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        The National Business Advisory Council (NBAC) was established to provide a liaison between business and industry and BPA’s Board of Trustees. The purpose of the Council is to offer insight and guidance on the future of business and industry in order to assist with the development of programs that offer real-world experience for BPA students. The membership of NBAC consists of representatives from various segments of the business community.  It is important to the organization’s Board of Trustees that the strength, knowledge and expertise of this group are utilized to help with the advancement of its members, and that the make-up of the Council offers a variety of experiences and opinions from different sectors of business and industry to better serve the organization and its members.

        All members of the Council are approved by the Board of Trustees based upon recommendations from the Council Chair and other members serving on the National Business Advisory Council.

        National Business Advisory Council Members

        Todd Chartier - NBAC Chair
        IBI Group (Oregon)


        Symone Gamble - BPA Alumni Representative
        Google (Calfornia)


        Latesha Byrd, CPA
        Byrd Career Consulting (North Carolina)


        Nick Kellar
        Harris Corporation (Florida)

        Fran Kick
        Kick It In (Ohio)

        Sean-Reed McGee
        Next Step Academy (New York)

        Karla Stroud
        Blackboard, Inc. (Idaho)

        David Watkins
        Certiport (Utah)

        Judith McKinstry - Ex-officio member
        Chair, BPA Board of Trustees (Massachusetts)

        Kirk W. Lawson, CAE - Ex-officio member
        BPA Executive Director - klawson@bpa.org

        Heather L. Bunning - Staff Liaison
        BPA Director of Strategic Advancement - hbunning@bpa.org 




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