Our Board of
Trustees

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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) Amy Riddle, Dr. LouAnn Ross, Athena Frank, Amy Hollingsworth, Cedric Bandoh
Back row (Left to Right) Dr. Nathaniel Cradit, Shauna Williams, Natasha Smith, Cassandra Lindo, Angela Benson, Emily White, Evan Wolff
Not pictured: Dianne Carroll

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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
Chairman
Business Representative
Elected: 2016, 2019
Term Expires: 2022 (2nd term)
Occupation: Chief of Staff/Manager, HP Inc.

Natasha Smith
Vice Chair
Secondary Local Advisor Representative
Elected: 2018
Term Expires: 2021 (1st term)
Occupation: Classroom Teacher

Athena Frank
Treasurer
Post-secondary Local Advisor Representative
Elected: 2018
Term Expires: 2021 (1st term)
Occupation: Classroom Teacher

Debbie Darnell
Secretary
At-Large Representative
Elected: 2018
Term Expires: 2021 (1st term)
Occupation: Retired Educator

Board Members

Angie Benson
Alumni Division Representative
Elected: 2019
Term Expires: 2022 (1st term)
Occupation: Inside Sales, Restaurant Technologies, Inc.

Dianne Carroll
State Advisor Representative
Appointed: 2019
Term Expires: 2020
Occupation: Faculty, Marketing & Business Technology, Northcentral Technical College

Dr. Nate Cradit
At-Large Representative
Elected: 2017
Term Expires: 2020 (1st term)
Occupation: Assistant Professor, College of Education, National Louis University

Amy Hollingsworth
Middle Level Local Advisor Representative
Elected: 2017
Term Expires: 2020 (1st term)
Occupation: CTE Teacher, Blue River Valley Jr/Sr High School

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

Shauna Williams
State Supervisor Representative
Elected: 2018
Term Expires: 2021 (1st term)
Occupation: Program Quality Manager for Business & Marketing Education, Idaho CTE

Evan Wolff
NBAC Representative
Appointed: 2019
Term Expires: 2020
Occupation: Manager, Academic, & Student Engagement, Association of International Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Cassandra Lindo
National Post-secondary President
Elected: 2019
Term Expires: 2020
Occupation: Accounting Clerk/Reporting Specialist, SouthCoast Federal Credit Union

Emily White
National Secondary President
Elected: 2019
Term Expires: 2020
Occupation: Student

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

 
 

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.

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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