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2017 Candidates for NBDPA Board of Directors





National National President Anthony Dupree
    Terry Morris

  National Vice President Michael Wulf

National Vice President of Finance Monique Berry

Curtis Timmons
MidWest Regional Vice President William Smith

West Regional Vice President Beverly Ann Moore
  Regional Director Chad White

NorthEast Regional Vice President Monica Ellis-Howerton
  Regional Director Aubrey Tingle




2017 Proposed Bylaw Submission 





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2.2.1. The NBOD shall consist of the elected officers defined in Article 5 Section 5.1, and the Founder. Up to three Directors at Large and the Executive Director may sit on the NBOD but shall not be entitled to a vote. 

2.2.1. The NBOD shall consist of the elected officers defined in Article 5 Section 5.1, the Founder, and the Executive Director. The Executive Director will serve in a nonvoting capacity.


NEC recommends the following change to better align the Outside Directors with the NEC




5.7.1 For the office of President, shall be filled immediately by the Vice President.

Addressed succession of President.   Existing provisions will be renumbered accordingly.






7.1.1. Shall consists of the President, Vice President, Vice President of Finance, Vice President of Membership Management, Vice President of Member Services, Vice President of Strategy and Planning, Chief Information Officer, Secretary, and Founder;

7.1.1. Composition - The NEC shall consist of the President, Vice President, Vice President of Finance, Vice President of Membership Management, Vice President of Member Services, Vice President of Strategy and Planning, up to 3 Outside Directors, Chief Information Officer, and the Founder.


Moved the Outside Directors from the NBOD to the NEC to allow for greater engagement and alignment with the NEC. Remove the position of Secretary from the NEC because they are in a support, nonvoting role.


     4 ARTICLE 5. NATIONAL OFFICERS 5.3 REMOVAL FROM OFFICE   5.8.5. Should an officer be removed from office under any circumstance outlined in 5.8.2 – 5.8.4 of these Bylaws, s/he may never again be eligible for election or appointment to the NEC or NBOD 5.8.5. Should an officer be removed from office under any circumstance outlined in 5.8.2 & 5.8.3 of these Bylaws, s/he may never again be eligible for election or appointment to the NEC or  NBOD
Removed 5.8.4 as one of the reasons that a member may never be eligible for election or appointment 


Candidate Biography's

Anthony Dupree


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Terry Morris



Terry Morris has been an active member of BDPA since 2009. He has served in a number of local roles for BDPA Indianapolis, including VP of Member Management, VP of Strategy and Chapter President (2014-16). Throughout these experiences, Terry gained a great appreciation for the mission of BDPA and moreover the potential impact this organization can have on blacks in technology around the world.
Throughout Terry’s tenure as President of the Indianapolis Chapter of BDPA, he partnered with the local chapter leadership to double the membership (40 to 100+), increase annual local sponsorship ($20k to $70k), improved professional development content (implemented Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud Framework), and ensured active participation at each BDPA student program. Terry also led multiple pilot programs for Girl Robotics and they adopted a 4th grade class at a local elementary school.
Terry is running for BDPA National President to help ensure BDPA has a bright, modern, and sustainable future. He intends to leverage the experiences and outcome from his Indianapolis presidency as the foundation for a revised national model for chapters. Combined with other BDPA chapter successes around the country, we can start to create virtual and physical “BDPA Centers of Technology Excellence”. These centers can be positioned to address technology exposure and career development needs for black technology professionals, students, and entrepreneurs.
To learn more about the BDPAFuture platform, visit
Below is a summary of Terry’s relevant professional, academic, and volunteer experiences.
Professional Experience:
• Eli Lilly and Company (Position Director IT - Global Services) Jan 2001 – Current

        Award – 2010 Six Sigma Process Owner of the Year
         Certifications – Six Sigma Green Belt, ITIL Foundation V3
• IUPUI (Position – Adjunct Professor (2010 –Present)
         Course – V369 Managing Business Technology

         The primary outcome is to expose non-IT professionals to the value that technology can offer organizations in the public, private, and non-profit sector.
•  Florida A & M University (Dec 2000), B.S. Computer and Information Sciences

• Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (May 2010)

