Sunday, January 22, 2012

Where Are They Now: 1999 BDPA Chapter Presidents

One of the magic elements of the Internet is that you can reach out to people that you have not seen for many moons. Judy Jones is the founder of the BDPA Greenville chapter. She recently provided me with a file containing the names of the BDPA chapter presidents from about a decade ago. I wonder if we can reach out and find each of these brothers and sisters today?

You've heard the question before ... and now it is being asked of you --> Where are they now?

Originally Posted: 11/18/2008

  • Anton Albert (Akron) -
  • Gwen Williams (Atlanta) -
  • Daryl Hines (Baltimore) -
  • Kevin Hinkston (Bay Area) -
  • Tim Wilson (Boston) -
  • Richard Bell (Central Arkansas) -
  • Candice Anderson (Charlotte) -
  • Betty Hutchins (Chattanooga) - Betty served as National BDPA VP-Member Services for the past two years. She was recently appointed to serve on the National BDPA Board of Directors in 2008-2009 as one of our Outside Directors. She is an executive with Mayo Clinic and an active member of the BDPA So. Minnesota chapter.
  • Milt Haynes (Chicago) -Milt remains active with National BDPA.   He was appointed to serve on the National BDPA Board of Directors as an Outside Director (2010-2011).
  • Jessie Rodgers (Cincinnati) -
  • Bruce Keene (Cleveland) -Bruce is currently the IT Program Director at Vatterott College in Broadview Heights, OH
  • Chester Grice (Columbus) - Chester was chapter president for Dayton in 1999. He now live in North Las Vegas working on his doctorate in organizational leadership. Graduation is summer of 2009, begin dissertation in January 2008.
  • Jackie Ockleberry (Dallas) - Jackie is running her own company, JYO Consulting, in Dallas. She came back to BDPA leadership in a gigantic way a few years ago in the role of 2004 National BDPA Conference Director. She led an outstanding annual event that took place in Dallas, TX that year.
  • Dee Pearson (Dayton) -
  • Renee Cunningham (Detroit) - Renee attended the 2007 National BDPA Technology Conference in Washington DC. She is currently Chief Information Officer (CIO) for P.I.E. Management in Detroit, MI
  • Milton Grays (Flint, MI) -
  • Pompia Durril (Ft. Wayne) -
  • Barbara Singleton (Gr Columbia) -
  • Wendy Wonsley (Greater Tampa Bay) -
  • Judy Jones (Greenville) - Judy is an IS Consultant for MetLife. Personally, I hope that she will consider helping us rejuvenate her chapter in South Carolina.
  • Valerie Thomas (Hartford) -
  • Andre Romeo (Houston) - Andre is a project manager for Shell Chemical. He serves as the current president of the BDPA Houston chapter as well.
  • Patrick Massey (Kansas City) -
  • Reggie Watson (Los Angeles) -
  • Steve Thomas (Lexington) -
  • Annette McMichael (Macon Middle Georgia) -
  • Morris Brown (Memphis) -
  • Renee McClure (New York) - Renee later served as National BDPA President from 1999-2001.
  • Beverly Johnson (New Jersey) -
  • Anthony Collins (Northwest Indiana) -
  • John Wright (Omaha) -
  • Ron Cureton (Philadelphia) - Ron Cureton still participates in Philadelphia events and is the owner of the Cureton Group.
  • Bill Trotter (Phoenix) - Bill retired from Motorola in 1998. Motorola was the primary sponsor of the Phoenix Chapter and employer of its core group of chapter members. Bill continues to work part-time as an IT Consultant. Currently Bill is contracting with an Australian based company working localy at American Express. He remains hopeful that someone will step forward that he can support in rejuvenating the Phoenix Chapter.
  • Annette Yates (Richmond) - Annette is an IT advisor for WellPoint. She is incredibly active with the BDPA Richmond leadership team and can be found often on one or more of the YahooGroups in the Richmond area.
  • Henry Fields (Rocky Mountain) -
  • Robert Riddick (San Fernando Valley) -
  • Maurice Jenkins (South Florida) -
  • Mark Grady (St. Louis) - Mark is a project leader for Edward Jones.
  • Paulette Lalor (Toledo) -
  • Nate Wright (Triad) -
  • Gerardette Furlow (Triangle) -
  • Gregory Douglas (Twin Cities) -
  • Rudy Duke (Washington DC) - Rudy owns Nextium Solutions. He is a strong part of the legacy of our BDPA Education & Technology Foundation (BETF). Rudy served for many years as the executive director. He is now the BETF Chief Information Officer.
  • Rosamae Emily (Wilmington DE) - Rosamae lives in South Carolina now. She would be pleased to know that the chapter she founded many years ago in Delaware has been reincarnated as the BDPA North Delaware chapter today.
I am uncertain how this will turn out, but, we will keep updating this particular post until we have located all of the brothers and sisters on the list. Ideally, we will have comments personally shared by some of the folks listed above. In the meantime, I invite all BETF-Blog Readers to simply enjoy the journey of rediscovering some of our legendary leaders from before the 21st century.

