2019 Black Engineer of the Year Awards and Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Career Communications Group (CCG), producer of the BEYA STEMBAH-mitchell Conference, an annual event hosted by CCG’s Black Engineer magazine, announced Anthony “Tony” Mitchell (right) as the 33rd Black Engineer of the Year. He was presented their award on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

Mitchell leads strategic development and execution of the management consulting firm’s Justice, Homeland Security, and Transportation business. Recently, Mitchell served as deputy lead for defense and intelligence business, where he executed strategic initiatives to drive growth and financial performance.

In the community, Mitchell serves as a board member and chair of the Audit Committee of United Through Reading, an organization dedicated to uniting U.S. military families through the gift of reading. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the General Motors Institute (now known as Kettering University) and an M.S. in information systems management from The George Washington University.

“When Michael McCullough, former CEO of Booz Allen, led the firm to join BEYA in building the STEM talent pipeline, less than two percent of engineers in the United States were African American, and only 5 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) had ABET-accredited engineering programs,” said Dr. Tyrone Taborn, CCG CEO and co-founder of the BEYA STEM Conference.

“Many of those students couldn’t get internships in industry or government,” Taborn continued. “Most had never met an engineer who looked like them until they got to college. Engineering deans of Morgan State, Howard University, and I decided to change the narrative. Black Engineer of the Year was created.”

Over 33 years, the Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) Conference has exposed more than 100,000 students to role models in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. More than 10,000 men and women have been nominated for Black Engineer of the Year Awards; 957 have received category awards, and 32 have been selected as Black Engineer of the Year.

Horacio Rozanski, president and chief executive officer of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.  said the firm was proud to be a longtime partner of the BEYA Conference and to have someone of such stature within their ranks identify and develop future Black talent.

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Staffed by BDPA Baltimore and BDPA DC, National BDPA’s Washington D.C. Chapter served as this year’s Host BDPA Chapter. Several of BDPA’s mission-partners, including the United States Air Force, Deloitte, and GDIT who participated in this year’s annual BEYA Career Fair, continue to seek top candidates interested in computing, cybersecurity, application development, tech support, and program management.

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Visiting BDPA student members and professional candidates met with recruiters, hiring managers, and company leaders during this past weekend’s events.  BDPA Members and BDPA Student Members may still submit resumes directly to: resumes@bdpadc.org.

Source: CCG and BDPADC

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