Master in Public Affairs (Concentration: Managing Across the Sectors)  Capstone project “Creating a Promise Neighborhood in Indianapolis”
Volunteer Experiences:
•  Florida A & M University Computer Science Advisory Board
•  Indiana University Informatics Diversity Enhanced Workforce (IDEW) Advisory Board
•  Mt. Zion Apostolic Church - Trustee/Deacon
•  BDPA Indianapolis President (2014-16)


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Michael Wulf




My name is Michael G. Wulf. I’ve truly enjoyed serving the Mighty Midwest Region for the past 3 ½ years as BDPA’s Vice-President of the Midwest Region.  I’ve never stopped believing in the mission and vision of BDPA to make things better for our family of chapters across the United States.  I am positioned to leverage a deep understanding and knowledge of chapter and national board operations to lead BDPA towards a great #BDPAFuture!
I am excited to be a part of the BDPA Midwest Region and see our 39th Annual Technical Conference & Career Expo held right here in Cincinnati, Ohio (BDPA’s largest chapter).  
In the past 3/1/2 years as Midwest Region Vice-President our Midwest Region leadership teams have:
Chartered the Kansas City chapter, rejuvenated the Dayton, Ohio chapter as well as the creation of the new “BDPA Interest Groups” in Omaha, Des Moines, Northwest Illinois, as well as creating general interest across the region.
Increased communication between your chapter leaders and national officers, as well as creating an environment where chapter to chapter collaboration is encouraged.
Seen Chapter of the Year award(s), supported chapters with struggling membership with strategies and creative tactics to address membership concerns and watched as incredible membership leaders grew BDPA’s largest four of top five chapters in BDPA.  
•Hosted the first BDPA all region-wide meeting and HSCC virtual competition and consistently held them over the past 3 years.
Hosted three successful annual regional conferences –in Columbus, OH; Chicago, IL (Oak Brook), and this year in St. Louis, MO (Maryland Heights, MO).
 Actively solicited and received funding from many corporate sponsors to service all chapters in our region (e.g. Worldwide Technologies, Miller -Coors, JP Morgan Chase, McDonalds Corp, Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3), CompTIA, Mayo, Keystone Computer Solutions (KCS) and more incredible sponsors!
Continue to explore, exploit, and leverage audio and video collaboration, video recorded & live streaming broadcast of meetings and other off-the-shelf technologies to enhance and increase more personalized interaction.
Launched BDPA Academy (http://BDPA.Academy) to train up an incredible future IT pipeline of over 1,000 students.  We’ve added 3 levels of curriculum and continue to explore and expand a standardized curriculum to directly benefit each chapter that may not have the resources to continually build out curriculum.
Perfect attendance at every required national board meeting – making a difference to motion and vote on tough decisions that impact “all” chapters - not just a few nor just for the benefit of the Midwest region.
Been fiscally responsible (downright “cheap”) as it relates to spending.  Every single dollar donated to BDPA by you, me and our sponsors matters.

My last personal comment.  In addition to tireless hours promoting BDPA everywhere, I became a BDPA Lifetime member to show my level of commitment to this great organization.  This is a personal lifetime commitment to BDPA’s core mission, vision and values to provide economic upward mobility through STEM-based education and careers for African-Americans (and all persons of color) leveraging my God-given gifts, talents, education and passion for BDPA.

I know you believe in a bright #BDPAFuture too.  Check out for more information.


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Monique Berry

Monique Berry has been a member of the BDPA Philadelphia Chapter since 2003. Monique served as President of the Philadelphia Chapter.

Monique is employed by Vanguard; a mutual fund company located in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Her background includes experience in ERP systems, LMS systems and software development.

Monique is a committed community advocate serving on the boards of community organizations, family and children's services, and faith based community ministries. She's been a volunteer elementary school instructor for Junior Achievement and a computer instructor for Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia.

Monique is a member of several professional and civic organizations, including the American Society for Training & Development, Project Management Institute, Network of Women in Computer Technology, Society for Human Resource Management and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. 


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Curtis Timmons



Curtis currently serve as the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The District comprises 7500 employees and 40,000 students and a $1 billion budget. He manages a staff of 50+ employees, $15+ million annual budget, and managed services contracts of $4+ million annually. Manages strategic partnerships (private and public sector organizations) and vendor performance and relations. 


