDPA Executive Board.
Prior to serving as Immediate Past President and CAC Chairperson, Curtis served as the Chapter President from 2006 and 2007. Prior to Chapter President, Curtis served for 2 years as VP of Business Management responsible for running the BDPA Philadelphia operations and Vice President of Professional Development responsible for the chapter’s monthly program meetings.
In addition to local chapter responsibilities, Curtis works on various National BDPA committees including the responsibility for the Elections and By-Laws Committees and the Human Resources areas as National Director of Logistics.
Curtis has 20 years of IT and business experience. Curtis is a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified, Project Management Professional (PMP) currently working as a Program Manager in the Information Technology Department, at Amtrak, responsible for Stimulus funded Police and Security Equipment Modernization efforts.
Prior to joining Amtrak, Curtis was a Project Manager at DOW Chemical (Formerly Rohm and Haas) responsible for Merger and Acquisition Integration and the M&A Strategy development for low cost/shorter timeline integrations. Curtis was a Project Management consultant at Bank of America and a partner at Eustice Associates LLC, where he was responsible for developing and implementing strategies and projects that improved operational efficiencies that had a direct positive impact on a client’s bottom line. He has also worked in the financial services industry at Fleet Credit Card Services, BankOne, and FirstUSA Bank. While in the financial services industry, Curtis transitioned from the area of software development to project management. Before this, he worked for Verizon (formerly Bell Atlantic) and PECO.
Curtis has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Temple University and a graduate degree in Management of Technology from the University of Pennsylvania – School of Engineering and Applied Sciences & Wharton Business School.