Our National Student Leadership Group
Our National Officers
Business Professionals of America National Officers represent the BPA student members from across the country. National officers serve a one-year term and are elected each year during the organization’s National Leadership Conference.
National Officers are known collectively as the “Executive Council” and represent the national organization at various conferences and meetings throughout the nation during their term of office. In addition, they may make recommendations to the Board of Trustees as well as to the members of their divisions. National Officers also oversee all meetings at the National Leadership Conference.
Structure: The Secondary Division Executive Council is composed of six (6) officers and the Post-secondary Division Executive Council is composed of four (4) officers.
Dominica Chavez is thrilled and honored to serve as your 2018-2019 National Secondary Division President. Dominica is attending Cottey College where she is studying Business and Organizational Leadership with the goal of advancing to law school. As a fourth-year member of Business Professionals of America, Dominica has served as Chapter President of Santa Rosa High BPA, as well as the 2017-2018 New Mexico BPA State President. Dominica is also a certified student member, two-time Torch Award Ambassador, BPA Merit Scholar award recipient and a National Finalist in Prepared Speech. Outside of BPA Dominica enjoys reading, staying up-to-date with current events and drinking hot tea.
Donate to the National Officer Scholarship fund in Dominica Chavez’s name!
National Vice President
Amy Schreyer is excited to be serving as your 2018-2019 Secondary National Vice President. She has dedicated many hours to our organization, from being a Chapter President to serving for two years on the State Officer Team in Minnesota. Amy always looks for opportunities to achieve Torch Points and has received the Ambassador level twice. In addition, she has earned her National Merit Scholar which she spent many hard and long hours on. This young leader is attending The College of St. Scholastica where she is excited to start a BPA chapter and work toward her nursing degree. Amy loves spending time with the elderly and cannot wait to take care of them in the near future as a nurse. Aside from academics, Amy loves sewing vintage dresses, putting a puzzle together on a rainy afternoon, playing the piano and challenging herself with rock climbing. She looks forward to creating a lasting impact on the unstoppable National Officer Team this year and is excited to do great things for members.
Donate to the National Officer Scholarship fund in Amy Schreyer’s name!
Teren Smith is a fourth-year member of Business Professionals of America and is excited to represent the organization as the 2018-2019 National Secondary Historian. He is attending the University of Kentucky to major in Political Science and Business Law, with a passion of becoming an intellectual property attorney and the future Vice President of the United States. Teren has previously served as the Indiana Association State President. Teren is a four-time Ambassador Torch Award recipient and has earned the Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2018. Teren is ready to help serve all members – students and advisors – and is very excited to get to work on behalf of our organization.
“Build a world you can see, even if others can’t see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It’s the one that makes the sweetest sound.” -Simon Sinek
Donate to the National Officer Scholarship fund in Teren Smith’s name!
Alexandria is honored to serve as your 2018-2019 National Secretary. She will be attending St. Mary’s University in Texas with a major in Political Science and a minor in International/Global Studies. She desires to become a Chief Political Analyst/Commentator and in her later years, run for Executive Office. Her motivation behind all that she does is to hopefully be an inspiration to others. Being National Secretary will allow Alexandria to communicate closely with the amazing students and advisors involved in BPA. She hopes her love for education, leadership, politics and youth will not only be an inspiration to other students, but also bring about empowerment and greater achievement. Alexandria also enjoys long car rides, family activities and loves to watch national news, as well as serve as a youth Sunday school teacher.
Donate to the National Officer Scholarship fund in Alexandria Garcia’s name!
Aliya Patterson is a fourth-year member of Business Professionals of America and is excited and humbled to represent the organization as the 2018-2019 National Secondary Parliamentarian. Aliya has previously served as the chapter president for three different local chapters and has served on the Ohio Association State Officer Team as the Parliamentarian. In addition to BPA, Aliya expands her learning and engagement by becoming involved with other student organizations and challenges herself to run for leadership positions. In her free time Aliya enjoys watching Grey’s Anatomy, playing soccer and basketball, along with working on the farm where she is employed. An Ambassador Torch recipient, Aliya is beyond grateful to have been elected by our members to serve as a National Officer and looks forward to touching the lives of the members of BPA.
Donate to the National Officer Scholarship fund in Aliya Patterson’s name!
Skylar joined Business Professionals of America as a freshman in high school and was inspired by the opportunities this amazing organization offers. Skylar is excited for her seventh-year in BPA and to continue to inspire the Post-secondary members to grasp these opportunities and make the most of their time in BPA. She is currently attending Ball State University in Indiana to pursue a Master of Science in Communication and Information Sciences. In BPA, Skylar has served as a local officer five times, served as Michigan Association’s Vice President of Membership in 2014-2015 and started the Post-secondary chapter at Alma College in Michigan. Outside of BPA, Skylar enjoys taking trips to Lake Huron in the summer, dancing, practicing the French language and playing Xbox with her friends. Skylar is not only honored, but excited to be serving as your 2018-2019 National Post-secondary President and looks forward to seeing you all in Anaheim, California!
Donate to the National Officer Scholarship fund in Skylar McArthur’s name!
National Vice President
Connor Morrison is a sixth-year member of Business Professionals of America and is proud to be serving as your 2018-2019 National Post-secondary Vice President. Connor has served at the Local, Regional and now National levels. Connor is in his second year at Montana State University, where he is studying Computer Science with the hopes of owning his own software company one day. Outside of BPA, Connor enjoys hiking, developing apps and websites and hanging out with friends. With the support of his family, friends and fellow national officers, Connor hopes to give back to BPA and help members to reach their full potential. He is looking forward to this upcoming year working alongside the National Officer Team and cannot wait for this year’s National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California!
Donate to the National Officer Scholarship fund in Connor Morrison’s name!
Jeb is honored and excited to serve Business Professionals of America as the 2018-2019 National Post-secondary Secretary-Treasurer. He has had the pleasure to experience BPA as a six-year member, National Leadership Conference competitor, chapter officer and Post-secondary chapter founder. In addition, he has had the privilege of serving the Indiana Association as State President. He is happy to bring his experience to the national level. Jeb studies urban planning and development at Ball State University in beautiful Muncie, Indiana and looks forward to designing cities for people socially, economicall, and environmentally. Outside of his studies Jeb enjoys drawing, painting, playing tennis and eating good food. He is humbled to serve and is ready to help his team put on a great National Leadership Conference in Anaheim.
Donate to the National Officer Scholarship fund in Jeb Reece’s name!
National Officer Winter Meeting
The National Officer Winter Meeting is held annually in January. Secondary and Post-secondary members of the National Officer Team meet to review goal progress and plan for the National Leadership Conference. The 2019 National Officer Winter Meeting was held in Anaheim, CA from January 2-7, 2019.
National Officer Summer Meeting
The National Officer Summer Training is held annually during the month of June or July. Newly elected national officer team members from the Secondary and Post-secondary Divisions meet under the direction of the National Center Staff to train for their respective positions and goal-set for the upcoming membership year. The 2019-2020 National Officer Summer Training will take place in Columbus, OH. (dates TBD)