He is a proven business leader with 20+ years’ experience in IT strategic and operational planning, financial management, business analytics, capital and operating investment planning, IT governance, and IT service delivery. Directed organizations of up to 130 staff and 45+ contractors. Managed annual budgets of $61 million that included CAPEX to OPEX transition, capital investment prioritization using ROI, NPV and IRR valuations. Negotiated technology products and services contracts upward of $35 million. Achieved cumulative cost savings of $30 million and was awarded federal program funding of $60+ million.

Prior to joining Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Curtis served as President, TMS Consulting; Chief Technology Officer, Memphis Board of Education; Senior Manager & Manager, e-Business Services, Sara Lee Corporation; and a host of other corporate companies. 


He is retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 22 years as a Data Systems Officer. During his military career, his received the following awards: 
Navy & Marines Corps Meritorious Service Medal 
Navy Commendation Medal
Navy Achievement Medal 
Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal
National Defense Service Medal 
Armed Forces Reserve Medal 
Letter of Appreciation ((2) awarded)

Curtis holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Systems and Information Management from Breyer State University. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Strayer University; and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Strayer University. 

Organizations and Affiliations  
Founder, IT Next Generation Foundation (provides scholarships for underprivileged high school students) 
CIO/CTO Leadership Council Group
CIO Executive Council and CXO Group
Alpha Sigma Lambda, National Honors Society 
Military Officer Associations of America
Black Data Processing Association (BDPA)


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Willliam Smith Jr.





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Beverly Ann Moore



Beverly A. Moore is a project management professional employed with Charles Schwab.  In her current role she is responsible for establishing and leading enterprise-wide, cross functional strategic initiatives. She leads a variety of different types of projects including launching new products and services, large-scale application development, systems integration, operational efficiency improvements, process reengineering, and infrastructure upgrades and deployments.  

Ms. Moore has 20+ years of experience in technical leadership and project management.  She has worked in a variety of cross-functional roles starting as a mainframe developer, continuously reinventing and re-branding herself to stay in powered in today’s Information technology arena.   


Ms. Moore has an extensive and successful track record in Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) as a Chapter and National leader: 


Past President of BDPA Detroit Chapter, January 2012 – December 2015

  • Director of National BDPA 2000 Conference, highest net profit conference (250k)
  • Detroit Chapter Programs Committee Lead 1993 - 1995
  • Detroit Chapter Communications Committee Lead 1989 - 1992
  • Past Vice President of BDPA Hartford Chapter - 1986

Accomplishments as Past President of BDPA Detroit Chapter included

  • National recognition for submitting chapter year book chapter of the year 2012
  • National recognition for Community Service in 2013 
  • National recognition for Professional Services  in 2014
  • Detroit Chapter Students awarded national scholarships Oracle and Johnson & Johnson in 2013 – 2015, local scholarship from Chrysler in 2015
  • Local student internships from Trinity Health 2012 - 2015    
  • Increased Detroit Chapter membership bottom five to top third between 2012 to 2015
  • Increased chapter sponsorship by 250% in 2013 

In these roles Ms. Moore has successfully helped to promote the goals and objectives of BDPA from the classroom to the boardroom.  


Ms. Moore is a graduate of Teikyo Post University and University of Detroit Mercy.  She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management and a Master of Business Administration, respectively.  She also holds PMP, PMI-ACP, CMS, 6-sigma white belt and ITIL-F certifications.  Her hobbies included mentoring, art collecting, museums, roller skating and listening to audio books.   

Plans if elected:  

  • Philosophy 
    I believe the national organization is only as strong as it chapters. Mentoring chapter leadership is key to strong chapters and chapter leaders.  Governance, process and procedures and automation where possible while sharing best practices can free the leadership to focus on what’s important.    
  • Strategy
    My approach is to understand current state, identify our goals and objectives and develop a short and long term strategy for long term stabilization and growth of the west region.  
  • Deliverables
    If elected as Western Regional Vice President, I will work first and foremost to serve the Western Region Chapters and ensure effective timely communication between the western region, national leadership and other regions.  I would also work closely with other regional leaders to develop a five year plan for regional sponsorship, operational effectiveness and events. 

