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        The Business Professionals of America Board of Trustees is comprised of a talented group of educators, organization and community leaders, and professionals that are dedicated to Mission and Vision of our organization. The Board of Trustees comprises of 13 voting members and two non-voting ex-officio members.

        Meeting regularly throughout the year the Board of Trustees manages all affairs of Business Professionals of America. For questions or comments, you may reach the BPA Board of Trustees via email at: board@bpa.org.

        Learn more about the responsibilities of BPA Board members by accessing the Board Member Responsibilities document.


        Executive Committee  

        Patrick Schultz, Chair, At-Large

        Diana Weber, Vice Chair, State Advisor

        Cedric Bandoh, Treasurer, Business Representative

        Symone Gamble, Secretary, Alumni Representative






        Board Members 

        Mark Burch - State Advisor

        Dr. Nathaniel Cradit - At-Large

        Kareena Garg - Secondary National President

        Amy Hollingsworth - Middle Level Advisor

        Dr. Brenda Jacobsen - Post-secondary Level Advisor

        Amber McNew - Secondary Level Advisor

        Jacob Taylor - Post-secondary National President

        David Watkins - National Business Advisory Council Representative

        VACANT  - State Supervisor 


        Deadline Approaching for BPA Board of Trustees Nominations

        The Nominations Committee of the Board of Trustees has updated the Business Professionals of America, Inc. Board of Trustees nomination materials for the upcoming year. There are four (4) positions up for consideration at this year’s annual corporate meeting. Those elected will each serve a three (3) year term beginning on May 13, 2018, and going through May 8, 2021.

        The following elected positions are open for a three-year term:

        • 1 (one) State Supervisor
        • 1 (one) Secondary Level Advisor
        • 1 (one) Post-secondary Level Advisor
        • 1 (one) At-Large Member

        If you have interest in board service but would like to learn more about the process, roles, and responsibilities, questions can be directed to board@bpa.org. Nominations are required by March 20, 2018, and nominees are required to accept their nomination no later than March 27, 2018.

        Nomination form: https://goo.gl/forms/tl0Xgsvr37nV7mk72
        Nominee acceptance and information form: https://goo.gl/forms/8IkbSHBVtprWyxVm1


        Strategic & Long Range Plan 

        The Board of Trustees has provided an electronic version of the organization’s Strategic and Long Range Plan. Reviewed regularly by the SLRP Committee, this document includes measurable, realistic, attainable but challenging, long-term goals and strategies for the organization.  This document is made available to communicate the organization’s goals, the actions needed to achieve those goals and critical elements developed during the planning phase.


        Strategic & Long Range Plan (2017-2022)




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