Monday, June 1, 2015

Message from the National BDPA President

Pamela Mathews
Hello everyone! I am pleased to report that BDPA continues to accelerate its progress toward achievement of our strategic objectives. Over the last three months, your leadership completed or engaged in the following activities:
  • Strategic partnership meetings with CompTIA which included attending their Annual Members Meeting in Jacksonville, Florida and a planning session in Chicago;
  • Regional Conferences supporting the South and Midwest regional leadership through professional development talks and strategic messaging;
  • Planning for the 2015 Annual Technology Conference & Career Fair, which will include celebration of our 40th Anniversary;
  • Review and communication of proposed National By-Laws amendments;
  • Launch of the Brand rejuvenation campaign; and
  • Successful execution of the second quarter National BDPA Board of Directors meeting in Delaware.
I am very pleased with the level of trust, teamwork, commitment, communication and collaboration that the national, regional and local chapter leadership have exhibited. I encourage everyone to partner with us as we begin the next 40 years of taking our members from “the classroom to the boardroom”.

We are just under 90 days from convening in Washington DC to celebrate our 40th Anniversary. To spark further excitement around the Conference and BDPA overall, there will be two June incentives:
  1. During the month of June ALL expired membership renewals will be complimentary. Please visit our website to renew your membership today and use code (juneonly); and
  2. Conference Registration, currently priced at $1,000, is being offered at only 40% of the current registration price of $1,000 or $400 during the month of June. Please visit our website and conference registration page at, and use code (40% for 40 years) during checkout to receive this incredible discount.
Besides the June incentives, please be aware of the following:
  • We have negotiated special pricing for Conference lodging at the Washington Hilton. After you register for the Conference, please proceed to the Hotel section and book your room(s);
  • WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Please bring to the Conference or upload your BDPA memorabilia or pictures from the past 40 years (more details to come). Thank you in advance for your support!
In closing, THANK YOU again for the privilege to serve our great organization as President. Please feel free to contact me at if you have any questions or comments.

Pamela Mathews, president
National BDPA

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