Our Board of
Trustees

Learn about our Board of Trustees


Our Board of Trustees

Learn about our Board of Trustees

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Who Are the Board of Trustees at BPA?

The Business Professionals of America Board of Trustees is the primary governing body for the organization. The make-up of the board consists of a talented group of educators, organization and community leaders and professionals that are dedicated to Mission and Vision of our organization.

Meeting regularly throughout the year, the Board of Trustees manages all affairs of Business Professionals of America, establishes and monitors the annual budget, oversees the organization’s assets and ensures sound management of the association. The Board of Trustees includes of 13 voting members and two non-voting ex-officio members that include the Board’s Immediate Past Chair and the National Association’s Executive Director. Trustees are elected by the corporate body in May of each year and traditionally serve three-year terms.

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Want to learn more about the responsibilities of a our BPA Board Members? Download our Board Member Responsibilities document.

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Questions?

Do you have questions or comments for our Board of Trustees? You can reach out to them via email using board@bpa.org or use our contact form.

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Executive Officers

Dr. Brenda Jacobsen
Chair
Post-secondary Rep
Elected: 2021
Term Expires: 2024 (1st term)
Occupation: Associate Professor at Idaho State University

Angie Benson
Vice Chair
Alumni
Representative
Elected: 2019
Term Expires: 2022 (1st term)
Occupation: Project Coordinator, Restaurant Technologies

Paxton Cavin
Secretary
At-Large Representative
Elected: 2021
Term Expires: 2024 (1st term)
Occupation: Oklahoma State Advisor

Evan Wolff
Treasurer
NBAC Representative
Appointed: 2019
Term Expires: 2022
Occupation: Social Media Manager, CPA.com

Board Members

Amy Riddle
State Advisor Representative
Elected: 2019
Term Expires: 2022 (1st term)
Occupation: Business/IT Pathway Teacher, Mat Su Career & Technical High School

Dianne Carroll
At-Large Representative
Elected: 2020
Term Expires: 2023
Occupation: Faculty, Marketing & Business Technology, Northcentral Technical College

Jason Hendrickson
State Advisor Representative
Elected: 2020
Term Expires: 2023 (1st term)
Occupation: Indiana State Advisor

Amy Hollingsworth
Middle Level Local Advisor Representative
Elected: 2020
Term Expires: 2023 (1st term)
Occupation: CTE Teacher, Blue River Valley Jr./Sr. H.S

Devon Winters
Secondary Local Advisor Representative
Elected: 2021
Term Expires: 2024 (1st term)
Occupation: Educator, Waterloo Community Schools

Breezy Guiterrez
State Supervisor Representative
Elected: 2022
Term Expires: 2024
Occupation: Education Administrator, New Mexico Public Education Department

Elijah Johnson
Secondary President
Elected: 2021
Term Expires: 2022
Occupation: Student

John Lucas Guimaraes
National Post-secondary President
Elected: 2021
Term Expires: 2022
Occupation: Post-secondary Student

Garrett Bock
Business Representative
Occupation: United Airlines

Dr. LouAnn Ross
Ex-Officio
Occupation: ED, National BPA

Debbie Darnell
Immediate Past Chair
Occupation: Retired Educator

 

BPA Board of Trustees Nominations

Each year, the Nominations Committee of the Board of Trustees opens up the nominations process for open positions on the Board.

These positions are open on a rotational basis and vary as to the number up for consideration at each year’s annual corporate meeting. Those elected will each serve a three (3) year term beginning in May of each year elections are held.


Nomination Deadline: February 15, 2022

Acceptance Form Deadline: February 22, 2022

There are three (3) positions up for election this year, with terms serving from 2022-2025. Those positions and their respective qualifications are:

  • Alumni Representative: The Alumni representative shall be any former student division member who is an alumni member.
  • NBAC Representative: An individual representing the business community who is appointed by the Board Chair and approved by NBAC. The member of NBAC shall serve as the liaison between the Board of Trustees and NBAC.
  • State Advisor Representative: The key individual within the State Association who handles the day-to- day operation of the State Association, national’s primary contact within the state.

If you have interest in board service but would like to learn more about the process, roles and responsibilities, questions can be directed to board@bpa.org.

Submit a Board of Trustee Nomination Form
Have you been nominated? Submit your Nomination Acceptance Form

Want to nominate a candidate for the BPA Board of Trustees?

Use our form below to get a qualified candidate nominated for the Business Professionals of America’s Board of Trustees.

  • Board of Trustee Nominations Deadline: February 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST

Strategic & Long Range Plan

Business Professionals of Americas Plan Through 2022

The Board of Trustees has provided an electronic version of the organization’s Strategic and Long Range Plan. Reviewed regularly by the SLRP Committee, this document includes measurable, realistic, attainable but challenging, long-term goals and strategies for the organization.  This document is made available to communicate the organization’s goals, the actions needed to achieve those goals and critical elements developed during the planning phase.

Learn More!Our Governing Documents

Strategic & Long Range Plan

Business Professionals of Americas Plan Through 2022

The Board of Trustees has provided an electronic version of the organization’s Strategic and Long Range Plan. Reviewed regularly by the SLRP Committee, this document includes measurable, realistic, attainable but challenging, long-term goals and strategies for the organization.  This document is made available to communicate the organization’s goals, the actions needed to achieve those goals and critical elements developed during the planning phase.

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