New Members Join National BPA Board of Trustees

New Members Join National BPA Board of Trustees, 2022-2023 Officers Elected

The Business Professionals of America Board of Trustees welcomed new members elected or appointed to the governing board and elected officers at a meeting held May 8 in conjunction with the organization’s National Leadership Conference in Dallas. The following new members were elected to serve three-year terms beginning in May 2022:

  • Devin Alexander, State Advisor (Florida)
  • Kevin Benjamin, Business Representative
  • Andrea Leal, Alumni Representative

In addition to the elected members, Angie Benson was appointed as the National Business Advisory Council representative. D’Schon Simmons, Secondary Division President, and Engen Sundberg, Post-secondary Division President, joined the board as ex-officio voting members. Steven J. Mitchell, National BPA Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, joined the board as an ex-officio non-voting member.

In the reorganization meeting, trustees elected the following 2022–2023 officers:

  • Chair - Paxton Cavin
  • Vice-Chair - Angie Benson
  • Secretary - Deb Schwager
  • Treasurer - Devin Alexander

The following Board of Trustees members concluded their terms of service:

  • Angie Benson, Alumni Representative
  • Garrett Bock, Business Representative
  • Debbie Darnell, Immediate Past Chair (ex-officio)
  • Steve Darnell, Interim Executive Director (ex-officio)
  • John Lucas Guimaraes, 2021–2022 Post-secondary Division President
  • Elijah Johnson, 2021–2022 Secondary Division President
  • Amy Riddle, State Advisor (Alaska)
  • Evan Wolff, National Business Advisory Council

Thirteen voting members and two non-voting ex-officio members comprise the National BPA Board of Trustees.