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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
253,365 (2008)
Official language
National Presidents
José Espinel, III, FBLA
Karthik Krishnan, PBL
Blake Reynolds, 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 (FBLA-ΦΒΛ), 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]


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's membership is represented by the FBLA, PBL and Professional Division national officer leadership teams. For FBLA and PBL, the officers are elected by their peers at the National Leadership Conference (NLC) and installed during the Awards of Excellence closing ceremony.

The Professional Division officers are elected by electronic ballot in the spring of each year. The Professional Division president serves a two-year term.

The FBLA and PBL officer teams consist of a president, secretary, treasurer, and parliamentarian. These officers represent the members on the national level. Each region is represented by its respective vice president.

FBLA-PBL divides the United States in five administrative regions. These regions are Western, Mountain Plains, North Central, Southern, and Eastern.[3] 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 or prior to the following 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.[4] Some states are then divided into regions, districts, or areas. These are often governed by an elected officer who serves on the State Officer Team. Just like the national regional executive boards (REB), there are small-scale REBs in most regions, districts, and/or areas in most states.[citation needed]

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. More information can be found on the National FBLA-PBL website.


  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-PBL Regions". Regions.fbla-pbl.org. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 

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