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Congratulations to the New 2019-20 Executive Team

The 2019 Fall Leadership came to an end with the highlight of announcing our new State Officer Leadership Team  as the 2018-19 team said their goodbyes.

  • Kim Vo, Blaine HS - President
  • Brandon Balma, Tri-City United HS - Executive Vice President
  • Jake Ackerman, Blaine HS - VP of Specialized Activities
  • Sujay Garlapati, East Ridge HS - VP of Development
  • Maddy Sawyer, STMA - VP of Membership Outreach
  • Makenna Tysdal, Battle Lake HS - VP of Communications

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.

Capitalize Your Future

2019-20 Theme

The 2019-20 Membership theme is Capitalize Your Future.

More information on our Announcements page.

New Branding and logo roll-out

New logo and brand information for Minnesota can be found on our downloads page.

Amber McNew, BPA Director of Education

Amber McNew, BPA Director of Education

NLC 2019 Student of the Year - Jon Zheng

BPA Cares - Individual Service Award

Executive Team

2019-20 State Executive Team

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.


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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