Saturday, November 8, 2014

BDPA Announces New Board Leadership – Audra Sweeney

BDPA Cincinnati chapter, a nonprofit organization made up of racially diverse information technology professionals, today announced a new member of its board of directors. Audra Sweeney appointed to serve as the director of the chapter’s Membership Department. BDPA is the premier organization for African American professionals in the information technology industry. For more than 25 years, BDPA Cincinnati has fulfilled its mission and worked to bridge the digital divide by providing career growth opportunities for its members. BDPA Cincinnati is the fastest-growing of the 46 chapters that exist around the nation.
I decided to volunteer as Membership Director of the BDPA to serve as a community resource committed to fostering the development IT knowledge and other initiatives within the Cincinnati chapter,” said Audra Sweeney.
BDPA Cincinnati is the 2nd-largest chapters in the nation with over 190 members. The Membership Department director works with a team of volunteers to ensure the growth of BDPA in both the Greater Cincinnati African American community and the IT industry. This department will design and implement processes and programs designed to maximize the recruitment and retention of paid members. BDPA Cincinnati chapter has successfully increased its membership by over 120% in 2014.
We are very excited to have Audra Sweeney on board as the new Membership Director. She brings a depth of technical experience and organizational leadership from her 17 year career with Honeywell,” said BDPA Cincinnati chapter president Dalric Webb. “Audra is the right person for the job at the right time as we seek to solidify the membership gains we’ve made this year while continuing to recruit and retain even greater numbers in the coming weeks and months.
Audra is an applications engineer for Honeywell with over 17 years of experience in the information technology industry. She manages software system development and integration projects and serves as the technical interface with customers. Audra has a passion for travel fueled by her job that has taken her to various states and countries. Whenever possible, she uses her vacation to scuba dive with her colleagues in the National Association of Black Scuba Divers. She hopes to expand engagement with BDPA by college students going to school on the many college campuses in the area. Audra received her computer science degree from Syracuse University while completing her masters at Xavier University.

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