Anaheim, CA—Anaheim is one of the country’s most populous metropolitan areas—a place well-suited for over 1,800 future business leaders who ignite innovation.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held their National Leadership Conference (NLC) at the Hilton Anaheim, June 22-25.
Conference participants from around the country and the world were in attendance for the NLC and the FBLA-PBL Institute for Leaders.
Carleen Terres from Lake Region State College received national recognition at the PBL Awards of Excellence on June 25. Terres competed in Public Speaking and brought home a seventh place award. The Public Speaking event allows PBL students to demonstrate qualities of business leadership by presenting a well-organized, logical, and substantiated speech.
“PBL allows students to develop their leadership, communication, and team skills through bringing business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs,” said Advisor Diane Karlsbraaten.
The award was part of a comprehensive competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL. Individuals, state teams, and local chapters were encouraged to compete in any of the over 50 different events representing a wide range of activities and the business and leadership development focus of FBLA-PBL. The winners of these highly competitive and prestigious awards were selected from among FBLA-PBL’s membership of 250,000 students and advisers and represent some of the best and brightest of today’s youth.
FBLA-PBL is a non-profit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in 12,000 chartered middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together. The association is headquarters in Reston, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C.