FBLA-PBL inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business
leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is the premier student-to-student business association.
Maryland Future Business Leaders of America began in April 1957 and holds state charter #25. The first local chapter that was chartered in Maryland was Forest Park High School in Baltimore. The first ever State President for Maryland Future Business Leaders of America was Sandy Oden from the years 1968 to 1969. Currently, Maryland is divided into five administrative regions, and each region is headed by a Region Vice President.The remaining members of the state officer team include State President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Reporter-Historian, and Parliamentarian. The current Chairman of Maryland Future Business Leaders of America Board of Directors is David Jones, and the Vice chairman is Alan Rzepkowski.
There have been many accomplishments in the history of Maryland Future Business Leaders of America. Maryland currently has 13 advisers recognized at the National Center on the Adviser Wall of Fame. For an adviser to be added to this wall they must have served our organization for at least 20 years. Maryland has also had the privilege to having 11 Future Business Leaders of America National Officers, 6 Phi Beta Lambda National Officers, 2 Professional Division National Officers, and currently have a National Board of Directors Member. Maryland Future Business Leaders of America currently serves over 3,000 students annually.
The advisers who are currently on the Adviser Wall of Fame include Ruby Burgin from Waldorf in the year 1996, Janet L. Devore from Severna Park in the year 2000, Miriam Dyer from Federalsburg in the year 2007, Ray J. Guy from Morganza in the year 2004, Janice Icenhower from Riva in the year 2000, Louis T. Kaminski from Baltimore in the year 2007, Raeann Katzbeck from Baltimore in the year 1966, Karen L. Teach from Hagerstown in the year 1996, Debra Groff from Glen Burnie in the year 2009, Margaret P. Armentrout from Morganza in the year 2009, Nancy Tassa from Owings in the year 2018, and in 2020 Edwards Roark, Middletown, and Teresa Waters, Clarksville. This is one of the highest honors for a local chapter adviser to receive.
Maryland Future Business Leaders of America has accomplished many great things on the local, state, and national level throughout its history. The history of Maryland Future Business Leaders of America is still in the making and there are great things still to come.
past maryland fbla national officers
past maryland pbl national officers
past maryland professional division national officers