Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BDPA iRadio Show: July 28, 2015 (Bridget Baggett, Mike Williams, Sharnecia Williams)

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The guest on the July 28th show:

Bridget Baggett - vice president, BDPA Charlotte - Bridget is the VP-Member Services with BDPA Charlotte chapter.  In that role she is responsible for professional development, community outreach, career development and communications.   Bridget will also be a presenter at the 37th annual BDPA Technology Conference being held August 19-22, 2015 in Washington DC.   Her workshop is entitled, 'How Technology Has Changed the Way We Recruit & Retain IT Professionals'.    The objectives of her workshop is to show the audience ways to leverage technology in the recruiting process as well as ways to gain a competitive advantage in the recruiting process.   Bridgett will give a preview of her conference workshop to our BDPA iRadio Show audience. 

Mike Williams - vice president, National BDPA - Mike Williams accepted appointment as National BDPA vice president in January 2014.  He is the global head of information technology (IT) operations for Cigna.  As a senior IT executive, his reputation has been built on developing and leading high-performing IT teams that deliver on the promise of service. As a change agent and strategist, He works with teams to define innovative and pragmatic approaches to business problems while aligning IT strategies with business objectives. He leads teams that consistently attain service delivery excellence, reduce costs, and optimize IT investments and resources. Mike is running unopposed in the upcoming National BDPA election to become the 17th national president in the 40-year history of the organization.  Our iRadio Show audience will be interested to learn his vision for BDPA as we move into the next level our development. You can find Mike via Twitter: @ITMikeWilliams.

Sharnecia Williams - vice president, BDPA Atlanta - Sharnecia Williams is a Systems Specialist with Macy's.  She has over 11 years’ experience as an IT professional who specializes in application development. Throughout her career, she has functioned as a developer, tester, operations advocate and a development lead managing multiple projects. For the past few years she has served as the Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for BDPA Atlanta chapter.  She has worked to ensure that the BDPA brand in the greater Atlanta area.  Her chapter has a strong presence on a number of social media platforms.  She decided to offer her skill-set to the national organization as it implements its new branding efforts.  Sharnecia is running for election as the BDPA South Region director.  Our iRadio Show audience would love to learn about her success as an officer for one of the most active local chapters in the nation ... and we want to hear her vision for the growth and development of the BDPA South Region.  Sharnecia can be found on Twitter - @ATL_Sharnecia

We hope you enjoy the insights and commentary on the show from each of these guests. Please take a moment to post a comment to let us know that you care!

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