Friday, January 13, 2012

Message from Chicago Chapter President

Pam Sexton
Greetings and Happy New Year!

I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to continue leading BDPA Chicago Chapter through 2013. I would like to thank each member and the Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) for their support and vote of confidence. I would like to highlight a few of our accomplishments over the past two years:
  • Successfully executed and supported the 2011 National BDPA Technology Conference in Chicago
  • Received the 2011 NBDPA Community Service Award during the 2011 National BDPA Technology Conference
  • Increased Corporate Advisory Council membership and corporate support with the addition of Northern Trust Bank and Geneca
  • Maintained strong fiscal accountability and compliance with applicable local, state and federal regulations
  • Delivered value added programs and services to BDPA Chicago Chapter membership
None of these accomplishments would have been possible without you, our members and most valuable stakeholders. Similar to my first term, we will continue to have a "Back To Basics” approach focused on the following goals:
  • Support of National BDPA, including the new administration, the regionalization organization structure and strategy
  • Creation and awareness of the Member Value Proposition (MVP) to drive even greater return on investment for all stakeholders
  • Increased engagement and participation of all members at BDPA Chicago Chapter events, program meetings and committees
  • Increased awareness and visibility of BDPA Chicago Chapter across the Chicago-land community to drive greater engagement, membership and sponsorship opportunities
The new chapter leadership team and I look forward to partnering with each of you to accomplish these goals, and I thank you in advance for your commitment and support.

Finally, please make plans to attend or participate in the following events. Feel free to visit the BDPA Chicago Chapter website,, for more information.
  • January 20, 2012 - BDPA Chicago Chapter Program Meeting
  • January 21, 2012 - Awards Banquet, Hyatt Chicago Downtown
Thank you again for a successful first term, and please feel free to contact me if you have any ideas, questions or concerns regarding BDPA Chicago Chapter.

Pamela L. Sexton, president
BDPA Chicago Chapter

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