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Foundation

State Charter

The Oregon FBLA Chapter was granted to the Oregon Department of Education in 1949 by the FBLA-PBL, Inc. National Board of Directors.

Operated by a Nonprofit Foundation

In 2002, the Oregon Department of Education granted charter management duties of FBLA-PBL to the Oregon Future Business Leaders of America Foundation, Inc. The Oregon FBLA Foundation is a nonprofit education association comprised of industry, education, and student leadership representatives committed to bringing business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The Oregon FBLA Foundation Board of Trustees in partnership with the Oregon Department of Education establishes policy, strategic plans, and collaborates with stakeholders to provide student members with real life learning programs and opportunities to enhance their knowledge and leadership abilities.

Advised by Teachers and Students

The Oregon FBLA Board of Advisers and FBLA State Officer Team serve as permanent standing committees of the Oregon FBLA Foundation. FBLA advisers are elected by their peers to serve as Region Representatives and collectively develop FBLA programmatic priorities and procedures. State Officers are elected by voting delegates from each local chapter to serve a one year term during their high school years. Together they represent the educator and student perspective in crafting policies and guiding the work of the Oregon FBLA Foundation.

Serviced by Association Management Team

The Oregon FBLA Foundation has delegated day-to-day services of Oregon FBLA to a team of association management professionals skilled in the mission areas, events, and operations of education and student-based nonprofit organizations.

Led by Local Advisers and Students

The heart of FBLA-PBL in any state is the combined leadership and service of local teachers and students who are advisers, chapter officers, and members of the organization. Together with the support of school administration, districts, and school boards, FBLA is a vital component of a school’s strategy for preparing graduates to be successful in the world of college and careers.

Board of Advisers

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The Oregon FBLA-PBL Board of Advisers is a permanent standing committee of the Oregon FBLA Foundation. This Board is made up of seven dedicated local advisers, the Executive Director, current State President, and the State Chair representative from the Oregon Department of Education. The Board of Advisers meets several times throughout the year to advance the programs and operational services of Oregon FBLA-PBL. The Chair of the Board of Advisers is a voting member representative of the Oregon FBLA Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees

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The Oregon FBLA Board of Trustees is the policy-making body of the Foundation composed of dynamic leaders and key stakeholders representing both industry, education, and community leadership. The Board includes alumni, higher education representatives, executives, the State Chair from the Oregon Department of Education, State President, Executive Director, and Chair of the Board of Advisers. The Board of Trustees works to ensure the success of the Oregon FBLA-PBL mission and works with and provides support to the Board of Advisers, State Officers, State Staff, and Local Advisers.

Management Team

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The Oregon FBLA-PBL state staff works on the day-to-day operations of the organization, including conference and event logistics, financial management, marketing and communications, membership services, state officer leadership program, and technology infrastructure. They also work closely with the Board of Trustees, FBLA-PBL National Center, Board of Advisers, Oregon Department of Education, State Officers, and local advisers to help local schools build premier business and leadership programs.

State Officers

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The Oregon FBLA-PBL State Officer Team is comprised of students from all across the state. Members have the opportunity to run for a state officer position at the State Business Leadership Conference in the spring and serve one year terms, from April to April. State Officers represent the student voice of the organization with the State President serving on the Board of Trustees and Board of Advisers. State Officers develop an annual strategic program of work based on the strategic priorities of National and Oregon FBLA-PBL and serve throughout the year to improve program quality and opportunities for members throughout Oregon. The State Officers participate in a rigorous leadership development program and earn college elective credit during their year of service. State Officers work with local chapter officers to plan conferences, visit chapters, and expand membership opportunities for students throughout Oregon.

Local Advisers

Local advisers are an integral part of FBLA-PBL. Local advisers are high school teachers, usually teaching in the field of business, accounting, design, information technology or marketing. These teachers take on the dedicated task of serving as advisers for their school’s chapters, which includes organizing members, determining logistics of events and competitions, integrating FBLA and classroom concepts, and overall supporting the efforts and goals of their school and members. Based on school district policy, several FBLA chapters also utilize co-advisers (other school staff, alumni, parents, and industry volunteers) to support the local chapter program of work. Teachers interested in becoming a chapter adviser do not need to have prior FBLA-PBL experience. Advisers receive annual professional development training through Oregon FBLA and additional adviser mentors are available to assist.

Local Chapter Officers

Chapter officers are key to an exceptional FBLA-PBL experience. FBLA is intended to be a student-led organization and chapter officers serve at the forefront of connecting FBLA opportunities to student needs and college and career goals. Chapter officers are members of their local chapters who are elected/selected each year to serve their fellow members. Once elected, the officers work together along with their local adviser(s) and State Officers to ensure that the goals of the chapter are fulfilled. Becoming a chapter officer is a great honor and a great opportunity to both develop and apply business leadership skills in a real-world environment. While the structure of each chapter is different, chapter officers usually include a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and parliamentarian. Chapter officer teams often specialize positions to serve in specific roles like vice president of membership, vice president of service, vice president of finance, vice president of competition, vice president of public relations, and more.