We need your help! Please post a comment below if you know the current whereabouts of any of these past BDPA legends.

11 comments:

Monique said...

Ron Cureton still participates in Philadelphia events and is the owner of the Cureton Group. www.curetongroup.com

Villager said...

Monique - Thank you for the update on Ron. We have updated the list of chapter presidents to reflect the new information that you've shared with us today!

Villager said...

Our search for BDPA history isn't generating the response that I hoped. We found out more about Ron Cureton (Philadelphia). How about the other chapter presidents from 1999? Where are they now?

James said...

Good Morning,
James L. Leggett President Philadelphia 2000-2002, currently works with Ron Cureton at the The Cureton Group. Beverly Chandran Philadelphia President 2002-2004 Currently has her own Real Estate Firm in Philadelphia, Michael Trent, Philadelphia President,1999-2000, Credit Card Processing, Account Executive

Villager said...

All - Where are they now?

Villager said...

All - Sadly, I think that only three of our 1999 chapter presidents were in attendance for the 2008 national BDPA conference. I saw Dee Pearson (Dayton), Wendy Wonsley (Gr Tampa Bay) and Annette Yates (Richmond). I can't remember if I saw Ron Cureton (Philadelphia) or not. I'm getting old (sigh)...

Have you seen any of these 1999 chapter presidents lately?

b said...

We were surprised to see the Augusta-Central Savannah River Area, GA chapter was not listed. The co-founders and 1st/2nd presidents (Barbara Strong & Lisa Coleman) are co-owners of eStrong Solutions, LLC in Augusta, GA. They have both earned graduate degrees (IT Management\IS) and ventured into real estate and non-profit programs. Ms. Strong still works in corporate america for Parsons Corporation and recently re-located to the DC\MD area. Mrs. Coleman has other businesses with her husband and still resides in Augusta. Ms Strong was a native of Atlanta and Mrs. Coleman, of Chicago.

Villager said...

B - I would love to re-connect with Barbara or Lisa. Do you have email address for either? My email address is 'execdirector @betf.org'.

Bill Trotter said...

Bill Trotter retired from Motorola in 1998. Motorola was the primary sponsor of the Phoenix Chapter and employer of its core group of chapter members. Bill continues to work part-time as an IT Consultant. Currently Bill is contracting with an Australian based company working localy at American Express. He remains hopeful that someone will step forward that he can support in rejuvenating the Phoenix Chapter.

Technically Speaking Radio said...

Great idea. It's good to stay connected to past BDPA presidents.

Thanks for this.

~JC

Villager said...

Bruce Keene wrote:

"I'm currently working as the Information Technology Program Director at Vatterott College in Broadview Heights, OH. Watch my electrical students control Christmas lights with a Programmable Logic Controller. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xm4hbPuUIM)"