BDPA Cincinnati Chapter

Information Technology - Class Room to the Board Room

Information Technology Thought Leaders

BDPA is an international organization which has grown to over 50 chapters chartered throughout the United States. In Philadelphia, PA in May 1975, Earl A. Pace and David Wimberly founded the organization. BDPA was founded out of a need to increase the number of minorities in the Information Technology Industry. BDPA invites membership from all people, regardless of race, sex, religious beliefs or national origin.

Cincinnati Chapter BDPA

In 1989 several professional African Americans at Digital Equipment Corporation met with the BDPA Dayton Chapter President.

Subsequent to that meeting, Everett L. Gregory, N. Neal Johnson, Brenda Johnson (Hogan), Charles Cooper and Gina L. Billings made an offical request to join the National BDPA. In December 1989, the Cincinnati Chapter of BDPA was officially charted.

Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES)

BDPA has maintained a strong community outreach focus throughout it's 40 year history. Each chapter actively supports training and education for High School and College Students. More information on SITES is shown at