Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas Renews BDPA Gold Level Sponsorship

Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL, MT, NM, OK and TX earned the highest honors that BDPA offers as its Epsilon Award winner - 'Top Company for Blacks in IT' - in three different years ... most recently in 2013. As such, National BDPA proudly announced that the company renewed its sponsorship commitment in 2014 at the Gold level. The continuing support of BDPA on-going diversity and inclusion efforts on behalf of the information technology industry is rapidly becoming legendary.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, and several subsidiaries are part of Health Care Service Corporation, the largest customer-owned health benefits company in the United States and fourth largest overall.
Sheila Marionneaux
Ms. Sheila Marionneaux, Office of the Chief Information Office, said "At Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL, MT, NM, OK and TX, we are committed to BDPA, a longtime community partner, to sustain and further develop valuable technology and leadership competencies for both students and adults. We are excited and devoted to our partnership and look forward to an ongoing alliance with BDPA in 2014 to meet our mutual objectives".
There are dozens of BCBS employees in both Chicago and Dallas.  The 2014 sponsorship includes funding support for programs and services implemented by local BDPA chapters in those two chapters.
BDPA Chicago chapter president Reggie Rush said,  "BDPA Chicago Chapter is proud of our long standing partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL. BDPA professional and educational programming, access to experienced professionals and development of future IT Talent through our student programs afford companies such as BCBS to achieve their Diversity/Inclusion and citizenship objectives."
The company plans to take full advantage of the BDPA Job Board in its efforts to recruit diverse information technology talent in the coming weeks and months.  Also, the company will have major visibility at the 2014 National BDPA Technology Conference in a variety of venues.
Dr. Craig Brown
On behalf of the National Board of Directors and the National Executive Committee It is my honor and privilege to welcome Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL, MT, NM, OK & TX as a returning Gold Level Sponsor. We could not provide the member services that our professional and student members receive without the support of organizations like Blue Cross Blue Shield IL, MT, NM, OK & TX” said Dr. Craig Brown, National BDPA president.
BDPA is recognized nationally as a global member-focused technology organization with over 45 active chapters in the United States. BDPA continues to stand as a leader in delivering 21st century technological programs, college scholarships, mentoring, support and services for youth and adult Information Technology professionals.

For more information on sponsorship options, contact Wayne Hicks, Director, BDPA Corporate Sales Department, corpsales@bdpa.org, (301) 584-3135 ext. 108.
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