Nominate the 2022 Black Professional of the Year

Do you know the 2022 Black Professional of the Year?                                  


Mission: To create opportunities for African American professionals by providing scholarship, and leadership and career development.

Vision: To be a catalyst that develops emerging professionals, celebrates distinguished leaders, and elevates our community.

Values: Professionalism, Leadership, Career Development, Innovation, and Civic Engagement.

BPOY Selection Criteria

The BPOY should be an engaged member of the Greater Northeast Ohio community, with high standards of professionalism that are in line with the mission, vision & values of BPACF. More specifically, the individual must be committed to excellence and demonstrate outstanding qualities in the following areas:

  • Professional Contributions: Serve in a leadership role within their field of endeavor and demonstrate outstanding achievements in their chosen profession.
  • Civic Contributions: Demonstrate leadership, active civic engagement and a commitment to service within the community that goes above and beyond their professional obligations.
  • Personal Standards & Contributions: Have high moral and ethical standards with a strong commitment to excellence.  Has achieved personal/professional accomplishments that mirror the mission, vision & values of BPACF.
  • Visibility: Be a recognized member of the community, able to attract a diverse selection of groups from Northeast Ohio (business, government, civic, education and religious). Have the ability, capacity or connections to help raise funding for the BPACF scholarship fund and annual gala.