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          Alumni National Officers

          Angie Benson (Minnesota)

          Angie Benson is currently employed as the Creative Consultant and Sales Assistant at Landmark Creations. She assists with sales and project management of large scale inflatables.  She is a 2016 graduate from Ridgewater College in Minnesota.  She is currently serving as the Alumni Representative on the MN College Division of BPA. She credits BPA with helping her grow and develop skills that translated into the workforce. In BPA, we start as competitors, become friends and end up being family. BPA helps you discover who you are and allows you to shine.                                                      


          Darlene Uren (Indiana)

          Darlene Uren 
          has been involved with the organization at the state level for many years serving as both a student member and alumni volunteer. Joining the organization her freshman year of high school, Darlene competed in various events and also served as a state officer for BPA. She credits BPA with establishing a foundation for her current success in leadership and project management.  Although her career has taken her to many different places over the years, Darlene regularly makes time to volunteer for BPA by serving as an event judge for State Leadership Conferences and the National Leadership Conference whenever she is able. In 2018, Darlene was elected to serve on BPA's National Business Advisory Council and looks forward to sharing her experience and expertise with BPA as a member of the Council. It is Darlene's goal is to get more young people excited and engaged with Business Professionals of America and looks forward to the opportunity to inspire the next generation of business professionals.  


          Pam Nosbusch (Minnesota)


          Pam Nosbusch is currently employed at Hi-Lo Restaurant & Catering in Lakefield, MN as the Administrative Assistant. She attended MnWest Technical & Community College from the spring of 2009 – fall of 2010, graduating with a 3.985 GPA as a member of the National Honor Society  / Phi Theta Kappa, with an Associates degree in Administrative Assistant. It was while attending school that Pam joined BPA, never dreaming it would take her to where she is now within the organization.  While attending school, Pam was the secretary for her local chapter. Additionally, from 2014-2017 Pam served as the Minnesota state BPA alumni representative. "I have met life-long wonderful friends being involved in BPA and I love the travel opportunities and being involved as an state & national alumni member." Outside of BPA, Pam and her husband Barry love spending time with their family and getting together with friends playing cards. In additon, thy enjoy camping in the summer, watching football, documentaries, cooking shows, & other varieties of programs. 



          Board of Trustees Alumni Representative
          Symone Gamble (Texas)

          Symone Gamble, originally from Frisco, Texas, started her career working in international finance in Barcelona, Spain and now works for Google at their headquarters in California. She supports web and mobile app developers in online advertising – helping turn their passion into profit. A former state and national officer, Symone credits her service to BPA with helping prepare her for the workforce noting that her National Officer service was a skill her current manager was impressed by and pointed out during the interview and hire process. “Business Professionals of America gave me great relationships and the confidence to be bold. It gave me leadership skills and business knowledge that I apply every day in my job. BPA was more than fun… it was an important investment in my future!”



          State Contacts

          State Year
            Contact   Telephone   Email
          Delaware 1977   James Sekcienski   302-604-1444   jsekcienski@yahoo.com
          Idaho 1976   Shawna Williams   208-334-3216   swilliams@pte.idaho.gov
          Illinois 1975      
          Indiana 1973   Peggy Smith     psmith@bpa.org
          Iowa 1974      
          Kansas 1979      
          Massachusetts 1975   Kristin McManus     k.mcmanus85@yahoo.com 
          Michigan 1978   Maria Myers     gemfriend192@yahoo.com
          Minnesota 1975   Lynn Dotseth   507-304-1568   dotseth@hotmail.com
          New Mexico 1975      
          Ohio 1977   LeeAnn M. Snyder     LeAnn@bpalumni.org
          Texas 1975   Mildred Woerndel     mildred_w@hotmail.com
          Wisconsin 1975   Brooke Shefchek  612-239-0637


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