Thursday, August 7, 2014

President Profile: Jason Gibson (BDPA Central Illinois)

BDPA Central Illinois was chartered in August 2003. The founding members were Lorenzo Marshall, Dave Beasley and Theonnie Shields. The chapter is currently the 29th-largest in the nation.

Jason Gibson, chapter president
BDPA Central Illinois
Address: P.O. Box 1806
Bloomington, IL 61702-1806

Phone: (309) 766-8807

Jason Gibson took over the chapter presidency in July 2013. Jason and his leadership team are working to grow membership by focusing on increased member participation. Jason is committed to increasing student enrollment and partnering with other STEM-based programs. Jason leads by example ... he is one of the instructors for the K-12 students who are training to compete in the 2014 national High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championship.

Jason's Favorite Quote: "It's not what you look at that matters, 
it's what you see." ~ Henry David Thoreau

Jason Gibson
Jason has enjoyed technology since building Heath Kits when he was a child. In high school Jason took several programming courses and spent numerous hours coding games on his Commodore 64. While at Aurora University, he worked as the Computer Lab Manager and eventually, Network Administrator and Instructor in the Young Scholars Program.

Jason left Aurora to begin his career at State Farm in 2000, supporting the server and network infrastructure. Jason transitioned into the Systems Analyst role in 2004 and has worked with multiple technologies including J2EE, C++, Visual Basic, Spring, Struts, Dojo and several other user and business interface technologies. Jason has served as a Quality Engineer, reviewing design and code and continues to learn new technologies.

Jason's Other Favorite Quote: "Whether you think you can, 
or you think you can't -- you're right." ~ Henry Ford

Jason earned a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Computer Science from Aurora University in 1999. He earned a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Illinois Springfield in 2009. Jason is a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and an Associate in General Insurance (AINS). Jason is currently enrolled in the Master in Information Systems program at University of Illinois Springfield.
Jason’s vision for BDPA Central Illinois chapter is simple and direct, "We have to remember that we must remain highly motivated, dedicated and enthusiastic about our organization. As the Chapter goes through a time of change, our strategy must focus on membership growth, practical community engagement and organizational professionalism".

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