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Chad White




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Monica Ellis-Howerton


Monica Ellis-Howerton is employed by Visa, Inc. as an Information Security Operations Analyst, on the Cyber defense team.  She manages the organization's Data Loss Prevention (DLP) desk. Monica’s past roles include Associate Analyst, Information Security for MAXIMUS, Inc., Project Assistant for MAXIMUS Federal Services, and Customer Correspondent for Time Warner Cable.

Monica has been an active BDPA member since September, 2010. She was a member of the Philadelphia, Chapter from September, 2010 to September, 2013. Monica has held roles in the Philadelphia Chapter such as: 

High School Computer Competition Coordinator (HSCC) for the 2011 competition season.
BDPA Delegate for the Philadelphia Chapter 2011.
Vice President of Education (2012) - In this role she oversaw the chapter’s Student Information Technology Educational Scholarship program (SITES) and continued to ensure the HSCC program in Philadelphia was as successful.
BDPA Delegate for the Philadelphia Chapter 2013.
Supporter of the Northeast Regional High School Computer Competition/Regional Conference in 2011, and 2013-2016.

Monica moved to the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area at the end of 2012 and became a member of the Baltimore Chapter in 2013.  In August 2015, Monica became a BDPA Lifetime member and served as the Baltimore Chapter’s Delegate.  In 2016, Monica became a member of BDPA's Board Development/Governance and Bylaws Committee assisting with bylaw submission reviews, election preparation, conferring with former Northeast Regional Leadership as regional leadership liaison, and attending regional leadership meetings for the Northeast.  

Monica earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology, concentrating in Information Security from Peirce College in Philadelphia, PA in 2012.  In May, 2016, Monica graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity. Monica is also Security+ certified and has a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification.

In the role of Vice-President of the Northeast Region, Monica plans to work with the chapters to accomplish goals that include:

Ensuring ongoing BDPA communication between the Chapters and Regional/National leadership.
Enhancing communications and collaboration with other regional leaders.
Establishing plans to be a resource to develop and strengthen chapters.
Strengthening chapter support for the HSCC, Mobile App Development, and IT Showcase programs.
Supporting increased value for members in BDPA.

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Aubrey Tingle


Aubrey Tingle has worked in Information Technology for over 15 years. From programming to Storage Networks to System Center products, his knowledge is well rounded.  Currently, he is a Systems engineer at JetBlue Airways.  He has worked for Microsoft, the US Army, Hewlett Packard, Great wide Logistics, which are just to name a few.  He has consistently elevated his skill set at each position by working in the Transportation, Government, and Manufacturing industries.  He has held positions as a Network analyst, Consultant, Engineer and Network Manager. Currently He is also working with two startups involving restaurant technology and IOT tech.  He values his experience and the experience of others through communication and collaboration. 

Aubrey Tingle received his B.S. in computer information systems from DeVry University. His first job was at SKC, Inc.  He was trusted to help support a company which built the first of its kind of manufacturing facility in Georgia.  Aubrey had the honor of working as a Network Manager at Atlanta International School where he assisted in developing a helpdesk and modernized the network infrastructure.  Aubrey has worked with various charities and one in particular is the Daliso School Support Association where he is a board member.  He is also working with STEM programs to further the technological aspirations of young women and men.

While receiving his BS at DeVry, Aubrey was the Vice President and President of the BDPA student chapter.  Aubrey created many functions to assist the student population including study groups, blood drives, and fundraising activities which included programming contests.  
Aubrey Tingle is running for this office of BDPA Northeast Region Director.  With my wealth of technical experience and life experience, I do have an ear for technical innovations, process and responsiveness. I want to support BDPA with that knowledge and assist the growing population of BDPA members with their questions and concerns for the future of technology.  I plan to work extensively with the STEM programs within the Northeast to make sure that they not only have someone in the field to talk to in person but can direct them to experienced BDPA members.  I assist all the staff in achieving the goals set forth for BDPA.   I want to expand the programming experience with High School students by directly working with each BDPA chapter. BDPA is a great organization and I would be honored to serve it in this capacity.


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