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          MEET OUR STAFF

          The National Staff of Business Professionals of America operates within three service areas:

          • Administrative Services
          • Program Services
          • Communication Services

          Working mostly out of BPA's National Center located in Columbus, OH, the National Staff is made up of a diverse group of professionals with a wide range of expertise in nonprofit and association management, member services management, program development and evaluation, partnership development, financial management, communications strategies, event management, organizational strategy and more. Together, we aim to provide responsive programs and services of the highest quality to the internal and external partners of Business Professionals of America.

          BPA National Staff and Functions

          Executive Director
          Dr. LouAnn Ross

          Overall Association Management 614-895-7277 x7476

          Director of Education

          Dustin Devers

          Workplace Skills Assessment Program (Competitive Events)
          Virtual Events
          Pre-submitted Events
          614-895-7277 x7480

          Director of Finance, CFO

          Ric Cowles

          Accounting & Financial Services 614-895-7277 x7477

          Director of Marketing & Stakeholder Engagement

          Heather L. Bunning

          Marketing Communications
          Public Relations
          Stakeholder Engagement (internal & external)
          Brand Management
          Publications, support materials & marketing resources
          Social Media
          Alumni Division Liaison
          614-895-7277 x7478 

          Director of Member Services and Events
          Jonathan Smith 

          Conference & Event Management
          Webinar Management
          Membership Services
          Online Application Services
          Membership Materials
          Online Membership Registration System
          614-895-7277 x7483

          Executive Staff Assistant

          Michele Gordon

          Accounts Payable & Receivables 614-895-7277 x7479

          Web Development/IT Specialist (Part-Time)


          Technology Initiatives
          614-895-7277 x7481 

          National Officer Coordinator

          Sherrell Wheeler

          Coordination of National Officer responsibilities
          Supervision of National Officers for conferences and meetings
          Training of National Officers
          Oversight of National Officer Elections



          To contact the National Center or send a message, go to the contact page 


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          Are you someone who is dedicated and passionate about the education of young professionals?  Then, consider joining our team.
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