Professional Partner Responsibilities

Regional Meeting participation (Fri – Sat between February – April)

  • Attendance – Firms and Associations should attend 2 of 8 regional meetings each year.  State Societies financially support their regional meeting and attend that meeting if available.
  • Presenting – professional concurrent sessions.  Topics determined by Professional Partners, Board of Directors and host chapter(s)
  • Judging – evaluate and award winners of Best Practices competition
  • Principles and Priorities – assist with any student group activities during regional meetings
  • Keynote speaker – utilize network to vet and secure inspiring/informative speaker on accounting, finance or information systems related topic

Annual Meeting

  • Attend annual meeting each year (early August)
  • Professional Partner member meeting – only face-to-face update/discussion meeting of year

Professional Partner calls

  • Participate in when possible. General updates on BAP Activities (3 – 4 times/year – 1 hour)

Email input

  • Respond timely to messages from BAP Executive office or Professional Partner Chair
  • Requests for article submission for BAP Newsletter/Alumni Newsletter
  • Input on matters affecting Professional Partners and BAP

Business Information Professional of the Year (BIPOY)

  • Early each calendar year (Jan – Feb) – review and evaluate nominations for recognition at Annual meeting (usually no more than 1 hour commitment)