Monday, September 29, 2008

President Profile: BDPA Greater Tampa Bay Chapter (Frank Shines)

Frank Shines, President
BDPA Greater Tampa Bay Chapter

Address: PO Box 47105
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: (813) 454-5325
Newsletter: None

BDPA Greater Tampa Bay Chapter was at a crossroads earlier this year. The chapter activity slowed down considerably over the past year or so. The chapter either needed a new leader to emerge or face possible end of BDPA in that city. Frank Shines rose to the challenge when he agreed to become acting president pending elections.

Frank Shines is a former IBM executive and Ernst & Young consultant. Frank has flown Air Force jets, trained and competed with Olympic athletes and traveled the world as an award-winning business advisor to Fortune 500 executives. He has worked under the guidance of management and quality pioneers, Drs. W. Edwards Deming (the American who taught the Japanese quality) and Mikel J. Harry (co-founder of Six Sigma). Frank has been published by John Wiley & Sons (The Controller's Function: "Performance Measurement" Chapter, 1999) and is the author of a book examining the impact of the next generation of the Internet and its impact on individuals and organizations (The New Science of Success: How to Outsource Proof Your Job in a Web 2.0 Economy, 2007).

Currently, Frank serves as the Director of Business Development at Industriaplex, a next generation global sourcing and consulting firm, where he focuses on the intersection of business, technology and organizational change . He holds a BS in Management from the US Air Force Academy and MBA in Marketing Statistics from National University of Sacramento.

He resides with his wife in Tampa, FL and mentors at-risk youth through the Tiger Woods Foundation and Skill of Success. Frank is an avid golfer and enjoys world travel.

Frank's favorite quote: "The mind can only see what it is prepared to see" - Dr. Edward DeBono.

His favorite BDPA memory: "First learning of the history, vision and accomplishments of BDPA."

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