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Milt Haynes, CIO

Milt has been a Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) member for over 20 years and has served as BDPA Chicago Chapter President and National BDPA President. Milt currently serves as the CIO for National BDPA. As CIO, Milt is responsible for the technology infrastructure and for linking technology to internal strategy. Milt has received over 25 awards and honors at the local chapter and National level including the most prestigious National BDPA Outstanding Chapter President Award, Outstanding Contributor Award, Member of the Year Award, President’s Award, Service Award and the Spirit Award.

Milt is an IT Director with extensive experience leading large-scale global teams (200+ employees) in matrixed organizations. He has strong expertise in managing large multi-million dollar budgets, programs, PMOs and technical resources to achieve timely and cost effective delivery of complex projects and innovative technical solutions. Milt also has a proven track record delivering ROI by building relationships with senior IT business leaders and delivering IT strategies and technology roadmaps used to enhance business competitiveness and accelerate business value realization.

Milt is a sought after motivational speaker, coach and mentor and has helped thousands advance their IT industry careers. In 2007, Milt founded Blacks Gone Geek a social networking initiative dedicated to promoting Blacks in Technology. Milt uses blogs, RSS feeds, Facebook, LinkedIn,, Yahoogroups, Twitter and his web site,, to stay connected with an online community that has grown to over 10,000 IT professionals, executives and technology enthusiasts. 

Milt is also the Chair of the PMI Chicagoland Executive Council and a member of ITSMF (IT Senior Management Forum). ITSMF is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to fostering upper-level executive talent among African-American IT professionals.

Milt holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Columbia University, New York, New York. Outside of his professional career, Milt spends his spare time enjoying family activities with his wife and beautiful 14-year-old twin daughters, and volunteering for BDPA, IT Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) and the PMI Chicagoland Executive Council.

Favorite Quote:

The only way to get ahead and stay ahead in this challenging job market is to constantly distinguish yourself from the competition by demonstrating great performance and maintaining highly marketable skills.”

--Milt Haynes

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