Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Take Five: Dalric Webb (Cincinnati)

There are many members, officers and leaders around the country who are volunteering their time, talent and energy to support the growth of BDPA. This blog plans to take some time to ask these folks about their thoughts about past, present and future of BDPA.

Dalric Webb, an Engineering Information Technology manager at GE Aviation, recently joined the leadership team of BDPA Cincinnati as the chapter's VP-Membership Management. Dalric is an MCSE+I and received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Hampton University, his Masters in Information Technology from Capella University, and his MBA with a concentration in Information Management from Grantham University. BDPA expects Dalric to provide the leadership and inspiration necessary to grow the membership of a chapter with a rich BDPA history.

Dalric shared some of his thoughts on BDPA with us in the following Take Five interview:

  1. How did you get involved with BDPA? I first attended a “mixer” a few years back where I met Wm. David Wynn who was the Director of Recruitment and Retention for BDPA Cincinnati chapter. I kept his card and when “life” slowed down a bit, I reached out to the BDPA organization and connected with BDPA Cincinnati chapter president Wanda Gray to find out how I could get engaged with the chapter. Wanda suggested I jump in head first and help her out as a member of the chapter's board of directors.
  2. What do you see as the biggest benefit of your BDPA membership? The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Cincinnati’s Black IT professionals through skill building, networking, or empowering our future.
  3. What future evolution or change would you like to see in BDPA? Building or establishing deeper and stronger connection with the city through some annual or regular event or activity. Something that provides a BDPA “signature” for Cincinnati. Something that BDPA can become “known” for providing that brings residual value to the community.
  4. What would you like Corporate America to know about BDPA? That the organization is viable, vibrant and an excellent source for recruitment and spreading the corporate message of diversity through engagement with local organizations.
  5. Any advice for people considering donation to BETF? An investment in the African American IT youth is a sure 'win–win' equation.

This blog encourages its readers to use the COMMENTS option to share their thoughts on these interviews.  Also, we hope that you will take a moment to make a donation in support of the BDPA Cincinnati Scholarship FundDalric shared some personal insights ... I hope that you share some BDPA-love in return.

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