St. Albans High School, St. Albans, WV, was chartered February 5, 1942. They were the second chapter chartered in the US. Now with 45 chapters and 900 members, WV FBLA is one of the largest student organizations in the state.
Presently the WV FBLA plans and holds a Fall Leadership Conference and a Spring Leadership Conference. These conferences are held to help members with their leadership and business skills. In addition the fall conference offers tips on different competitions to help students as they prepare for competitive events.
The state leadership team also hosts a Winner's Circle in June to help prepare students for competition. Students take practice tests or practice presentation events in front of judges to get feedback on their performance.
Throughout the year the state officer team has developed committees to work with officers to have members more active in the organization. They spend time developing community service and improve communication.
If your school doesn't have an FBLA chapter, talk with your local business educator(s) or contact a member of the state officer team below.
MEET YOUR STATE OFFICERS
Hello, my name is Micah Toney. This is my second term as your State President. This is my fourth year involved with FBLA. I am the owner of the business of “Lucky Lee Leather”.
I am dedicated to helping in anyway I can. FBLA has opened so many doors for me, let me meet new people, and has pushed me far beyond I ever imagined. I want to help everyone get the most out of FBLA as they can! I will be having regular meetings where we can network and help each other. If you are interested please contact me and let me know your interest.
Micah Toney, President
Randolph Technical Center
200 Kennedy Drive
Elkins, WV 26241
Hello, I am Alexa Johnson and I am honored to be your FBLA vice president!! I am a student at John Marshal High School located in Marshall County. I have been in FBLA for a year and I have already accomplished so much and have had many great opportunities. This year I would like to help all chapters throughout the state get more involved, and recieve the same opportunities that I have had. I am going to be using social media this year as a way of communication to get all chapters involved. Don't miss out on all the great things FBLA has to offer and follow my social media for updates!! twitter- alexajfbla insta-jm_fbla
Hello! My name is Lauren Moore and I'm extremely excited to be your 2017-2018 State Secretary. I'm a junior at South Harrison High School in Lost Creek. This is my third year in FBLA and I will be increasing the amount of middle level chapters and their involvement. I can't wait to see what this year has in store for me. Feel free to email me at any time.
Lauren Moore, Secretary
South Harrison High School
3073 Hawk Hwy
Lost Creek, WV 26385
Hello my name is Caleb Gussler and I look forward to serving as your WVFBLA State Treasurer! I am a Junior at Hannan Jr./Sr. High School in Mason County. I am the treasurer of Student Council and FBLA at Hannan, also I play baseball. I have been in FBLA for three years and have loved every moment of it.
My name is Drina Kearns and I am looking forward to serving as your FBLA State Parliamentarian. I am a senior at Braxton County High School in Sutton where I am the Vice-President of FFA. I am also the Field Commander for the marching band, a member of NHS as well as the wrestling and track teams. Outside of school I am active in 4-H and I compete in precision Smallbore and Air Rifle events. This year I will be focusing on FBLA Regional Development and Communications. If you have any questions or suggestions to improve our WV State FBLA please feel free to send me an email!
We are so excited about FBLA and the future of this wonderful organization. I retired in 2009 after teaching for 33 years and the one thing I missed most was FBLA. I had been an adviser for 30 years and during those years, FBLA had given me so many rewards: travel, friendships, amazing students, and years of memories.
Dianna Carpenter and I volunteered to help Susan Rice for the first three years of retirement, after that she resigned and recommended that we take over FBLA due to our passion for the organization. I can't tell you how excited we were when the State Dept. of Education offered us this opportunity.
Hello, I am Mrs. Dianna Carpenter and I taught business education for 34 years--32 of those I was the FBLA adviser at the 3 schools where I taught. I was introduced to FBLA as a NEW teacher at Walton High School in Walton, WV, Roane County. My new boss informed me that I would be the adviser on the first day teachers reported to work. FBLA has been a part of my life since that day. When I retired, I felt the need to stay connected and was fortunate to have a colleague, Debra Conrad, that also had the same desire. We helped with the conferences for the next two years until the state adviser left the State Department and we were then asked to take the reigns of the state organization. That was 4 years ago this January. I have thoroughly enjoyed all my years with this EXCELLENT organization and with the EXCELLENT students with whom we have the privilege of working.