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Professional Division Overview


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An overview of the Professional Division (PD) of FBLA-PBL. Brought to you by the 2016-17 PD National Officer team.

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Professional Division Overview

  1. 1. The FBLA-PBL Professional Division Connecting today’s professionals with tomorrow’s leaders
  2. 2. 2 History of the Professional Division Formed in 1979 as the Alumni Division Changed to Professional Division in 1989 to include advisers, business leaders, public officials, parents, and friends of the association
  3. 3. 3 What do we do? Teach/mentor Create networking opportunities Provide career advice Offer internships/job shadowing Lend financial support Connect today’s professionals with tomorrow’s future business leaders
  4. 4. 4 Who are Professional Division members? Alumni Educators/Administrators Business Professionals Parents Government Officials
  5. 5. 5 Goals & Objectives Service, Education, & Progress Service: PD members support the associations programs and serve as liaisons between the workplace and classroom Education: PD members mentor FBLA-PBL members to strengthen leadership abilities and provide career counseling Progress: PD members keep the other divisions informed & up to date on current business trends
  6. 6. 6 PD Member Benefits Receive The Professional Edge, a newsletter exclusively for PD members Receive Tomorrow’s Business Leader and/or PBL Business Leader Opportunity to attend national conferences, compete in on-site competitive events, serve as event judges, and more
  7. 7. 7 PD Member Benefits
  8. 8. 8 Membership Dues Options One Year $25 with $8 rebate to state chapter* *$30 in California with $10 rebate to state chapter Lifetime $350 with $50 rebate to state chapter
  9. 9. 9 Lifetime Association FBLA-Middle Level 5th–9th grade FBLA 9th–12th grade Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) College Professional Division
  10. 10. 10 Professional Division National Officer Team Blake Reynolds (Massachusetts) President Buddy Alberson (Missouri) Vice President Kelvin Hill (Mississippi) Secretary/Treasurer