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The Minnesota BPA State Officer team has put together a homeless shelter drive for the 2023 State Leadership Conference. This project is called BPA Cares and Shares and involves collecting a variety of items that will be packaged at SLC and distributed by either the House of Charity or Simpson Housing organizations. The House of Charity organization has asked for Snack Pack or Adult Comfort Kit items while Simpson Housing has asked for Baby Care kit items. Specific items that the organizations have asked for are included in the PDF document. Please reference this when collecting items and ensure that members are bringing in new and unused items.

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Board of Directors Executive Team

2022-23 Executive Team

Jill Wrobbel from Region 1 and previously served as vice chair is the Board of Director's 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.

For more information about the Board of Directors please visit our page.

State Officers at 2023 MFSO Day at the Capitol

2022 Executive Team

2022 State Executive Team


Congratulations to the newly elected 2023 State Officers for MN Business Professionals of America.

These officers will serve through the end of NLC 2023.  At SLC 2023 we will hold a regular election and moving forward elections will take place annually at SLC.

  • Wyatt Bendickson – Triton HS – President
  • Claire Brandenburg – Watertown Mayer HS – Executive VP
  • Ava Gran – Barnum HS– VP Membership Outreach
  • Lydia Stanton – Triton HS – VP Communications
  • Will Green – East Ridge HS – VP Development
  • Alexandra Carlson – Minnewaska HS - VP Specialized Activities

Thank you to all who participated in the election process held earlier this week!

Learn more about the State Executive Team here!

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.


Minnesota Business Professionals of America (formerly Office Education Association) was chartered on June 7, 1968. For more information on the organization's history please visit:

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.

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Jackie Schiller

Jackie Schiller

Executive Director

Phone: 218-847-5355