(Columbus, Ohio) – Business Professionals of America (BPA) is pleased to announce the slate of officers who will serve for a one-year term on the Executive Council for the 2020-2021 membership year. The new National Officer team for both Secondary and Post-secondary Divisions are:
President – Ryan Nkongnyu (Delaware)
Vice President – Ashley Lin (National Virtual Chapter)
Secretary – Elijah Sorensen (Idaho)
Treasurer – Rhyan Goodman (Ohio)
Historian – Jayla Neal (Ohio)
Parliamentarian – Robert Skrzypek (Florida)
President – Sophia Pearson (National Virtual Chapter)
Vice President – John Lucas Guimaraes (Massachusetts)
Secretary-Treasurer – Kyle Bennett (Florida)
Each year, the National Association of Business Professionals of America elects up to ten student members to represent the organization as a National Officer on the Executive Council from the Secondary and Post-secondary Divisions.
The primary responsibility of a National Officer is to serve and advocate on behalf of the organization in local, state and national efforts while representing the student interest. Additionally, presidents from each division will have a one-year term of service on the National BPA Board of Trustees.
The National Officers are elected by voting delegates from the organization’s membership and slated by a nominating committee.
“I am inspired and look forward to working with such an incredible group of student leaders,” said Director of Leadership Development, Brigette Bethea. “The vision and drive that each of these young leaders possess will serve them and the members of Business Professionals of America well as we transition into the new membership year.”
National BPA Executive Director Dr. LouAnn Ross agreed saying, “The impact that each of these young leaders has the potential to make on behalf of the students of our organization is inspiring. From student officer leadership to board service, I look forward to seeing their progress throughout the membership year.”
Over the summer, the National Officer Team will participate in leadership development training where they will set out their Program of Work for the upcoming membership year. Then, throughout the year, they will work to lead, support and engage with BPA students and stakeholders through service learning, advocacy, educational enrichment and networking.