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Outgoing 2020-21 State Officer Team

Our 2021-22 State Officer Team certainly had a challenging year as Covid 19 determined how and when MNBPA would hold its myriad of activities.

So many of these were held virtually through social media platforms, Zoom meetings etcetera.  Our MNBPA showed their versatility and ability to still make the year one of the best!

Thanks to our outgoing team of Chloe Steinke, Kaleigh Reller and Caryn Marty!

New BPA Mobile App - Ready, Set, Go!

National BPA is excited to announce that we have launched a branded BPA mobile app on both the Google Play and Apple App stores!

You can use the app to:

  • Receive push notifications of upcoming events and announcements from National BPA
  • Access the BPA Member Registration System (register.bpa.org)
  • Access the BPA Member Gateway and all of its resources (members.bpa.org)
  • Student members can access the Torch Awards Platform to document their activities right from their device, including photo evidence!
  • View upcoming events from the National level, including Leadership Academy Sessions, Workshops, Webinars and more!
  • Members can use the built in To-Do Task List and Note Taking features
  • View all BPA Social Media in one place
  • Connect with fellow BPA members from around the world
  • And more!

Instructions to download the National BPA Mobile App are in the flyer posted below.

Visit the App store on your device.
Search for "BPA Org" to download the National BPA app.

Board of Directors Executive Team


2021-22 Executive Team

Part of the agenda of the Board of Directors Summer Conference is the election of the executive team for the coming year.   The conference was held on July 9-10 in Detroit Lakes, MN.

Jill Wrobbel from Region 1 and previously served as vice chair was elected as  chair.  Jill teaches at Annandale High School.

Vice chair is Leah Lencowski who teaches at Eastview High School in Apple Valley and represents Region 2.

Rebecca Goossens from Region 3 will remain as secretary.  Rebecca teaches at Triton High School.

Our outgoing chair is Renae Carlson from St. Michael-Albertville schools.  Renae will continue her service on the board as past chair.

Congratulations to this excellent team who will serve MN BPA well in the coming challenging year.  For more information about the Board of Directors please visit our page. https://www.mnbpa.org/board

Meet your Secondary Division National President from Minnesota!

Elijah Johnson is a junior at Blaine High School, who is enrolled in their Center for Engineering, Mathematics and Science (CEMS) program. He is also a three-year member of BPA who has served as Blaine’s Chapter treasurer, the President of Region 4, and is now your 2021-2022 Secondary Division National President.  Elijah was fortunate enough to reach out to Amy Schreyer, the 2018-2019 National Vice President who was also from Minnesota, for some advice on the election process.  Amy encouraged him on his journey and offered some wonderful insight on the process.  Although this year was different from her experiences since it was virtual, Amy knew what it was like to not only run for National Office twice, but also what it’s really like being a National Officer. Her advice was a big help in navigating the election process start to finish.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of Business Professionals of America is to develop and empower student leaders to discover their passion and change the world by creating unmatched opportunities in learning, professional growth and service.

Vision Statement

Our vision for Business Professionals of America is: To be an innovator in Career and Technical Education, providing our members with opportunities for growth through education, competition, community service and personal development.

Leading CTSO

Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields.  Our Minnesota State Representative to the Foundation for Student Organizations is Steve Weber.


Membership

Nationally, BPA has 43,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states. In Minnesota we have over 1,100 members in  eight regions.  BPA is a co-curricular organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards.  For Minnesota information about joining or starting a new chapter contact our State Executive Director, Jackie Schiller.


Workplace Skills Assessment Program (WSAP)

The Workplace Skills Assessment Program (WSAP) prepares students to succeed and assesses real-world business skills and problem solving abilities in finance, management, IT and computer applications. It is BPA's showcase program and facilitates students demonstrating their career skills at regional, state and national conferences in 72 competitive events, including virtual opportunities. 

For more info about our program, please contact Minnesota's CEAC (Classroom Educator's Advisory Council) representative, Lynn O'Driscoll.


Jackie Schiller

Jackie Schiller

Executive Director

Phone: 218-847-5355

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