Monday, October 29, 2012

President Profile: Kae Watson (BDPA Hampton Roads)

One of the greatest benefits of BDPA membership is in the area of leadership development. We provide IT professionals with the opportunity to flex their leadership muscles as committee chairs, department directors and ultimately as chapter presidents. This blog is pleased to introduce you to the new chapter president of our BDPA Hampton Roads Chapter -- Kae Watson! Kae will serve as the president for this Virginia-based chapter for 2012-2013.

Favorite Scripture: "Deliver me and rescue me from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful." ~ Psalms 144:11

Kae was born in Richmond, Virginia as the only child of two esteemed educators and military retirees. She is described by those who know her intellectually inspirational, musically gifted, dynamically driven, and creatively unexplainable – a mogul. Kae graduated from North Carolina A&T State University (Class of 1999, Mechanical Engineering). She is currently pursuing a masters in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. Kae is a long-time member of BDPA, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and National Society of Black Engineers. Her corporate career has been focused in the engineering & telecommunications industry.

Favorite Quote: "...impress by the power of our example; not by the example of our power." ~ Bill Clinton

Kae also gave of her time, talent and energy to other areas of interest such as marketing, promotions, entertainment and community development. She spent a number of years working in radio and broadcasting for both Radio One and Clear Channel. At one point she owned a multimedia promotions and marketing company -- Xpect Xsilence Music Group. Today, Kae is the founder and chief executive officer of Black Card Bound.

Motto: "Say what you mean ... mean what you say." ~ Kae Watson

BDPA Hampton Roads is blessed to have Kae Watson coming on-board as its chapter president. She will use resourcefulness, charismatic personality, experience, talents, and energy along with creative - innovative - next era thinking to uplift the fortunes of the young chapter. We look forward to seeing the community development and technology initiatives implemented by Kae and her BDPA leadership team over the coming weeks and months.

You can reach Kae by email or phone (804.677-3579).   We also encourage you to take a moment to reply to this blog post with your comments and good wishes for Kae Watson!

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