PBL Chapter Sweeps National Competition

Four members of Truman’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL – collegiate FBLA) competed in seven events during the organization’s 2015 National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Chicago last month, returning with multiple awards.

FBLA-PBL’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Members attending the NLC benefited from professional workshops on topics including communication, service and setting goals, among others. They even had a chance to personally meet outgoing and incoming members of the national PBL officer team.

The chapter started the competition strong with a first place win in Business Communication by Taylor N. Libbert. Ashton Wolter also took first place in her Financial Concepts event. Next, the human resource management team of Hailey Ketchum and Rebecca Stearns earned second place. Then, the PBL chapter was not only recognized as a Gold Seal of Merit chapter, but also for placing first in Local Chapter Annual Business Report. Afterwards, Wolter was called back to the stage to receive eighth place in Microeconomics, and Libbert was called back to the stage to receive eighth place in Organizational Behavior & Leadership. Lastly, Ketchum, the current chapter president, finished the night with her first place victory in Retail Management.

While four members attended the NLC, in total, the chapter qualified 14 members due to their strong showing at the 2015 State Leadership Conference in April.