K-12 students in the greater Nashville area. The chapter has competed in the past four national High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championships ... with top chapter results coming in 2010 and 2011.
Valerie Hayes (2005-2008) was the chapter founder and its first president. Tinita Haley (2009-2010) was the second chapter president. The current president, Kendall Norris, is the third in chapter history.
Kendall Norris, President
BDPA Middle Tennessee Chapter
Address: PO Box 7646
Baltimore, MD 21207
In addition to program management, Kendall’s background includes 20+ years serving in leadership positions responsible for sales growth of various enterprise technology solutions, operations management, organizational transformations, systems integrations, and leading international consulting and technical teams. His operational and professional services expertise was developed across multiple industries that include telecommunications, manufacturing, financial services, airline, and state government, at global corporations such as; TRW, EDS, HP and American Airlines.
Kendall’s experience includes implementation of globalization strategies by developing teams in international markets during numerous expatriate and business assignments in Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Japan and Germany. He has consistently leveraged his unique abilities as a multilingual (English, Spanish, and Portuguese) executive to develop long term client relationships; lead business development opportunities and global expansion initiatives by leading virtual teams and geographically dispersed professionals.
Kendall is very active in community development, by volunteering with organizations like Jars of Clay, Junior Achievement, Leaders of Tomorrow and leading international mission trips to under-developed nations. He also serves as a Spanish and Portuguese teacher for international mission volunteers. He is active as a mentor to IT professionals that strive for C-level professional opportunities. Kendall is a member of the Information Technology Senior Management Forum and serves as president of BDPA Middle Tennessee chapter.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a minor in Computer Science from John Carroll University, and a Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and member of the Project Management Institute.
Favorite Quote: "Live free to be all you can be."