BDPA New Jersey

A premier networking organization for minorities and I.T. professionals

Press Releases

EAST ORANGE, New Jersey-March 2017

BDPA New Jersey Chapter ( has appointed a new chapter president. Anthony Dupree is the President Elect starting 2017.

Anthony is the Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at Novitex Enterprise Solutions where he is responsible for the technological direction of a company.

He has held various senior network and security engineering roles within the financial, technology, education and retail industries. Before joining Novitex, Anthony served as the Senior Director of Information Security & Risk at McGraw-Hill Education overseeing information security programs. He received his Bachelor of Art in Communications from New York Institute of Technology and a Masters of Technology from Stevens Institute of Technology. Anthony is currently enrolled in the PHD program majoring in Information Assurance at Nova Southeastern University. Anthony holds certifications from ISACA (Certified Information Security Manager)

Anthony is also a retired Army Reserve officer who served over 25 years in various leadership positions and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel; received various awards to include the Bronze star for outstanding achievement while deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. 


EAST ORANGE, New Jersey-May 7, 2016

BDPA New Jersey Chapter ( will host “13th Annual (FIT) Families In Technology Day” on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 9am – 1pm. The event will be held at The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) Rutgers Business School Newark  (  1 Washington Park Newark, NJ  07102.

The May 21st event will feature 6 Informative (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics workshops. Presenters range from technology entrepreneurs to educators. A panel discussion on STEM Education & Careers will be held featuring Nekeisha Rouse, Gloria Knowles and Jonathan F. Lee.

Nekeisha is a Senior Business Systems Analyst at K. Hovnanian Companies LLC, as well as VP of Members Services for BDPA New Jersey. She has over 10 years of technology experience and has gained many awards for her service and leadership.

Gloria Hall is Director of HRIS at the City University of New York (CUNY). She has over 16 years of experience in the information technology industry with specific focus on end user and functional training.

Jonathan F. Lee is Director of Facilities Management Information Systems at Montclair State University. He has more than 20 years of success in applying strategic planning, leadership, project management and technical expertise, in delivering high performing and managed solutions for public and private sector clients.

There will be door prizes, vendor presentations and a Refurbished Laptop\Android Tablet Raffle for students grades 4-12, who submit an essay.

BDPA New Jersey is a 501c3 non-profit organization established in 1981.The mission of BDPA-NJ, in alignment with that of the National BDPA Board, is to sustain a network of Information Technology professionals to maintain a positive influence in industry, education and the community. BDPA New Jersey initiated Families in Technology Day in 2003, an annual event to increase the technology awareness in the surrounding communities.

Today BDPA strives to bridge the Digital Divide with its programs and services. Currently there are more than 40 chapters across the United States. Future plans include continued growth both nationally and internationally.


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