AITP, formerly Data Processing Management Association, or DPMA, has existed for over 50 years. The organization has changed to focus not on a single technology or platform, but the entire IT arena in support of its diverse membership. Region 18 was formed in 1989 with the merger of Regions 8 and 10. The purpose of the merger was to provide the members of the chapters in each of the regions with better opportunities, resources and benefits in addition to a united “voice” at the National level. Because of the outstanding leadership and management training that has been its trademark, Region 18 is known as “The Leadership Region” within AITP.


The mission of the Leadership Region is to add long-term value to its members by: