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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

        Kirk W. Lawson

        Overall Association Management 614-895-7277 x308
        klawson@bpa.org

        Director of Education

        Dustin Devers

        Workplace Skills Assessment Program (Competitive Events) 614-895-7277 x303
        ddevers@bpa.org

        Associate Director of Education (Part Time)

        Vickie Thomas

         
        Virtual Events
        Pre-submitted Events
        Virtual Membership
        614-895-7277 x311 
        vthomas@bpa.org

        Director of Finance, CFO

        Ric Cowles

        Accounting & Financial Services 614-895-7277 x306
        rcowles@bpa.org

        Director of Member Services & Events

        Shawna A. Gfroerer, CMP

        Conference & Event Management
        Webinar Management
        Membership Services
        Online Application Services
        Membership Materials
        Local Advisor Certification Program
        614-895-7277 x302
        sgfroerer@bpa.org

        Director of Strategic Advancement

        Heather L. Bunning

        Partner Relationships
        Sponsorships
        Research & Grants
        Organizational Strategy
        Alumni Division & National Business Advisory Council Liaison
        614-895-7277 x307
        hbunning@bpa.org

        Executive Staff Assistant

        Michelle Gordon

        Accounts Payable & Receivables 614-895-7277 x301
        mgordon@bpa.org

        Webmaster-Technologist (part Time)

        Joel Stieg

        Website
        Technology Initiatives
        614-895-7277 x304
        jstieg@bpa.org

        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
        575-430-4052
        swheeler@bpa.org

         

         

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

         

         

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