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.

Front row (Left to Right) Skylar McArthur, Athena Frank, Natasha Smith, Dr. LouAnn Ross, Diana Weber, Dominica Chavez
Back row (Left to Right) Mark Burch, Dr. Nathaniel Cradit, Amy Hollingsworth, Shauna Williams, Cedric Bandoh, Symone Gamble, Debbie Darnell, Patrick Schultz
Not pictured: David Watkins

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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

Cedric Bandoh
Chair, Business Representative

Natasha Smith
Vice Chair, Secondary Level Advisor

Athena Frank
Treasurer, Post-secondary Level Advisor

Debbie Darnell
Secretary, At-Large

Board Members

Angela Benson
Alumni Representative

Dr. Nathaniel Cradit
At Large

Amy Hollingsworth
Middle Level Advisor

Cassandra Lindo
Post-secondary National President

Amber McNew
State Advisor

Amy Riddle
State Advisor

David Watkins
National Business Advisory Council Representative

Emily White
Secondary National President

Shauna Williams
State Supervisor

Dr. LouAnn Ross
Executive Director (Ex-officio) 

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.

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.

Nominations have closed for current year. Please return during the 2019-2020 membership year to see open Board of Trustee positions.

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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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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