FBLA-PBL

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FBLA-PBL
FBLA PBL Logo.png
Logo for FBLA-PBL, Inc.
Formation 1940
Type Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)
Purpose To bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
Headquarters FBLA-PBL National Center
1912 Association Drive
Reston, Virginia, U.S. 20191-1591
Membership 253,365 (2008)
Official language
English
National Presidents
Sam Kessler, FBLA
Beau Cobb, PBL
David E. Jones, FBLA-PBL PD
Website www.fbla-pbl.org www.fbla.org
FBLA redirects here. For other uses, see FBLA (disambiguation).

The Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, or FBLA-PBL, is an American career and technical student organization that has its headquarters in Reston, Virginia. Established in 1940, FBLA-PBL is a non-profit organization of high school ("FBLA"), middle school ("Middle Level"), and college ("PBL") students, as well as professional members ("Professional Division"), who primarily help students transition to the business world. FBLA-PBL is the largest student-run organization in the United States of America, with 253,365 members, and one of the largest business-related organizations in the world. Local FBLA-PBL chapters are often connected to their school's business education department, and most advisers are business education teachers. It is one of the top 10 organizations listed by the U.S. Department of Education.[1]

Governance[edit]

The organization is ultimately ruled by its Board of Directors, which consists of the CEO, business leaders, state educators, business education teachers, and the association presidents.[2]

FBLA-PBL divides the United States in five regions. These regions are Western, Mountain Plains, North Central, Southern, and Eastern.[3] Each division of the association has a national officer team. These officers are elected each year at the National Leadership Conference. FBLA and PBL have a President, Regional Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, and a Parliamentarian.[4] The Professional Division has a President, Vice President, and a Secretary/Treasurer.[5] Within each region is a Regional Executive Board (REB), which is led by the region's Vice President and has Regional Officers. Unlike most FBLA-PBL offices, Regional Officers are selected by the Regional Vice President for service, and those interested must fill out an application during the beginning of the school year.

Each state then has what is called a State Chapter, which has its own State Officer Team. The roles in each State Officer Team vary by state, but each usually contains a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and a Reporter. Some also have Historians, Webmasters, and Parliamentarians.[6] Every state is then divided into regions, districts, or areas. These are governed by an elected officer who serves on the State Officer Team.

Finally, each chapter has its own Officer Team. Chapter offices vary by chapter: While most use a structure similar to that of the national officers, other use a corporate-style structure with offices such as CEO, CIO, etc.

Yearly Mottos[edit]

2014-2015: Step Up to the Challenge
2013-2014: Excellence in Action
2012-2013: Igniting Innovation
2011-2012: Gateway to Greatness
2010-2011: Breaking Barriers
2009-2010: Simply the Best
2008-2009: Get the Edge
2007-2008: Leadership in Action

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda". Fbla-pbl.org. 1942-02-03. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  2. ^ "Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda". Fbla-pbl.org. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  3. ^ "FBLA-PBL Regions". Regions.fbla-pbl.org. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  4. ^ "FBLA National Officers". Fbla-pbl.org. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  5. ^ "Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda". Fbla-pbl.org. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  6. ^ "FBLA-PBL Regions". Regions.fbla-pbl.org. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 

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