Thursday, December 25, 2008

Message from Columbus Chapter President

BDPA Columbus is currently the 19th largest BDPA chapter in the nation. Reggie Hillery came on board this year as the new chapter president in Ohio's state capital city. Reggie and his leadership team have big goals for the chapter in 2009 and beyond.

He shared some of his thoughts in the following holiday message to his chapter members and supporters:

On behalf of the BDPA Columbus Chapter, I want to wish you and your family a Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year. I want to thank our members, guests, chapter sponsors and executive board members for making this one of the best years for the chapter.

As we reflect back over 2008, we can see how much our chapter has
accomplished and the value we have provided to the community:

  • Career Building Information Exchange meeting with over 100 attendees
  • Participated in one the largest Leadership and Empowerment Networking
    events for African-American organizations in Central Ohio (National Association of Black Accountants, National Black MBA Association and National Society of Black Engineers)
  • Provided the Community with Voting Information
  • Reached a Membership Milestone (Top 10 Nationwide in August 2008)
  • Joint Holiday Party with National Society of Black Engineers (Pictures)
In 2009, we will continue to provide the community, our members and sponsors with outstanding programs, training and networking opportunities.

Things to come...

  • CIO Forum
  • Revamped Website
  • Opportunity to Mentor High School Students
  • Increase Online Presence (CollectiveX, Facebook and Members Blogs)
  • Information and Exchange Webinars and Podcasts
  • Social Networking Events
  • Training Programs
  • Joint Events with other African American Professional Organizations

Please remember those less fortunate and donate your time and resources to the community by providing support to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Toys for Tots or a local homeless shelter.

God bless you and your family this Holiday Season!

Thank you,
Reginald Hillery, president
BDPA Columbus Chapter

The state of Ohio is blessed to have five BDPA chapters (Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo). These chapters play an important role in the future success of African Americans in the state's growing information technology industry. Reggie and his crew from Columbus are uniquely positioned to 'make a difference'. Join us in wishing them well next year!

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